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AIM AND SCOPE:
International Journal of Chemical Science and Technology (IJCST) is an international peer-reviewed multidisciplinary online journal published monthly. CST publishes original research articles in chemicals as well as Medical and scientific fields including Analytical chemistry, Biochemistry, Computational Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Environmental chemistry, Geochemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Materials science, Medicinal chemistry, Nuclear chemistry, Organic chemistry, Pharmacology, Physical chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Thermo chemistry, Food Chemistry , General Chemistry, Photochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Astrochemistry. The journal accepts Review Articles, Original Articles and Short Communications.

Scientific articles should have the following structure:
  • Title,
  • Authors and affiliations,
  • Abstract (max. 200 words),
  • Keywords (max. 3 to 6),
  • Introduction,
  • Methodology,
  • Results and Discussion (Experimental),
  • Conclusions,
  • Acknowledgement (if any),
  • References
Submission of a paper implies that
  • The sections should be arranged in a sequence generally accepted in publications in the respective fields.
  • Scientific articles report on significant and innovative achievements and should exhibit a high level of originality.
  • Technical articles report on applications of an already described innovation.
  • Typically, technical articles are not based on new experiments.

Format and submission of Features
The submitted articles must be prepared with Word 2007 for Windows. Normal style set to single column, 1.5 line spacing, and 12 pt Times New Roman font only recommended.

 Correct spelling and grammar are the sole responsibility of the author(s). Papers should be written in a concise and succinct manner.

Tables, figures and illustrations should fit within either single column (8 cm) or double column (17 cm) width and should be inserted in the text where appropriate. The captions should be self-explanatory. (Avoid using large tables or figures)

SI system of units and IUPAC recommendations for nomenclature, symbols and abbreviations should be followed closely. Additionally, the authors should follow the general guidelines when citing spectral and analytical data, and depositing crystallographic data.

Formulae and Equations: They must be written with great care using corresponding formula/equation editor. The equations written in newer versions of equation editors incorporated into Word 2007 or above are not acceptable. The authors are strongly encouraged to use external Microsoft equation editors from earlier versions of MS Word or MathType. Use parentheses freely to avoid ambiguities. Make distinction between digit "one" and letter "l" and between digit "zero" and capital "O". Do not use small letter "o" for zero. Equations should be numbered (1), (2) etc.

Graphics:
schemes,equations and structure blocks
Scheme: depicts a series of chemical transformations containing chemical structures.
Equation: illustrates a simpler transformation with a single reaction arrow.
Structure Block: a collection of one or more numbered structures.

All graphics appear in the text immediately following the paragraph in which they are first mentioned.

For preparation of Schemes, Equations, and Structure Blocks, CS ChemDraw is the recommended drawing program, but ISISDraw may also be used (other programs are not acceptable). Do not insert the Schemes, Equations, and Structure Blocks as picture images.
With ChemDraw or ISISDraw the following settings should be used:
Text font: Times New Roman, 10 pt 
Fixed length: 14.4 pt (0.508 cm, 0.2 in)
Bold width: 2.0 pt (0.071 cm, 0.0278 in)
Line width: 0.6 pt (0.021 cm, 0.0084 in)
Bond spacing: 18% of width
Hash spacing: 2.5 pt (0.088 cm, 0.0347 in)

Owing to the incomplete implementation of the MATH tag in some of the most popular browsers, efficient handling of mathematical equations is not possible. Therefore, authors should create their mathematical equations in a layout program of their choice and then save the equation as an image in jpg format.

Within Schemes, Equations, or Structure Blocks, individual structures may be numbered with boldface Arabic numerals and lower case letters, e.g. 32a, 32b
Schemes or chemical equations must be cited in the text using Arabic numerals, e.g. Scheme 1, Equation 1 etc.

Captions should be presented separately from the Scheme and Equation.
Examples:

http://www.arkat-usa.org/images/instructions/scheme.jpg
Scheme 1. Synthesis of the known azide 6 from bromide 5 and sodium azide.

log k = (-2.62 ± 0.40)σ - (1.69 ± 0.17)    (1)

When inserting Schemes, Equations, and Structure Blocks; do not use the float over text option.

 

Characters should be correctly represented throughout the manuscript: for example, 1 (one) and l (ell), 0 (zero) and O (oh), x (ex), ´ (times sign), ° (degree sign). Use Symbol font for all Greek letters and math symbols.

Image quality: keep figures as simple as possible for clarity - avoid unnecessary complexity, colouring and excessive detail. Images should be of sufficient quality for the printed version, i.e. 300 dpi minimum. At submission, figures should be at good enough resolution to be assessed by referees, ideally as JPEGs. High-resolution figures (in JPEG, PNG, PBM, TIFF format) will be required if the paper is eventually accepted for publication.

Image size: illustrations should be submitted at its final size (8 cm for single column width or 17 cm for double column width) so that neither reduction nor enlargement is required.

Text in illustrations: lettering should be in 8 point Arial (or similar) font. In graphs, use SI units, separated from quantities by parentheses, e.g. T (K); c (mol L‑1). Symbols representing physical quantities should be given in italics.

Line drawings: lines should be black, of an adequate thickness (e.g. 1 pt), take special care of lines in spectra. Mark data points with simple geometric symbols. Use cross-hatching if appropriate.

Photographs: please provide either high quality digital images (250 dpi resolution)
or original prints. Computer print-outs or photocopies will not reproduce well enough
for publication. Colour photographs rarely reproduce satisfactorily in black and white.

Plants, animals and microorganisms: They should be given their full binominal Latin name, in italic, in the title, abstract, headings and legends of tables and figures, and at the first mention in the text. A collection number, strain number or name should be quoted, e.g. Escherichia coli (K12). Thereafter abbreviate them in the text, e.g. E. coli.

Symbols, terminology and abbreviations: Internationally accepted usage is recommended. Symbols and abbreviations should be used consistently.

Chemical nomenclature: Follow the usage of Chemical Abstracts whenever possible.
The names and location of suppliers/makers of equipment, chemicals, etc. should be provided. The details should be given in the first mention, then subsequently only the maker’s/supplier’s name.

References: References should start on a separate page. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. The list of references should be arranged acording to their appearenace in the text. Give names of all authors (do not use "et al."), with their initials before the respective surnames. Exclude article titles in journals. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index, 2005 edition, and supplements. The abbreviated titles should be followed by the volume number, year (in parentheses) and first and last page numbers.

Examples of the reference format
  • Ho, M.; Pemberton, J. E. Anal. Chem. 1998, 70, 4915–4920.
  • A. Wilchem, B. Wilchem Chem. Ind. 50 (1996) 123-125.
  • C. Wilchem, Textbook of Chemistry, Publisher, City (1990), p. 123
  • D. Wilchem, in Chemistry Handbook, E. Editor Ed., Publisher, City (1990), p. 123.
  • Francesconi, K. A.; Kuehnelt, D. In Environmental Chemistry of Arsenic; Frankenberger, W. T., Jr., Ed.; Marcel Dekker: New York, 2002; pp 51–94.

Online citations should include the author, title, website and date of access (example: N.A. Wright, The Standing of UK Histopathology Research 1997–2002. http://pathsoc.org.uk [accessed 7 October 2004]).


Submission check list
Prior to sending it to the Editor for review, ensure that the following items are present:
  • One Author designated as corresponding Author:
  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address
  • Telephone numbers
  • Keywords
  • All figure captions
  • All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
  • Manuscript has been "spellchecked"
  • References are in the correct format
  • All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
  • Figures are black-and-white
  • All necessary files have been included
Article Proofs
Page proofs are sent to the designated author through e-mail. They must be carefully checked and returned the revised manuscript within 48 hours of receipt.

Page Charges and Re-print
The journals published by Pharma Info Publisher are Open Access journals, which mean that the publication cost should be covered by the author's institution or research funds.

 

 

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