All published manuscripts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Our Copyright Policy aims to guarantee that original material is published while at the same time giving
significant freedom to our authors. SDEWES Centre upholds a very flexible copyright policy meaning that
there is no copyright transfer to the publisher and authors hold exclusive copyright to their work.
When submitting their manuscripts authors are required to accept the terms and conditions set forth in
our Copyright Agreement as follows:
1. Author's Retention of Rights
SDEWES Centre acknowledges and agrees that the Author(s) retain(s) the copyright to the work submitted for
publication, and is/are allowed:
to revise, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display the Chapter/Article
to republish the Work, as long as SDEWES Centre is cited as the source of first publication of the Work
to prepare derivative works from the Chapter/Article
to apply all other proprietary rights to the Work (such as patents); and
to authorize others to make any use of the Chapter/Article.
Users are granted the right to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the Work publicly, and to create
and distribute derivative works in any medium and for any responsible purpose, as long as the Author receives credit
as author, and the Journal in which the Article has been published is cited as the source of
first publication of the Work.
2. Permission to use
The author assigns to SDEWES Centre all rights:
to publish the Work, in whole or in part, by various means such as hard copy or electronic copy formats,
and in any and all forms of media, now or hereafter known; and
to republish, distribute, promote, publicly perform, and publicly display the Work at any time and in all S
DEWES Centre projects.
3. Author's responsibilities
SDEWES Centre distributes its publications throughout the world and wants to ensure that the material submitted
to its publications is properly available to the readership of those publications. Authors must ensure that
their Chapter/Article meets the requirements, including provisions covering originality, authorship, author
responsibilities and author misconduct. Therefore:
the Author(s) should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication,
nor is under review for another refereed publication
the Authors(s) should determine whether disclosure of their material, content and photographs requires
the prior consent of other parties and, if so, should obtain it; and
research carried out in collaboration with other scholars necessitates that all authors approve of
submitting the Chapter/Article.
Statements and opinions expressed in the Article are those of the Author(s) and not those of the editors or
SDEWES Centre. No responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of information contained in the published Article.
SDEWES Centre assumes no responsibility or liability for any damage or injury to persons or property arising
out of the use of any materials, instructions, methods or ideas contained inside the Article.
4. General terms
By accepting the Copyright Agreement the corresponding Author:
warrants that he/she is the Author and has the power and authority to make and execute this assignment
affirms that, for jointly authored Chapters/Articles, he/she is empowered to accept this form on behalf of all authors
warrants that the Chapter/Article is original, has not previously been published and is not currently
under consideration for publication by any other entity
affirms that permission will be obtained for all previously published and/or copyrighted material contained in
the manuscript (to the extent that the chapter incorporates text, passages, figures, data or other material
from the work of others), it is the authors' collective responsibility to obtain all copyright permissions -
they can be obtained during the publishing process and need to be collected before publication; and
agrees to indemnify SDEWES Centre against all losses, costs and expenses (including legal costs and expenses)
arising from claims made by other parties due to the exceptional circumstance that the author has breached any
terms, conditions and/or warranties concerning the authorship of the chapter (the whole or parts of it), the
rights to publish the chapter or the infringement of any third party’s rights.
If the Author has prepared the work as part of that his/her official duties as an employee or officer of a Government
agency, public institution or company and
has copyrights that belong to the Government agency, public institution, or company, SDEWES agrees to accept their terms and conditions
if they are not in conflict with SDEWES Centre's Copyright Policy.