Focus and Scope of Journal:

The Journal of Energy and Development  is a peer-reviewed journal, which has been published since 1975 by the International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development (ICEED). With over 750 articles to date, this biannual periodical covers international energy, environment, and sustainable economic development issues offering perspectives from an array of global authors. The Journal of Energy and Development articles focus on energy-related topics, the environment, renewable energy, sustainability, cleantech, energy transition, pollution reduction, access to water and power, poverty alleviation, hydrocarbon development and management, macroeconomic trends, energy geopolitics, UN sustainable development goals, and policies of energy-producing and consuming countries.  The Journal of Energy and Development's mission is to expand access to relevant energy and sustainability issues globally and has published articles on more than 140 countries by authors from over 60 countries. Our goal is to support open access. The Journal of Energy and Development publishes two issues a year: spring and autumn.

Peer-Review Policies:

All research articles published in The Journal of Energy and Development have been anonymously peer-reviewed. The editors oversee the peer-review process and independent expert referees conduct blind reviews in accordance with the highest standards of scholarship and analytic assessment expected of a leading journal in the field of economics.

Publication & Review Guidelines:

The Journal of Energy and Development publishes articles covering a wide array of topics in international energy, environment, and sustainable economic development and evaluates manuscript submissions that are consistent with the publication's focus and subject matter. There is no submission fee for this Journal. To be published in the journal, articles should be written in the style of critical inquiry and aligned with the standards set in international academic circles and should meet the following general criteria:

  • Locates the rationale for the article persuasively within the relevant scholarly literature
  • Is well researched and has appropriate citations
  • Uses clearly defined key concepts and models as applicable to the underlying subject being addressed
  • Provides strong justification or evidence for its conclusions
  • Represents an advance in understanding about the issues or questions addressed
  • Accurately uses the modeling methods outlined in the paper, if applicable
  • Offers policy or other recommendations of relevancy to larger issues in the field

Review Procedures:

An editor reads all submitted manuscripts to ensure that they fall within the journal’s scope, are of sufficient scholarly quality, and appear to meet the general criteria for publication. If the editor judges a manuscript to satisfy these conditions, it is sent for external peer review. Otherwise, the paper is rejected without external review. Decisions about advancing submissions to the peer-review stage may be based on informal consultation with specialists on the paper’s specific topic.

Peer review is double-blind. Reviewers are requested to provide unbiased, respectful and constructive comments aimed at improving the work. Typically, three reviewers evaluate each article.  Based on the reviewers’ evaluations and recommendations, the Journal's editorial board make one of the four following decisions:

  1. Accept the article submission
  2. Accept the article submission with revisions
  3. Request that the author revise and resubmit the article for review
  4. Decline the article submission

Editors take all reasonable measures to ensure that manuscript evaluation is based only on the merits of the work and its relevance to the journal. Depending upon the Journal's publication cycle, the editorial process usually takes up to four months.

Ethics Statement:

The Journal of Energy and Development is committed to the highest levels of ethics and standards. Editors and peer reviewers are expected to adhere to the standards of fairness, integrity, impartiality, and confidentiality. To verify a paper's originality, editors may scan submissions using plagiarism detection software prior to peer review.

Authors are encouraged to adhere to the following key principles of ethical publishing:

  1. Originality: Submissions must be original, not previously published, and free from plagiarism. Including previously published text must be clearly restructured, reworded, or significantly revised, and the original publication must be cited to avoid self-plagiarism.

  2. Accurate Authorship: Anyone who has significantly contributed to the research should be credited as a co-author. Listing someone as a co-author signifies their approval of the final manuscript and agreement to its submission. The primary contributor should be identified as the first author.

  3. Transparency: Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest. Any research funding received must be acknowledged. It is also necessary to accurately cite the contributions and publications of others that have influenced the work.

  4. Respect: The content must not include any offensive, libelous, derogatory, or discriminatory material.


Authors are asked to declare any potential conflict of interest. Sources of potential conflict of interest are any relationship, personal or professional, that could affect the objectivity of the review process. These include (but are not limited to) commercial associations, employment, personal relationships and academic competition.

Any sources of research funding are to be acknowledged in the manuscript. At the point of submission, each author should reveal any financial or other interests or connections that might raise any question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions. This declaration will be held in confidence by the editors during the review process and after rejection of a manuscript. It will become part of the published article in the case of acceptance.

Privacy Statement:

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Copyright Notice:

The copyrights for articles in this journal are retained by the International Research Center for Energy and Economic Development (ICEED), which is the publisher of the Journal of Energy and Development. By virtue of their publication in this open access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution (to both the author and the Journal of Energy and Development) for educational and other non-commercial uses.