Guide for authors

Energy Systems Research is a multi-disciplinary journal related to energy systems development and use. The purpose of the journal is to be the high-level publication in the field of energy and an important source of information aiming to raise the standards of discussions, analyses and evaluations related to energy science.

Now Energy Systems Research considers for publication only full length articles (5000-8000 words) containing original, high-quality, research novel scientific findings and outcomes. All papers shoud be written on English only. Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). 

The paper for submission has to be prepared according to the instructions and paper template.

Download instructions and paper template (dotx, Microsoft Word template file)
or
Download instructions and guidelines (pdf, Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Please, prefferably use Microsoft Word template (dotx) as a basic design layout for your paper.

Ensure that the following items are present in paper:
• Abstract
• Keywords
• Authors contact data
• All figures (include relevant captions)
• All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
• All necessary acknowledgement
• All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
• Authors information and photos in the end of paper
• Paper text has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'

Submission to the journal proceeds online and you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of your files. If you have some questions, please, contact to the journal.

The Editorial Board first evaluates all manuscripts. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to two subject matter experts for review. Referees advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. Should authors be requested by the editor to revise the text, the revised version should be submitted within 3 weeks weeks. After this period, the paper may be rejected.

The journal operates a single blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.