Aims & Scope

Published by CIBSE Ireland and DIT

CIBSE is the professional body that exists to support the science, art and practice of building services engineering including electrical engineering.and lighting. CIBSE members in Ireland are represented by an active Regional Committee who are involved in organising CPD events, technical evenings, training courses, social events and an annual conference.

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) has been an integral part of the Irish Higher Education system for more than a century. It is one of Ireland’s largest and most innovative university-level institutions. A comprehensive, dual-sector doctoral-awarding institution, TU Dublin combines the academic excellence of a traditional university with professional, career-oriented learning, preparing graduates for productive leadership roles.

Follow the instruction below to submit a manuscript to the SDAR* Journal. Shortly afterward, you will receive an e-mail confirming your submission The submission process consists of the following steps: 1. Read and accept the Article Submission Agreement. 2. Provide a short bio of all authors and/or the company represented. 3. Upload your article and related items. Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items: • Article title • An abstract of 200 words or less (separate from the article body) • Keywords for your article • Article in one of the following formats: PDF, Microsoft Word, or RTF. Articles must be submitted without a title page, abstract, or page numbers. These will be provided by the system. This is especially important so that you do not include any identifying information about the authors, as the article you submit will be sent to reviewers. • If you create your own PDF file, please embed all fonts and use Adobe’s PDF Distiller instead of PDF Writer to ensure that others can view the article exactly as you intended it to be. Please see our tips for making your own PDF file (http://arrow.dit.ie/pdffaq.html) No part of submission is final until all steps have been completed and you click the final Submit button. The review process begins as soon as SDAR* Journal receives a readable article, along with the abstract and article title. You may revise any of these elements later by clicking the submitted article’s title on your My Account page. Aims & Scope page here.

Ethical Statement

SDAR is an open access double blind peer review journal and undertakes to operate to the highest ethical standards. Therefore, the duties of the relevant partners are defined as follows;


The editorial team has the final decision with regards to publication. They will ensure fair procedures and confidentiality for authors. They will disclose any conflict of interest surrounding a submission and will be involved in and cooperate with any investigations should the need arise.

Reviewers Will contribute to the editorial decision; they will provide reviews in a timely manner. Reviews must be undertaken in an objective and non-partisan fashion. Any conflict of interest must be disclosed.

Authors Will ensure that the material submitted is their own work and that it is properly referenced. They will ensure that it has not been published elsewhere or be pending publication or possible acceptance for submission elsewhere.