Guide for Authors

The Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry has renamed as theJournal of Energy Chemistry in 2013. The Journal of EnergyChemistry is a bimonthly journal jointly edited by the DalianInstitute of Chemical Physics and the Chengdu Institute of OrganicChemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Elsevier willpublish the Journal on ScienceDirect, the online full text andbibliographic information resource, and take care of the Journal’sinternational institutional print subscriptions.

Scope of the Journal

The Journal of Energy Chemistry will function as amedium for reporting original research papers dealing withtopics in the fields of energy chemistry. It will be devoted toup-to-date progress in the following fields all over the world:• Optimized chemical utilization of both conventionaland unconventional fossil energies
• Research and utilization of hydrogen energy
• Conversion and storage of electrochemical energy
• Capturing, storage and chemical utilization of CO2
• New materials and nanotechnologies related to energyutilization
• Chemical conversion of biomasses
• Chemical approaches related to photo-catalysis

Abstracting and indexing

Journal of Energy Chemistry will be covered by followingservices:
• Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, SciSearch)
• Compendex (EI)
• Chemical Abstracts (CA)
• Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)
• Abstract Journals (AJ)
• Petroleum Abstracts (PA)
• Engineering Information Database Encompass (LIT)
• Scopus
• Computer and Information Systems Abstracts Journal
• Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
• Electronics and Communications Abstracts Journal
• International Aerospace Abstracts
• Referativnyi Zhurnal
• Mosby Yearbooks
• API Encompass
• Source Journal for Chinese Scientific and Technical Papersand Citations
• Chinese Science Citation Database
• Chinese Academic Journal (CD)

Submission information

All manuscripts can be submitted to the editorial officeby one of the following two methods:
(1) E-mail submission: to
(2) Online submission: http://www.jenergchem.orgAccompanied with the manuscripts, the following materials:
(a) a signed copyright status form (a copy reproducedfrom the form printed in the issue of the Journalmay be used),and (b) a covering letter, outlines the basic findings of the paperand their significance, should be submitted to the editorialoffice.

Types of contributions

Four types of manuscripts are acceptable for publication:Articles, Communications, Reviews and Research notes.

Articles are meant for papers reporting the results of completeddefinite studies. If several closely related manuscriptsare being prepared at about the same time, all should be submittedtogether. Articles of high scientific quality and originalitythat are of interest to the wide and diverse readership ofthe Journal will be given priority for publication.

Communications are intended for the rapid and timelypublication of original research of significance. Communicationsare short contributions not exceeding three printed pagesin length.

Reviews deal with topics of current interest in areas relatingto energy chemistry. Rather than an assemblage of detailedinformation with a complete literature survey, a criticallyselected treatment of the material is desired. Unsolvedproblems and possible developments should also be discussed.Review articles are generally written upon invitation by theChief Editor.

Research notes report valuable results that are timelyparts of a phase research work.

Preparation of manuscripts
The manuscripts should be printed on good quality A4 paperin a 12 pt Times New Roman font with double spacing andwide margins. All manuscripts should include: a title, list of authors, fulladdresses of authors, an abstract, keywords, all sections of thebody of the manuscript, footnotes, and references.

The title should clearly and accurately indicate the contentsof the article or communication and should be expressedin adequate scientific terms. No abbreviations should be usedin the title.

The full addresses of authors should be placed below thetitle.

Footnotes should be included on the first page to give thephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of the authorof correspondence, and if applicable, information regardingfunding.We request that authors should submit abstracts for botharticles and communications. Abstracts should state brieflythe reason for the work, the significant results, and conclusions.

Keywords should be given at the bottom of the abstractto serve as guidelines for indexing.The body of the manuscript should be subdivided into thefollowing sequence of the sections: Introduction, Experimental,Results and discussion, Conclusions, and References.

Tables and figures must be numbered consecutively withArabic numerals and should be self-explanatory. Tables musthave a brief descriptive title and include footnotes if necessary.“Figure” should be spelled out instead of being written“Fig.” Figures should have figure captions, either withthe figures or collected on a separate sheet. The contentsof figures, tables, and word descriptions should not be duplicated.

Photographs should be of sufficiently high quality withrespect to detail and contrast. Indicate the magnification by abar on the photograph.

References should be numbered consecutively in the orderin which they are first mentioned in the text. Abbreviationsof journal titles should follow the style used in ChemicalAbstracts. Reference accuracy is critical and authors are responsiblefor the accuracy of the references. Only articles thathave been published or are in press should be included in thereferences. Journal articles and books must be cited by thefollowing formats:
[1] Descorme C, Gelin P, Lecuyer C, PrimetM. J Catal, 1998,177(2): 352
[2] Huang H J, Liu X C, Liu S L, Liu X M, Xu L Y, Han XW,Zhang W P, Bao X H. Chin J catal (Cuihua Xuebao), 2010,31(2): 186
[3] Phillips J B, Liu Z. US Patent 5 196 039. 1993
[4] Andrade J D. Surface and Interfacial Aspects of BiochemicalPolymers. Vol 2. New York: Plenum Press, 1985. 35
[5] Gao S, Xi Z W. In: Oyama S T ed. Mechanisms in Homogeneousand Heterogeneous Epoxidation Catalysis. Amsterdam:Elsevier, 2007. 429

Data references

This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. This identifier will not appear in your published article.

[dataset] [6] M. Oguro, S. Imahiro, S. Saito, T. Nakashizuka, Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1, 2015.

All manuscripts should include a description portion (20-30 words) and a graphic abstract. The description portion (20-30 words) should not be the same as the abstract inthe manuscript. In addition, authors are required to provide a single separate A4 sheet containing a small diagram, or otherinformative illustration (scheme, formula, figure, etc.) that shows the most important aspect of the paper. The diagram or illustration should be a maximum size of 50 mm high × 85mm wide with color. Style and format of the description portion and graphical abstract may be found in the example.
Description portion example: Recent advances in understandingthe effects of key factors including the state of activemetals, the promoters, the size and microenvironment ofactive metals on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis have been highlighted.
Graphic abstract example

Reviewing of manuscripts
Every submitted paper is independently reviewed by atleast two peers. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejectionis based upon their reports. If two or more reviewersconsider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this Journal,a statement explaining the basis for the decision will besent to the authors within threemonths of the submission date.Manuscripts rejected will not be returned to the authors.
Revision of manuscripts
Manuscripts sent back to the authors for revision shouldbe returned to the editor without delay. Revised manuscriptscan be sent to editorial office by e-mail to Revised manuscripts returned laterthan three months will be considered as new submissions.
The journal is a member of the “Science Citation IndexExpanded (SCIE)”, “Ei Compendex”, “Cambridge ScientificAbstracts”, “Abstract Journals”, “Wanfang Data”, and otherrelated indexing databases as shown in the section of “Abstractingand indexing”. The articles published on the journalwill appear in the indexing databases. The author will not bepaid because of the covering in the databases. If the authordoes not wish for the article to appear in this form, you shouldstate so.

Editorial Office
Journal of Energy Chemistry
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
457 Zhongshan Road
Dalian 116023, China
Tel: +86-411-84379237
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