Focus and Scope

The purpose of the journal is to disseminate articles relating to renewable energy and smart grid technology, written by  professors and scholars of educational and  research institutes, and including business practitioners. It encourages and supports exchange of information and discussions, with the ultimate goal of widespread deployment and investment in renewable energy and smart grid technologies.
The high-quality research articles are solicited in the regular submission. The Journal also carries reviews on important development areas and these may either be submitted in the regular submission or invited by the editors.
The journal covers the following topics and applications:
  • Photovoltaic Conversion Technology and Applications
  • Solar Thermal Conversion Technology and Applications
  • Biomass Energy Technology and Applications
  • Wind Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy for Microgrids for Energy Access
  • Concept, Structure and Development of Smart Grid
  • Integration of Distributed Energy Resources and Communications
  • Financing, Economic, Environment, and Policy Aspects of renewable energy and smart grid
  • Energy Savings, Energy Efficiency and Energy Demand Management
  • Demand Response and Virtual Power Plant
  • Energy Forecasting and Analytics
  • Control Techniques for Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Systems
  • Grid Interactive Systems Used in Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence Studies in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Systems
  • Energy Storage Materials and Systems, Electric Vehicle (V2G and G2V)
  • Energy Digital Platform (P2P, Blockchain)
  • Related subjects


Peer Review Process

Each article included in The Journal of Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technology (RAST) is double-blind peer reviewed for scientific quality by 2-3 reviewers. Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that if accepted it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any language, without the written consent of the publisher.


Publication Frequency

The journal is publish two issues per year;

Issue 1:  January - June

Issue 2:  July - December



IIRE International Journal of Renewable Energy (2006-2017)

ISSN 1905-7172 (Print)

Journal of Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technology  (2018 - present)

ISSN 2586-8764 (Print version)

ISSN 2630-0036 (Electronic version)


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge (Free to publish).


Publishing Ethics 

: Based on the Committee on Publication Ethics-COPE (

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal leads to the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is the quality value of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor and the peer reviewer.

   Duties of Editors

  • Publication decision
  • Fair play
  • Confidentiality
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest
  • Involvement and cooperation in investigations

  Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to editorial decisions
  • Promptness
  • Confidentiality
  • Standards of objectivity
  • Acknowledgement of source
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest

  Duties of Authors

  • Reporting standards
  • Data access and retention
  • Originality and plagiarism
  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
  • Acknowledgement of sources
  • Authorship of the paper
  • Hazards and human or animal subjects
  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest
  • Fundamental errors in published works
  • Sign a copyright agreement