Open access policy

All research articles published in the Smart Energy and Sustainable Environment journal are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share.

All the research articles must promote acceptance of diversity of opinion, respect for people, and equal opportunities. Papers that promote discriminatory considerations on research conducted by other authors, based on the assumption of certain inferiority due to age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability, or health condition will not be accepted.

Authors have the right to reuse their work, to copy and redistribute the article in any format. Smart Energy and Sustainable Environment is an open-access journal, therefore, is using an open license  (Creative Commons license) allowing for free access to the work and permitting any user to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose.


Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a declaration of consent for publication. The corresponding author(s) will receive a confirmation of acceptance of the manuscript together with the declaration of publication requesting the author(s) to grant Smart Energy and Sustainable Environment permission to edit, publish (in digital or print format) and distribute the article and also allowing the author(s) to retain copyright of the article. The template for this statement can be downloaded from this link.