Guide for Authors

Instruction for Authors

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Manuscript Submission & Charges 

Journal does not charge authors for submission of the manuscript. The policy of EEER is to review all submitted articles in a Single-Blind method. Single-blind peer review means that the identity of the reviewer is anonymous, but the author's name and affiliation are on the paper. Environmental Energy and Economic Research (EEER) is an open access journal. Accordingly, readers are allowed to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship. Manuscripts should be submitted through this website and Email submissions are not acceptable. The publishing charge for Iranian authors is 12000000 Rials.



Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. if is necessary, should be placed in a separate section before the References.


User License Agreement

Environmental Energy and Economic Research (EEER) provides access to archived material through the journal archives.  All articles published open access will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. Permitted reuse is defined by Creative Commons user license called "Creative Common Attribution" (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)).


Open Access Publication

Environmental Energy and Economic Research (EEER) publishes the research work, covering a wide range of academic disciplines. All papers published in EEER are open access and distributed under the open access license agreement (create the open access license agreement form). Under this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their content, but allow anyone to download, reuse, reprint, modify, distribute, and/or copy the content as long as the original authors and source are cited properly.  There are two distinct types of licenses viz., author agreement and user agreement, which are needed to be defined during the open access publication process.



The journal's language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used. We appreciate any efforts that you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language.


Plagiarism Prevention and Violation of Publication Ethics

All manuscripts under review or published with EEER are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software called iThenticate. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics. Other violations include duplicate publication, data fabrication and falsification, and improper credit of author contribution.  Thus, Plagiarism or Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable and submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. It is necessary to mention that EEER Journal may ignore a duplicated manuscript up to 15%.

All new submissions to EEER journal are automatically screened using CrossCheck within the editorial system. Editorial Board Member may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlaps with one or more published articles. Figures and equations cannot be checked at present. Note that a high similarity score does not necessarily indicate plagiarized text. A similarity score of 30% could mean 30% text in common with one source but could equally mean 1% text in common with 30 different sources. Re-used text that has been legitimately cited the Bibliography and Methods texts may all contribute to the similarity score. The subject knowledge of an editorial expert is vital in order to interpret the CrossCheck report and determine whether there are any grounds for concern.



Journals should make clear the type of copyright under which authors work will be published. Upon acceptance of the manuscript, authors will be asked to complete Copyright Transfer Agreement Form. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with the form or a link to the online version of this agreement.

Permission required

Permission should be sought from the publisher to reproduce any substantial part of a copyrighted work that depends on both the significance of the material and the quantity of material used. This includes any text, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs, or other material from previously published sources used.  If excerpts from other copyrighted works are included, the author(s) must obtain written permission from the copyright owners (publisher) and credit the source(s) in the manuscript.

Permission not required

Copyright protects only original (i.e. creative) material. As such it protects only the particular form of expression of a work, and not the ideas or facts contained in it. Public domain works are not protected by copyright and may be reproduced without permission. Permission would however be required to re-use the final formatted, edited, published version of the work in certain cases, as it is owned by the publisher.

You can download the Copyright Transfer Agreement Form from here.


Conflict of Interest

Public trust in the peer-review process and the credibility of published articles depend in part on how well conflict of interest is handled during writing, peer review, and editorial decision making. Conflict of interest exists when the authors, affiliated institutions, reviewers or editors have financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence their actions. The potential for conflict of interests can exist regardless of whether an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgment.

All participants in the journal’s peer-review process of all submissions must disclose any relationship that could be potential conflicts of interest. Editors may use the disclosure statements as the basis for making editorial decisions. The journal editors should publish this information if they believe it is important in judging the manuscripts. Incidence of potential conflicts of interest may include, but not limited to, the following:

1. Authors’ Commitment: Authors are responsible for disclosing all financial and personal relationships that might bias their submissions.  They must state explicitly whether potential conflicts exist. Authors should identify Individuals who provided writing or other assistance and disclose the funding source(s).

2. Source of Funding: Studies may receive funding from sources, including commercial firms, non-profit foundations and/or government. The conditions of funding may have the potential to bias or discredit the studies. The journal’s editors may choose to reject an article if a sponsor has asserted control over the authors’ right to publish.

You can download the Conflict of Interest Statement Form from here.



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