Manuscripts not exceeding 30 pages should be typed double-spaced on one side of high quality white A4 sheets (21.6×27.9 cm) with 3.71 cm margins, using Microsoft Word 2000 or a later version thereof. The sections should be arranged in the following order: Title Page, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgments, Abbreviations (if any), References, Tables, a list of Figure Captions, and Figures. Only the first letters of words in the Title, Headings and Subheadings are capitalized. Headings should be in bold while Subheadings in italic fonts.
Title Page: Includes the title of the article, authors’ names with full first names and middle initials, and affiliations. The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (university or company), city and state and should be typed as a footnote to the author’s name. The name and complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence (who is designated with an asterisk) should also be included for office purposes. The title should be carefully, concisely and clearly constructed to highlight the emphasis and content of the manuscript, which is very important for information retrieval.
Abstract: A one paragraph abstract not exceeding 200 words is required, which should be arranged to highlight the purpose, methods used, results and major findings, with the results comprising no less than 50% of the abstract.
Keywords: A list of 4-6 keywords, which express the precise content of the manuscript for indexing purposes, should follow the abstract.
Introduction: Should present the purpose of the studies to be reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field, but it should not be an extensive review of the literature (e.g., should not exceed 1 ˝ typed pages).
Materials and Methods: Should be sufficiently informative to allow competent reproduction of the experimental procedures presented, yet concise enough not to be repetitive of earlier published procedures. Note that all unusual hazards in the chemicals, equipment or procedures used in the study must be clearly identified.
Results: Should present results in Tables and Figures plus some complimentary data in the Text without extensive discussion of results.
Discussion: Should be concise and focusing on the interpretation of the results without repetition of same results.
Conclusion: Should be a brief account of the major findings of the study not exceeding one typed page at the most.
Nomenclature: Registered trade names should be capitalized whenever they are used, while trade or trivial names should not be capitalized. The chemical name or composition should be given in parentheses at the first occurrence of that name. Nomenclature should be systematic conforming to those used by the Chemical Abstracts Service and recommended by IUPAC and IUBMB.
Abbreviations: Abbreviations are to be used sparingly, otherwise provide a notation section indicating all nonstandard abbreviations on a separate page prior to the references section. The metric system should be used for all measurements, which must be indicated in lower case letters (e.g., g, kg, m, ml, s), while Standard International (SI) units are to be used conforming to IUPAC. Define all symbols used in equations and formulas. Include a list of all symbols in the notation section when extensively used.
Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments, including those for grant and financial support, should be typed in one paragraph directly preceding the References section.
References: References should be typed double-spaced and numbered sequentially in the order in which they are cited in the text. References should be cited in the text by the appropriate Arabic numerals, which are superscripted while enclosed in square brackets. Titles of journals are abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (American Chemical Society). Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. The style and punctuation should conform to the following examples:
1. Journal Article:
For journals that are not paginated continuously throughout the year (e.g., page numbering does not continue from issue to the next), the volume number should be followed by the issue number in regular parentheses. In contrast, only the volume number is required for journals that are paginated continuously throughout the year. Examples:
a) Metallo, S. J.; Kane, R. S.; Holmlin, R. E.; Whitesides, G. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 4534-4540.
b) Stevens, M. J. Langmuir 1999, 15, 2773-2778.
c) Walmsley, I.; Rabitz, H. Phys. Today 2003, 56(8), 43-49.
d) Freemantle, M. Chem. Eng. News 1988, 76(28), 15-16.
2. Books with authors, No Editors:
a) Calvert, J. G.; Pitts, J. N. Photochemistry; Wiley: New York, 1966, pp 156-186.
b) Zewail, A. H. Femtochemistry-Ultrafast Dynamics of the Chemical Bond; World Scientific: Singapore, 1994; Vol. I, pp 52-58.
3. Books with Authors and Editors:
a) The carbohydrates: Chemistry and Biochemistry; Pigman, W. W., Ed.; Academic Press: New York, 1970; pp 45-50.
b) Hilman, L. W. In Dye Laser Principles with Applications; Durate, F. J.; Hilman, L. W.; Eds.; Academic press: New York, 1990; Chapter 1.
c) Lochbrunner, S.; Stock, K.; De waele, V.; Riedle, E. Ultrafast Excited-State Proton Transfer: Reactive Dynamics by Multidimensional Wavepacket Motion. In Femtochemistry and Femtobiology: Ultrafast dynamics in Molecular Science; Douhal, A.; Santamaria, J., Eds.; World Scientific: Singapore, 2002; pp 202-212.
d) Femtochemistry and Femtobiology: Ultrafast Reaction Dynamics at Atomic Scale Resolution; Sundstrom, V., Ed.; World Scientific: Singapore, 1997; Chapter 2.
4. Technical Report:
Schneider, A. B. Technical Report No. 1234-56, 1985; ABC Company, New York.
Kealy, T. J. US Patent 3 062 820, 1962; Chem. Abstr. 1963, 58, 9101.
Flink, S. Sensing Monolayers on Gold and Glass. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands, 2000.
7. Conference or Symposium Proceedings:
Huber, O.; Szejtli, J. Proceedings of the IV International Symposium on Cyclodextrins; Munchen; Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, 1988.
8. Software Acquired from a Company:
Alchemy: A Molecular Modeling System for the IBMPC; Tripos Associates, Inc.: St. Louis, MO, 1988.
9. Software Accessed through the Internet:
CLOGP Program. Daylight Chemical Information systems, Inc. http://www.daylight.com/daycgi/clogp.
10. Internet Source:
Should include Author names (if any), Title, Internet website, URL, and (date of access).
11. Prepublication Online Articles (Already accepted for publication) :
Should include Author names (if any), Title of Digital Database, Database Website, URL, and (date of access).
Tables: Tables should be numbered with Arabic numerals and referred to by number in the Text (e.g., Table 1). Each Table should be typed on a separate page with the legend above the Table, while explanatory footnotes, which are indicated by superscript lowercase letters, should be typed below the Table.
Illustrations: Figures, drawings, diagrams, charts and photographs are to be numbered in a consecutive series of Arabic numerals in the order in which they are cited in the text. Computer-generated illustrations and good-quality digital photographic prints are accepted. They should be black and white originals (not photocopies) provided on separate pages and identified with their corresponding numbers. Actual size graphics should be provided, which need no further manipulation, with lettering (Arial or Helvetica) not smaller than 4.5 points, lines no thinner than 0.5 points, and each of uniform density. All color should be removed from graphics except for those graphics to be considered for publication in color. If graphics are to be submitted digitally, they should conform to the following minimum resolution requirements: 1200 dpi for black and white line art, 600 dpi for grayscale art, and 300 dpi for color art. All graphic files must be saved as TIFF images, and all illustrations must be submitted in the actual size at which they should appear in the journal. Note that good quality hardcopy original illustrations are required for both online and mail submissions of manuscripts.
Text Footnotes: The use of text footnotes is to be avoided. When their use is absolutely necessary, they should be typed at the bottom of the page to which they refer, and should be cited in the text by a superscript asterisk or multiples thereof. Place a line above the footnote, so that it is set off from the text.
Supplementary Material: Authors are encouraged to provide all supplementary materials that may facilitate the review process, including any detailed mathematical derivations that may not appear in whole in the manuscript, crystallographic information files (CIFs) and cited preprints. As to CIF files, the author must deposit the corresponding CIFs with the Cambridge Crystallograghic Data Centre (CCDC). The E-mail address of CCDC is: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deposited material is indicated in the manuscript by a footnote as follows:
Supplementary data: Crystallographic data for the structural analysis reported in this paper have been deposited with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, CCDC, Number (...). Copies of the information may be obtained free of charge from Director, CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EZ, UK (Fax: +44-1223-336033; e-mail; email@example.com, home page: http//www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk).
Theoretical Calculations: Reporting the results of electronic structure calculations should follow the guidelines in J. E. Boggs (Pure and Appl. Chem. 1998, 70(4), 1015-1018). Reporting force field parameters and other energy surface data should follow the guidelines in D. J. Raber and W. C. Guida (Pure and Appl. Chem. 1998, 70(10), 2047-2049). Both sets of guidelines are available online at the IUPAC Website ( http://www.iupac.org/reports/1998/index.html ).
X-Ray Data: X-ray data presented in the text and/or tables should provide information on the empirical formula, unit cell dimensions (a, b, c in pm or Ĺ; a, b, c in degrees) with corresponding standard error estimates, number of formula units in the unit cell, density (measured or calculated), crystal system, space group symbol, diffractometer type, radiation, and monochromator used, temperature, data collection mode, the q-range and reciprocal lattice segments, number of reflections measured, number of symmetry-independent reflections, cut-off criterion, linear absorption coefficient, absorption correction method, method of solution and refinement, positional and atomic displacement parameters, final R and Rw. A table of selected bond distances and bond angles may also be included.
Revised Manuscript and Computer Disks: Following the acceptance of a manuscript for publication and the incorporation of all required revisions, authors should submit an original and one more copy of the final manuscript typed double-spaced plus a 3˝" disk containing the complete manuscript in Microsoft Word for Windows 2000 or a later version thereof. Original Figures should be submitted with the final, revised manuscript even if art is submitted electronically. All graphic files must be saved as TIFF images, and all illustrations must be submitted in the actual size at which they should appear in the journal. A list of the software programs used for text, art and file names on the disk should also be provided. Label the Disk with the author’s last name, title of the manuscript, and date. Package the disk in a disk mailer or protective cardboard.
Reprints: Twenty (20) reprints are provided to the author responsible for correspondence free of charge. For orders of more reprints, a reprint order form and prices will be sent with article proofs, which should be returned directly to the Editor for processing.
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