Editorial Policy

The Revista Eletrônica de Potência (Open Journal of Power Electronics), published by SOBRAEP, is an Open Access journal with single-blinded peer review process. Since january of 2024 is published continuously.

1. Authors Responsibilities

a. Fees: Fees required for publishing papers in the Open Journal of Power Electronics are clearly detailed in Submission.

b. Peer review process: Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.

c. Contribution: All authors have significantly contributed to the research.

d. Errors in published papers: When there is an error in a published paper, it is obligation of all authors to notify the Editor-in-Chief and cooperate to correct the paper.

e. Appropriate recognition of sources: The authors are obliged to inform the list of references and the financial support, in according to template of the Open Journal of Power Electronics.

f. Redundant publication: An author should not publish manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal publication. Publications in the form of a summary or as an academic thesis are not considered as prior publication.

g. Preprint: In line with the Open Science movement, the publication supports the use of preprint servers and accepts manuscripts previously deposited on trusted servers such as SciELO Preprints: https://preprints.scielo.org/index.php/scielo/user/register

The text previously published in preprint must be correctly cited, and this information needs to be informed in the submission process. Besides, we recommend that authors verify that they effectively hold the copyright of the text.


2. Peer-Review Process

It is recommend three reviewers, and in special conditions at least two reviewers, are assigned by the Associate  Editor on each manuscript based on their technical expertise. The decision is taken based on the reviewers recommendation which the manuscript receives during the review process.

a. Peer-Review workflow:
• Author submits
• Admin checks and passes to Editor-in-Chief (EIC)
• Editor-in-Chief assigns to Associate Editor (AE)
• Associate Editor invites and/or assigns reviewer(s)
• Reviewers score
• Associate Editor recommends decision
• Editor-in-Chief makes final decision

Figure: Peer-Review Workflow. Source: ScholarOne Manuscripts.

b. Conflicts of interest: Authors and reviewers should have no conflict of interest. Submissions should include relationships that may be considered as having a potential conflict of interest. Reviewers should declare any conflict of interest.

c. Relevant published work: Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

d. Confidentiality: Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.

e. Articles authored by a member of the editorial team: Articles authored by a member of the editorial team are independently peer reviewed; an editor will have no input or influence on the peer review process or publication decision for their own article. 

3. Publication Statements

a. Plagiarism: Authors should ensure that they have written original works, and, if the authors used works of other authors, this must be properly cited.

All accepted manuscripts will be screened for Similarity Check software - Powered by iThenticate. The authors who submit manuscripts with more than 20% of duplicated or similar content, excluding the reference text, will be notified asking for text revision by the Editorial-in-Chief.


b. Research misconduct: In the event that editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.

c. Retracting or correcting articles workflow:
• Associate Editor (AE) evaluates
• Associate Editor passes to EIC (Editor-in-Chief)
• EIC evaluates
• Editor-in-Chief passes to Editorial Board
• Editorial Board evaluates e recommends final decision

d. Publish corrections: Editors always must to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

e. Manuscript withdrawal: Only used for manuscripts accepted for publication but not formally published as well as without complete volume and number information. Sometimes, documents may represent violations of professional ethics codes, such as multiple submission, plagiarism, or dishonest use of data. In these cases, the documents can be withdrawn from Open Journal of Power Electronics. Withdrawn means that the content of the paper is removed and replaced with a PDF informing that the paper has been withdrawn in accordance with the policy of the Open Journal of Power Electronics.

f. Ethical requirements: The journal supports and uses the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing.

4. License, Copyright and Access

a. Open access license: 

Since December, 2023, all articles published by Revista Eletrônica de Potência (Open Journal of Power Electronics) is adept at Open Access and all its content is available and protected under the Creative Commons license (CC-BY). This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. It allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format, even for commercial purposes.

b. Copyright: Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will be asked to complete a contract for publication in the journal. The Open Journal of Power Electronics is an open access journal and authors electronically sign an exclusive license agreement, in which the authors have copyright, but grant exclusive rights of their manuscript to the editor. In this case, authors have the right to: share their work in the same manner as allowed to third parties under the license of a relevant user, as long as it contains a DOI link to the version of the record in Open Journal of Power Electronics; retaining patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights; attribution and credit for the published paper.

c. Availability of papers: Papers are available to readers without fees (open access) in Issues.

5. Archiving

If the Open Journal of Power Electronics is no longer published an electronic backup of the journal content will be available in Brazilian Association of Power Electronics (SOBRAEP) website and it will be also available in repository of intellectual products ESPPIRAL in Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES) website.

6. Ownership and Management

The Brazilian Association of Power Electronics (SOBRAEP) has the ownership and management of the Open Journal of Power Electronics.

7. Web Site

The Brazilian Association of Power Electronics (SOBRAEP), including the Open Journal of Power Electronics, takes care to ensure high ethical and professional standards.

8. Publishing Schedule

Currently, each volume of the OPen Journal of Power Electronics always has 4 (four) issues per year, to be published in March (Issue 1), June (Issue 2), September (Issue 3) and December (Issue 4) of each year.

10. General Information

Journal Title: Eletrônica de Potência (Open Journal of Power Electronics)
ISSN Hardcopy: 1414-8862
ISSN Electronic: 1984-557X
Register in CAPES: Eletrônica de Potência
Classification/Indexing in CAPES (2017-2020): Qualis A4, Nacional