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Guidelines for Authors

TERI Information Digest on Energy and Environment (TIDEE) is a Secondary peer-reviewed journal include research articles, technical notes, and reviews as well. It's focus is on energy and environmental research in India and other SAARC countries. The journal also includes several other sections on current research abstracts, new developments, useful web sites, events updates, etc to make it's readers current and updated.

Articles and Technical notes should examine concepts, analyses, and case studies of important issues in the field. Reviews could be on any current and important developments in the region. All such submissions will be peer-reviewed using the criteria of originality, accuracy, and quality of contribution in these fields.


The manuscript has to be submitted to the Editor as soft copy typeset in MS Word format.

Presentation of manuscripts

Manuscripts must be in English and the length of original articles should not exceed the word limit of 5000. The main text should be double-spaced with headings and sub-headings clearly indicated and placed on the left-hand side of the text. All tables, figures, and equations should be numbered with Arabic numerals and the measurements should be given in metric (SI) units. The manuscript should be arranged in the order given below.

  • Short title (10 words is the desired maximum length), subtitle (if desired)

  • Author's name, affiliation, full postal and e-mail addresses, telephone, and fax numbers (respective affiliations and addresses for co-authors should be clearly indicated)

  • Abstract (not exceeding 200 words)

  • Main body of the text, suitably divided under headings

  • Acknowledgements

  • References

  • Appendices/annexures (each on a separate sheet)

  • Tables (each on a separate sheet)

  • Figures (each on a separate sheet)


In the text, the surname of the author(s) followed by the year of publication of the reference is to be given, e.g. (Hall 1993). Where there are several publications by the same author(s) in the same year, use notations ‘1993a’, ‘1993b’, etc. Up to three authors can be mentioned in text references; four or more authors should be shortened to the first three authors' names followed by et al. References must be listed alphabetically at the end of the paper (double spaced) and should conform to the following style.

For journals

Davis G R. 1990
Energy for planet earth
Scientific American 263(3): 55–62

For books

Carmichael J B and Strzepek K M. 1987
Industrial Water Use and Treatment Practices
London: Cassell Tycooly

For chapters of edited books

Sintak Y. 1992
Models and projections of energy use in the Soviet Union. pp. 1–53
In International Energy Economics, edited by T Steiner. London: Chapman and Hall

For grey literature

Togeby M and Jacobsen U. 1996
How conflicting goals concerning environment and transport influence the policy process?
Paper presented at the Conference on Transport, Energy and Environment, 3–4 October, Helsingor, Denmark


Footnotes should be minimized, and where unavoidable, should be indicated in the text by superior Arabic numerals, which run consecutively through the paper. They should be grouped in order of appearance at the bottom of the concerned page in numerical order and must be double-spaced.

Accepted manuscripts

  • On acceptance, contributors will be intimated in due course.

  • Keep a back-up copy for reference and safety.


One/two sets of proofs will be sent to the author before publication, which should be returned promptly within 48 hours of receipt. Authors are urged to check the proofs carefully before return.


Apart from one free copy of the journal to the authors, 10 free off-prints will be supplied to the first author. Further off-prints and copies of the journal can be purchased at a reasonable cost if ordered in advance.


Responsibility for the contents of the paper rests upon the authors, not upon the editor or the publisher. Papers are accepted for refereeing on the understanding that they have been submitted only to this journal and to no other journal. All authors must sign the Transfer of Copyright agreement before the article can be published by the TERI Press. This copyright transfer agreement enables TERI Press to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not affect the authors' proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the articles, including reprints, photographic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations, and includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining, from the copyright holder, permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.


For information on editorial content, and to submit manuscripts for review, please contact

Mr P K Bhattacharya, Editor
TERI Information Digest of Energy and Environment
Darbari Seth Block
Habitat Place, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003
Tel.: +91-11-2468 2100/2111
Fax: +91-11-2468 2144/2145
E-mail: pkbhatta@teri.res.in
Web: www.teriin.org

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