Joint Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences and Green Asia Strategy


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SNIP: 1.171

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Aim & Scopes


EVERGREEN - Joint Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences & Green Asia Strategy” is an international journal. The journal adopts the open access policy and publication is online. The journal aims to serve as a platform for all practitioners in science, engineering, technology, academic, industry, and research organizations to contribute to the realization of sustainable society and Green Asia where ecology and economic growth coexist. The journal is jointly edited by Transdisciplinary Research and Education Center for Green Technologies, Kyushu University, Leading Graduate School of Global Strategy for Green Asia, Research and Education Center of Carbon Resources, and Research and Education Center for Energy Materials, Devices, and Systems, Kyushu University. EVERGREEN has been publishing quality papers four times (March, June, September, and December) a year since 2014.


EVERGREEN publishes articles that contribute to the sustainable environment and carbon neutral society. Particular attention is devoted to Novel Carbon Resource Sciences and Green Asia Strategy. The scope of EVERGREEN includes contributions to natural and social sciences. EVERGREEN welcomes submissions of good quality papers from all over the World. EVERGREEN publishes articles in diverse fields including, but not limited to,

  • Novel Carbon Resource Sciences
  • Green Asia Strategy
  • Environmental Science
  • Material Science
  • Surface Science
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Renewable Energy
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Surfaces, Coating and Films
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Science


Open Access Policy & Copyright

All papers in EVERGREEN, an open-source journal, are published adhering to the principles of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International. The author(s) of Evergreen retains() the copyrights. 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/4.0/ .


Publication ethics 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. EVERGEEN implements and strictly follows ethical standards and policies to ensure the publication of the quality papers. The main pillars of EVERGREEN publication ethics are reduced plagiarism, content source citation, authors’ contribution, and robust review policies. EVERGREEN editorial team applies zero tolerance policy and pays a special attention to ethical standards.

Review policy

EVERGREEN adopts the “single-blinded review policy” to ensure that all the published papers are vetted by the experts in the relevant research fields. The editors follow the recommendations of the reviewers in making editorial decisions. Authors must address the comments of the reviewers in appropriate, professional and scholarly standards.

Duties of Editors

Publication Decisions

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.

Fair Play

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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

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

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

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.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

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.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

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

Reporting Standards

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 behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

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 the publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

All manuscripts submitted to EVERGREEN should be based on the original research works with significant contributions to the advancements in scientific and engineering knowledge. Authors must give appropriate credits to the original creators of the adopted materials, including not limited to figures, data, software codes and illustrations. It is necessary to submit the reprint permits for the adopted materials from sources in the manuscript. EVERGREEN utilises “iThenticate” to check the similarity score of every manuscript.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

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 behaviour and is unacceptable. All authors must declare that the manuscripts submitted to EVERGREEN are not published or have not been submitted elsewhere for publication, in whole or in part. All the authors listed in the manuscript must approve the submission to EVERGREEN.

Acknowledgement of Sources

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. Authors are encouraged to conduct a sound literature review by citing relevant, recent and impactful papers. It is necessary to obtain reprint permits for the adopted materials, including, but not limited to, figures.

Authorship of the Paper

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 in 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

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.

Fundamental Errors in Published Work

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 by writing erratum.


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