IJfESER’s Editorial policies and instructions to authors.
All papers accepted for consideration will be reviewed by the Editor and refereed by specialists within the field of the paper. Authors are welcome to suggest one referee to the Editor, but we do not guarantee to use the referees suggested by authors. Final decision for publication of proposed articles rests with the Editor. Article proposals need to fall within the aims and scope of the International Journal of Energy Security and Environmental Research (IJfESER). Correspondence regarding the editorial content of the Journal may be send at the following address: Méduse d’Or (IJfESER), 26 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 45400, Fleury-les-Aubrais, Orléans Nord, France.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that all quotations or uses of material previously published, including graphs, tables, photographic images and maps, have been used with the written permission of the copyright holder. If you have not secured permissions for use of such material when you submit an article, you must indicate this in your submission, and the paper will not be published until you are able to certify that copyright permissions have been obtained. If material used is open access or for free use, please also indicate that in your submission.
Submissions should be in an electronic format (.doc), not in PDF, .rtf or .docx. The proposed article need to use British English (e.g. labour, USA instead of U.S.A, use of ‘single quotation’, etc.). Non-Western Latin character should be avoided. The length of the submitted article should be between 4,000 to 5,000 words excluding bibliography and appendices. Papers should include a 100-150 word abstract at the beginning and a short biography (one paragraph long) with past and planned publications and projects in a separate document. Title and institutional affiliation of the author(s) should be noted at the beginning of the paper, including current e-mail address. Only main headings and sub-headings should be used; do not use numbered sections as ‘1-1’. All acronyms need to be spelled-out in full when first used; their initials can be used thereafter. Non-English phrases (e.g. ipso facto, a priori etc.) as well as the names of books, journals and newspapers must be italicised. Italics can also be used for emphasis. Please do not italicise the name of organisations. Numbers should be spelled-out if below 10 (e.g. nine), otherwise as numerals, separate thousands using commas. Please use periods for decimal numbers (e.g. 1.23) (one point two-three). For centuries use numbers (e.g. 20th). Please do not use superscript (e.g. 20th) in your electronic format of your paper. For decades use numbers and (s) without an apostrophe, e.g. 1990s. For Dates use the following structure: ‘number month, year’ (e.g. 11 September, 2001). Capitalise all the words if they will be abbreviated (e.g. International Society (IS)) or if they have special meaning in Political Science (e.g. Liberal Institutionalism). No end-notes can be accepted. Use footnotes only when the information you are about to provide may confuse readers from understanding your main point. All tables and figures should be professional in appearance and submitted in separated documents in high resolution (300 ppi). Tables and figures, In-text, should be numbered as ‘Table 1’ etc. If you reuse tables or figures from somewhere else, please obtain written permissions prior your submission. Be aware that final production is in black and white; thus, all coloured graphs need to be converted in black and white.
Quotations must correspond exactly with the original wording, spelling, and punctuation. All short quotations should be noted with ‘single quotation’ marks. Longer quotations or extracts should be indented from the left and require no quotation marks. Bracketing and ellipses, e.g. (…), should be used to identify any changes, omissions or additions to quotations. References in-text and bibliography need to use the Harvard System of Referencing. In-text citations should be structured as follows: (author(s), year: page(s)). Use ‘et al.’ if there are more than two authors. In the bibliography use the following structure:
Last Name (Last), First name (First Abbreviated). and Last, First-Abbrev., (Year). Title. Place of publication: Publishing House.
Last, First-Abbrev., (Year). ‘Title’, in Last, First-Abbrev. (ed.). Title. Place of publication: Publishing House, pp.193- 206.
Last, First-Abbrev., (Year). ‘Title’, Journal Title, 8 (4), pp. 100-110.
Last, First-Abbrev., (Year). ‘Title’, Publishing date [Online]. Newspaper Title. Available at: URL including http:// prefix. (Accessed: date (d.) Month (M.) Year (Y.)).
Last, First-Abbrev., (Year). ‘Title of webpage’. Section, Website Title or Owner, Publishing date [Online]. Available at: URL including http:// prefix. (Accessed: d. M. Y.).
Bibliographical entry, for the same author, should be in an anti-chronological order. For no date please use (n.d.). For sources with no author, please enlist your references with the title.
Any submissions not conforming to these requirements is incomplete and will not be considered for review. Page proofs will be supplied electronically to the first author of a paper, however, only typesetting errors may be corrected at this stage. Any further substantial alteration will be charged to the author(s). Accordingly, the author(s) should ensure that their paper is submitted in final form. Proofs should be corrected and returned within seven (7) days of receipt. One offprint of the Volume will be supplied to the author(s). Further offprints may be ordered. Inquiries concerning offprints orders should be addressed directly to the Publisher and not to the Editor(s).
Copyright resides with the author(s).