Energy Technology

Cover image for Vol. 4 Issue 10

Impact Factor: 2.557

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 35/88 (Energy & Fuels)

Online ISSN: 2194-4296

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Chemical Engineering & Technology, Chemie Ingenieur Technik, ChemSusChem

Instructions for Authors

1. General Information

Contributions to Energy Technology cover all technical aspects of applied energy research, including the following:

new concepts or devices for energy generation and conversion;

design of devices and systems for energy storage;

production processes for fuels, e.g., hydrogen, natural gas, biobased fuels, petroleum;

design, operation, and optimization of processes for energy generation (e.g., carbon capture) and conversion of energy carriers;

scale-up, stability, and life-cycle analysis of energy technologies and improvement of existing energy-intensive processes;

combination of single components into systems for energy generation

concepts and design of devices for energy distribution.

Energy Technology is published monthly and contains Communications, Full Papers, Reviews, and Highlights. Except for original research papers, the other article types are generally written on invitation. Unsolicited manuscripts, however, are welcome, as long as they fit into the scope of the journal.

Energy Technology does not publish manuscripts that have already appeared in print or electronically. The authors must inform the Editor of all manuscripts that have been submitted, are soon to be submitted, or are in press at other journals that have a bearing on the manuscript being submitted to Energy Technology. If the manuscript is a revised/extended version of a manuscript previously rejected by Energy Technology, the author must inform the Editor about the previous submission in the cover letter and explain in detail which changes have been made.

The Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews issued by the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences are adhered to and applied by the Editors of Energy Technology. In particular, authors must reveal all sources of funding for the work presented in the manuscript and must declare any conflict of interest. When dealing with cases that result from possible violations of these guidelines, the journal follows procedures established by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). Submitted manuscripts may be screened against previously published works by using plagiarism detection software.

All manuscripts that are suitable for consideration will be peer-reviewed. Therefore, authors are requested to nominate at least three potential referees from three different nations and different institutions, none of whom are from the author´s own institution, university, or country. If accepted for publication, manuscripts will be edited with a view to for clarity, brevity, and consistency.

2. Submission of Manuscripts

Energy Technology has a completely digital workflow. To submit a manuscript to Energy Technology, follow these steps:


Use the templates at Author Guidelines page to prepare your manuscript. Go to to submit the manuscript.


If you are using the system for the first time, you will need to click on the “Create Account” link. If you have been an author or referee for Energy Technology (or any of Wiley′s other chemistry/materials science journals) recently, your e-mail address will already be in the database. In that case, just click on “Send Username/Password” on the Log In screen. You will receive an automatically generated e-mail providing you with the details (login and password) to access your personal homepage.


Once logged in as an author, please let the system guide you through the submission process. Online help is available at all times. It is possible to exit and reenter the system without losing any information at any stage of the submission process. All submissions are kept strictly confidential. Please note that the submitting author in the Editorial Manager system must be one of the named corresponding authors in the manuscript itself.


Important: Please read and follow the instructions displayed on top of each page during the submission process very carefully.


If applicable, please choose a Special Topical Issue to which you have been invited to contribute.


Authors can follow the progress of their manuscripts on their personal homepage: All submitted manuscripts, including the respective referees´ reports, are archived here. This homepage must also be used to upload the revised and final versions of all manuscripts submitted to Energy Technology.


Please submit your manuscript as a .doc or .docx file.


A cover letter to inform the editor of the importance of the work is required:

State in a few sentences what the manuscript is about (do not repeat only the abstract).

Why does it fit the scope of the journal?

Why is it novel?

Why will it be of interest to readers?

State that the manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors.

3. Types of Contributions

3.1 Reviews

Reviews deal with topics of current interest in any of the areas covered by Energy Technology. A critically selected treatment of the material is desired, as opposed to an assemblage of detailed information with a complete literature survey. Unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed.

A Review should consist of a maximum of 65000 characters of main text, including blank spaces, footnotes, literature citations, tables, and legends. Reviews should be divided into numbered sections; cross-references in the text refer to these section numbers.

The Review starts with an Abstract (up to 1000 characters). This text should not be a mere summary; rather, it should arouse the reader´s interest. The Introduction should introduce the non-specialist to the subject as clearly as possible. A Review should conclude with a Summary and Outlook section in which the achievements and new challenges for the subject are presented succinctly. In addition, a biographical sketch (500–700 characters) and a portrait-quality black-and-white photograph (preferred size: 32 × 40 mm) of each author should be submitted. More information on the biographical sketch can be found in the Visual guidelines for the preparation of biographies to prepare your manuscript.

3.2 Communications and Full Papers

Communications and Full Papers present results of experimental or theoretical studies of general interest or great importance to the development of a specific area of research.

The quality of original research contributions is usually assessed by independent referees. Detailed information that could be of importance to the referees, but that is unlikely to be of interest to the reader, can be submitted as Supplementary Material for Review. Additional parts, such as lengthy tables, videos, etc., can be submitted as Supporting Information, and these materials will be published online alongside the article.

Only articles that have already been published in a scientific journal should be cited. Citations should be fair, informative, and up-to-date. Unpublished results and lectures should only be cited in exceptional circumstances.

A Communication should be no longer than approximately 10000 characters inclusive of blank spaces, all references, footnotes, and tables—think “Less is More”. Chemical formulae, figures, and schemes may also be added. Longer Communications will be accepted only if their quality warrants special consideration and a written justification of their length is provided.

Although Communications should have no clear section format, experimental details can be summarized separately under the heading Experimental Section or Computational Methods.

The first paragraph of a Communication should give an introduction that will enable readers unfamiliar with the subject to become acquainted with the importance of the results presented. The final paragraph should contain a succinct summarization of the results; therefore, one sentence should be devoted to their significance and, if appropriate, to the remaining challenges.

Full Papers, which generally contain an Experimental Section or a Computational Methods section, have no length restrictions. However, the Editorial Office requests that space be used thoughtfully and economically. Energy Technology will not publish Full Papers that consist mainly of results reported in previous Communications with an added experimental section. Full Papers contain an Abstract, which should be brief (600–1000 characters) and not too technical, and an Introduction including relevant references. The presentation of Results and Discussion may be combined or kept separate. These sections may be further divided by subheadings.

3.3 Highlights

In Highlights, very important new results of original research are described, in general by a third person, with a view to highlighting their significance. The results should be presented clearly, but as succinctly as possible, without the comprehensive details required for an original article. Highlights may be organized as the author wishes, but should not be more than five manuscript pages (approximately 8500 characters) in length. Chemical formulae, figures, and schemes should be restricted to important examples, and the number of references kept to a minimum.

4. Guidelines for the Preparation of Manuscripts

Your manuscript can be processed more rapidly if it is arranged as described below. Unless stated otherwise, the following instructions apply to all categories of contributions. The manuscript sections described in points 4.2 to 4.7 below are designated in the order that they are expected to appear in the manuscript (i.e., with the "Experimental Section" appearing after the "Conclusions", if applicable). Much of the section ordering and formatting can be implemented simply by using the Microsoft Word template available on Energy Technology′s Author Guidelines page.

4.1 Language

Papers must be written in English with American spelling. Authors who are less familiar with the English language are advised to seek assistance from proficient colleagues in order to produce manuscripts that are grammatically and linguistically correct.

4.2 Title Page

The title page is to be written in this order: title; authors′ names with academic titles; alphabetical footnotes ([a],[b],....) referring to addresses and an asterisk to denote the corresponding author; footnotes containing affiliations of all authors including the full postal address; fax number and e-mail address of the corresponding author; dedication, if applicable. Please remember that the submitting author must be one of the corresponding authors of the manuscript.

4.3 Introduction

The Introduction should introduce the non-specialist to the subject as clearly as possible.

4.4 Results and Discussion

(Not used for Communications.)These sections may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided by subheadings. They should not be cluttered with technical details.

4.5 Experimental Section/Computational Methods

(Full Papers and Communications only.) The Experimental Section or Computational Methods section should be given in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat your work. In so far as is practical, authors should use a systematic name for each title compound in this section (as suggested by IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts). General descriptors such as compound 1, dendrimer 2, or alcohol 3 should be used.

Equipment and conditions used for the measurement of physical data should be described at the beginning of the Experimental Section or Computational Methods section. Quantities of reactants, solvents, etc. should be included in parentheses rather than in the running text (e.g., "Triphenylstannyl chloride (0.964 g, 2.5 mmol) in toluene (20 mL)..."). Physical data (in SI units whenever possible) should be quoted with decimal points and negative exponents (i.e., 25.8 JK−1mol−1). The purity of all new compounds should be verified by elemental analysis to an accuracy of within ±0.4%.

4.6 Acknowledgements

In this optional section, the authors have the opportunity to thank their sources of funding for the work and those who have contributed to the work and do not appear in the author list.

4.7 References

Numbers within text corresponding to the appropriate reference should be typed in square brackets as superscripts, and after any punctuation, where applicable (i.e., Blobel[3]). For ranges of references:

Please type [1,2], rather than [1],[2].

Please type [1-5], rather than [1,2,3,4,5].

References must be listed in order of appearance in the text. Please do not format the references section with the "Numbering" function of your word processing program. If you use the automatic reference collation system of your word processing program (Footnotes, EndNote), then please convert the references into normal, typed text before submission of the final manuscript. Otherwise the references may disappear when typeset. Journal titles must be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). Unpublished results and lectures should only be cited for exceptional reasons.

For information on how to format the references themselves, please see our Reference Guidelines page.

4.8 Illustrations

Illustrations (structural formulae, figures, schemes) should, if possible, be designed for reduction to a single-column format (8.5 cm wide). The maximum width is the double-column format (17.5 cm wide). Illustrations should be larger than the desired final size for optimum reproduction. We recommend the following:

please make use of sans-serif fonts only, preferably Arial or Helvetica.

size of lettering: 14

total maximum width: 14 cm for a single (or 28 cm for double) column for 60% reduction.

Please use only one text size in any single diagram. Text above the arrow in a scheme may be a little smaller.

Good quality graphics should be submitted for Referees and Editors. High resolution graphics must be supplied for high quality reproduction. Mathematical formulae should not be incorporated into the text as graphic files but as normal text. Please use the Microsoft Equation Editor in MS Word for equations (MathType equations cannot be used).

Each figure in electronic form should be submitted as a separate file in .tif, .jpg, .pdf, or .eps format and have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Files of the type .cdx (ChemDraw) can be used for chemical structures. All figures must be referred to in the text using Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited.

The figure legend begins with its number, for example “Figure 5.”, and must explain in detail the contents of the figure and—as with the figure itself—must be comprehensible without reference to the text.

Figure legends are not to be typed under the figures, but should be collected at the end of the article. Particular care should be taken to ensure that figures reporting data are unambiguously labeled with regard to units. Additionally, adequate information about the conditions under which the data was obtained must be provided.

The responsibility for providing permissions to reprint figures and tables from other publications, plus any associated costs, rests entirely with the author.

Computer-aided image enhancement is often unavoidable. However, such manipulation cannot result in data appearing less relevant or unrepresentative and/or of genuine and significant signals being lost. A clear relationship must remain between the original data and the electronic images that result from that data. If an image has been electronically modified, the form of the modification is to be given in the figure legend. If computer-aided processing or modification of an image is a fundamental part of the experimental work, then the form that this processing takes must be clearly described in the Experimental Section.

Please italicize symbols of physical quantities in both graphics and text but not their units (e.g., T for temperature, as opposed to T for the unit Tesla; J, but Hz; a, but nm). Stereochemical information (cis, Z, R, etc.), locants (N-methyl, α-amino), and symmetry designations (C2v) should also be italicized. Chemical formulae should be numbered with boldface Arabic numerals (i.e., 1). Labels of axes should be separated from their units by a slash (i.e., T/K). Abbreviations such as Me, Et, nBu, iPr, sBu, tBu, and Ph (not [phiv ]) may be used. General substituents should be indicated by R1, R2 (not R2, which means 2R), or R, R′. The spatial arrangement of the substituents should be indicated by hatched lines or a wedge. A minus sign must be as long as the crossbar of a plus sign.

4.9 Tables

Tables are treated as text parts and, thus, should be submitted as part of the Word (.doc) file and not as separate graphics. Tables must have a brief title and should only be subdivided by three horizontal lines (head rule, neck rule, foot rule). There should be no line breaks within single cells. Footnotes in tables are denoted [a], [b], [c], etc. Tables should not be created as graphics files, but according to the example in the templates.

4.10 Symbols, Abbreviations, and Acronyms

A list of Symbols is to be collected at the end of the article. Please arrange them alphabetically and in the following order: symbol (tab stop) [unit] (tab stop) definition/explanation.

Abbreviations and Acronyms should be used sparingly and consistently, following the system of abbreviations and symbols recommended by IUPAC. They should be defined at their first appearance in the text; exceptions are for the most common ones such as NMR, IR, or UV. You may prefer to explain large numbers of abbreviations and acronyms in a Glossary at the end of the text.

Names of organisms must be written in italics and spelled out in full on first appearance. Enzyme names should be accompanied by the respective Enzyme Commission (EC) numbers.

4.11 Table of Contents entry

A short text for the Table of Contents (sometimes referred to as a graphical abstract) should be included for all types of contribution. This text should be about five lines (approximately 300 characters) in length and formulated to arouse curiosity. Repetition or paraphrasing of the title as well as presentation of experimental details should be avoided. The use of eye-catching color graphics (formula, part of a figure, picture) is encouraged. Pictures should be kept small with a resolution of 300 dpi with minimum detail, as the maximum final width is 5.5 cm in the most common format. More information on the Table of Contents entry can be found in the Visual guidelines for the preparation of Table of Content entries page to prepare your manuscript.

4.12 Keywords

A maximum of five keywords, listed alphabetically, should be given for all manuscript types. At least two keywords should be taken from the Basic Keyword List to aid online searches.

4.13 Supporting Information

Detailed facts of importance to specialist readers can be submitted as Supporting Information and will be made accessible on the Internet. This material is peer-reviewed and must, therefore, be included with the original submission. More information on the Table of Contents entry can be found in the Visual guidelines for the preparation of Table of Content entries to prepare your manuscript. Videos and multimedia files are also welcome in the Supporting Information.

Important: Supporting Information is used “as is”—it is not edited. It is the author´s responsibility to make any desired changes and provide the Editor with the revised version.

4.14 General Remarks

If authors are required to or want to make their publications freely available at the moment they are published (open access), then Energy Technology offers such a service. Information concerning this subject can be found on our homepage under the keyword OnlineOpen. Energy Technology also complies with requests or mandates from research funding agencies, such as the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), to make manuscripts freely available online in the unedited and non-proofread form after acceptance. In general, we recommend that authors link to their Energy Technology publication through the "Digital Object Identifier" (DOI) on their homepage. Only in this way can Crossref function correctly and can full-text downloads be tallied.

Suggestions for a cover picture are welcome and should be made when uploading the Production Material (see Section 5 below) after the manuscript has been accepted for publishing.

The requirements are:

19 cm wide × 15 cm high

the explanatory text has approximately 500 characters and begins thusly, "The cover picture shows..."

The cover picture is chosen by the Editor shortly before an issue is to be published. The authors are typically asked for a monetary contribution in return for highlighting their work on the cover, and details will be provided upon selection of the cover picture. For your reference, Energy Technology′s previously published covers can be viewed in the Cover Gallery.

5. Guidelines for the Preparation of Final Revised Versions of Manuscripts

The final revised version of the manuscript, called Production Material, is submitted after the paper has been accepted for publication. It has to be uploaded through the author center of the journal´s online submission system.

Please help us process your work as quickly as possible by ensuring that your manuscript fulfills the following criteria:

Graphics should not be embedded within the text. Please store each chemical formula, figure, and scheme in a separate file. Although various graphics programs and formats can be used by the editorial staff and the typesetter, they are not equally suitable. In order to ensure trouble-free reproduction of the electronic graphics files, it is important to refer to the information given in the Visual guidelines for the preparation of graphs to prepare your manuscript. The only exception here is Supporting Information, where the graphics must be present as within the document itself and not as separate files. Videos are an exception to this and can be included separately.

The text should be stored in .doc or .docx format. Any Supporting Information should be saved as a separate document in one of these formats as well.

The preferred word processing program is Microsoft Word. Documents prepared with other word processing programs must be converted. ChemTex files, for example, cannot be used.

Please use only one font type the text. Greek letters, however, need to be typed in Symbol font. (See also Section 2.)

The text should be typed as running text going from left to right. Carriage returns are used only at the end of a paragraph, title, heading, and similar features. Formula numbers, as well as the year of publication in the reference section, should be in boldface or doubly underlined. Exceptions are headings like "Table 1." or "Figure 1." The symbols for 1 (one) and l ("ell"), 0 (zero), and O ("oh") should be distinct.

The submitting author will receive page proofs (called galley proofs), usually as low resolution compressed pdf files. They should be returned to the Editorial Office within three days with any corrections to be implemented prior to publication. The article will be published online in Early View as soon as possible, once it is in final form. The submitting author will receive a complimentary print-limited pdf of the published article once it is incorporated into the journal issue.