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Peer Review

In order to ensure the academic quality of the journal, all submissions of "Clean Coal Technology" are subject to the third review of the preliminary review by the responsible editor, peer review by the peer editor, and final review by the editor in chief.

(1) Preliminary review by the responsible editor. The preliminary review of the article is the first screening of the author after submission, and it is initially confirmed whether it conforms to the purpose and scope of publication of the journal; whether the overall structure of the article conforms to the writing format of scientific and technological papers; whether the content of the article is innovative, leading-edge and high academic value. Appropriate review experts will be selected after the initial review and submitted for review in a timely manner. At this stage, our journal is the responsible editor for the preliminary review. Articles of poor quality or that do not meet the purpose of running the journal will be rejected.

(2) Peer expert review. Peer review is the most critical part of the three-trial system. Our journal adopts a double-blind review system of “middle-aged and young experts + editors / reviewers”. Experts are evaluating about the topic selection of the papers submitted by the authors, according to the innovative research, the correctness and level of academic theories, and professional evaluation of the value for peer reference. The evaluation results will become an important basis for the selection of papers in our journal. To ensure that peer-reviewed experts can review manuscripts impartially and objectively, peer-reviewed experts use double-anonymous review, that is, the responsible editor sends the papers without any author information to the reviewing experts for review, and the authors do not know any information about the reviewing experts. Double anonymous reviewers weakened the author's gender, research institution level, and other information. Reviewers can abandon concerns about relationships and avoid impartial evaluation of manuscripts due to non-academic quality factors.
In this link, the editorial department also established an appeal mechanism, clarified the channels, paths and procedures for appeals, clearly stated the time limit for appeal opinions, and increased the effective communication between authors and review experts on the attitude of the manuscript. The editorial department will conduct arbitration by the executive editor according to the appeal situation, and convene all reviewers to discuss it in order to resolve the dispute. If necessary, it will also need to arrange a review process again to improve the fairness and fairness of peer review and satisfy the authors.

(3) Final review by the editor in chief. In the three-trial system, the final review of the chief editor or executive editor is the final review link, which plays a decisive role in the publication quality and academic level of the journal. The final review is mainly responsible for the political direction, academic quality, and editorial quality of the publication, so strict review of the manuscript is required.



Author's Commitments & Copyright Transfer Agreement


I/We (collectively, the 'Author'), am/are aware of and accept the contribution rules of the Clean Coal Technology, and hereby make commitments as follows:

  1. I/We sign the Author's Commitments of the Clean Coal Technology out of own free will.

  2. The Author has complete and exclusive copyright in his/her contribution [Insert the title of article] ('the Article') to the Editorial Board (the 'Editorial Board') of the Clean Coal Technology and the Article is free from anything that violates laws, disciplines or academic ethics.

  3. This Article is the Author' original scientific research achievement which is free from plagiarism, infringement of intellectual property rights or other misconducts. The Author warrants that he/she will carefully check the quotations, notes and all other materials used in the Article according to the academic research norms and relevant regulations of the Editorial Board to ensure accuracy. For quotations of other's discussions, data, results, etc., relevant references have been listed.

  4.     All publications by Clean Coal Technology are distributed under an Attribution 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0), which means that the authors allow for third parties to read, share and adept the published work for any purpose as long as the original work is properly credited.

  5. All the authors of the Article are regarded as the creators of the Article who are responsible for the correctness, authenticity and reliability of the contents of the contribution. Once the Commitments is signed, the signatures, the order of signatures and the author's employers shall not be changed.

  6. Neither the Author's employer requires confidentiality nor the publication of the topic of the Article is subject to confidentiality. Where confidentiality is required, the Article shall be reviewed by the employer which agrees with its publication by sealing on it.   

  7. This Article has neither been submitted to two or more journals nor has been partially altered and submitted to other newspapers or books, and it is warranted that the main viewpoints and contents of this Article have not been published in other public publications (including periodicals, newspapers, etc.) before its publication in the Clean Coal Technology. Once submitted to the Editorial Board, it may not be submitted to other publications before receiving the rejection notice.

  8. If the Article is published in Clean Coal Technology, the Author agrees with the automatic transfer of the copyright of this Article to the Editorial Board, including the rights of electronic publishing, multimedia publishing, online publishing, publishing of English edition and other forms of publishing, and agrees to be included in domestic and foreign search publications or databases. No part of the Article may be reproduced in any form without the consent of the Editorial Board. The Author's remuneration will be paid in one lump sum.

  9. The Editorial Board agrees that the Author may continue to use the Article for the purpose of: ① applying for a patent;  delivering academic reports and lectures; ③ non-commercial academic exchanges;  other activities permitted and authorized by the Editorial Board.

  10. The author authorizes the Editorial Board to make partial editorial revision of the Article.

  11. In case the Author violates any of the above commitments, the Editorial Board has the right to withdraw the published Article, criticize the Article and the author/s concerned in the field of education and scientific research as well as in peer journals, and request competent authorities to impose serious administrative penalties on the main authors in order to justify the scientific regulation and publication ethics.

  12. This Commitment is made in duplicate, the Author keeping one and the Editorial Board keeping the other one for future reference.

  13. This Commitment shall take effect from the date of signature by the Author.

  15. Submission Requirements

Content of manuscript: title in Chinese, author, department, Chinese abstract, keywords (3 to 8 words), Chinese library classification, title in English, author (e. g. ZHANG Hongyun), affiliation, English abstract, keywords (The number and order should be in accordance with Chinese keywords), introduction, experimental, results and discussions, conclusions, references. The introduction part of the body can describe directly and the title with different levels should be sorted according to the regulations.

Title: The title of papers should be explicit, descriptive and as brief as possible. The length of the title should be no more than 20 characters in Chinese and 200 alphabets in English. Nonstandard symbols and abbreviations should be avoided. Mathematics and chemical formulae are also not favored. If the paper has a subhead, you can use ‘:’ to separate it from the main heading.

Authors: The number of authors in the paper should be no more than 10. The affiliation (institution) of the authors should use exact name, and use different superscripts to separate them. The sequence is: affiliation (institution) of the authors, city, zip code, country.

Abstract: The abstract should be concise and informative with a length of about 500-1000 words for Chinese abstracts. Don't repeat the information that has been described in the title, neither use the critical language. The abstract should be self-contained and adequate as a summary of the article; namely, it should indicate aim and significance, newly observed facts, conclusions, and the essential parts of any new theory, treatment, apparatus, technique, etc. The abstract should not contain literature citations. Define the nonstandard symbols and abbreviations used in the abstract. Avoid “built-up” equations that cannot be rendered in linear fashion within the running text.

Key words: There should include 3-8 pieces of words that are helpful for cross-indexing the paper. And it should use full name rather than the abbreviation.

Introduction: The introduction part requires 600~700 words. The content of the introduction contains background, research scope, aim and method. Since the introduction of the paper provides readers with perspectives, it should be concise and brief. Results and conclusions should not appear in it.

Footers of the first page: The following information need to be specified: the date of receipt and revision date; name and approval number of project supported by the province or higher level; the brief introduction of the first author including name (year of birth -), gender, nationality, education (degree), title and research direction; correspondent, title, phone. E-mail:.......

(1) Figures' title (including (a), (b) bisection diagram), tables must be marked in English; the words in figures and tables must be in English;

(2) Pictures and forms should be given following their illustration, do not put all of them at the end of the paper;

(3) Tables should be in three-line form, horizontal line can be added when necessary, avoid vertical line in the table;

(4) Ink drawings require ordered graphics description with uniform line in regular black ink (do not use the color line) by computer. The curve and contour line are in width of 0.23 mm (0.64 pt) while the dimension line and coordinate lines are in width of 0.14 mm (0.4 pt);

(5) Photos or grayscale pictures should contrast with each other appropriately and be visible brightly;

(6) The physical quantity should be noted corresponding names and symbols in each coordinate paraxial (italic) and units, such as the speed of v/(m·s-1); for the dimensionless quantity, keep physical names and symbols only;

(7) Do not put too many computer interface diagrams and the handwriting in the diagrams should be clear. Delete those interface maps which are not clear enough to be recognized.

Conclusions: The summary of the point should be accurate, concise, complete and in order.

References: References mainly be literatures recently published (mainly continuous publication, try to avoid using books) with at least 15 listed references, for reviews the number is 40. The use of others’ research viewpoints and conclusions, including data and formulae, tables, maps, and other procedures must specify the source of original documents; do not cite the second documents without reading personally; all the documents cited in literatures should be listed in the Reference according to the order in the paper, avoiding omissions and errors.

In addition:

Changes of authorship or in the order of authors are not accepted after acceptance of a manuscript.

Requests to add or delete authors at revision stage or after publication is a serious matter, and may be considered only after receipt of written approval from all authors and detailed explanation about the role/deletion of the new/deleted author. The decision on accepting the change rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

Upon request authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc.

If there is a suspicion of misconduct, the journal will carry out an investigation following the COPE guidelines. If, after investigation, the allegation seems to raise valid concerns, the accused author will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue. If misconduct has been proven, this may result in the Editor-in-Chief’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:

If the article is still under consideration, it may be rejected and returned to the author.

If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction, either an erratum will be placed with the article or in severe cases complete retraction of the article will occur. The reason must be given in the published erratum or retraction note.

The author’s institution may be informed.


Disclosure of potential conflict of interests


Authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could influence or bias the work. Although an author may not feel there are conflicts, disclosure of relationships and interests affords a more transparent process, leading to an accurate and objective assessment of the work. Awareness of real or perceived conflicts of interests is a perspective to which the readers are entitled and is not meant to imply that a financial relationship with an organization that sponsored the research or compensation for consultancy work is inappropriate. Examples of potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research may include but are not limited to the following:

Research grants from funding agencies (please give the research funder and the grant number)

Honoraria for speaking at symposia

Financial support for attending symposia

Financial support for educational programs

Employment or consultation

Support from a project sponsor

Position on advisory board or board of directors or other type of management relationships

Multiple affiliations

Financial relationships, for example equity ownership or investment interest

Intellectual property rights (e.g. patents, copyrights and royalties from such rights)

Holdings of spouse and/or children that may have financial interest in the work

In addition, interests that go beyond financial interests and compensation (non-financial interests) that may be important to readers should be disclosed. These may include but are not limited to personal relationships or competing interests directly or indirectly tied to this research, or professional interests or personal beliefs that may influence your research.

The corresponding author collects the conflict of interest disclosure forms from all authors. In author collaborations where formal agreements for representation allow it, it is sufficient for the corresponding author to sign the disclosure form on behalf of all authors.

The corresponding author will include a summary statement in the text of the manuscript in a separate section before the reference list, that reflects what is recorded in the potential conflict of interest disclosure form (s).

See below examples of disclosures:

Funding: This study was funded by X (grant number X).

Conflict of Interest: Author A has received research grants from Company A. Author B has received a speaker honorarium from Company X and owns stock in Company Y. Author C is a member of committee Z.

If no conflict exists, the authors should state:

Conflict of Interest: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


Paper Withdrawal Rule


The Editorial Board of the Clean Coal Technology hereby makes the following regulations on the withdrawal of contributions by the Author and the Editorial Board as the case may be:

1. Author's voluntary withdrawal
(1) In case the Author asks for withdrawal of contribution out of personal reasons after successful submission through the online contribution system, he/she shall make an explanation to the Editorial Board.
(2) Authors who ask for withdrawal of their contributions that have been reviewed and accepted must fill out the Author's Application for Withdrawal.  
(3) Authors who ask for withdrawal of their contributions that have been delivered to editing and typesetting due to their own reasons shall compensate the Editorial Board for the expenses incurred in review, editing and typesetting in addition to the detailed Author's Application for Withdrawal.
(4) In case the author has withdrawn contribution due to his/her own reasons for 2 times, the Editorial Board will refuse to receive the manuscripts in which he/she is named as the first author or corresponding author within a year.

2. Withdrawal by Editorial Board
(1) In case the Editorial Board finds that the manuscript that has been accepted involves academic misconduct, it will communicate with the author and submit the relevant materials to the editorial committee to make a decision on withdrawal.
(2) If the manuscript has not been published officially, the Editorial Board will withdraw it and fill out the Notes for Withdrawal by Editorial Board.
(3) If the manuscript has been published officially, the Editorial Board will publish a Withdrawal Declaration on the website of the 
Clean Coal Technology and the latest journal, and send the Withdrawal Declaration to the relevant database collection agencies to withdraw all the data and information of the manuscript in question.
(4) For the authors and corresponding authors who have committed academic misconduct in their contributions, the Editorial Board will refuse to receive the contributions in which they are listed as authors within three years.