About the Journal

Focus and Scope

1. Hydrogen & Biomass : energy from waste, incineration and recycling, biomass utilisation and biomass conversion technologies; hydrogen production technology and fuel cell, gasification, improvement of existing processes production processes of fuels, in example  hydrogen, electricity, petroleum, biobased fuels

2. Fuel & Combustion: combustion, fuel properties, new concepts of energy generation and conversion, conversion of energy carriers

3. Ocean & Other Renewable Energy: conversion of ocean thermal energy to electricity or hydrogen fuel, conversion of tidal currents to electricity and distribution, salinity gradient potential and prospects, wind energy, other renewable energy

4. Energy Supply & Utilization: design, operation, control, and optimization of processes for energy generation, power quality, micro-grid / micro energy grid, energy for sustainable development and utilization, electricity market, energy optimization

5. Energy Management: energy efficiency technologies and applications, demand side management and strategies, energy safety, energy security, smart grid, life cycle assessment, energy systems analysis and modeling

6. Energy Material: materials for solar energy: thermal and photovoltaic, membrane & catalysts for energy systems, insulation materials, battery, energy storage 

7. Process Safety:  hazard identification & analysis, process plant design and modification, plant operation and monitoring, failure detection and loss prevention, protective systems, equipment design and plant reliability, accident modeling and analysis, emergency, evacuation and rescue, operational management and training aspects

8. Occupational Safety and Health: safety awareness, occupational safety & health, industrial hygiene, chemical safety and toxicology, ergonomic, safety management and policy, safety at work on construction, manufacturing, and electrical

Peer Review Process

The practice of peer review (double blind) is to ensure that good paper is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out on all reputable scientific journals. Our referees therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of Journal of Energy and Safety Technologies

Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organisers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Energy and Safety Technology is published online with a frequency of two issues per year . Besides that, special issues of Journal of Energy and Safety Technolog will be published non-periodically from time to time

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.




Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is a leading innovation-driven entrepreneurial research university in engineering science and technology located both in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and Johor Bahru, the southern city in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a vibrant economic corridor in the south of Peninsular Malaysia.

With a strength of more than 2,000 academic staff, of which more than 200 are foreign graduate faculty members, UTM continuously strives to develop and enhance quality academic and professional programmes of international standard and global recognition. The student population consists of more than 11,000 full-time undergraduate students, more than 6,000 enrolled on distance learning programmes as part-time students and more than 9,000 postgraduate students in various fields of specialisation. Out of this, more than 3,000 are foreign students.

UTM’s mission is to lead in the development of creative and innovative human capital and advanced technologies that will contribute to the nation’s wealth creation. This is in line with the aspiration of the country towards becoming a knowledge-based, innovation-led economy grounded in creativity and innovation with high value creation. Through a strategic transformation of its organizational structure, UTM is focused in creating a vibrant academic culture and fertile intellectual ecosystem that inspire creativity and innovation.

Innovation is thus central to its core value, with the innovation culture permeated across all dimensions of the university including teaching and learning, research and development, writing and publication, management and administration, staff and student development, consultancy and professional services and also university social responsibility. Innovation is expedited by the university community through concerted effort and strong team spirit with shared mission and purpose.

UTM has also established a reputation for innovative education and leading-edge, proven by becoming the three-time winner for the National Intellectual Property Award for organization category. A stimulating research culture exists in UTM through 11 Research Alliances (RA) in strategic disciplines namely Sustainability, Infocomm, Water, Cybernetics, Biotech, Construction, Materials & Manufacturing, K-Economy, Energy, Transportation and Nanotechnology. In addition there are 28 Centres of Excellence (CoE) in addition to academic faculties to service technological education and research needs of the university.

UTM is also actively engaged in research collaboration with renowned institutions such as Harvard University, MIT, University of Oxford, Imperial College of London, University of Cambridge, Tokyo University and Meiji University on areas of mutual interests. To facilitate further engagement and networking in academic and research undertakings, international satellite offices have been established in Tokyo, and already in the pipeline are plans to establish satellite offices in Doha (Qatar), Madinah (Saudi Arabia), and in Boston (USA).

UTM is thus renowned for being at the forefront of engineering and technological knowledge and expertise, contributing to the technical and professional workforce of the nation since 1904. Being a graduate-focused university, UTM has the highest number of postgraduate enrolment in engineering and technology, which is one of the important components in contributing towards the development of an innovation-led economy. Having produced more than 200,000 technical graduates and qualified professionals over the years, UTM has earned its place as Malaysia’s premier university in engineering and technology which inspires creativity and innovation.

Journal History

The Journal of Energy & Safety Technology (JEST) provides a platform to publish new findings and innovation, original research & development and systematic review for two crossed-disciplines in energy and safety technology. The journal will be peer-reviewed and published in two regular issues per year, covering the related topics as follows: