Guide for Authors
Aims and scope
The journal will invite review articles in all areas of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science related to the design, production and use of materials for energy applications in a chemistry context, the priority areas include:
Sustainable utilization of raw materials
Waste reduction, waste capture and recycling
Design of sustainable molecules, materials and products
Photochemistry - synthesis and solar chemistry
Biomass, bio-fuels and bioenergies
CO2 capture and utilization
Catalysis and synthetic methods
Energy storage and energy conversion
Whole life cycle of chemical products, from inception to disposal
Review articles in EnergyChem aim to provide accessible, substantial, comprehensive, authoritative, critical and balanced overviews of a field or topic in energy chemistry, including aspects of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science for energy applications in a chemistry context. Reviews of general interest and with high potential for broad and high impact are preferable to narrowly focused ones.
The policy of EnergyChem is that the author of a review article must be a well-recognized expert in the field. In the introduction the scope of the subject area and the time period must be clearly defined. When selecting material for discussion, all contributors to the subject should be considered, though not all will be treated in depth, and the authors should not put an unbalanced emphasis on their own work. Review articles are targeted towards post-graduate students and researchers (in academia and industry), and should be accessible to readers working in any discipline and thus the presentation should be addressed to a broad readership. All articles should be as comprehensive as possible within the scope defined in the Introduction, but comprehensive does not mean a specific length or style. Review must provide a critical analysis of the field or topic and deep insights about the limitations, challenges and future directions for the field.
Types of Paper
Review articles for EnergyChem are considered according to the following two mechanisms:
Proposal: Potential author submits a proposal via Editorial Manager using the proposal template, which authors are required to use. The entire proposal should not exceed five pages and should be submitted as the manuscript file. Authors must recommend at least five potential reviewers, who are experts in the field, at the time of submission of a proposal.
Invitation from Editor: When submitting a manuscript authors should upload a cover letter including a copy of the invitation letter from the editor. Authors must recommend at least five potential reviewers, who are experts in the field, at the time of submission of an invited review.
Manuscripts submitted without an invitation or an approved proposal will not be considered. All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process.
You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review. Please check the relevant section in this Guide for Authors for more details.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
•ResearcherID and/or ORCID identification number (Mandatory)
All necessary files have been uploaded:
All figures (including a scheme of timeline of milestones, with relevant captions)
All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
References (including 5–10 highlighted references)
Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable)
Supplemental files (where applicable)
• 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)
• A competing interests statement is provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
• Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed
• Referee suggestions and contact details provided, based on journal requirements
Ethics in publishing
Please see our information on Ethics in publishing.
Declaration of competing interest
All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors should complete the declaration of competing interest statement using this template and upload to the submission system at the Attach/Upload Files step. Note: Please do not convert the .docx template to another file type. Author signatures are not required. If there are no interests to declare, please choose the first option in the template. More information.