Author Guidelines

Energy Science & Engineering publishes papers of interest to a diverse audience of researchers and professionals working in any area of energy in academia, industry or government, including scientists, engineers, consultants, policy-makers, government officials, economists and corporate organisations. The journal will give priority to quality papers that are accessible to a broad readership and discuss sustainable, state-of-the art approaches to shaping the future of energy.

Energy Science & Engineering is an open access journal, and you or your funder will be required to pay an article publication charge on acceptance. For more details on charges and available discounts, please see here.

Article Preparation Support

Wiley Editing Services offers expert help with English Language Editing, as well as translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design – so you can submit your manuscript with confidence. Also, check out our resources for Preparing Your Article for general guidance about writing and preparing your manuscript.

If you would like to send suggestions for artwork related to your manuscript to be considered to appear on the cover of the journal, please follow these guidelines.

Additional Guidelines for Cover Pictures, Visual Abstracts, Frontispieces and Table of Contents Graphics

  • Concepts illustrated in graphical material must clearly fit with the research discussed in the accompanying text.
  • Images featuring depictions or representations of people must not contain any form of objectification, sexualization, stereotyping, or discrimination. We also ask authors to consider community diversity in images containing depictions or representations of people.
  • Use, representation, or depiction of religious figures or imagery, and iconography should be avoided.
  • Use of elements of mythology, legends, and folklore might be acceptable and will be decided on a case-by-case basis. However, these images must comply with the guidelines on human participants when they are present.
  • Generally, authors should consider any sensitivities when using images of objects that might have cultural significance or may be inappropriate in the context (for example, religious texts, historical events, and depictions of people).
  • Legal requirements:

o All necessary copyright permission for the reproduction of the graphical elements used in visuals must be obtained prior to publication.

o Clearance must be obtained from identifiable people before using their image on the cover or the like and such clearance must specify that it will be used on the cover. Use within text does not require such clearance unless it discloses sensitive personal information such as medical information. In all situations involving disclosure of such personal info, specific permission must be obtained. And images of individuals should not be used in a false manner.

Graphics that do not adhere to these guidelines will be recommended for revision or will not be accepted for publication.

1. Submit or confirm your submission on the online site.
2. We will send you an email confirmation of your submission details.
3. After review and acceptance, you will be prompted to sign the Open Access Agreement form. Payment of the article publication charge will be required. You can then track the progress of your article through Wiley Author Services.
4. You will receive notification that your proof is ready for review, and be able to make corrections to your article using e-annotation tools for electronic proof correction.
5. Your article will publish on Wiley Online Library. If you have previously signed up for alerts through Wiley’s Author Services, you will be sent an email when your article is published online.

If you have any difficulties with the submission process please contact the Editorial Office: [email protected], or use the online ‘help’ function on the submission site.

Manuscript Types

Although the journal encourages authors to ensure that the manuscript text is as brief and concise as the presentation of ideas permits, the handling editors at their discretion may waive the page ranges shown in the table. Further, they may request that a manuscript be shortened or expanded before or after peer review, to meet the journal's standards and to best convey the concepts being presented.

Original Article
The manuscript should contain an abstract; a brief introduction; details of experimental procedures in sufficient detail to allow replication of the experiment; results, either tabular or graphical; conclusions; references. Original Articles should generally be about 2,000-2,500 words in length.

A full-length review provides a summary and discussion of the relevant literature about any topic covered within the aims and scope of the journal. Reviews should generally be about 5,000-6,000 words in length.

Challenges to Industry
Challenges to Industry is a scholarly opinion piece about current or future directions in a field. Challenges to industry can serve to assess the science or engineering directly concerned with a particular topic or report on relevant issues that may arise from the discipline (for example, policy, effects on society, regulatory issues and controversies). Challenges to Industry that address interdisciplinary research areas or experimental results with significance to a broader audience are of particular interest. Challenges to Industry should generally be about 4,000-5,000 words in length.

Modeling and Analysis
A Modeling and Analysis manuscript should provide a well referenced in-depth analysis and discussion, or a discussion/comparison of modeling applications in a relevant field. The intent is not to present a traditional primary research paper. Instead, the aim is to provide a platform to discuss higher level analyses and investigations into issues affecting the development and growth of the energy sector. An example might be a techno-economic analysis, life cycle analysis, market trends, or a socio-economic study. Modeling and Analysis papers should generally be about 4,000-5,000 words in length.

In the Field
An ‘In the Field’ manuscript is a case study describing the application of a technology, process or method. The primary objective is to discuss a particular working example that has been applied ‘in the field’ at pilot or commercial scale. In the Field papers should generally be about 3,000-4,000 words in length.

Short Communications
The aim of publishing a Short Communication article is to present useful and novel preliminary results of interest to a wide, interdisciplinary audience. The manuscript should contain an abstract; a brief introduction; details of experimental procedures in sufficient detail to allow replication of the experiment; results, either tabular or graphical; conclusions; references. Short Communications should generally be about 1,000-2,000.

Please find the Wiley Preprint Policy here.
This journal will consider for review articles previously available as preprints. You may also post the submitted version of a manuscript to a preprint server at any time. You are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article.

Refer and Transfer Program
Wiley believes that no valuable research should go unshared. This journal participates in Wiley’s Refer & Transfer program. If your manuscript is not accepted, you may receive a recommendation to transfer your manuscript to another suitable Wiley journal, either through a referral from the journal’s editor or through our Transfer Desk Assistant. 


Manuscripts must be submitted in grammatically correct English. Manuscripts that do not meet this standard cannot be reviewed. Authors for whom English is a second language may wish to consult an English-speaking colleague or consider having their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication. A manuscript is considered for review and possible publication on the condition that it is submitted solely to Energy Science & Engineering, and that the manuscript or a substantial portion of it is not under consideration elsewhere.

Disclosure statement
Energy Science & Engineering requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise, that might be perceived as influencing an author's objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to, patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker's fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to list on the cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief, in the manuscript (under the Acknowledgements section), and in the online submission system ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

Information reproduced from another source must be properly cited. The corresponding author is responsible for obtaining written permission from the appropriate authors and/or copyright holders to use previously published or copyrighted material. Signed permission statements from the copyright holder for both print and online reproduction must be sent to the Energy Science & Engineering Editorial Office upon manuscript submission. Permission statements also must be obtained from at least one author when citing unpublished data, in press articles, and/or personal communications.

Open Access Agreement
We have introduced a convenient new process for signing your Open Access Agreement electronically (eOAA) that will save you considerable time and effort. This eOAA is administered electronically. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper. You may preview the copyright terms and conditions here.

Authors’ Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
Should possible scientific misconduct or dishonesty in research submitted for review be suspected or alleged, Energy Science & Engineering reserves the right to forward any submitted manuscript to the sponsoring or funding institution or to other appropriate authorities for investigation. The journal also screens manuscripts for incidents of plagiarism; please ensure that manuscripts present original data written in unique language. All co-authors must consent to submission of the manuscript.

Requesting Changes to Article Author List
In accordance with Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics and the Committee on Publication Ethics’ guidance, Energy Science & Engineering will allow authors to correct authorship on a submitted, accepted, or published article if a valid reason exists to do so. All authors – including those to be added or removed – must agree to any proposed change. To request a change to the author list, please complete the Request for Changes to a Journal Article Author List Form and contact either the journal’s editorial or production office, depending on the status of the article. Authorship changes will not be considered without a fully completed Author Change form. [Correcting the authorship is different from changing an author’s name; the relevant policy for that can be found in Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines under “Author name changes after publication.”]

Manuscript preparation
We place very few restrictions on the way in which you prepare your article, and it is not necessary to try to replicate the layout of the journal in your submission. We ask only that you consider your reviewers by supplying your manuscript in a clear, generic and readable layout, and ensure that all relevant sections are included. Our production process will take care of all aspects of formatting and style. The list below can be used as a checklist to ensure that the manuscript has all the information necessary for successful publication.

• Title page, including title, authors’ names, authors’ affiliations, and contact details (especially email address) for the person to whom the proof notification is to be sent
• Abstract (maximum 200 words) and 4–6 keywords
• Text
• Literature cited (see below for tips on references) • Tables may be uploaded as a separate file if necessary • Figure legends if Figures are supplied
• Acknowledgements, including details of funding bodies with grant numbers

File types
Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls.
LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files.

New Manuscript
Non-LaTeX users: Upload your manuscript files (including any figures or tables or other material for review). At this stage, further source files do not need to be uploaded.
LaTeX users: For reviewing purposes you should upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.

Revised Manuscript Non-LaTeX users: Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files. LaTeX users: When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. Please use “article” class for LaTeX submissions and include any associated packages/files with the submitted LaTeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplemental Material not for review". Previous versions of uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.

All tables must be cited in the text in the order that they should appear.

All figures must be cited in the text in the order that they should appear. Illustrations are an important medium through which to convey the meaning in your article, and there is no substitute for preparing these to the highest possible standard. Therefore, please create your illustrations carefully with reference to our graphics guidelines (see It is very difficult to improve an image that has been saved or created in an inappropriate format. We realize that not everyone has access to high-end graphics software, so the following information may help if you are having difficulty in deciding how to get the best out of the tools at your disposal.

1. As a general rule of thumb, images that contain text and line art (graphs, charts, maps, etc.) will reproduce best if saved as EPS or PDF. If you choose this option, it is important to remember to embed fonts. This ensures that any text reproduces exactly as you intend.
2. Images that contain photographic information are best saved as TIFF or PNG, as this ensures that all data are included in the file. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) should be avoided if possible, as information is lost during compression; however, it is acceptable for purely photographic subjects if the image was generated as a JPEG from the outset (many digital cameras, for example, output only in JPEG format).
3. If you are not sure which format would be the best option, it is always best to default to EPS or PDF as these are more likely to preserve the high-quality characteristics of the original.
4. Microsoft Office. If you have generated your images in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), or similar, it is often best simply to send us the files in their native file formats.
5. Please ensure all images are a minimum of 600 dpi.

As with the main body of text, the completeness and content of your reference list is more important than the format chosen. A clear and consistent, generic style will assist the accuracy of our production processes and produce the highest quality published work. If you use bibliographic software to generate your reference list, select a standard output style, and check that it produces full and comprehensive reference listings. A guide to the minimum elements required for successful reference linking appears below.

Minimum reference information
Journal Article
Author(s) in full
Year of publication
Article title
Journal title (preferably not abbreviated)
Volume number
Issue number
Page range
Author(s) in full
Year of publication
Book title
Place of publication
No. Pages
Book Chapter
Author(s) in full
Year of publication
Chapter title
Book title
Place of publication
Page range
Online resources
References to online original articles should always include a DOI, where available. When referring to other Web pages, it is useful to include a date on which the resource was accessed.

Supporting Information and Appendices
Authors are encouraged to submit Supporting Information that could aid readers in understanding the authors' findings. This may include (but is not limited to) additional figures, tables, video clips, movies and animations (QuickTime, mpeg, SWF), data sets, and program code. Supporting Information must be submitted at the time of peer review, although the reviewers and editors may also suggest that figures or tables be provided as Supporting Information during the review process. Supporting Information should be numbered in order, but independently of figures in the main article. Please note that supplementary material is not edited by the publisher after final acceptance by the editors, and is posted online in the format in which it is supplied. We would encourage you, where possible and appropriate, to include additional figures and tables in an Appendix in your main manuscript document instead of designating it as Supporting Information.

Authors will receive an e-mail notification with a link and instructions for accessing HTML page proofs online. Page proofs should be carefully proofread for any copyediting or typesetting errors. Online guidelines are provided within the system. No special software is required, all common browsers are supported. Authors should also make sure that any renumbered tables, figures, or references match text citations and that figure legends correspond with text citations and actual figures. Proofs must be returned within 48 hours of receipt of the email. Return of proofs via e-mail is possible in the event that the online system cannot be used or accessed.


As this is an open-access journal, you have free, unlimited access to your article online for non-commercial use. However, if you wish to obtain printed reprints, these may be ordered online:

Early View
Energy Science & Engineering is covered by Wiley's Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of the publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so they cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a unique number called a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. For more information on DOIs, please see

Online Production Tracking
Authors are able to track their article (once it has been accepted) through the production process to publication online and in print. Upon receipt of an article at the publisher, you will be invited to register at the Author Services website, where you can pay your publication fee, check the status of your articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production so that you do not need to contact the Production Editor to check on progress. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

Search Engine Optimization for Your Paper
Consult our SEO Tips for Authors page in order to maximize online discoverability for your published research.  Included are tips for making your title and abstract SEO-friendly, choosing appropriate keywords, and promoting your research through social media.

Please address any correspondence to the Editorial Office: [email protected]

Article Promotion Support

Wiley Editing Services offers professional video, design, and writing services to create shareable video abstracts, infographics, conference posters, lay summaries, and research news stories for your research – so you can help your research get the attention it deserves.

Wiley’s Author Name Change Policy

In cases where authors wish to change their name following publication, Wiley will update and republish the paper and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services. Our editorial and production teams will use discretion in recognizing that name changes may be of a sensitive and private nature for various reasons including (but not limited to) alignment with gender identity, or as a result of marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Accordingly, to protect the author’s privacy, we will not publish a correction notice to the paper, and we will not notify co-authors of the change. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office with their name change request.