Information for Authors

No Charge

JAES is an open-access journal supported by the HKBU Library, the Asian Energy Studies Centre, and volunteer editors. We do not charge Article Processing Charges (APCs), nor do we charge library subscriptions. Please contact Editor Kevin Lo at if you have any question.

General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Journal of Asian Energy Studies, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at JAES. If you have concerns about the submission terms for JAES, please contact Editor Kevin Lo at

Formatting Requirements

Please adhere to the following requirements when preparing your article to expedite the publication process.

  1. Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission.
  2. A title of the work, an abstract of less than 250 words, and not more than 6 keywords are needed.
  3. Submit the manuscript, including tables, figures, appendices, etc., as a single MS Word file.
  4. To permit anonymity for refereeing, the author’s name should not appear on the manuscript.
  5. All submissions must be in English.
  6. There is no length limit, but authors should exercise some discretion with respect to length.
  7. Footnotes should be avoided.
  8. All diagrams and graphs should be referred to as Figures and be numbered consecutively followed by a title.
  9. Tables should be numbered consecutively followed by a title.
  10. Equations should be editable and not appear in a picture format.
  11. Please follow the referencing style specified below.

Reference Style

It is the author's obligation to provide complete references with the necessary information. References should appear right after the end of the document.
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.
Reference list: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Journal articles
[1] Tang CF, Tan BW, Ozturk I. Energy consumption and economic growth in Vietnam. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2016;54:1506-1514.

Journal articles not yet assigned an issue
[2] Hepburn C, O’Callaghan B, Stern N, Stiglitz J, Zenghelis D. Will COVID-19 fiscal recovery packages accelerate or retard progress on climate change? Oxford Review of Economic Policy 2020.

[3] Bulkeley H. Cities and Climate Change. Routledge, Oxon, 2013.

Book chapters
[4] Lo K. Grassroots environmentalism and low-carbon cities. In: Dhakal S, Ruth M (eds). Creating Low Carbon Cities. Springer, Cham, 2017, p. 43-50.

[5] International Energy Agency. Tracking clean energy progress. 2019.