Open Access Policy
All papers in EVERGREEN, an open-source journal, are published adhering to the principles of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Under this license, authors agree to make their works/materials available for sharing, reproduction, distribution and adaptation for non-commercial purposes, as long as they provide appropriate credit to the original authors and sources are cited. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
AIM AND SCOPE
“Evergreen - Joint Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences & Green Asia Strategy” is a refereed international open access online journal, serving researchers in academic and research organizations and all practitioners in the science and technology to contribute to the realization of Green Asia where ecology and economic growth coexist. The journal is jointly-edited by Leading Graduate School of Global Strategy for Green Asia, Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, and Reseach and Education Center for Energy Materials, Devices, and Systems, Kyushu University and is published in September and March.
Asian academics and professions have made efforts to find solutions to the themes derived from natural, geographical, socio-economic and cultural conditions in Asia. The scope of the journal involves the aspects of science, technology, economic and social science. Namely, Novel Carbon Resource Sciences, Green Asia Strategy, and other fields related to Asian environment should be included in this journal. The journal aims to contribute to resolve or mitigate the global and local problems in Asia by bringing together new ideas and developments. The editors welcome good quality contributions from all over the Asia.
Evergreen joins several scientific indexing services including QIR, Google Scholar, Chemical Abstracts Service ("CAS"), ProQuest and SCOPUS.
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
For all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author(s), the journal editor(s), the peer reviewers, the society, and the publisher) it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. The ethics statements for Evergreen are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethics.org.
Duties of Editors
The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author(s).
Duties of Reviewers
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse herself/himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.