Author Guideline

Submission to this journal proceeds totally online. Use the following guidelines to prepare your article. 

Submission Template

For our Microsoft Word submission template, please download the file here.

Article Types

The following article types are included in the Green and Low Carbon Economy:

  1. Research Article: Report of original research findings and data.
  2. Review: Critically examines the body of research on a particular subject and give insights/informed opinions on the direction and future of the research field.

Manuscript Presentation

  1. Length: Original research articles submitted to this journal should conform to a maximum length of 8 pages when formatted using our double-column template provided in submission template, which summarizes current research in a particular area, have a maximum length limit of 12 pages. These guidelines include all content such as the abstract, figures, references and appendices.
  2. Format: Papers must be typed in a font size no smaller than 12 pt and should be in standardized fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial. All pages should be numbered. Authors should not copy the format of the published journal.
  3. Language, spelling and grammar: All papers must be written in English. 
  4. Author affiliations: These should immediately follow the title. For multiple-authored articles, list the full names of all the authors, followed by the email addresses. If an author's present address is different from the address at which the work was carried out, this should be given as a footnote. All co-authors must be listed on the manuscript submission and peer review site as part of the submission process.
  5. Abstract: This should be informative and suitable for direct inclusion in abstracting services as a self-contained article. It should not exceed 300 words. It should indicate the general scope and also state the main results obtained, methods used, the value of the work and the conclusions drawn. No figure numbers, table numbers, references should be included. 
  6. Tables: Tables should be referred to explicitly in the text. Tables should be referred to in numerical order.
  7. Funding: You should list all funding sources in the Acknowledgments section. You are responsible for the accuracy of their funder designation.
  8. Reference Style: This journal uses the APA reference style. Please review APA reference style guideline prior to submission.

Cover Letter

  1. Cover letters are required for all submissions.
  2. Cover letters must include a statement of originality and confirmation that this paper has not been submitted to any other journals.
  3. If your manuscript has previously been submitted to this or any other journal and subsequently rejected, you must provide copies of all correspondence involving the earlier submission including the final decision letter. You must also include an additional document detailing how you have improved your paper from the previous rejected version. Please upload this document alongside both your submitted manuscript file and your cover letter. Failure to do so may cause delays or interruptions to paper processing and will result in the rejection of your manuscript.
  4. If your manuscript was previously a conference paper please attach the paper and details of how the manuscript has been expanded. 

After Acceptance

  1. First Check: After your paper is accepted, your files will be assessed by the editorial office to ensure they are ready for production. You may be contacted if any updates or final files are required. Otherwise, your paper will be sent to the production team.
  2. Author Services: When an accepted article is received by production team, the corresponding author will receive an email asking them to sign a publication license at this point as well as pay for any applicable APCs.
  3. Proofs: Authors will receive an e-mail for page proofs. Authors should also make sure that any renumbered tables, figures, or references match text citations and that figure legends correspond with text citations and actual figures. Proofs must be returned within 72 hours of receipt of the email.

Archiving Policy

Articles digitally archived in PKP PN.

Preprint Policy

The journal accepts articles previously published on preprint servers. You are requested to update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article. You may also post the final published version of the article immediately after publication.

Authorship

All listed authors should have contributed to the manuscript substantially and have agreed to the final submitted version. The contributions of each author to the work must now be indicated as part of the submission process and you will be asked to add Author Contributions using CRediT taxonomy. Please review the Best Practice Guidelines on Research Integrity and Publishing Ethics

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearranging of author names in the authorship list should only occur prior to the manuscript's acceptance and with the Journal Editor's approval.

To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author:

  1. The rationale for the revised author list.
  2. Written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. 

Supplementary Material

To enrich your content, you can include supplementary materials such as applications, images, and videos. Submitted supplemental materials are published precisely as submitted. Please submit your material together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file. If you wish to make modifications to supplemental materials at any point during the process, please submit an updated file.

Conflict of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could be viewed as inappropriately influencing their work. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of the Green and Low Carbon Economy and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Using Personal Information

Any personal information received by the journal will only be used to process and publish your manuscript
  • enable your access to and use of the website services;
  • process your manuscript;
  • publish your manuscript. 

If you have any questions about this privacy policy of your personal information, please send an email to office@bonviewpress.com