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Information for Editors


International Journal of Renewable Energy Development is an academic open access journal published by Diponegoro University, Indonesia, and was initially founded in 2012 as also starting of Centre Biomass and Renewable Energy (CBIORE). To support the research group, the journal was started to link between academician and practitioners in renewable energy developments.

Open Access

Open Access mean that readers can access published material for free, without paying a subscription charge. Int Journal Renewable Energy Development articles are freely available immediately after publication. This means that researchers, students, and interested lay people from anywhere in the world have rapid access to the latest research through website of journals. All articled in IJRED journsl is distributed under a Creative Commons open access license.

We finance publication through article processing charges (APC), paid by authors and their institutions. APCs cover the cost of managing the peer review process, professional copy-editing, and promotion of published research has no other source of income.

For authors, open access means a potentially wider circle of readers for their research papers, with some research suggesting that open access papers are more highly cited.

Journals Published by Diponegoro University

More than 75 journal titles are currently published by Diponegoro UniversityI and available online in open access format at

IJRED Editorial Offices

IJRED is located in Center of Biomass and Renewable Energy Development (CBIORE, Diponegoro University). The in-house staff consists of Editor in Chief, Managing Editors, Assistant Editors. Our collaborating editors on our Editorial Boards are typically employed at academic institutions or corporate research facilities located all over the world. The contact with the in-house editorial staff is mainly by e-mail. Assistant Editors process manuscripts through the peer-review and production procedures; Managing Editors have the editorial responsibility for the journals.

Editorial Process, Peer-Review and Production

Articles submitted to IJRED are subject to strict peer-reviewing. In most journals the process is single blind peer-review (the reviewers know the authors’ identities, but the authors do not know the reviewers’ identities). The submission uses online submission system,, incorporates online tools for manuscript submission, peer-reviewing and editorial decision making.

The Instructions for Authors on the website of IJRED guides authors on how to prepare and submit their manuscripts. The template of manuscript has been located in the website.

Once a manuscript is submitted, the submission is received by the Editor in Chief who will subsequently coordinate the whole editorial process for the manuscript: peer-review, decision-making, possible authors’ revision, manuscript acceptance, copyediting, English editing, proofreading and final publication. An in-house Assistant Editor will be assigned to the submitted article and will send review invitations.

At least two reports per manuscript are collected for each manuscript—three if the first two differ substantially. Reviewers must hold a PhD, have not published with the authors in the previous five years, and have recent publications in the field of the submitted manuscript.

The Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor, or a suitable editorial board member can make the final acceptance or rejection decision for a manuscript, usually after author revision. We typically allow no more than two rounds of major revisions.

After acceptance of an article for publication, the in-house editorial staff will organize the production of the paper, which entails copyediting, English editing and final production in preparation for publication on the journal website. All journals are structured in yearly volumes and either monthly or quarterly issues. Nevertheless, articles are published online immediately after acceptance and production.

Editor-in-Chief Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief is the head of the journal, and is mainly responsible for the scientific quality of the journal. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for assisting the Editorial Office in the management of the journal, which entails:

  • scientific decisions about the journal's scope,
  • inviting distinguished scientists to join the editorial board,
  • suggesting topics for special issues,
  • assisting the Guest Editors in the setup of special issues,
  • overviewing the editorial process for individual manuscripts (mainly by taking the final decision whether a paper can be published after peer-review and revisions).

Handling Editors and Editorial Members Responsibilities

An Editorial Board member will be asked to review one or two manuscripts per year and may help to edit a special issue on a topic related to his or her research interests. Additionally, the Editorial Board members will be approached for input or feedback regarding new regulations relating to the journal from time to time. Editorial Board members are also encouraged to help to promote the journal among their peers or at conferences. The communication with Editorial Board members is done primarily by E-mail. The initial term for an Editorial Board membership is two years and can be renewed. An Editorial Board member may also step down from the position at any time if he or she feels overloaded by the requests from the journal’s Editorial Office.

Guest Editor Responsibility / Guest Editing a Special Issue

We appreciate collaborations with scholars all over the world. Special issues are normally edited by a Guest Editor who invites colleagues from the same research field to contribute an article on a topic within their expertise. The Guest Editor works together with the Editorial Office to prepare a description and keywords for the special issue webpage. We aim for at least ten articles published per special issue. Often, the Guest Editor will also write an editorial paper for the special issue. The Guest Editor usually makes decisions on the acceptance of manuscripts submitted to his or her special issue (depending on the journal’s policy—in some cases they may make a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief). Papers belonging to a special issue are published online in the journal immediately after acceptance and collected together on the special issue webpage. This means that there is no delay for authors who submit their work: it will appear shortly after acceptance, even if other papers in the special issue are still being processed.

Guest Editors should not hold conflicts of interest with authors whose work they are assessing, e.g. if they are from the same institution or collaborate closely. In this case the Editor-in-Chief or a suitable editorial board member will make final acceptance decisions for submitted papers.

Complaints, appeals and post-publication issues

  • Editor(s) are expected to have a written appeals and complaints procedure for the Journal and should seek advice from the Publisher where one does not exist. The Editor(s) should respond promptly to complaints (from non-anonymous, pseudonymous and anonymous complainers alike) and, in collaboration with the Publisher. All actionable complaints should be handled within a timely manner. The Editor(s) should seek advice from the Publisher in difficult situations, particularly where an issue may necessitate the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. 
  • Complaints against the Editor(s) will be investigated by the Publisher in the first instance.


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