Author's guide

It is very important for us that authors write and prepare their manuscripts according to the instructions and specifications listed below. The length and effectiveness of the peer review process will largely depend upon the care used by authors in preparing their manuscripts. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission, and to check the manuscript for conformance before submitting it for publication.

Manuscripts preferred for publication in JGCS should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Manuscript should contain original work. Original work means the materials not published elsewhere in any journal by the authors or anyone else and is not under consideration for publication in any other medium. The only exception are review articles.
  2. JGCS is a scientific journal and publishes fundamental and applied research results from all fields of chemistry. Manuscript should be focused on the core aims and scope of the journal.
  3. Manuscript should be written clearly and correctly. it means that manuscript should contain all essential features of a complete scientific paper, should be written in a clear, easy to understand manner and be readable for a wide audience of chemists.
  4. JGCS accepts manuscript written in English. Language should be clear and grammatically correct. The style should be easily readable.
  5. Manuscript should be submitted in electronic form via JGCS’s web page.

 

Parts of the manuscript

  1. Title
  2. Name(s) of author(s)
  3. Affiliation(s) – name of workplace(s)
  4. E-mail address of corresponding author
  5. Abstract
  6. Keywords (up to 5 words or word constrictions)
  7. Main text
    • Introduction
    • Results and Discussion
    • Experimental section (optional)
    • Summary
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. References

 

The detail description of the manuscript parts:

1. Title.

The title should be relatively short but informative.

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2. Name(s) of author(s)

A list of all authors of the paper should be presented. We need initial(s) for first (and middle) names and full last name. Corresponding author should be indicated by the envelope symbol (*) positioned as a superscript.

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3. Affiliation(s) – name of workplace(s)

Authors’ affiliations should be indicated in this section. In the case of several organizations, all the them should be listed and numbered by Latin alphabet. In addition, corresponding organizations should be indicated by Latin alphabet after each author’s last names as a superscript.

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4. E-mail address of corresponding author

A valid e-mail address of the corresponding author is needed. It will be used for contacting with the authors.

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5. Abstract

An abstract must accompany every article. It should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. An abstract should give concise information about the content of the core idea of your paper. It should be informative and not only present the general scope of the paper but also indicate the main results and conclusions.

An abstract should not normally exceed 200 words. It should not contain literature citations or allusions to the tables or illustrations. All non-standard symbols and abbreviations should be defined.

In combination with the title and key-words, the abstract is an indicator of the content of the paper. Authors should remember that online systems rely heavily on the content of titles and abstracts to identify articles in electronic bibliographic databases and search engines. They are therefore requested to take great care in preparing these elements.

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6. Keywords (up to 5 words or word constructions)

List of all keywords proposed by the authors, separated by commas or semicolons.

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7. Main text

General rules for writing: use simple and declarative sentences, avoid long sentences, in which the meaning may be lost by complicated construction; be concise, avoid idle words; make your argumentation complete; use commonly understood terms; define all non-standard symbols and abbreviations when you introduce them;

explain all acronyms and abbreviations when they first appear in the text; use all units consistently throughout the article; be self-critical as you review your drafts.

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7.1. Introduction

you present the subject of your paper clearly, you indicate the scope of the subject, you present the goals of your paper and finally the organization of your paper.

7.2. Results and Discussion

It may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. This section should not contain technical details. Abbreviations and acronyms should  be used sparingly and consistently. Where they first appear in the text, they should be defined; authors may also explain large numbers of abbreviations and acronyms in a footnote on the first page.

7.3 Experimental Section (optional)

It should be written in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the authors’ work. Chemical compounds should be named according to the systematic rules of IUPAC or Chemical Abstracts. Common trivial names that are accepted by IUPAC can also be used. Units and dimensions should be expressed according to the metric system and SI units.

Computational Part - in theoretical papers, technical details such as the computational methods, and models applied or newly developed models should be presented in an appropriately named section. Sufficient detail should be provided to enable readers to reproduce the calculations.

7.4. Summary

Please shortly provide main achievements and/or findings the performed research.

Footnotes/Endnotes

We encourage authors to restrict the use of footnotes. If necessary, please make endnotesrather thanfootnotes.

 

Tables

Authors should use tables only to achieve concise presentation, or where the information cannot be given satisfactorily in other ways. Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals and referred to in the text by number. Each table should have an explanatory caption which should be as concise as possible.

 

Figures

Authors may use line diagrams and photographs to illustrate theses from their text. The figures should be clear, easy to read and of good quality. Styles and fonts should match those in the main body of the article. All figures must be mentioned in the text in consecutive order and be numbered with Arabic numerals.

 

Schemes

By schemes we understand sequences of reactions. They should have brief titles describing their contents. Schemes should be numbered with Arabic numerals.

Authors should indicate precisely in the main text where table/figures/schemes should be inserted, if these elements are given at the end in the original version of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end.

Images

Authors may be asked to submit images as a separate file in most popular formats (for example in BMP, GIF, JPEG formats).  Authors will be notified personally about more detail specifications of the image files.

 

8. Acknowledgments

An acknowledgement  should contain your appreciation for the people who contributed to your project. It is up to you to determine who you are most grateful to for helping you with the research.

 

9. Reference list

A complete reference should give the reader enough information to find the relevant article. Please pay particular attention to spelling, capitalization and punctuation here. Completeness of references is the responsibility of the authors.  JGCS accepts IEEE style.

A complete reference should comprise the following:

Reference to an article in a journal Elements:

Author's Initials. Surname. “Title of article”, Title of journal, Vol. Volume number, No. Issue number, pp. page numbers of contribution, Year of publication.

Sample:

  1. Zhou, „Chemical Pollution and Transport of Organic Dyes in Water–Soil–Crop Systems of the Chinese Coast,“ Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 784-793, 2001.

 

Reference to a book Elements:

Author's Initials. Surname, Title, Edition (if not the first), Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication, page numbers of contribution.

Sample:

  1. Morrsion, G. Tittse, Organic Chemistry, 2 Ed., Vol 2, London: Willey and Sons, 2015, 560-580.