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Author Guidelines

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1. AIM AND SCOPE

European Chemical Bulletin is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research papers, short communications, and review articles in all areas of chemistry. This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

Authors retain copyright without restrictions.

Plagiarism statement:  Plagiarism is a direct violation of intellectual and academic honesty. Although it exists in many forms, all plagiarism refers to the same act: "representing somebody else’s words or ideas as one’s own”. This can take the form of taking material from other sources, including the Internet, and deliberately failing to give credit in a paper to the original source. It can also involve improper use of citation and documentation in a way that constitutes plagiarism, even though unintended. Plagiarism is a very serious violation of academic rules.  Our journal reject all the manuscripts with suspect of plagiarism and disclose authors for any further publication possibility in the European Chemical Bulletin. In order to detect plagiarism we use the Gammarly software (www.grammarly.com).

Our articles are deposited at a national library repository (http://www.real.mtak.hu

 

European Chemical Bulletin has five sections, namely

Section A - Classical and Advanced Chemical Sciences,

Section B - Materials and Environmental Chemistry,

Section C - Chemical and Biological Aspects of Life,

Section D - Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Biotechnology,

Section E - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

 

European Chemical Bulletin is an open access journal available for readers for free on-line at www.eurchembull.com. European Chemical Bulletin does not accept papers without scientific content, paying of publication fee is not enough condition for accepting a paper to publish in ECB. Waiving of publication fee will be considered only if every author of the paper works in a country listed in our instructions to Author (list of countries).

 

 

2. SUBMISSION


Manuscripts should be sent with using our online submission system after registration as author at http://www.eurchembull.com/ . In order to upload the paper, please register as an author on the website and confirm the receipt of the e-mail sent by us, because without this you cannot upload your paper. If you have not received the e-mail, your firewall setup should be changed, or inform us and we will manage the problem.  Although submission via the submission system is strongly preferred, we accept manuscripts sent by common e-mail (editor@eurchembull.com) as well.

When you upload your paper, please give all the author name and the parameters for all authors (you can ask windows for adding the other authors with clicking on Add author icon.

Submission of request for total or partial waiver of the publication fee will be entertained only at the submission stage and not later. In order to publish a paper for free or at a discounted price, it is a required condition that the manuscript is written in appropriate English and that the manuscript is prepared and submitted according to the guidelines of the journal and in the prescribed format.

 

Free publication can be requested only, if all the following conditions are met:

-each author works in a country listed in the following link.

-the research was not supported by any foundation

-the authors’ organization of employment does not pay the publication fee

-authors reqest the waiver at the time of manuscript submission (and not later)

-the quality of manuscript (professional content, typographical quality and language ) is high and conforms to the prescribed format.

 

Observation the guidelines is a condition of the acceptance of a paper. There is no possibility to pay for the language and proofreading services by us to revise a poor quality manuscript. Non-conformation to this requirement will result the rejection of the paper without reviewing. If authors are unable to submit manuscript with correct English, they may seek help by click on the link1 or link2.

Our journal use single or double-blind peer-reviewing, depending on the author’s request. If the attached manuscript contains the paper without giving the author’s name, a double-blind peer-reviewing process is used automatically. 

 

2.1. SUBMISSION PREPARATION CHECKLIST

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

1. The submission has neither been previously published, nor it is being considered for publication by  another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format. All figures should be submitted in JPG, PNG or TIFF format separately.

3. Whereever available, URLs for the references have been provided.

4. The text is formatted according to Author Guidelines, the placement of all illustrations and figures or Tables should be marked clearly in the text.

5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.

6. If submitting to a blind-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

2.2. ENSURE THAT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE PRESENT:

One Author is designated as the corresponding Author:

E-mail address,

Full postal address,

Telephone or fax numbers.

Keywords.

All figure captions.

All tables (including title, description, footnotes).

Manuscript has been "spell-checked" and "grammar-checked".

References are in the correct format for the journal.

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).

 

 

3. ARTICLE TYPES

 

Review articles:

Review articles and microreviews are welcome from any area of chemistry and may cover a wide or a specialized area of high impact.

 Research papers:

Scientific articles should report on significant, new, and innovative achievements, and should exhibit high level of originality.

 Short communications:

Short communications should generally follow the same order of sections as regular articles, but they should be short (max. 2500 words) and should report on a significant and new research work meriting a separate and fast publication.

 

 

4. DECLARATION

 

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published anywhere previously, it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere, including electronically, in the same form, in English or in any other language.

All manuscripts must be accompanied by the Copyright Release Form, which can be found in http://www.eurchembull.com .

This form must be accepted by all of the authors before processing the manuscript. A scanned copy is acceptable for e-mail submissions.

The use of someone else's ideas or words in their original or slightly changed form without a proper citation is considered plagiarism and will not be tolerated. Even if a citation is given, if quotation Marks ("") are not placed around words taken directly from another author's work, the author is still guilty of plagiarism.

 

 

5. ARTICLE STRUCTURE


When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the European Chemical Bulletin Microsoft Word template file http://www.eurchembull.com/files/templates/Template.doc must be used. Please use the ”Body text 1” format for the normal text.

 

Divide your article into clearly defined sections (without numbering)

Introduction

Experimental (Materials and methods)

Results and discussion

Conclusions

Acknowledgment

References

 

The format of the manuscript should be as follows:

 

First page (Cover Page):

5.1. TITLE PAGE:

The title page should be a separate page containing the following information:

-full title of the manuscript, and full names and addresses of all authors.

- addresses of the authors' affiliation (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, if available, the official e-mail address of each author. The corresponding author should be clearly indicated with his/her name, full postal address; telephone, mobile phone (if applicable) and fax numbers; and e-mail address.

-         The cover letter of each paper submitted for publication should clearly present:

-         Scientific motivation (Why this study is of interest);

-         General significance of the obtained results (How this study contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the general area of the study).

 

Second Page (Manuscript):

5.2. TITLE:

Title should be short and informative and written in sentence case.

 

5.3. ABSTRACT:

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. The abstract should not exceed 300 words.

 

5.4. KEYWORDS:

Immediately after the abstract, provide minimum of 5 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts. Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be used. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

 

5.5. INTRODUCTION:

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results. As far as possible avoid tables giving results/data of reported work.

 

5.6. EXPERIMENTAL:

Experimental methods should be described clearly and briefly. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference, only relevant modifications should be described.

 

5.7. THEORY/CALCULATIONS:

A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

 

5.8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:

This section may be separated into two parts. Unnecessary repetition should be avoided.

 

5.9. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, sponsoring agencies etc.). Acknowledgements should be as short as possible.

 

5.10. REFERENCES:

References should be numbered sequentially in the order they are cited in the text. The numbers should be set as superscripts, ….2 or …….3,4 or …….3,4,5-9 format. The numbers have to be given after the punctuation marks. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either "Unpublished results" or "Personal communication" Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

 

References are to be collected in numerical order at the end of the main text.

Do not use “et al:”. All the author names have to be given.

 

Please use commas as separating punctuation, and dots (periods) as punctuation to close a sentence, or an abbrevation. Please always use spaces after the dot and comma, but never before these. For example:

 

Smith  ,A  ,.B is absolutely incorrect, Smith,A.B. also incorrect, the correct form is  Smith, A. B., Taylor, C. D. and Brown, E. F., Eur. Chem. Bull., 2012, 1(1), 11.

 

In detail:

Smith (comma) (space) A (dot) (space) B(dot) (comma) (space) Taylor (comma) (space) C (dot) (space) D (dot (space) and (space) Brown (comma) (space) E  (dot) (space) F (dot) (comma) (space) abbreviated journal name with spaces after dots (comma) (space) year in bold (comma) (space) volume and issue number with cursive (comma (space) pagenumber (dot)

Smith, A. B., Taylor, C. D., Brown, E. F., Eur. Chem. Bull., 2012, 1(13), 500-503.

Titles of journals must be abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts (Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). http://cassi.cas.org/search.jsp or http://www.efm.leeds.ac.uk/~mark/ISIabbr/A_abrvjt.html . List of serial title word abbreviations: http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php

A list of most common journals and the abbreviations of theirs name can be found at our website (http://www.eurchembull.com/files/site/Journal_List.pdf). The journal name is cursive, year is bold, volume number is cursive, page number is normal.

 

Examples:

Arslan, H., Mansuroglu, D. S., VanDerveer, D., Binzet, G., Spectrochim. Acta, 2009A, 72, 561.

Bouzat, A., Azinieres, L., Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr., 1924, 35, 545;

Cady, G. H., J. Phys. Chem., 1981, 85, 3225; J. Phys. Chem., 1983, 87, 4437.

Bumazhnov,  F. T., Izv. Vysshikh Ucheb. Zaved. Tsvetn. Metall., 1972, (6), 56.

Zimmerman, D. M., US4332594.

Cotton, F. A., Wilkinson, G., Murillo, C. A., Bochmann, M., Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 6th Edition, John Wiley & Sons,1999 .

 

5.11.         FIGURES AND TABLES

Please send us the figures and Tables separately from the manuscripts. Authors should clearly indicate the place of the figures/tables in the manuscript. Please send the tables in Word format and the figures in jpg, tiff, png or other picture formats. Please do not send pdf pictures or pictures inserted into the doc file, especially do not put the picture into a text box or frame in a doc file. Please use pictures with high resolution. We have no facilities to increase the quality and resolution of the submitted files.

Please take care of margins in the case of figures. The width of figures may be two-column/single column wide (8 cm/16 cm), and the margins be the same for all Figures at every side.

The legends should be written with 10 pt Times New Roman fonts. No other font types or sizes are permitted.

 

(Captions) Figure 1. It has to be given as word text separately.

 

Correct numbering style of captions is:

 Figure 1.

Figure 2.

Figure 3.

 

Please do not use Figure (1), Figure-1, Figure 1: type captions. 

 

Please NEVER put the figures into Text box or other objects or frames and do not insert them into a word file but submit them as separate picture file.


1. All the Figures have to be made in the same size with a maximum width of 8.5 (8.0) or 17 (16) cm.

 2. The captions have to be given  separately and should not be embedded in the picture

 3. Each figure has to be built from one scanned/generated picture and not parts of figures, text boxes and likes.

 4. The legends on axes or other parts of the figures have to be written with Times New Roman 10 pt, bold format. The legends should be part of the picture, cannot be given separately in a text box (difference from captions). 

 5. The figures have to be sent in separate files. Put each figure in one separate file. The file format is jpg, png, tif, or other graphical file format (which can be edited) but never .doc or .pdf format, because these cannot be edited properly. Please do no insert the figures into the text .doc file and send without graphical file format.

 6. Please use the same size (0.5 cm and not larger) margin for all figures, on all sides.

 7. Numbering of tables should be consecutive in accordance to their appearance in the text. Place footnotes below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. The tables have to be given in Table format (contains cells). Avoid the use of Tabs or spaces to separate the elements. Do not position the letters/numbers within a cell with space button. Please position every cell content at the left side and up by built-in word functions. Do not use any table-design or colour, keep it plain.

 

 

6. NOTES

 

6.1. APPENDICES

If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on.

Nomenclature and units: Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). All nomenclature and notation should conform as closely as possible to the rules established by IUPAC. The only exception is the use of min, h, d and a as units for elapsed time, though never when combined algebraically with other units. If other quantities are mentioned, give their equivalent in SI.

 

6.2. CHEMICAL STRUCTURES AND REACTIONS:

Chemical structures and reaction schemes should be drawn using an appropriate software package designed for this purpose. As a guideline, these should be drawn to a scale such that all the details and text are clearly legible when placed in the manuscript (text should be no smaller that 10 pt.). To facilitate editing we recommend the use of any of the software packages widely available for this purpose: MDL® Isis/Draw, ACD/ChemSketch®, CS ChemDraw®, ChemWindow®, etc. Free versions of some of these products are available for personal or academic use from the respective publishers. If another less common structure drawing software is used, authors should ensure the figures are saved in a file format compatible with of one of these products. Please send us the files of the chemical structures and reactions.

 

 

6.3. CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC DATA:

Prior to submitting your manuscript to the journal you must deposit the data of X-ray structure analyses in a crystallographic database so that referees can access the information electronically. The two databases, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and the Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (FIZ), have the same procedure for the deposition of data and both will be pleased to provide help.

You should send your data (preferably electronically) to the appropriate address given below. In general, you will receive a depository number from the database two working days after electronic deposition. You should then quote the standard text, including the depository number, in your manuscript when it is submitted to the journal. This text will be included as a footnote in the final version of the paper. Before you return your revised manuscript to the journal Editor, please update your database entry if necessary.

 

6.4. CCDC NOTES:

The deposited data will not be archived to the CCDC until the paper has been published. If, after 18 months, the paper has not been published the CCDC will contact the depositor to determine what should be done with the data.

The preferred mode of deposition is by e-mail as a plain text ASCII file. Wherever possible the CIF format should be used but other formats will be accepted. Guidance for data deposition can be obtained from the CCDC website:

http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/conts/depositing.html

 

For all organic and organometallic compounds

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK Phone: +44(0)1223-336408 Fax: +44(0)1223-336033, E-mail:

deposit@ccdc.cam.ac.uk , http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk

Each number assigned is a 6-digit integer, e.g. CCDC-123456

 

Standard text: CCDC- contains the supplementary crystallographic data for this paper. These data can be obtained free of charge via

http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/data_request/cif ,

or by e-mailing

data_request@ccdc.cam.ac.uk,

or by contacting The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK; fax: +44(0)1223-336033. For all inorganic compounds (i.e. with no C-H bonds): Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (FIZ) , 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany Phone: +49(0)7247 808205, Fax: +49(0)7247 808666 E-mail:

crysdata@fiz-karlsruhe.de , ftp: ftp.fiz-karlsruhe.de (under path/pub/csd)

 

Standard text: "Further details of the crystal structure investigations(s) may be obtained in writing from the Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, 76344 Eggenstein- Leopoldshafen, Germany, on quoting the depository number(s) CSD-...............,

http://www.fiz-formationsdienste.de/de/DB/icsd/index.html .

 

6.5. FOLLOWING THE JOURNAL RULES:

If the authors do not expertise in writing scientific papers or have constraint of time or some other problem about preparing a manuscript, including Figures and Tables, according to the guidelines of the journal, they can request a discount manuscript making and proofreading service for the papers to be sent for publication in ECB. You can request this service at the adresses:  l.gyorgyi@deuton-x.hu  or at editor@eurchembull.com.

 

6.6. PROOFS:

Proofs will be dispatched via e-mail and corrections should be returned to the editor by e-mail as quickly as possible, normally within 48 hours of receipt. Typing errors should be corrected, changes of contents will be treated as new submissions. Changes in content, new Figures, Tables, rewriting text in an important fashion that causes re-editing will be accepted only if the author pays the associated costs.

 

 

7. IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR AUTHORS


We  suggest to our contributors have poor knowledge of the English language to seek help for improvement the language by a native English speaker friend or colleagues in the Department of English of their institutions before submitting it for publication.

European Chemical Bulletin provides a discount proofreading service for the authors who are not proficient in English. The details can be required at the following e-mail address: miklos.proofread@gmail.com or alternately, the authors may request us for the correction.

 

 

8. LIST OF TYPICAL MISTAKES WHICH SHOULD BE AVOIDED

 

Numbers, Angstroem and other symbolic characters should be inserted from INSERT menu. And do not create as A° since A°≠Å. Similarly, other mathematical symbols or Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, etc. characters should be called form INSERT/symbols menu and not created or inserted as picture into the text.

 

Units, Equations, Variables

Please use a (non-separating) space between the number and the units can be accessed in word via CTRL + SHIFT + SPACE. E.g. 123Pa is incorrect, 123 Pa (123(non-separating space)Pa is correct. 25°C is incorrect, 25 °C (25(non-separating space)°C) is correct. Non-integer numbers have to be written by dots and not with commas. For example, 113.65 is correct but 113,65 is not correct. Units such as g/L, A/cm2, etc. should be given as g L-1, A cm-2. Please check and revise all the units with „/”. Please use MathType Equation Editor, if it is possible to make equations. The variables should be cursive (but not the subscripts and superscripts in the formula of variables). For example, Ga=–RTlnK(1).

Spaces, parentheses, commas, spaces

No space between parentheses or brackets ( a ) is not correct, the correct one is (a)

Please check and remove the excess spaces before dots, commas, parentheses and likes.

Please revise the reference list with following the author instruction.

 

About using „space” button to positionate text or numbers in Tables.

Please do not use at all “space button” (……..)  to position text or numbers, especially in Tables or in reference lists. Removing of these excess spaces takes a lot of lost time. The positioning can be done with adjustment to center, right, left, or with using tabs, or nothing, we will position the characters correctly. Never use space button to do it, please.

Please use cells in Table making.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. All figures should be submitted in JPG or TIFF format separately.
  2. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  3. The text is formatted according to Author Guidelines; and the place of all illustrations and figures should be marked clearly in the text. Tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  5. If submitting to a blind-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Publication Fees

Our journal does not have article submission charge.

Article Publication fee: 100.00 (EUR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs. Payment via Paypal, Western Union or Bank transfer.

Via bank transfer:
Beneficiary name and adress: Deuton-X Ltd., Erd, Selmeci u. 89.

Bank name: OTP Bank, Budapest, H-1051, Nador u. 16. 
Bank account number: 1176342672985883 0000 0000
SWIFT: OTPVHUHB 
IBAN: HU15 1176342672985883 0000 0000

 

 

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format. All figures should be submitted in JPG or TIFF format separately.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is formatted according to Author Guidelines; and the place of all illustrations and figures should be marked clearly in the text. Tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

 

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (EUR)
Our journal does not have article submission charge.

Article Publication fee:: 200.00 (EUR)

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs. Payment via Paypal, Western Union or Bank transfer.

Via bank transfer:
Beneficiary name and adress: Deuton-X Ltd., Erd, Selmeci u. 89.

Bank name: OTP Bank, Budapest, H-1051, Nador u. 16. 
Bank account number: 1176342672985883 0000 0000
SWIFT: OTPVHUHB 
IBAN: HU15 1176342672985883 0000 0000

 

Submission of the request for total or partial waiver of the publication fee will be entertained only at the submission stage and not later. It is a necessary condition to publish a paper for free or at a discounted price that the manuscript is written in appropriate English and that the manuscript is prepared and submitted according to the guidelines of the journal and in the prescribed format.

 

Free publication can be requested only if all the following conditions are met:

-each author works in a country listed in the following link.

-the research was not supported by any foundation

-the authors’ organization of employment does not pay the publication fee

-authors request the waiver at the time of manuscript submission (and not later)

-the quality of manuscript (professional content, typographical quality, and language ) is high and conforms to the prescribed format.