Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Transactions on Environment and Electrical Engineering ISSN 2450-5730 is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and case studies in all areas of Electrical and Electronic Engineering which covers resources that deal with the applications of electricity.

The topics and disciplines include but not limit to:

A Renewable energy sources and storages

    Solar energy
    Photovoltaic cell technology
    Hydro and wind energy
    Biomass and biofuels
    Energy management and storage
    High-performance cogeneration

B Power systems and smart grids

    Power quality
    Microgrids
    Design, control and management
    Protection
    RAM (reliability, availability, maintainability)
    Management of distribution grids
    ICT for power systems
    Power line communications

C Materials

    Nanotechnology for renewable energy
    Novel materials for energy harvesting

D Environmental phenomena and pollution

    EM spectrum management
    Power quality and harmonics

E Power electronics and components

    Electrical generators
    Converters for renewable energies
    Converters for storage
    Low-frequency EMC

F Regulation and electricity markets

    Regulatory issues and delivery standards
    Dispatching in power systems
    Generation and transmission expansion
    Dispersed generation and distribution system

G Smart buildings

    Home and building automation
    Lighting systems and components
    Metering systems
    Sensors
    Nearly zero energy buildings
    Demand side management
    Supervisory systems

H Mobility

    Sustainable transport systems
    Electrical vehicles
    Automotive

I Maintenance, operation and safety

    Designing for Safety
    Grounding
    Lightning
    Hazard – Electric shock, arc flash, fire and explosion
    Maintenance and operation of electric power systems
    Work practices and procedures
    Electrical safety training

L Measurements

    Environmental measurements
    Electrical measurements
    Advanced instrumentation and data acquisition systems
    Intelligent distributed systems and remote control
    Signal and image processing
    EMC measurements

M Circuits, sensors and actuators

    Circuits and systems theory and application
    Electromagnetic compatibility and application
    Nonlinear systems
    Signal processing and identification
    Sensors and actuators for energy conservation
    Smart circuits
    Systems modeling

N Engineering Education

 

Submission

Done by online submission system

 



Article Processing Charges

Open access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.

In an open access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. In addition, authors who publish in our open access journals retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

This Journal is an Open Access journals. Publishing an article in the Journal requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author or institution following the submission of an article for publication. Apart from these Article Process Charges, there are no page charges, or color charges. The fee to be paid for an article is kept as low as possible and does not exceed 150 EUR.



Title and Authorship Information

The following information should be included

  • Paper title
  • Full author names
  • Full institutional mailing addresses
  • Email addresses
 
Abstract

The manuscript should contain an abstract. The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 200 words.


Introduction

This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.


Materials and Methods

This part should contain sufficient detail so that all procedures can be repeated. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.

 

Results and Discussion

This section may each be divided by subheadings or may be combined.

 

Conclusions

This should clearly explain the main conclusions of the work highlighting its importance and relevance.

 

 Acknowledgments

All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

 

References

Authors are responsible for ensuring that the information in each reference is complete and accurate. All references must be numbered consecutively and citations of references in text should be identified using numbers in square brackets (e.g., “as discussed by Smith [9]”; “as discussed elsewhere [9, 10]”). All references should be cited within the text; otherwise, these references will be automatically removed.

 

Preparation of Figures

Upon submission of an article, authors are supposed to include all figures and tables in the PDF file of the manuscript. Figures and tables should not be submitted in separate files. If the article is accepted, authors will be asked to provide the source files of the figures. Each figure should be supplied in a separate electronic file. All figures should be cited in the paper in a consecutive order. Figures should be supplied in either vector art formats (Illustrator, EPS, WMF, FreeHand, CorelDraw, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) or bitmap formats (Photoshop, TIFF, GIF, JPEG, etc.). Bitmap images should be of 300 dpi resolution at least unless the resolution is intentionally set to a lower level for scientific reasons. If a bitmap image has labels, the image and labels should be embedded in separate layers.

 

Preparation of Tables

Tables should be cited consecutively in the text. Every table must have a descriptive title and if numerical measurements are given, the units should be included in the column heading. Vertical rules should not be used.

 

Units of Measurement

Units of measurement should be presented simply and concisely using System International (SI) units.



Copyright

Open Access authors retain the copyrights of their papers, and all open access articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.

The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, and so forth in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations.

While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate on the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.

 

Disclosure Policy

A competing interest exists when professional judgment concerning the validity of research is influenced by a secondary interest, such as financial gain. We require that our authors reveal any possible conflict of interest in their submitted manuscripts.

If there is no conflict of interest, authors should state that “The author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest regarding the publication of this paper.”



Ethical Guidelines

In any studies that involve experiments on human or animal subjects, the following ethical guidelines must be observed. For any experiments on humans, all work must be conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (1964). Papers describing experimental work which carries a risk of harm to human subjects must include a statement that the experiment was conducted with the human subjects’ understanding and consent, as well as a statement that the responsible Ethical Committee has approved the experiments. In the case of any animal experiments, the authors must provide a full description of any anesthetic or surgical procedure used, as well as evidence that all possible steps were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage of the experiment.

 

Publication Ethics

Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. This journal is committed to the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct and aims to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines.

 

Plagiarism

This journal is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere. Journal uses effective software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will incur plagiarism sanctions.

 

Duplicate Submission

Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will incur duplicate submission/publication sanctions. If authors have used their own previously published work, or work that is currently under review, as the basis for a submitted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work.

 

Citation Manipulation

Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will incur citation manipulation sanctions.

 

Data Fabrication and Falsification

Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions.

 

Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.

 

Redundant Publications

Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.

 

Sanctions

In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by TEEE, the following sanctions will be applied:

  • Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript
  • Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript
  • Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to any journal published, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors
  • Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal

In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly egregious, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Articles are peer-reviewed, detailed descriptions of original experimental, analytical, or theoretical work that falls within Transactions' stated scope. They include sufficient technical detail to enable the main parts of the work to be repeated or validated, some of which may be provided in supplementary electronic files.

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of the highest academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors. The following is the review process that every manuscript submitted to the journal undergoes during the course of the peer-review process.

The entire review process is performed by editorial board of the journal. Once a manuscript is submitted for publication, the manuscript is checked by the journal’s editorial office to ensure that it is suitable to go through the normal peer review process. Once this is done, the manuscript is sent to an appropriate Editor based on the subject of the manuscript and the availability of the Editors. All manuscripts shall be handled by an Editor who is not from the same institute as any of the manuscript’s authors, is not from the same country as any of the manuscript’s authors, and has not co-authored any papers with any of the manuscript’s authors in the past three years.

The peer-review process is double-blinded; that is, the reviewers do not know who the authors of the manuscript are, and the authors do not have access to the information of who the peer reviewers are. Journal has an acknowledgment page for the researchers who have performed the peer-review process for one or more of the journal manuscripts in the past year. Without the significant contributions made by these researchers, the publication of the journal would not be possible.

A guide for reviewers (procedure)

  1. Each research article is subject to peer-review.
  2. At least three independent peer-reviewers who are outside the parent unit represented by Author(s) of this article are appointed for review, at the same time at least one of the Reviewers is affiliated with a foreign institution, different than the nationality of the Author of this article.
  3. Thematic Editors are responsible for a proper selection of Reviewers. The basis for the selection of a proper Reviewer is his/her knowledge which is proved by their significant scientific achievements and a reputation for reliability. The Editorial Board will strive to avoid any conflict of interests between Reviewers and Author(s) (direct personal / professional connection, direct scientific cooperation within past two years prior to the development of the review).
  4. A potential Reviewer receives by means of an Online Article Submission System, referred to as System a question concerning whether he/she commits himself/herself to review the article. At this stage, the Editorial Board is obliged to provide the Reviewer with a brief information on the reviewed manuscript: abstract, volume of the manuscript. On the basis of the information, the Reviewer decides within 7 days whether accept or reject the manuscript for a review.
  5. The basis for beginning the review is a contract of specified work between the Publisher and the Reviewer. The contract of specified work is drawn on the basis of a template approved by the Publisher which is available on the System.
  6. The deadline for carrying out the review is flexible but in overall we expect it to be less than 30 days of the date of signature of the contract unless the Parties agree otherwise.
  7. Signing the contract of specified work (a review) by both Parties is the basis for handing the manuscript to the Reviewer.
  8. Receipt of the review should take place within the time-limit recorded in the contract. Reviewer’s Form and Work Completion Certificate are documents which confirm that the Publisher has received the review. 
  9. Template of the Reviewer’s Opinion is available on the journal’s website. The review should be in written form. It should explicitly conclude whether an article is accepted or rejected for publication.
  10. A condition for an article to be released are three positive reviews. In case of just one negative review, the article is passed on to a fourth Reviewer.
  11. During the whole review process, Publisher commits himself/herself to maintain strict confidentiality concerning the third Reviewer, his/her remuneration, the contents of the review itself, access to the contents of the review by third party on the basis of double-blind review).
  12. Once a year, Publisher publishes a list of reviewers cooperating with the journal.
  13. The final decision on publication of the article which received a positive opinion of the Reviewers is undertaken by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal or his deputy.

 

Publication Frequency

Individual articles will be published as soon as they are ready, by adding them to the current volume's Table of Contents

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

 

Archiving

As required by law, all publications of this journal are archived in the Repositories of National Library of Poland and of the Jagiellonian Library  (libraries with the national status) as  Legal Deposits.

Since 1780 the Załuski Library has been entitled to a copy of all works published in Poland. In modern times the issue is regulated by a Decree of the Minister of Culture and Arts of March 6, 1997. The National Library of Poland and the Jagiellonian Library receive two copies of all publications, one of which is to be stored indefinitely. In addition to that, there are 15 other libraries to receive legal deposits to be stored for no less than 50 years.

This journal also utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

PKP LOCKSS

PKP has developed a Private LOCKSS Network (PLN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The LOCKSS program offers decentralized and distributed preservation, seamless perpetual access, and preservation of the authentic original version of the content. The PKP PLN ensures that journals that are not part of the Global LOCKSS Network, which primarily preserves content from larger publishers and vendors, or an existing PLN, which preserve small numbers of OJS journals hosted by member libraries, can be preserved using the LOCKSS program.

 

Reviewer Information

  1. Reviewer Benefits

Flexibility and choice: As a Reviewer, you will be closely matched to papers in your field using the keywords you entered. However, the final decision about reviewing a paper is always left up to you, the reviewer. You set your own availability.

Professional exposure: Your review experience will get the professional recognition it deserves. Our system will provide a centralized way to keep track of your body of review work. Your official review record can go alongside your publication record, teaching experience, and grants awarded to show your additional contributions to the literature in your field. Also, since your reviews can be viewed by multiple journals, your opinions will be read by a wider variety of editors.

Respect for your time: As a reviewer, you may be inundated with review requests at all times, and may feel guilty for having to turn them down. We respect that your time is valuable, and allow you to control your own availability. You will only be matched to papers when you indicate that you are available, and you can change your availability at any time.

We are looking for experienced reviewers to join the team. Reviewer requirements:
  1.  Must have an earned terminal degree in a specified area of research (PhD or other doctoral level degree).
  2.  Must be employed full-time at an accredited research university or research institute. The current position must be at the level of professor (assistant, associate, or full professor), instructor, postdoctoral fellow, or faculty research associate. We do not accept graduate students or research technicians as reviewers. We invite  high-level professionals from industry to Reviewer Board.
  3. Must have published as author or corresponding author in peer reviewed academic journals at a level commensurate with career level, and the applicant must have published within the past four years.
  4. Prior experience as a journal peer reviewer is necessary; membership on a professional journal editorial board is a plus.
How to apply:

    To be considered, simply register our site and click on 'Register as Reviewer' from your dashboard, then complete the registration procedure.

    You will hear back from our team about the next steps. Once accepted, you will receive review invitations by the Editor.

 

>> I N D E X I N G <<

Transactions on Environment and Electrical Engineering have been indexed by several open databases, for more information, please access the following links:

  1. WorldCat
  2. Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ
  3. BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
  4. Google Scholar
  5. Jagiellonian Digital Library (Legal Deposit)
  6. NUKAT, Union Catalog of Polish Research Libraries
  7. Citefactor
  8. University of Illinois OAI-PMH Data Provider Registry
  9. OPENARCHIVES.ORG
  10. Polish National Library - Digital Repository
  11. Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN)
  12. POL-Index
  13. Researchgate
  14. Safetylit
  15. ACADEMICA
  16. ARIANTA (POLISH SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL ELECTRONIC JOURNALS)
  17. ROAD (Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources)
  18. Publons OFFICIAL PARTNER

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