Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (JEES)

[An official publication of the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability]

Submission of papers

Manuscripts should be submitted to the editor-in-chief, Prof Avinash Agarwal by email at as single PDF file containing text, tables and figures. A separate file containing the covering letter should also be submitted.

Scope and subject classification


10.010 Energy saving and education

10.020 Energy storage

10.030 Modeling 

10.040 Social/economic studies 

10.050 Sustainable fuels and energy sources 


20.010 Climate change

20.020 Emission control

20.030 Energy and green-house gases balances

20.040 Environment impact assessment

20.050 Legislations and regulations 

20.060 Life cycle assessment 


30.010 Coal and lignite 

30.020 Emission and emission control 

30.030 Energy materials

30.040 Natural gas and oil 

30.050 Non-hydrocarbon energy 


40.010 Algae

40.020 Biomass

40.030 Catalysis 

40.040 Combustion

40.060 Pyrolysis 


50.010 Incineration

50.020 Recycling 

50.030 Urban/landfill mining 


60.010 Boilers Combustors

60.020 Fuel Cells 

60.030 Internal Combustion Engines 

60.040 Gas Turbines 

60.050 Steam Turbines

60.060 Hydraulic Turbines 


70.010 Industrial effluent treatment

70.020 Municipal waste treatment 


Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three-four potential experts as possible referees to the work. These persons should not have worked with you closely in recent past. Note that the editors retain the sole right to decide whether or not to use the suggested reviewers.

Preparation of the manuscript

Authors must follow the guide for authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts could be rejected without review. Editors reserve the right to adjust the style to certain standards of uniformity.


Follow this order when preparing the manuscripts: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Figure Captions, Tables and Figures. The corresponding author (one only) should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. Email id of all the authors must be provided.

Text Layout

Use double spacing and wide (3 cm) margins on white paper. Avoid full justification, i.e., do not use a constant right-hand margin. Ensure that each new paragraph is clearly indicated. Each table and figure should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript. Number all the pages consecutively, use 12-point Roman font throughout.

Page length

Maximum page length can be 35 and 45 pages (double space typed, Roman 12 font) for original article and review paper, respectively, including text, references, tables and figures. Each figure/table must be placed on separate page.

Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).

Introduction: Provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results on the topic. Most recent and relevant developments on the topic must be brought out here. The last paragraph should state the objective of the study.

Material and Methods: This section should 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.

Results and Discussion: Results should be clear and concise and be part of a single section, discussing the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided.

Conclusions: The main conclusions drawn from results should be presented in a short Conclusions section (maximum 150 words).


Title page information

•Title should be concise and informative. It must not contain any abbreviation.

• Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.

• Corresponding author: Indicate one author who will handle correspondence at all the stages of refereeing, publication and post-publication. Provide the phone and fax numbers (with country and area code), e-mail address and complete postal address.

• Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


A concise and factual abstract is required. Each paper should be provided with an abstract of about 150-200 words. The abstract should state firstly the aim of the study and then give main results. Do not give any introductory remarks here and it should not contain any reference.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of five keywords.


Define abbreviations in the text itself on first appearance. Avoid any non-standard abbreviation, or give them as a separate section.


Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

Math formulae

Present simple formulae in the line of normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp. Number consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text).


As far as possible, footnotes should be avoided. In the tables, indicate each footnote with a superscript lowercase letter

Figures and captions

There can be a maximum of SIX figures in the article, which must be numbered. All photographs, schemas, graphs and diagrams to be referred to as figures. Ensure that each figure has a caption. Captions should be supplied separately on a page. Multiple figures can be expressed as one figure (for e.g. 1a, 1b, 1c, etc).The Journal discourages publication of simple one line graphs/figures, pattern figures, conventional spectra (X-ray, FTIR, UV, NMR, etc) and SEM photographs of a routine nature.


There can be a maximum of SIX tables in the article, which must be numbered. Heading should be placed above the table .Do not put vertical rules in the table. The Journal discourages publication of simple one parameter tables; such information should be preferably described in the text itself.


In the text, reference should be given by the names of authors and years in square brackets. Only essential references (from SCI journals only), which are directly referred to in the text, should be included in the reference list.
There can be maximum 40 and 100 references for the original and review articles, respectively.
• No non-English reference should be included.

Citation in text

Ensure that every reference cited in the text is present in the reference list (and vice-versa). Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text.

Web references

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.

Reference style


All citations in the text should refer to:
1. Single author: the author's name (without initials) and the year of publication;
2. Two authors: both authors' names (without initials) and the year of publication;
3. Three or more authors: first author's name (without initials), followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication.


Citations may be made directly or parenthetically. Examples: 'as demonstrated [Allan, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Allan and Jones, 1999]. Kramer et al. [2010] have recently shown ....'


References should be arranged first alphabetically and numbered then numerically to show the total number of references in the article. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.


• Reference to a journal publication:

Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA, 2010, The art of writing a scientific article, Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59

• Reference to a book:

Strunk Jr W, White EB, 2000. The Elements of Style, 4th Edn, Longman, New York, USA

• Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam GR, Adams LB, 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, In: Jones BS, Smith RZ (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc, New York, USA pp. 281–304

• References in the list should be places in alpha -bet order and then numbered numerically as shown below.

[1]. Mettam GR, Adams LB, 2009, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, In: Jones BS, Smith RZ (Eds), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, USA, pp. 281-304
[2] Strunk Jr, W, White EB, 2000, The Elements of Style, 4th Edn, Longman, New York, USA
[3] Van der Geer J, Hanraads JAJ, Lupton RA, 2010, The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51-59

Journal abbreviations source:

Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of title word abbreviations:

Publication of the Articles

After the acceptance of the article, the journal will publish the articles as soon as possible, both online and in print.


One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent to the corresponding author by email. PDF proofs can be annotated for corrections, or you may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to Elsevier by email e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and send by e-mail. Please use the proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. Corrections must be returned within 48 hours.


The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. Paper reprint can be obtained on charge basis, which must be ordered at the time of proofs correction.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement', which will be sent to the corresponding author for transferring the copyright to the International Society for Energy, Environmental and Sustainability. Authors will have rights to reuse the work for themselves or their institution with due citation for internal purposes. Permission must be sought to re-use it for external purposes.