IAEE Statement on Ethics and Responsibility

Academic publishing is underpinned by a clear set of values that rely on all parties behaving in an honest, transparent, and ethical manner. IAEE strives to uphold the integrity of the work we publish and does so in a clear and transparent way. The following are some of the ways we, as a publisher, are committed to helping our authors and editors to ensure the integrity of our publications. After reading this Statement should you still have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Editor of the Journal/Proceedings directly or email us here.

IAEE commits to the following guiding principles:

  1. Safeguard the autonomy and independence of all editors.
  2. Support editors to manage their publications ethically.
  3. Maintain an accurate and transparent academic record, including the publication of corrections and retractions in a timely and clearly stated manner.
  4. Promote fairness and equality and oppose discrimination.
  5. Respect the confidentiality of all those involved in the review process and the process itself.


  1. Submitted manuscripts must be original work, written by the author(s).
  2. Manuscripts must not have been previously published and must not be under consideration by another publisher.
  3. Where any material is taken from another source (including work published by the authors) that source is clearly cited and where appropriate permission is obtained.
  4. Manuscripts do not infringe on any rights of others, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights.
  5. Manuscript data is accurate and not manipulated.
  6. Manuscript data belongs to the author or the author has permission to use data reproduced in their paper.
  7. Real or potential conflicts or competing interests are clearly stated on submission of the manuscript (this includes funding assistance).
  8. Adherence to all research ethics guidelines, particularly where human or animal subjects are involved.
  9. Commits to contacting the Editor to identify and correct any material errors upon discovery, whether prior to or after publication of their work.
  10. Authorship of the manuscript is accurately represented, including ensuring that all individuals credited as authors participated in the actual authorship of the work and that all who participated are credited and have given consent for publication.
  11. Manuscripts shall be in good quality English. Submissions in poor English will be declined. Editors reserve the right to suggest rewriting/editing (of parts) of a submitted text to make it more readable and accessible.
  12. Submitted manuscripts may undergo electronic web-based analysis to ensure their originality and to identify possible cases of plagiarism. Submission to one of our publications implies that the author grants permission that such analyses may be performed.
  13. By submitting a manuscript, the author understands that if accepted for publication, copyright of the manuscript, including the right to reproduce the manuscript in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Gold Open Access manuscripts are excepted.
  14. Accepted manuscripts will not be published elsewhere without first seeking the publisher’s permission to release copyright with appropriate first publication copyright language. The IAEE will not refuse any reasonable request by authors for permission to reproduce any of their contributions to the publication.


  1. Promote consistent ethical policies for their journal.
  2. Oversee and enforce such policies in a fair and consistent manner.
  3. Ensure the confidentiality of the review process.
  4. Exercise the highest standards of personal integrity in their work as editor of the journal. This includes recognizing and planning for instances where as Editor there could be a competing or conflicting interest or appearance of the same.
  5. Work with authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board members to ensure they are fully appraised of the journal’s ethics and publishing policies and that the journal’s stewardship with respect to ethical matters is fair, unbiased, and timely.


  1. Conduct themselves fairly and impartially.
  2. Uphold the confidentiality of the review process.
  3. Alert the journal editor of any real or potential competing interest that could affect the impartiality of their review and decline to review where appropriate
  4. If in doubt about whether a conflict exists, a reviewer should be transparent and seek guidance from the journal editor.


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