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Journal of Solar Energy Research Updates

About the Journal

Co-Editor-in-Chief:  Cong WangRam Gupta
Abbreviated key title: J. Solar Eneg. Res. Updat.
ISSN (online): 2410-2199
Access: Open Access
Periodicity: Continous
Publishing Since: 2014
Publisher: Zealpress
Contact: [email protected]

Aim & Scope

Journal of Solar Energy Research Updates is a peer-reviewed scientific journal encompassing experimental, theoretical, and applied research results with respect to the field of solar energy. It provides a forum for architects, engineers, and researchers involved in the design, construction, and utilization of photovoltaics and solar energy systems.

Solar Energy Research Updates publishes original technical papers, reviews, technical brief notes, and discussions on all aspects of solar-derived energy for the generation of mechanical and electrical power, including both active and passive solar applications.

Areas of interest are:

  • Solar Thermal Energy
  • Solar Optics
  • Power Satellite Solar Energy
  • Solar Desalination
  • Solar Panel Design Control and Analysis
  • Solar Power
  • Photovoltaics
  • Solar Chemistry
  • Solar Collectors
  • Solar Buildings
  • Use of solar energy in agriculture

Publication Process:

1) Initial Evaluation

Upon receiving the initial submission in Zeal Press journals, the authors receive an email acknowledging receipt of their article submission. The editorial staff first of all checks that all mandatory requirements, described in Author’s Guidelines, are fulfilled by the authors. After the submission goes through this phase successfully, it is sent to an editorial board member of the relevant journal. The journal editor reviews the article initially to see if it meets the minimum criteria for consideration, scholarliness, and topic suitability. If it does not, article is not approved for peer review and the author is notified by email with a brief explanation why the article cannot be considered for further publication process. If it does meet minimum criteria, the editor approves it for peer reviewing.

2) Peer Review

The handling editor selects at least two specialist reviewers, one of whom may be a member of the editorial board. The reviewers are chosen based on their knowledge in the relevant field and consent is sought first whether they would be interested/able in reviewing the article in a given time frame. Special attention is given to any possible conflict of interest at this stage and reviewers are provided with an opportunity to regret from reviewing an article where they discover any competing interest with the author/content of the article. Editors are supposed to keep them updated about the Editorial policies of the journal and work accordingly.

Reviewers are requested for their written report within the given time frame (generally, one month of receipt of the article). Reviewers are suggested to read guidelines for peer reviewers of the journal and adhere to these. Only the editor/peer review coordinator will ever know who the reviewers are.

3) Editorial Decision

Upon receiving the reports from reviewers, the handling editor or editorial board makes the final decision about acceptance/rejection for publication. If the manuscript needs improvements, these are detailed and the article is sent back to author for revision. This decision is based on the quality of the manuscript, reviewers’ recommendations, and the number of manuscripts already accepted in the journal. The authors are notified about editor’s decision for their manuscript via email.

A deadline for the revision can be suggested by the editor. Once the revised article is submitted, the editor decides whether to approve the article for final publication or to send it to one or both of the original reviewers for their follow-up evaluation and approval. If still more work is required by the reviewers before publication of the article, it is be returned to the author with referees’ comments for improvements and an editor’s letter. Maximally, 3 rounds of review are permissible for any submitted manuscript.

4) Copyediting, Production and Publication

Once an article has been approved for publication, and the author has resubmitted it with all corrections, it goes through a production process. An electronic versions of the typeset, edited version of the article, known as proofs or galleys is sent to the author for final inspection and approval. Authors have one week to review the final proof and may suggest any alterations. Once the article is returned, the managing editorial staff enters all the changes, and it is published online in the current volume of the journal within minimal possible time.

Handling editors/ Editorial Board Members/ EIC, as appropriate, are contacted if any post publication issue arises.