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


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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
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Special Issue on Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Renewable Energy

  • Osamah Siddiqui
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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.



This journal utilizes the PKP Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) 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. More information


Article Processing Charge (APC) and Article Submission Charge

Publishing papers in the Trends in Renewable Energy is free of any charge to authors.  Thus, the policy of waiving charges for authors from low-income countries is currently unavailable.

The publication cost is fully covered by other services of the publisher, such as consulting services to local bioenergy companies and partnerships with other publishers.  



Ethics in publishing

We are committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer review at our Journal together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or bogus claims of authorship, should be taken very seriously by the editors, with zero tolerance. Trends in Renewable Energy follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follows the COPE Flowcharts for Resolving Cases of Suspected Misconduct. More information regarding Publication Ethics.

Authors shall consider following issues: 1.Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. 2. Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. 3. Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data. 4. Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data. 5. Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. 6. Acknowledgement of sources. 7. Disclosure and conflicts of interest. 8. Fundamental errors in published works: it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. 9. Reporting standards: Authors should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. 10. Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if used. 


Policy of Screening for Plagiarism

We define “word-for-word plagiarism” as the author(s) takes a sequence of 6 or more words from another source without appropriate citation. In order to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism, we use Crosscheck to check a suspected content. 



Indexed and abstracted by

Searchable Databases of 
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CNKI Scholar
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Open Access Library (OALib)
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Worldcat (OCLC)

Listed in the serials bibliographic information databases of
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Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (ProQuest)

Library of Congress

The journal is pursuing to be indexed in renowned indexes, such as the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Science Citation Index (SCI of Web of Science Core Collection), and Ei Compendex. Please join our editorial team and work with us.