Instructions for Authors



Energy Proceedings is a peer-reviewed, open-access high-quality serial publication with a release on a bimonthly/quarterly basis. The journal covers a broad range of multidisciplinary subjects in energy sciences and technologies, including energy-related economics and social sciences, as well as policy and legal studies.


Editorial Board

Energy Proceedings covers current focused themes and timely topics under the leadership and conduct of its editorial board,  consisting of top scientists and researchers from internationally leading universities such as Cambridge, Caltech, Berkeley, and many more


Types of Publications

Manuscripts submitted to Energy Proceedings should neither be published previously nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. The main article types are as follows:

  • Research paper: Research papers should report new findings or conclusions of research work. Standard structure and content normally consist of sections such as an introduction, methods, results, conclusions, etc. Exceeded page length beyond ten pages is not recommended.
  • Editorial: An editorial is a summarized report with aim to provide the readers a review of a topic- or conference-based information on the background, selected papers included in the volume in a comprehensive and contextual matter.

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) will be provided for all published research papers and be citable. Miscellaneous materials for supplementary purposes such as posters, videos or PowerPoint-presentations may be published online by the paper´s authors at directorial online resources and archives (For example, at, with web-links to provide the access source.


Submission Process

Manuscripts for Energy Proceedings should be submitted online, by using specified submission system through a web portal, or by collection of the volume of the papers using other tools through the guest/subject editors. All communication correspondence through the submission, review, and publication are to be handled by the submitted or corresponding author with all contact information (E-post mail addresses, etc.) to be given. All co-authors included in the author list have read and approved the submitted manuscripts in all versions.


Accepted File Formats

The author(s) submitted a manuscript should confirm that neither the manuscript nor any parts of its content are currently under consideration or published in another journal.

All manuscripts submitted to Energy Proceedings are to be prepared to appropriate file format of the Microsoft word template. In order to minimize possible production errors, please do not alter the default formatting, style layouts and the structure of the template. Papers prepared should be in the format of double columns to be suitable for direct printing onto paper sized to A4 (120 mm x 297 mm.). Please refrain from making the size of the files larger than the file size of 100 MB. Submitted files are to be converted into MS Word- and PDF-file formats. Included figures or tables should be embedded and not to be supplied separately. Supplementary files may be in any format, but it is recommended that common, non-proprietary formats to be used if possible.


Paper Structure and Preparation

In order to ensure ease of readability, please ensure that the submitted paper is in numbered sections. Sub-sections should be numbered in the format of numbering 1.1, 1.2 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, …), etc. Please note that the Abstract section is not included in the section numbering. Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing. Please do not just refer to ‘the text’. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

  • 1. Introduction

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

  • 2. Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

  • 3. Theory/calculation

A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

  • 4. Results

Results section reports the findings of the study without bias or interpretation. The section should be clear and concise arranged in a logical sequence.

  • 5. Discussion

This section is to explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section can also be used. In the section, authors should avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

  • 6. Conclusions

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion sections.

  • 7. References

Please follow the format of references defined in the Template. Any references cited in the manuscript must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list. If these references are included in the reference list, they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either ‘Unpublished results’ or ‘Personal communication’. Citation of a reference as ‘in press’ implies that the item has been accepted for publication. Preprints can be cited. Web reference can also be cited. As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.


Citation in Text

All references should be cited in the main text. Original text extracted directly from previous publications should appear in quotation marks with the appropriate citations. Authors should not cite advertisements or advertorial material. Refrainment should also be uphold by the author regarding excessive self-citations or co-ordinated efforts among collective of authors to collectively self-citate themselves. Any publications should not be utilized as a referenced citation by the author if the author themselves have yet to read said cited papers.


Publication and Research Ethics

Energy Proceedings follows guidelines and recommendations regarding the publication ethics by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), such as its “Code of Conduct” and to its “Best Practice Guidelines”. A rigorous process of peer-review by the editorial board under the conduct of strict ethical policies are utilized in order to ensure that Energy Proceedings measures to a high-quality standard of scientific and scholarly publication.

Any manuscripts submitted to Energy Proceedings are under assumption that said author of the manuscript has not yet submitted, nor published it elsewhere. The manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published Any sourced materials (including of their own published writing.) should be ensured to be clearly cited as well as being obtained with permission as appropriate.

Authorship means that one has made substantial contributions to the conception, acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data; drafted or revised the work; approved the final manuscript; and is willing to take responsibility for honesty, transparency, and ensuring originality of work. The corresponding author must disclose any potential “Conflict of Interest” or “Competing Interest” on behalf of all authors of the manuscript.

Simultaneous submission of manuscripts constitutes unethical behaviour and is unacceptable. Utilizing confidential information by other services (such as refereeing manuscripts or evaluating grant applications) must not be used without explicit, written permission by the author of the work involved in said services.

Authors should strive to present their research works and results accurately and objectively. Any sufficient detail and references of data and methods used in the research should be presented as such that others can replicate the work. Any fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute as unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

All clinical trials are required to be registered in a Clinical Trials Registry which adheres to the International Standards for Clinical Trials Registries/PROSPERO (International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews), an international database of prospectively registered systematic reviews in health and social care. Key features from the review protocol are recorded and maintained as a permanent record. Systematic reviews should be registered at inception (i.e. at the protocol stage) to help avoid unplanned duplication and to enable comparison of reported review methods with what was planned in the protocol.

A copy of the ethics approval letter must be uploaded with the permits and approvals required for the research, for example, involving humans and animals. Where applicable authors must confirm that informed consent was obtained from human participants and that ethical clearance was obtained from the appropriate authority. Depending on the type of research you plan to conduct, you may need other permits.

All complaints are handled by the Editor-in-Chief together with handling editors who handled the paper. The Editor-in-Chief or Handling Editor considers the authors’ argument, the reviewer evaluation reports, and decides whether the decision should stand or another independent opinion is required, or the appeal should be considered. The complainant is informed of the decision with an explanation if appropriate. Decisions on appeals are final and new submissions take priority over appeals.

Process for Identification of and Dealing with Allegations of Research Misconduct
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for handling allegations of misconduct, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/fabrication, among others, following COPE’s guidelines (or equivalent) in dealing with allegations.


Copyright and Licensing

Copyright for all published articles within Energy Proceedings are retained to its credited authors. All peer-reviewed research article under publication in Energy Proceedings will be licensed under an open access following Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND) (see It means for non-commercial purposes, anyone may use, process, and distribute the article (or part of it) if the author is credited. The article will not be altered or modified while the author(s) are credited.


Sharing and Citing Research Data

Energy Proceedings is committed to supporting data sharing for improving openness, transparency, and reproducibility of research. Authors are encouraged to use open access databases to share data. Authors may provide a data availability statement in the paper, including a link (and/or persistent identifier such as DOI) to the repository they have used. Shared data used in the paper shall be clearly stated and cited.


Reproducing Published Material from other Publishers

Reproduction of published materials (such as figures, schemes, tables, or any extract of a text, which does not fall into the public domain) should be made under obtained permission, and request for reproduction permission should be submitted by the authors from the original copyright holder.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays in the publication process, permissions should be obtained as early as possible. If in any doubt about the copyright, apply for permission. Energy Proceedings reserves the right to deny publication under ethical grounds of not publishing publications without permission.

If authors include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY license. The copyright holder may give you instructions on what grounds of acknowledgement to be followed. Following text might be used: “Reproduced with permission from … (author, source title, publisher, year)’ at the end of the caption of the Table, Figure or Diagram.


Post-publication Discussions and Corrections

Energy Proceedings will issue corrections, retraction statements and other post-publication updates. Corrections may be published to correct an important error(s) made by the author(s) or the journal that affects the scientific integrity of the published article, the publication record, or the reputation of the authors or of the journal. An addendum is generally published when significant additional information crucial to the reader’s understanding of the article has come to light following publication of the article.

Author Fees

No publication fee is charged now for the individual authors. The current operation costs of the Energy Proceedings are supported by the AEii (Applied Energy Innovation Institute).

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