About the Journal

 

The NTU Journal of Renewable Energy (P-ISSN: 2788-9912  E-ISSN: 2788-9920) seeks to promote and disseminate knowledge on the various topics and technologies of renewable energy systems and components. The journal aims to serve researchers, engineers, economists, manufacturers, NGOs, associations and societies to help them keep abreast of new developments in their specialist fields and to apply alternative energy solutions to current practices. NTU Journal of Renewable Energy is an international, multi-disciplinary journal in renewable energy engineering and research. The journal aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform and an authoritative source of original research and reviews related to renewable energy.

NTU Journal of Renewable Energy covers research in the following areas:

  • Biofuel and Bioenergy.
  • Biomass Conversion.
  • Photovoltaic Technology Conversion.
  • Solar Thermal Applications.
  • Wind Energy Technology.
  • Environmental Pollution.
  • Desalination.
  • Solar and Low Energy Architecture.
  • Climatology and Meteorology.
  • Geothermal Technology.
  • Wave, Tide and Ocean Thermal Energies.
  • Hydro Power.
  • Hydrogen Production Technology and Fuel Cells.
  • Energy Storage.
  • Hybrid Cars.
  • Green Houses.
  • Socio-economic and Policy Issues.

The journal also welcomes papers on other related topics provided that such topics are within the context of the broader multi-disciplinary scope of Renewable Energy. It should be noted, however, that papers are within scope only if they are concerned with power generation and that the power is generated in a renewable or sustainable way. For instance, a paper concerning development and characterisation of a material for use in a renewable energy system, without any measure of the energy that this new material will convert, would be out of scope.

Frequency of the Publication

The journal is published two issues per year in English.

Peer Review Process

The following is the review process that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.
The entire review process is performed using the online submission. ? Once a manuscript is submitted, the manuscript will be with journal. The primary check for plagiarism using Turnitin software is applied in the editorial office to check the plagiarism.
The NTU-JRE followed the double-blind reviewing process for all submitted manuscripts. ? Then, the manuscript is assigned to a Manger Editor most appropriate to handle it based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the editors. First, the editor evaluates all manuscripts by applying the manuscript's preliminary review in the editorial office, which will take no more than seven days after submission. It is rare but entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be rejected at this stage. Those rejected at this stage either lack originality, have poor grammar or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Should the editor decide not to assign reviewers but instead reject the submission, they are required to provide comments that will be sent to the author.

If the editor determines that the submitted manuscript is of sufficient quality and falls within the scope of the journal, they will assign the manuscript to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 external reviewers for peer review. The deadline to complete the review process is 4-8 weeks. After that, the editor will prepare a decision letter to the author based on the reviewer's comments. The author will be asked to answer the reviewer's comments and format the manuscripts according to the NTU-JRE template. All accepted manuscripts should send proofreading either by NTU-JRE or by the author (the author should provide the editor with proofreading evidence). After completing this step, the author will receive the paper in PDF formatted by NTU-JRE to give the last checking before publishing online.
The author(s) should provide full information about where the research has been done and the study period.
The author(s) should provide information about the received financial support or grant number if applicable.

Some points the reviewers should take into consideration before agreeing to review the manuscript:

  • The field of proficiency or interest: the reviewer's expertise or fields of interest have to cover the manuscript topic.
  • Conflict of interest with one of the authors: let the editors know if there is any conflict of interest with one of the authors and decline the invitation to review.
  • The editor will appreciate providing the contact details of a qualified person to review the manuscript in case of declining the invitation of review. Otherwise, you will have 20 days to complete your review. The reviewers will be excluded from the reviewer's database if they exceed that time without replaying to the journal or give the reason for the delay.
  • For more information, click here to view the reviewer process guide. 

Copyright

This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. Open-access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution
license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

Why to Publish?

Why publish with our journal? NTU Journal of Renewable Energy is an ideal outlet for the publication of your significant research findings. The journal goal is to ease the whole publication process by offering excellent services and expertise.
Rapid publication:
Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient.
Online submission system: An efficient, easy, and user-friendly online submission system reduces the overall time from submission to publication.
No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage.
Included in all major bibliographic databases: All articles published in journal is included in all major bibliographic databases so that your work can be found easily and cited by researchers around the world.
Global coverage: Authoritative articles from around the world give you a truly global perspective on the subjects that matter to you.
Peer-reviewed, high impact research: Make the right decisions with confidence while knowing that our trustworthy and authoritative content is widely cited by your peers.
You retain copyright, licensing the article: This means that your article can be freely redistributed and reused by yourself and others as long as the article is correctly attributed. For example, your published article can be posted on your personal or institutional homepage, emailed to friends and colleagues, printed and sent to as many people as you wish, archived in a collection, distributed on CD-ROM, included in course-packs, quoted in the press, translated and further distributed as often and widely as possible.
High visibility and international readership in your field: Our open access policy ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article.

Archiving

This journal will utilize a system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

The NTU Journal of Renewable Energy (NTU-JRE) is a peer-reviewed journal, and it supports all themes of respected knowledge transfer network. The journal publications ethics and malpractice statement is primarily based on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors  (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011), and that includes:
1. The responsibility of the journal editors and their duties.

2. The relations with authors, editors, editorial board, journal publisher, and reviewers. 3. Individual data protection.

4. Dealing with possible misconduct.

5. Secure the academic record integrity.

6. Intellectual property.

7. Conflicts of interest.

Intellectual property rights

The NTU-JRE policies will protect the author's intellectual property rights for all submitted and printed materials.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data, and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures, and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. Plagiarism is a serious violation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 20% similarity and without citation. If evidence of plagiarism is found before or after acceptance or after the publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance to defend his/her paper. If the arguments are found to be unsatisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted
and authors found to have been guilty of plagiarism will no longer have papers accepted for publication by journal. All the submitted manuscripts will be firstly checked by using Turnitin program that is already available in the Northern Technical University.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interests

Researchers should reveal financial support or any other kind of support provided for them. Also, they should reveal any financial conflicts or other issues that affect the results or the interpretations of the research.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works

Researcher(s) should notify the editor or the publisher in case of misstatements in the material of their manuscripts in order to do the needed corrections in the misprinting forms. When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in the published research, they should inform and cooperate with the editor or the publisher of the journal in order to undo or correct their researches in the misprinted form.

Open Access Policy

The NTU-JRE is an open journal, therefore there are no fees required for downloading any publication from the journal website by authors, readers, and institution. The journal applies the license of CC BY (a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). This license allows authors to keep ownership f the copyright of their papers. But this license permits any user to download, print out, extract, reuse, archive, and distribute the article, so long as appropriate credit is given to the authors and the source of the work. The license ensures that the article will be available as widely as possible and that the article can be included in any scientific archive.