Guide for Authors

社團法人中華新能源科Innovative Energy Technology Association

Guide for Authors
GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
1. INTRODUCTION
  • Types of paper
  • Contributions in the following categories will be considered for publication: Original research papers, (mini) reviews, and technical notes.
  • Authors contributing to special issues should ensure that they select the special issue article type.
 
  • Ensure that the following items are present:
  • One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details: E-mail address.
  • All necessary files have been uploaded in the manuscript include keywords, all figures (include relevant captions), all tables (including titles, description, footnotes), all figure and table citations in the text match the files, graphical abstracts/highlights files (where applicable), and supplemental files (where applicable).
 
  • Additional considerations:
  • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'.
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet).
  • Relevant declarations of interest have been made.
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed.
  • Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements.
2. BEFORE YOU BEGIN
  • Ethics in publishing
  • Please ensure in possession all necessary publication Ethics.
 
  • Declaration of interest
  • All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work.
 
  • Submission declaration and verification
  • Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
 
  • Changes to authorship
  • Before the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Journal Manager from the corresponding author of the accepted manuscript and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
  • • After the accepted manuscript is published in an online issue: Any requests to add, delete, or rearrange author names in an article published in an online issue will follow the same policies as noted above and result in a corrigendum.
 
  • Role of the funding source
  • You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s)
 
  • Open Access
  • Every peer-reviewed research article appearing in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is universally and freely accessible via the internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication.
  • The author does not have any publication charges for open access.
  • For non-commercial purposes, lets others distribute and copy the article, and to include in a collective work (such as an anthology), as long as they credit the author(s) and provided that they do not alter or modify the article.
 
  • Language
  • Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).
 
  • Submission
  • A manuscript in a single PDF or Word file for submission will be used in the peer-review process.
  • Editable files (e.g., Word) are required to typeset your article for final publication. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is sent by e-mail.
3. PREPARATION
  • Peer review
  • This 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.
 
  • Use of word processing software
  • It is important that the manuscript file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format.
  • When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts.
  • To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the 'spell-check' and 'grammar-check' functions of your word processor.
 
  • Formatting requirements
  • The manuscript should contain the essential elements in sequence: title page (including title, names and affiliations of the authors, keywords), abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusions, references, tables and figures with captions.
  • Tables and figures should be placed at the bottom of the manuscript file. The text should be double-spaced and use Times New Roman, 12-point font size. Each paragraph should be indented. Insert consecutive line numbers and all pages should be numbered at the bottom of each page.
 
  • Paper length
  • Technical notes should not exceed 3000 words. Research papers should not exceed 5000 words. Review papers should not exceed 8000 words. Word counts include text, references, tables and figures. Each table or figure should be considered equivalent to 300 words. The number of tables and/or figures should not exceed a total amount of eight.
 
  • 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). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
 
  • Essential title page information
  • Titles. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) in the order of city name, postal code, and the country name 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.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • 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.
 
  • Abstract
  • TA concise and factual abstract is required.
  • TThe abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions.
  • TAn abstract is often presented separately from the article, thus it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, references should be avoided. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, except they are defined at their first mention in the abstract.
 
  • Keywords
  • TImmediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of six keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts.
 
  • Keywords
  • TImmediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of six keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts.
 
  • Introduction
  • TState the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
 
  • Material and methods
  • TProvide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced by an independent researcher. Methods that are already published should be summarized, and indicated by a reference. If quoting directly from a previously published method, use quotation marks and also cite the source. Any modifications to existing methods should also be described.
 
  • Results and Discussion
  • TResults should be clear and concise.
  • TSignificance of the results of the work should be discussed.
  • TAvoid extensive citations and discussion of published data.
 
  • Conclusions
  • TThe main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Results and Discussion section.
 
  • Appendices
  • TIf there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.
  • TFormulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc. Similarly for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
 
  • Abbreviations
  • TDefine abbreviations when they first appear, and there is no need to use abbreviations if they are no longer used in the manuscript. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
 
  • Acknowledgements
  • TCollate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.
 
  • Units
  • TFollow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI).
  • TThe proper use of lowercase and uppercase is required, e.g., kg, MW, k (rate constants) and K (equilibrium constants).
  • TThe format should be in mg L-1 s-1 (not mg/L-s) with a space in between each individual unit.
  • TAlways provide a blank space before the unit, e.g., 0.6 M HCl solution, 30 g of wet sludge, etc. Use min for minutes, h for hours, d for days, y for years.
 
  • Math formulae
  • TPlease submit math equations as editable text and not as images.
  • TPresent simple formulae in line with normal text where possible and use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line for small fractional terms, e.g., X/Y. In separate equations, all formulae should be typed in a stack format. In principle, variables are to be presented in italics. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp.
  • TNumber consecutively any equations that have to be displayed separately from the text (if referred to explicitly in the text) using Arabic numerals in round brackets. In the text, equations should be referred to as Eq. (1) or Eqs. (2) and (3).
 
  • Footnotes
  • TDo not use footnotes in the text.
  • TIndicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.
 
  • Color artwork
  • TPlease make sure that artwork files are in an acceptable format (TIFF (or JPEG), EPS (or PDF), or MS Office files) with a desired resolution. The usable color figures will appear in color online.
 
  • Figure captions
  • TEnsure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.
 
  • Tables
  • TPlease submit tables as editable text and not as images.
  • TTables should be placed on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body.
  • TData presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
  • TAvoid using vertical rules.
 
  • References
    Citation in text -
  • Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa).
  • Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list.
  • Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.
 
  • Web references -
  • 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 -
  • Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.
  • List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
  • Examples:
 
  • References to a journal publication:
  • [1] Eyring MT, Kiji MV. Geothermal sensors for monitoring injected liquids from landfills. Chemophere, 2011, 29, 3744-3749.
  • Reference to a book:
  • [2] Eyring M, Kiji A. Innovative solar cell technologies. Solar Cells, 3rd Ed. Oxford, UK: Academic Press, 2012.
  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
  • [3] Nixon M, Aguado A. Visibly transparent solar cells. In “Innovative solar cell technologies”, 3rd Ed. Eyring M, Kiji A. Oxford, UK: Academic Press, 2012, Chap 4.
  • [4] Nixon M, Aguado A. Visibly transparent solar cells. In “Innovative solar cell technologies”, 3rd Ed. Eyring M, Kiji A. Oxford, UK: Academic Press, 2012, p. 132.
  • Reference to a conference paper:
  • [5] Beck RWI, Rowe RK, Take WA, Arnepalli DN, Chappel M, et al. Queens composite geosynthetic liner experimental site. In: 60th Geothermal Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2007, p. 256.
  • Reference to a thesis or dissertation:
  • [6] Wang KF. Equilibrium, Spectroscopic, and Kinetic Studies of Ion Adsorption at the Oxide/aqueous Interface [Ph.D. Dissertation], Stanford Univ., 1987, p. 256-265.
  • Reference to a report:
  • [7] OECD. “Annual Report on Sustainable Development Work in the OECD”, Paris, France: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2013, p. 250-260.
  • Reference to a users manual:
  • [9] LANL. “2006 Software Users Manual (UM) for the FEHM Application Version 2.30”, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2013, p. 207-290.
  • The maximum number of references is 40, except for review papers and/or under certain circumstances with the editor's permission.
  • Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations: http://www.issn.org/services/online-services/access-to-the-ltwa/. ISI journals should be abbreviated according to https://images.webofknowledge.com/images/help/WOS/A_abrvjt.html
 
4. AFTER ACCEPTANCE
  • Proofs One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author.
  • 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 scan the pages and return via email. Please use this 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 agreement from the Editor.
  • We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately – please let us have all your corrections within 72ours.
  • It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
 
  • Author Inquiries
  • • For inquiries relating to the submission, please visit this journals homepage. Contact Editor-in-Chief for questions arising after acceptance of an article, especially those relating to proofs. Accepted articles can be tracked at http://www.innovenergytech.org.

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