Our Communication format is ideally suited to short studies - which can be preliminary in nature - that are of such importance that they require accelerated publication.
Communications must contain original and highly significant work whose interest to the Energy Advances readership and high novelty warrants rapid publication. Authors should supply with their submission a justification of why the work merits urgent publication as a Communication. Referees will be asked to judge the work on these grounds.
Communications are given high visibility within the journal as they are published at the front of an issue. Communications will not normally exceed the length of five printed journal pages.
Full papers contain original, high-quality, scientific work that is of interest to energy researchers and has not been published previously. There are no restrictions on the length of a paper. Authors should include a brief discussion in the Introduction that sets the context for the novel work and gives their motivation for carrying out the study.
Reviews & Perspectives
These are normally commissioned by the editorial board and editorial office, although suggestions from readers for topics and authors are most welcome and should be directed to the editor.
Reviews and perspectives must be high quality, authoritative, state-of-the-art accounts of the selected research field. They should be timely and add to the existing literature, rather than duplicate existing articles, and should be of general interest to the journal's wide readership.
All reviews and perspectives undergo a rigorous and full peer review procedure in the same way as regular research papers.
Review articles report a detailed, balanced and authoritative current account of a particular facet of energy science. They should be timely, provide insights based on existing literature, and be of general interest to the journal's wide readership. Authors are encouraged to identify areas in the field where further developments are imminent or of urgent need, and any areas that may be of significance to the community in general. Reviews should not contain any unpublished original research.
Perspectives may take the form of a personal account of research, a critical analysis of a topic of current interest, or a philosophical look at a topic of relevance. In either form, some new unpublished research may be included.
Comments and Replies are a medium for the discussion and exchange of scientific opinions between authors and readers concerning material published in Energy Advances.
For publication, a Comment should present an alternative analysis of and/or new insight into the previously published material. Any Reply should further the discussion presented in the original article and the Comment. Comments and Replies that contain any form of personal attack are not suitable for publication.
Comments that are acceptable for publication will be forwarded to the authors of the work being discussed, and these authors will be given the opportunity to submit a Reply. The Comment and Reply will both be subject to rigorous peer review in consultation with the journal’s Editorial Board where appropriate. The Comment and Reply will be published together.