Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development (RESD) journal is a biannual international peer-reviewed journal which presents a global forum for dissemination of research articles, case studies and reviews focusing on all aspects of renewable energy and its role in sustainable development.
The journal aims to present to the international community important results of work in the fields of renewable energy and sustainable development research to help researchers, scientists, manufacturers, institutions, world agencies, societies to keep up with new developments in theory and applications. Experimental, computational and theoretical studies are all welcomed to RESD.
The topics of focal interest to RESD include, but are not limited to, all aspects of wind energy, wave/tidal energy, solar energy, Hydropower, Geothermal Energy, Hydrogen & Fuel Cells as well as energy from biomass and biofuel. The Energy Savings and efficient energy is a major interest of the RESD journal. The integration of renewable energy technologies in electrical power networks and smart grids is another topic of interest to RESD.
Sustainable development is a process for meeting human development goals while sustaining the ability of natural systems to continue to provide the natural resources and ecosystem services upon which the economy and society depends.
Sustainable development is a multidisciplinary topic which came to the center of energy research with the declaration of UN millennium development goals for the first time in 2000, and continued to constitute a challenge in energy technologies in the past decade. RESD is mainly interested in case studies of sustainable development and its relation to transition economies in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
The journal is open-access with a liberal Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which preserves the copyrights of published materials to the authors and protects it from unauthorized commercial use.
The RESD journal does not collect Articles Pocessing Charges (APCs) or submission fees, and is free of charge for authors and readers, and operates an online submission with the peer review system allowing authors to submit articles online and track their progress via its web interface.
The journal is financially supported by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport AASTMT in order to maintain quality open-access source of research papers on renewable energy and sustainable development.
RESD has an outstanding editorial and advisory board of eminent scientists, researchers and engineers who contribute and enrich the journal with their vast experience in different fields of interest to the journal.