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Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (JEES)

An official publication of the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES)

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Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability is official publication of the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability dedicated to all the areas of conventional and renewable energy that are relevant for environmental sustainability. The journal publishes two issues in a year and offers a platform for high-quality research in the interdisciplinary areas of energy and environmental science and engineering. 

About the journal

The journal publishes original articles and reviews on the topics relevant to its scope. The aim of the journal is to advance and disseminate knowledge in the relevant areas of energy and environmental sustainability The topics covered by the journal include biofuels, energy storage system, fuels cells, solar energy, thermo-chemical conversion of biomass and transportation. For detailed subject classification/topics, please refer guide for authors.

Editors and Tentative Editorial board


Prof. Avinash Kumar Agarwal

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

Honorary Executive Adviser

Prof. Ashok Pandey

CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India

• Prof Ajay Agarwal, USA
• Prof Franz Winter, Technical University, Vienna, Austria
• Prof. Ernst Wintner

Associate Editors
• Dr Thallada Bhaskar, CSIR-Indian Institute of Technology, Dehradun, India
• Prof Bhola Gurjar, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Rorrkee, India
• Dr Somrat Kerdsuwan, King Mongkuts University of Technology, North Bangkok, Thailand
• Prof Abhijit Kushari, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
• Prof Chang Sik Lee, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
• Prof Achintya Mukhopadhyay, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

• Prof. Vaibhav Arghode, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
• Prof Guillermo R Castro, National University of La Plata, Argentina
• Dr Santanu De, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
• Dr Atul Dhar, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
• Prof Guocheng Du, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
• Dr Aniruddha Gautam, Railway Divisional Superintendent Office, Lucknow, India
• Prof Edgard Gnansounou, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
• Prof Samir Khanal, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
• Prof Akihiko Kondo, Kobe University, Japan
• Dr Sunil Kumar, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, India
• Prof Christian Larroche, Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France
• Prof Duu Jong Lee, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
• Prof Jin-Suk Lee, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea
• Dr S Venkata Mohan, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India
• Prof Vijayanand S Moholkar, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
• Prof Hao Huu Ngo, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
• Dr Deepak Pant, VITO, Mol, Belgium
• Prof Maria Angeles Sanroman, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
• Prof Gerardo Saucedo-Castaneda, Metropolitan Autonomous University, Iztapalapa, Mexico
• Dr Mani Sarathy, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
• Dr Akhilendra Pratap Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
• Prof Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
• Dr Sibendu Som, Argonne National Lab, USA
• Dr Rajeev Kumar Sukumaran, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, India
• Prof Mohammad Taherzadeh, University of Boras, Boras, Sweden
• Prof Jose Teixeira, University of Minho, Portugal
• Prof Jonathan WC Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
• Prof Yonghong Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Soil Sciences, Nanjing, China
• Dr YH Taufiq Yap, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
• Dr Sunita Varjani, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Gandhinagar, India

Guide for authors

Submission of papers:  Manuscripts from all over the world should be submitted to the editor-in-chief, Prof Avinash  Agarwal, by email as single PDF file containing text, tables and figures.

Covering letter to the editor:  When submitting the manuscript, it is mandatory to include a covering letter to the editor. The covering letter must state that it is the original work of the authors and all the authors mutually agree that it should be submitted to the JEES. Please select the topic of the submission from the subject classification list (see guide for authors and select the most suitable ONE ONLY).

 Subject classification

 10.000 Energy Sustainability
                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

20.000 Environment Sustainability
                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

30.000 Fossil and Non-Fossil Sources of Energy

      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


40.000 New and Renewable Sources/Processes of Energy

      40.010 Algae

      40.020 Biomass

      40.030 Catalysis

      40.040 Combustion

      40.060 Pyrolysis


50.000 Solid Waste Management
                50.010 Incineration
                50.020 Recycling
                50.030 Urban/landfill mining

60.000 Thermal Energy Devices

       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

 70.000 Waste Treatment
                 70.010 Industrial effluent treatment
                 70.020 Municipal waste treatment

Referees: Please submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of five potential referees. Note that the editors retain the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used.

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

Structure 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.

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 for original article and review paper, respectively, including text, references, tables and figures. Each figure and table must be put separately on a 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 100-150 words. The abstract should state firstly the aim of the study and then give main results. Abstract should not contain any reference. 

Immediately after the abstract provide a maximum of five keywords.  

Define abbreviations in the text 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 the number of the reference should be given in square brackets. Only essential references, 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

 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 
Text: 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 and the year of publication; 
3. Three or more authors: first author's name, 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 ....' 
List: 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, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51–59. 
Reference to a book: 
Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York. 
Reference to a chapter in an edited book: 
Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304.

References in the list should be placed first alphabetically, then numbered chronologically.

1. Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., 2009. How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281-304.
2. Strunk Jr., W., White, E.B., 2000. The Elements of Style, fourth ed. Longman, New York.
3. Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J.A.J., Lupton, R.A., 2010. The art of writing a scientific article. J. Sci. Commun. 163, 51-59.

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

Manuscript Submission

Authors can submit their manuscript to Prof. Ashok Pandey. His contact details are given below.

Prof Ashok Pandey
Eminent Scientist
Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing
C-127, 2nd Floor, Phase 8 Industrial Area, SAS Nagar
Mohali-160 071, Punjab, India

Publication of Articles 
After acceptance, the Journal will publish articles quickly both online and in print.  

One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author. PDF proofs can be annotated for corrections or you may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to editor by email. 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 e-mail, or by post. 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 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. 


2016 International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

Last Updated on 25th October, 2016