About the Journal

The Journal of Energy and Natural Resource Management (JENRM) (ISSN Online: 2616-1648) is published by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, Ghana since 2014. JENRM is a multidisciplinary educational research platform dedicated to bringing scientists the best research and key information in the fields of engineering, natural resources, sciences, geosciences, agriculture, mathematics, energy, advances in computers and technology. JENRM adopts a highly rigorous double-blind peer-review to evaluate manuscripts for scientific, engineering or technical novelty and relevance. JENRM is an Open Access scholarly refereed research journal which aims to promote theory and practice in energy, engineering, sciences and environmental resource management and governance.

As an Open Access Journal, JENRM provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. In accordance with the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative, all content published by JENRM is made free to users without any registration, subscription or other charges. Users are permitted to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full text of these articles, or use them for any other lawful, non-commercial purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Peer reviewing process

A double-blind peer review is mandatory for processing all the manuscripts submitted to JENRM. We do not guarantee the publication of submitted manuscripts until the review process is done. Below is the peer review process:

  1. The editorial office receives the submission.
  2. The Managing Editor or responsible Associate Editor checks the paper against the journal’s aims and scope, plagiarism content, and compliance with the formal journal requirements.
  3. The editor discusses the list of potential reviewers with the Editorial Board members and then selects 2-3 experts and sends the manuscript for review. The reviewers are experts in the thematic content of the manuscript, who usually have a Ph.D. degree, extensive experience in publishing scientific papers, and have no potential conflicts of interest with the authors. The members of the Editorial Board, the Editor-in-Chief, or the experts proposed by the authors may also serve as reviewers.
  4. The reviewer is notified about the inquiry to review the manuscript and may refuse this duty by clicking a link in the email. In the case of consent to peer-review, the reviewers read the paper and provide comments, suggestions, and recommendations (reject, revise, or accept). The Editorial office gives 4 weeks for peer-reviewing.  The recommendations for the reviewers are provided below.
  5. The editor checks the reviews and sends them to the author(s), along with any extra guidance. The decision on the manuscript is made based on at least 2 reviews.
  6. The authors make amendments or dispute the reviewers' corrections reasonably and re-submit the manuscript. The authors are kindly recommended to limit their revision to 3 weeks. Kindly note that a positive review does not guarantee acceptance, as the final decision is made by the Editorial Board. If the author decides to withdraw the manuscript after peer-review, the editor must be notified about it verbally or by email. In case the author fails to re-submit the revised manuscript within 3 months after receiving an initial review without any warning, the editor withdraws the manuscript and notifies the author accordingly.
  7. If the Editorial office accepts the paper, it moves into the list for consideration by the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board meeting, where all the manuscripts, which passed the review, are considered for publication either in regular issues or online, is conducted four (4) times a year. In some cases, the Editorial Board may return the manuscript to the authors for making additional amendments, providing reasonable remarks. The instructions on the reconsideration of the Editorial Board or reviewer decision are indicated in Section IV of the authors' guidelines.
  8. After approval of the manuscript for publishing, it is forwarded for laying out. The finished layout is sent to the author for proofreading. The time for proofreading is limited to 2 days, and if the corresponding author does not respond within this period, the Editorial office implies the absence of authors corrections in the paper.