Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Trends in Renewable Energy is a peer-reviewed open access journal, and free of charge to authors. The aim of this journal is to provide a communication platform that is run exclusively by scientists working in the renewable energy field. Scope of the journal covers: Bioenergy, Biofuel, Biomass, Bioprocessing, Biorefinery, Biological waste treatment, Catalysis for energy generation, Energy conservation, Energy delivery, Energy resources, Energy storage, Energy transformation, Environmental impact, Feedstock utilization, Future energy development, Green chemistry, Green energy, Microbial products, Physico-chemical process for Biomass, Policy, Pollution, Renewable energy, Smart grid, Thermo-chemical processes for biomass, etc.

The Trends in Renewable Energy publishes the following article types: reviews, mini-reviews, technical notes, short-form original research papers, and research papers in the field of renewable energy technology and science.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


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Short Communications

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Special Issue on Recent Innovations in Electrical, Electronics and Communication Systems (RIEECS2017)

  • Dr. Afzal Sikander
  • Padmanabh Thakur
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Special Issue on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Renewable Energy

  • Osamah Siddiqui
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

All scholarly review articles and research articles subject to a peer review process managed by the editors, with oversight by the Editorial Board within 2 months.

Initial Review: The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. A manuscript can be rejected in this stage because of insufficient originality, serious scientific flaws, or because the work is considered outside the aims and scope of the journal. Manuscripts passing the first evaluation will be evaluated on technical aspects such as compliance to the format of this journal, quality of grammar or English language. Revision can be requested after this first evaluation.

Peer Review: Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for peer-review. The editor selects and invites two reviewers based on their expertise in the particular field. A manuscript is reviewed by at least two reviewers.  

Reviewers advise the editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. Any Editor's decision is final.  The decision can be: accept as is, minor revision, major revision, or reject.

A revised manuscript should be submitted within 4-6 weeks of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original reviewers for re-evaluation.  


Publication Frequency

This journal is published semi-annually.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge without requiring registration or other access barriers. The journal adopts the CC-BY license: Authors hold the copyright and retain publishing rights. Copyright holders allow users to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship.



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