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Frequently Asked Questions


What is JSEGC?  

The Journal of Smart Environments and Green Computing (JSEGC) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal. The ultimate objective of this journal is to bring to the research community and practitioners a stable and recognized platform to disseminate crucial, timely, and far-reaching research results as well as establish a broad forum for fostering vital discussions and accelerate further progress.

JSEGC's founding Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Witold Pedrycz.

What is the scope of JSEGC?

The journal encourages articles in the following areas:
 Power supply
 Power management
 Algorithmic developments and deployment strategies for Green Computing

  • Energy Management in Data Centres
  • reen Cloud Computing in Energy Efficiency

Green Wireless Networks
Green cloud computing
Green Parallel Computing with Big Data and data analytics
Smart cities
Smart grid, smart agriculture/ocean,
                   E-learning/smart education, e-health
Ambient Intelligence
Product recycling and recycling strategies
Advantages and challenges of green computing
Green computing and smart cities
Ambient intelligence-based green computing
Applications to manufacturing, health, energy sector, and education
Green virtual technologies
                   Green Monitoring systems
Societal issues

What is the criterion for an article to be accepted for publication in JSEGC?

The criteria for acceptance will be scientific excellence and originality. Original articles and reviews are acceptable. Results reported have not been submitted or published elsewhere (although expanded versions of conference publications are eligible for submission). Experiments, statistics, and other analyses are performed to a high technical standard and are described in sufficient detail. Conclusions are presented in an appropriate fashion and are supported by the data. The article is presented in an intelligible fashion and is written in English. Appropriate references to related prior published works must be included.

Will there be a print version of JSEGC?  

No, JSEGC is online only.

Which template do I use when submitting to JSEGC?  

You may find JSEGC's templates by clicking on the following link:

For more information related to publishing with JSEGC, please use the following link:

How can I submit an article?  


Peer Review

How long does the peer review process take for JSEGC?

On average, the JSEGC peer review process takes 4-6 weeks from submission to first decision notification. Submission to publication time takes typically 6 to 9 weeks, depending on how long it takes the authors to submit final files after they receive the accept/reject notification.


Does JSEGC have an impact factor? Is it indexed?  

JSEGC is a newly released journal and has not been indexed by any database.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

The journal follows an OA publication fee model. What will the OA article processing charge be?  

In order to provide free access to readers, and to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management, OAE uses article processing charges (APCs). At present, the APC for JSEGC is fully subsidized by OAE in the first three years, meaning there is no charge to authors or their institutions.
 Membership: OAE members receive a 20% discount if JSEGC starts charge APC.

Is there a page limit or over-length article charge for JSEGC articles?  

No. There is no page limit for articles and therefore no over-length article charge.

How will the APC be used?  

The APC will be used to cover the costs of English editing, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management.

Why would an author pay to publish?  

An author would pay to publish if they are in search of a reputable global outlet for innovative, practical, and applied research with a rapid peer review and publication process that is free to all readers. Also, authors may be required by funding agencies to publish in an OA journal.

Special Sections

What is a Special Section in JSEGC?

We are developing Special Sections for JSEGC that focus on unique topics. Special Sections are created by Associate Editors and Guest Editors once their proposal is accepted by an JSEGC Editorial Committee. Each Special Section will include an Editorial that introduces the collection of (4 or more) articles on the topic.

Who can submit to a Special Section in JSEGC?

Any researcher who is specialized in the Special Section field can submit an article to JSEGC. All Special Sections will be listed on the JSEGC main page with a Call for Papers. New Special Sections will be highlighted on the JSEGC social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, G+).

If an article is submitted to a Special Section, how long does it take for it to complete peer review?

The review time for an article submitted to a Special Section is the same as for any regular submission. On average, the JSEGC peer review process takes 4-6 weeks from submission to first decision notification. Authors may submit their article to an "open" Special Section any time before the submission deadline.

Additional Supplemental Material

What kind of supplemental material can I publish with my article?  

You may submit supplemental material (code, data, video, etc.) with your article submission, which will be posted on OAE under the tab "media" with your published article.

Multimedia Videos

Why should I submit multimedia with an article? What can I include with it?  

JSEGC encourages submission of video as it can be a great tool to enhance and promote your article. We highlight a video/article every two weeks on the JSEGC main page based on the quality of the content. Typically, the most downloaded articles in JSEGC have multimedia.

Video may be simulations, experimental demonstrations, or interviews with the authors or other experts, for example. We also request authors to submit a graphical abstract to overlay the video on the abstract page.

What file size can my multimedia video be?  

The file size should not exceed 100 MB, however for optimal viewing on OAE, we recommend smaller file sizes using lower resolution formats.

What kind of video formats do you accept?  

Videos may be .mp4 (MPEG-4), .flv (Flash Video), or .avi (Microsoft audio-video interleaved) formats. Please note that Power Point presentations must be converted into a video file before submission.

What type of content may be included in a video?  

Videos may be simulations, demonstrations, interviews with experts, or a presentation of the technology. Multimedia videos should provide a brief synopsis of the article's content. Videos should be in English and appropriate for journal publication.

How can I submit a multimedia video?  

During the article submission process, you can upload your video as "Multimedia" in MESAs submission system during the file upload step.

If you have already submitted your article, please contact your article's administrator within 7 days of submitting your article.


Are JSEGC authors expected to transfer copyright to the publisher?  

OAE offers ONE option for authors submitting OA articles: the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

The CC BY is an OA publishing license that allows authors to retain ownership of the copyright for their work while granting all users permission to publish and distribute the work. Authors should visit the Creative Commons web page to understand the terms of the CC BY, which is nonexclusive, applies to all potential users, and grants users rights to distribute and adapt the work without obtaining explicit permission from the author.

Related Links

Additional JSEGC links

JSEGC Website:
To submit an article to JSEGC:

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