Journal of Renewable Energy  

The Journal of Renewables Energy (JRE) is a peer-review interdisciplinary publication covering the renewable energy sector and its engineering communities with particular ranges of sustainable energy. The journal will focus exclusively on climate conditions based on renewable energy innovations (solar, wind, bioenergy, WtE, hydroelectricity, floating, hybrid, and allied energy sources).​

Topics of interest to JRE include:

·         Energy meteorology and energy climatology

·         Atmospheric physics as pertained to solar and wind energy utilization

·         weather-dependent energy science and engineering

·         Renewable energy resource assessment

·         Energy and climate

·         Solar energy for power generation (PV, CSP, CPV)

·         Wind energy: wind farms, rotors, and blades, on- and offshore wind conditions, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics

·         Distributed energy generation and utility-scale power systems

·         Power systems modeling: renewable energy integration in regional grids and micro-grids

·         Energy-efficient buildings: power management

·         Energy storage: thermal, batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, other fuels,

         Energy thunderstorms and climate energy

·         Solar and wind energy be using physics of the atmosphere

·         Energy science and engineering dependent on the weather

·         Evaluation of renewable energies

·         Climate and energy

·         Power generation (PV, CSP, CPV) solar energy.

·         Wind power: wind farms, rotors, blades and wind conditions on and offshore, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics

·         Source generation distributed and power systems of utility-scale

·         Modeling of power systems: integration in regional grids and microsystems with renewable energy

·         Buildings that are energy efficient: power management

·         Energy storage: heat, battery, hydrogen storage, other fuels.

·         Fuel cells: proton exchange membrane cells, solid oxide cells, hybrid fuel cells, etc.

·         Marine and hydroelectric energy: dams, tides, waves

·         Biomass for energy sector decarbonization

·         Transportation: alternative vehicle technologies, plug-in technologies, other

·         Bioenergy: biofuels, biomass conversion, artificial photosynthesis

·         Renewable energy economics and policy

·         Small-scale renewable energy devices

The Journal of Renewable Energy (JRE) is an online journal that publishes significant progress in renewable energy and related sectors. As a web-based journal, JRE is responsive to the numerous new developments in these domains. The journal focuses strongly on integrating renewable energy technology disciplines at global levels that can mitigate abrupt climate change. The interdisciplinary approach of the publication ensures that publishers draw on a wide range of active and expanding fields from writers worldwide. JRE is published quarterly online (4 issues annually).​

RESI is a wholly-owned, non-profit affiliate of the Indian Research Industries Association (RESI). The list comprises well-researched papers with peer review and an increasing collection of OA articles addressing all sustainable energy fields. The work presented under these headings paves the way for future fields of study, develops innovative methods and encourages contemporary researchers.

Journal of Renewable Energy

Manuscript Submission and Peer Review System (PXP)

Journal of Renewable Energy Manuscript Submission Form

Review Procedures

Using a peer-review process, the co-editors and associate editors rigorously review all manuscripts submitted to the journal. If the editors judge a submitted manuscript to fall within the scope of the journal, they send it to two referees for evaluation. In rare cases, decisions about suitability are made after only one review. The identities of all referees are confidential. Based on the referee reports, the editors decide to accept or reject the manuscript for publication. Editors might ask the author for revisions that the referee suggests. The authors must send their revised manuscript to the editorial office in a timely manner in order to maintain the original date of receipt.

Criteria for Publication

To be accepted for publication in the Journal of Renewable Energy (JRE), your manuscript must meet the following criteria:

  • Be written clearly and concisely in correct English as per the IEEE format.

  • If used, have mathematics that is formulated precisely in a manner understandable to scientists and engineers.

  • Contain relevant background information when necessary without dominating the work.

  • Have content that is scientifically sound and logically presented.

  • Contribute significantly to the existing body of literature and be accessible and of interest to the broad and interdisciplinary community of JRE readers.

If the editors believe a manuscript is insufficient for publication, they will reject it without refereeing.

Language standard: It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that manuscripts are written clearly. A manuscript can be rejected if the scientific meaning is unclear due to poor English. Manuscripts that do not meet Journal of Renewable Energy’s language standard will be returned to the authors for rewrite. Because good science has no value unless it is clearly communicated,

The corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that all authors approve of the inclusion of their names in the byline. If the name of a co-author is added or removed, all original authors must approve the change. To add a co-author, that co-author must send his or her approval in writing. We will not publish a manuscript until we receive all required signatures.

Authors publishing in the journal retain the copyright and must complete an exclusive License to Publish Agreement. When authors submit their manuscript to the journal, they imply that their work has neither been previously copyrighted nor accepted for publication elsewhere. Since authors must complete the License to Publish Agreement before the journal publishes their manuscript, we encourage you to sign the agreement electronically when you submit your manuscript. This will prevent unnecessary delays. We also require authors to inform the editors if a manuscript has been previously submitted to another journal, regardless whether the manuscript is active with that journal.

Authors may appeal an editor's decision to reject a manuscript by requesting that the editor reconsider. If the disagreement cannot be resolved, including by consultation with the original or additional reviewers as appropriate, the arguments of both sides will be presented to an independent third party adjudicator for their judgment. If the editor maintains the decision to reject the manuscript, the publisher of RESI Publishing will review the author’s subsequent appeals, if any. The publisher does not decide whether a manuscript should be accepted but rather assesses whether editors followed the proper procedures for reviewing the manuscript. If editors did not follow the proper procedures, we will review the manuscript again and decide whether to publish.

Article Types

Format and Content

You may submit your manuscript in one of several formats: Articles, Tutorials, Letters, Comments, or Errata. In addition, JRE occasionally publishes, by invitation only, special topic sections, perspective articles, and review articles. Your manuscript should have some broad interest to workers in more than one subfield of renewable energy. If your manuscript involves a more specialized topic that would interest a limited number of readers in only one subfield, please submit it to a more specialized journal.

Authors should place their work in context by including references to relevant published literature. While there is no length limit for articles, please keep the manuscript as concise as possible to clearly describe the research. It is better to present your work as a single, longer article rather than break it into several shorter articles. However, in all cases, the editors will decide whether the manuscript’s length is appropriate for the information that it contains.

RESI Publishing’s policy is based on best practices in academic publishing. We take seriously our responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content. We place great importance on the authority of articles after we publish them.

Transfers

If the editor rejects a manuscript, authors may transfer the rejected manuscript to another Publishing journal for consideration. We offer this service as a convenience to authors so that they do not have to resubmit a manuscript to another RESI Publishing journal. The authors may request a transfer by sending an email to JRE’s editor (exclusively for a RESI Publishing journal on the list). If you transfer a manuscript, it does not guarantee that the receiving journal will publish it.

Contact the JRE Editorial Office at:

Journal of Renewable Energy
E-mail: jre@resi.org.in,

 

Author Instructions

Acceptable file formats,  Please use Microsoft Word® or LaTeX.

Microsoft Word®

Use of the following brief guidelines will help you to ensure prompt error-free publications that precisely reflect your intent.

  • Equations need to be editable so we recommend that you create them with the built-in Microsoft® Equation Editor included with your version of Word. If you wish to use Mathtype, check for compatibility at http://tinyurl.com/lzny753.

  • Users of the Windows version of Word: Please embed all fonts.

  • Users of Macintosh Word: Please save all files in DOCX format, as the use of DOC is not supported. Additionally, because font embedding is not possible, Mac Word users should limit their font selection to those available from the basic installation.

  • Tables should be created with Word’s Insert Table function and placed within your paper. If the table has already been made, please be sure it has been made with Word’s Table features. Tables created with spaces or tabs will create problems and may be improperly typeset. To ensure your table is published as you wish, you must use Word’s Table function.

LaTeX

RESI Publishing has made a formatted template available in Overleaf. For best results and full support, we recommend that you use the RESI Publishing template in Overleaf. Authors may download either the PDF template (best for initial submissions) or a .zip file containing the template which can then be uploaded into the RESI Publishing submission system.

Support

Support with using the RESI Publishing template is provided by Overleaf. If you are having LaTeX issues and did not use the provided template, please upload your project files into the RESI Publishing template in Overleaf. If you choose not to use this template, you can seek outside support from community-based help forums, such as tex.stackexchange.com or http://latex.org/forum/.

Submission Guidelines

For initial Submissions,

  • Submit a single compiled main manuscript PDF.

  • Include Supporting information (SI) at the end of the main manuscript PDF or as a separate SI Appendix PDF, if part of your article.

 

Manuscript Guidelines

These are the general guidelines for the RESI Publishing journals. The manuscript, including the abstract, references, and captions should be set up on a 21.6 X 28 cm (8 X 11 in. or A4) grid with ample margins. It is essential that the motivation for the research presented, central results, and conclusion be stated in nontechnical language that is intelligible to a broad audience. The manuscript must be in good scientific American English. All pages need to be numbered consecutively.

  • The manuscript should be arranged in the following order: title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, text, acknowledgments, appendixes, and references. Figures, with figure captions, may be embedded within the manuscript to assist the reviewers. In addition, please submit separate figure source files.

  • Series publications should be submitted in sequential order (Part I or I, Part II or II, etc.) and properly identified in the references. For series publication of closely related papers, the descriptor “Part I,” or simply “I” will not be included in the title of an article unless Part II has been submitted for publication in the journal.

  • The abstract should serve as an index (including all subjects, major and minor, about which new information is given) and as a summary (presenting the conclusions and all results of general interest in the article). It should be one paragraph with approximately 250 words. The abstract should not contain displayed mathematical equations, footnotes, references, graphics, or tabular material.

  • Authors’ names should be presented consistently across all publications to facilitate indexing and avoid ambiguity. 

  • Equations should be punctuated and aligned to bring out their structure and should be numbered on the right. Mathematical operation signs indicating continuity of the expression should be placed at the left of the second and succeeding lines. Use “x” rather than a center dot, except for scalar products of vectors. The solidus (/) should be used instead of built-up fractions in running text and in display wherever clarity would not be jeopardized. Use “exp” for complicated exponents.

  • Notation must be legible, clear, compact, and consistent with standard usage.

  • Footnotes to the title should be set as a “Note” above the byline footnotes. For footnotes to the bylines, use a), b), c), etc. Footnotes within tables should be designated by lowercase roman letter superscripts and given at the end of the table. NB: Footnotes in text are not permitted. Authors can either insert information within the text or add the information to the reference list.

  • References should be set as a double-spaced list at the end of the text. The names, including initials, of all authors in each reference, should be given (in the text, the use of et al. is permitted). All references to books and journal articles, listed at the end of the paper, are to appear in only one of these three formats:

  • By number, in order of the first appearance, presenting the names of the authors, the journal name, volume, first-page number only, and year, as in: 19L. M. Pecora, T. L. Carroll, G. A. Johnson, D. J. Mar, and J. F. Heagy, Chaos 7, 520 (1997).  This paper will be listed as the 19th in the list of references and cited as 19 or Ref. 19.  In alphabetical order according to the first author’s last name, also including the title of the paper cited, journal name, volume, first and last page, and year, as in: Pecora, L. M., Carroll, T. L., Johnson, G. A., Mar, D. J., and Heagy, J. F., “Fundamentals of synchronization in chaotic systems, concepts, and applications,” Chaos 7, 520–543 (1997). This paper will be cited as “Pecora et al. (1997).” If there are several papers by the same author(s) and the same year, they should be distinguished by letters, as in (1997a).

  • Alphabetically listed references (with full titles and page ranges) may be numbered according to their alphabetical order and cited by their number.

  • Tables must be placed within the text of your paper and numbered with roman numerals in the order of appearance. They should be used for all but the simplest tabular material and contain captions that make the tables intelligible without reference to the text. The structure should be clear, with simple column headings denoting all units. Unaltered computer output and notation are generally unacceptable.

Preparing Graphics

Guidelines

  • Figures must be embedded, in place, in your article-text file for the reviewer’s reference. Should your paper be accepted for publication, you will be asked to upload individual figure files.

  • Number figures in the order in which they appear in text.

  • Identify all figure parts with (a), (b), etc. Avoid any large size differences of the lettering and labels used within one illustration.

  • Submit illustrations in the size and resolution you wish them to appear in print.

    • For JMP (one-column journal)
      The maximum published width of figures is 6.69 inches (17 cm). The maximum depth of figures should be 8 ¼ in. (21.1 cm). Legends or labels within figures should be a minimum of 8-point type size (2.8 mm high; 1/8 in. high). A minimum of 0.5 point width for lines.

    • For all other journals: The maximum published width for a one-column figure is 3.37 inches (8.5 cm). The maximum width for a two-column figure is 6.69 inches (17 cm). The maximum depth of figures should be 8 ¼ in. (21.1 cm). Legends or labels within figures should be a minimum of 8-point type size (2.8 mm high; 1/8 in. high). A minimum of 0.5 point width for lines.

    • Each illustration should be prepared for 100% reproduction to avoid problems arising from large reductions in size.

    • Ensure that lettering and lines are dark enough and thick enough to reproduce clearly, especially if reduction is necessary. Remember that fine lines tend to disappear upon reduction.

    • IMPORTANT: All fonts must be embedded in your figure files.

Electronic graphic formats

  • Use only these file formats: EPS (preferred format), PS, TIFF (.tif), PDF, JPEG (.jpg). Application files (e.g., Corel Draw, Microsoft Word) are not acceptable.

  • Scalable vector formats (i.e., SVG, EPS, and PS) are greatly preferred. RESI Publishing suggests the use of Adobe Illustrator (Paid, OS X, Windows) or Inkscape (Freeware, OS X, Windows, Linux) for the creation of acceptable illustrations and Adobe Photoshop (Paid, OS X, Windows) or GIMP (Freeware, OS X, Windows Linux) for the editing of acceptable photographs.

  • Submit a single file for each figure with figure parts; label each part (a), (b), etc.

  • When submitting your manuscript, include all illustrations and line art for your paper.

  • Set the correct orientation for each graphics file.

  • Set the graphic for:

    • Line art: 600 dpi resolution and black/white bitmap, not grayscale.

    • Halftones: 264 dpi and grayscale, not black/white bitmap.

    • Combinations (line art and halftone): 600 dpi for and grayscale, not black/white bitmap.

    • Color online: 300 dpi TIFF, PS, or EPS format. If selecting a file mode, use RGB (red, green, blue).

Publication charges

RESI Publishing does not require page charges for the Journal of Renewable Energy. However, Open Access Charges will be applicable by contributing a fee of Rs. 1200 to support the publication and archiving costs.