Aims and scope
Low Carbon Economy (LCE) is a peer reviewed international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of applied research towards a more efficient and equitable carbon neutral economic society. LCE analyses how complex and interdisciplinary technical and social issues can be tackled by public policies, implemented by firms and adopted by households.
LCE‘s target audience are: applied and policy-oriented researchers; businessmen and businesswomen involved in implementing firms’ strategies; decision-makers involved in national and international public policies; diplomats and stakeholders involved in international negotiations;officials working in international or nongovernmental organisations.
All manuscripts submitted to LCE must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during LCE's review period. Additionally, accepted ones will immediately appear online followed by printed in hard copy. Topics to be covered by this journal include, but are not limited to:
- carbon markets and carbon taxation
- clean development mechanism, joint implementation, emissions trading
- corporate low carbon strategies
- ecological consumer behaviour
- ecological reforms
- energy management
- environmental and clean technologies
- fossil fuels resources and consumption, markets and policies
- green economy and sustainable development
- low carbon public policies at different scales, from local to international
LCE publishes different types of papers: applied research articles are original academic contributions analysing a specific topic or issue and discussing the policy implications; case-studies discuss an in-depth investigation of a firm(s) or country(ies) initiative; surveys, which present the state-of-the-art of the literature on a specific topic or issue; short position papers, which are mostly related to very specific policy issues. we also publish Special Issues on specific topics.
Editor in Chief
Prof. Andrea Baranzini, Geneva School of Business Administration, Switzerland
Prof. Alireza Afshari, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. Jeroen van d. Bergh, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Prof. Xiaoqiang Cai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. Carlo Carraro, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Prof. Heekyu Choi, Changwon National University, Korea (South)
Dr. Dabo Duan, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Emmanuel Fragniere, Geneva school of Business administration, Switzerland
Dr. Joshua S. Fu, University of Tennessee, USA
Prof. José Goldemberg, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. Richard B. Howarth, Dartmouth College, USA
Prof. Angel Irabien, University of Cantabria, Spain
Dr. Shun-Chung Lee, National Cheng Kung University, Chinese Taipei
Dr. Junfeng Liu, Princeton University, USA
Prof. Axel Michaelowa, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Janet Milne, Vermont Law School, USA
Dr. Luis Mundaca, Lund University, Sweden
Dr. Sunil Nautiyal, Institute for Social and Economic Change, India
Prof. Giancarlo Tosato, Energy Models Studio, Italy
Prof. Yundong Wang, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Yiming Wei, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Dr. Harold L. Wilhite, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Zhongxiang Zhang, East-West Center, USA
Ms Judy Liu, Scientific Research Publishing, USA
Guide to authors
Low Carbon Economy (LCE) is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal publishing in English original research studies, reviews in all aspects of the latest advancement of applied research towards a more efficient and equitable carbon neutral economic society. Symposia or workshop papers may be published as supplements.
The submitted manuscript should not have been previously published in any form and must not be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
To expedite the review process, please format the manuscript in ways as follow:
1. Prepare your manuscript as a single PDF or editable Word document. The file should include the complete text, references, tables and figures. Any revised manuscripts should be sent as a single editable Word document.
2. Manuscripts should be written in English and include a 100-300 word abstract.
3. Make sure all the characters in the text, tables, figure legends, footnotes and references are in a single typeface and point size – such as 12 pt Times New Roman. Once a manuscript is accepted, a copy editor will decide the typeface and size of the different elements of the article.
4. Submit all figures or photographs as jpg or tif files with distinct characters and symbols at 500 dpi (dots per inch). Tables and equations should be in an editable rather than image version. Tables must be edited with Word. Equations must be edited with Equation Editor.
5. Type your manuscript single spaced. This will save pages, makes it easier for reviewers to handle and helps slow down global warming by using less paper.
6. All references should be numbered in square brackets in the text and listed in the REFERENCES section in the order they appear in the text, as shown below:
 E. Y.-K. Ng, W. K. Ng and S. Y. Liu, “Heat Source Analysis of Hard Disk Drives with Different Wall Conditions Using Infrared System,” Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011, pp. 22-31.
 M. Hellou, “Geometric Inversion of Two-Dimensional Stokes Flows–Application to the Flow between Parallel Planes,” Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 10, 2010, pp. 780-787.
 A. Kumar, I. P. Singh and S. K. Sud, “Development of Multi-Channel Data Logger for Indoor Environment,” Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 9, 2010, pp. 690-697.
 F. Manzano, V. Corchete, M. Chourak and G. Manzano, “Determination of a Gravimetric Geoid Solution for Andalusia (South Spain),” Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2010, pp. 160-165.
 S. Verdu, “Multi-User Detection,” Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998.
 A. S. Prasad, “Clinical and Biochemical Spectrum of Zinc Deficiency in Human Subjects,” In: Prasad, A.S., Ed., Clinical, Biochemical and Nutritional Aspects of Trace Elements, Alan R. Liss, Inc., New York, 1982, pp. 5-15.
 L. Clare, G. Pottie and J. Agre, “Self-Organizing Distributed Sensor Networks,” Proceedings SPIE Conference Unattended Ground Sensor Technologies and Applications, Orlando, 1999, pp. 229–237.
 W. Heinzelman, “Application-Specific Protocol Architectures for Wireless Networks,” Ph.D. dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2000.
 L. Honeycutt, “Communication and Design Course,” 1998.
Manuscripts should be submitted online via the Low Carbon Economy (LCE) online manuscript submission and review system at:
Authors are invited to provide the names of three well qualified reviewers. Current e-mail addresses must be provided for all suggested reviewers.
A copyright transfer agreement should be signed after the acceptance for publication.
Manuscripts not adhering to journal guidelines will be returned to authors without scientific evaluation. Submitted manuscripts adhering to journal guidelines are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or an Editor, who will assign it them to reviewers. The Editorial Board prepares a decision letter according to the comments of the reviewers, which is sent to the corresponding author. All non reviewed manuscripts are sent back within 10 days and decisions letters of manuscripts are sent within 4 weeks.
The open access publication cost should be covered by the author's institution or research funds ($300 for each paper within ten printed pages, and $50 for each additional page). Scientific Research Publishing may grant discounts on paper-processing fees for authors of lower income countries, students or authors in financial difficulty. Scientific Research Publishing's paper-processing fees are extremely competitive and are amongst the lowest of any publisher offering open access publication.