Guide for Authors

Information for Authors

Types of Contributions:

Original Papers: Are full-length descriptions of extensive and significant experimental and/or theoretical studies.

Short Communications: Must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. The style and presentation should conform to that laid down for Manuscripts Preparation, but the length should not exceed three printed journal pages.

Reviews: Will usually be written at the invitation of the editors. Nevertheless, authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult them prior to commencement.

Papers: Papers are published in English and should be double spaced with uniform size and a wide margin on the left. The headings order is: Title, Abstract, Key Words, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, and References. Tables and Figures should be inserted in the manuscript word-processor file, where first mentioned in the text.

Format of Manuscript: Original submissions should be in Word format and PDF, while revised manuscripts are requested to be in Word format.

Manuscript Preparation

Title: A Paper should be headed by a concise and informative title that is rather short, clear, structurally defined, and more specific with less description. Subsequently the author(s) name(s) and affiliations should be followed with an asterisk appearing on that of the corresponding author.

Abstract: An abstract of maximum 250 words should contain a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as a description of any new information presented.

Keywords: A maximum of six specific and relevant keywords, which best describe the manuscript, should appear below the abstract.

Introduction: A full-length paper should present a short but rather comprehensive introduction that makes a clear account of previous related research and states justifications for the work.

Experimental: Experimental section should describe the methods and procedures in sufficient detail to permit repetition of the work by others. It should include alllistings of compound characterizations and any associated literature citations. For known compounds procedures that were already reported in previous publication should be cited but not reported in detail.

Supporting Information: The supporting information should contain: copies of spectra, chromatograms, graphs, tables, crystallographic, and computational data.

Computational Data:Details of computational techniques and results should be included in order to permit others repeat the work. Input parameters, specific programs and detailed descriptions, as well as significant calculated data such as relative energies and the number of imaginary frequencies, should appear in the text. All data not shown in the text, such as Z-matrices, should be placed in the supporting information.

Results and Discussion: The novelty and significance of original and important findings should be discussed, compared, and contrasted to those in the literature.

References: References should be numbered consecutively (numerals in square brackets) throughout the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper. Citations should not appear under a single reference number (for instance 1a–g), instead separate numbers should be employed (1-7). Journals, books, edited multi-author books, etc. should be cited in accordance with those employed by Carey and Sundberg in the latest edition of the “Advanced Organic Chemistry” text book.

Tables: Each table should have a title that makes its general meaning understandable without reference to the text. It should be typed in double spacing and referred to (in the text) via Arabic numbers.

Figures: Figures include diagrams, graphs, spectra, photographs, and all other types of illustrations presented in the Journal. They should be inserted into the manuscript where first mentioned in the text. Structures and reaction Schemes should not be entitled as Figures. The caption should be understandable without reference to the text and is to describe the contents of the Figure. The Figure number and caption should not be included in the graphic. It must be typed in the manuscript word-processor file directly underneath the Figure. Different parts of the Figure should be identified in the caption using a, b, etc. Each Figure must be referred to by its number at least once in the manuscript text.

Graphical Abstract: The Graphical Abstract should present the contents of the article in an attention-grabbing pictorial manner, by providing images that clearly represent the work described in the article. In addition, it should contain the main Title, authors’ names and affiliations and also a short summary of the work. Graphical Abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system.

Crystallographic Structure: Crystallographic structure determinations should include: crystal data, positional parameters (partial), selected bond lengths and bond angles; as well as a drawing of the crystal or molecular structure with numbering.

Nomenclature, Units and Symbols: Chemical nomenclature should follow the IUPAC rules. All abbreviations should follow the full names after their first appearance in the text. The SI symbols (for units) are used without any explanation.

Text Preparation: The final text should be submitted via our online submission system (www. as a Microsoft Office Word document (*.doc file). Figures should be given in JPG format in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) or Excel files.

Proofs: Upon receiving of the proof, authors are requested to correct and return it as soon as possible.

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