Instructions for Authors of Articles for Journal of Chemical Reviews
1. General Statement
Articles for Journal of Chemical Reviews should be substantial, comprehensive, authoritative, critical, and readable reviews of published results on recent topics in chemistry that have not been comprehensively and critically reviewed in the past three to four years. Reviews may cover either mature or emerging areas of research, but not inactive areas. Reviews of general interest and with high potential for broad impact are preferable to narrowly focused ones. The author should be a recognized expert in the field, and the scope of the subject area and the time period must be clearly defined in the introduction. All contributors to the subject should be considered when selecting material for discussion, although not all will be treated in depth, and the author’s own work should not be singled out for emphasis. The presentation should be addressed to readers who are competent in fundamentals but need not have extensive knowledge of the topic. All articles must be comprehensive in the treatment of the subject matter within the scope defined in the Introduction, but comprehensive does not necessarily imply a specific length or style. Reviews should provide a critical analysis of the topic and insights about the remaining challenges and future directions for the field.
The Focus Review is a special type of manuscript that is distinct from a regular review because it is more concise and forward-looking and typically addresses a rapidly evolving topic. These types of reviews must still retain the key characteristics associated with the Journal of Chemical Reviews. Specifically, a Focus Review must be comprehensive within the scope defined in the Introduction, even if this scope is relatively narrow, and should not single out the author’s own work for emphasis but rather should consider all significant contributions to the field. It must also contain a critical analysis, as well as a discussion of remaining challenges and future directions. A Focus Review should be no longer than 20 published pages, which corresponds to approximately 60 double-spaced submitted manuscript pages, including embedded figures, tables, and references.
2. Required Preliminary Approval of Articles
Articles for Journal of Chemical Reviews are considered according to two mechanisms:
(a) submission without Invitation from Editor. Author can submits a review article without any invitation (http://www.jchemrev.com/contacts?_action=login ). All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Authors must recommend at least five potential reviewers, who are experts in the field, at the time of submission of an invited review.
(b) Invitation from Editor. Author submits a review via an invitation on his/her Email address. (http://www.jchemrev.com/contacts?_action=login ). All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Authors must recommend at least five potential reviewers, who are experts in the field, at the time of submission of an invited review.
All manuscripts are peer reviewed, and final acceptance is contingent upon satisfactory response
by the author to the reviewers’ comments.
The original manuscript with graphics and Supporting Information, if any, as well as all revisions must be submitted online via Journal of Chemical Reviews web site (http://www.jchemrev.com/contacts?_action=login ).
3. Review-Ready Submission
3.1.1 Title page
-The title should be concise and accurately reflect the content.
-Full names and addresses of authors should be given after the title on the first page.
Indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk and provide his / her e-mail address on this page.
3.1.2 Main file
-The abstract should be a clear, concise, one-paragraph synopsis (100–250 words)
-Placed directly after the title and author information. It should indicate the subject and scope of the review, listing the major topics covered, as well as the overall objectives. The abstract should be self-contained for direct use in Journal of Chemical Reviews or other secondary services.
-The Introduction, usually one or two manuscript pages, should state precisely the purpose and goals of the review and its scope and limitations, as well as the years of literature covered. Historical material and references to earlier pertinent reviews, as well as a limited amount of material of personal or anecdotal nature, may be included. Any special nomenclature, notation, or symbols should be defined her.
-The material in the review proper should be logically arranged and presented in a clear and concise style.
-Authors must emphasize any unexpected, new, and/or significant hazards or risks associated with the reported work. This information should be in the experimental details section of the full article or communication.
Submissions must be complete with clearly identified standard sections used to report original research, free of annotations or highlights, and include all numbered and labeled components.
Figures, charts, tables, schemes, and equations should be embedded in the text. Separate graphics can be supplied at revision.
The text of the manuscript should be double-spaced. Authors should examine a current issue of Journal of Chemical Reviews for guidance with respect to format, style, and presentation of the review.
4.1 Divisions of the Manuscript
There are no specific recommendations on length, but it must be adequate for comprehensive coverage of the subject. The parts of the manuscript should be assembled in the following sequence:
(1) The title should be concise and accurately reflect the content.
(2) Full names and addresses of authors should be given after the title on the first page. Indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk and provide his or her e-mail address on this page.
(3) The abstract should be a clear, concise, one-paragraph synopsis (100–200 words) placed directly after the title and author information. It should indicate the subject and scope of the review, listing the major topics covered, as well as the overall objectives. The abstract should be self-contained for direct use in Chemical Abstracts or other secondary services.
(4) A table of contents for the entire manuscript is required. The main divisions and subdivisions must use the following designations: 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, etc. The table of contents should reflect the first two divisions (e.g., 1, 1.1, 2, …) and may list the third subdivision (e.g., 1.1.1, 1.1.2) if such sections of the manuscript are lengthy and not too numerous. Entries in the Table of Contents should be identical to those in the body of the article.
(5) The Introduction, usually one or two manuscript pages, should state precisely the purpose and goals of the review and its scope and limitations, as well as the years of literature covered. Historical material and references to earlier pertinent reviews, as well as a limited amount of material of personal or anecdotal nature, may be included. Any special nomenclature, notation, or symbols should be defined here.
(6) Material in the review proper should be logically arranged and presented in a clear and concise style.
(7) Authors must emphasize any unexpected, new, and/or significant hazards or risks associated with the reported work. This information should be in the experimental details section of the full article or communication.
(8) The Acknowledgments should be placed in a separate paragraph after the text of the review. (9) A Supporting Information paragraph should be included using the format described in
Section 4.9 below.
(10) References should be included using the format described in Section 4.8 below. (11) Each author should include a short biography after the references.
(12) A table of contents (TOC) graphic, as described in Section 4.4.4 below, should be placed
on the last page of the manuscript. In published reviews, this graphic will appear on the first page of the manuscript with the abstract.
(13) A brief addendum may be included as a note added in proof if there has been some delay in publication, or if some unusually significant, pertinent material appeared after the manuscript was accepted for publication.
Tables are numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. The title should immediately follow the table number at the head of the table. Tables should appear within the manuscript when mentioned and should not be grouped at the end. Abbreviations and linear chemical formulas may be used in headings and columns of tables. Structural formulas should be avoided if possible in column headings or the body of tables but may be used in the main heading. See Section 4.8 regarding the formatting of references within tables.
The chemical structures, graphs, photographs, or other illustrations will appear as submitted. The quality of the published illustrations depends on the quality of the artwork provided. Artwork cannot be modified or enhanced by the journal production staff.
Numbering or lettering in the art must be of a size that remains legible upon reduction below journal single-column width.
Graphics should appear within the manuscript when mentioned. The minimum resolution requirements are as follows:
Black and white line art
4.3.2. Structural Drawings
Graphics files ChemDraw files are preferred, with these settings and font size 7:
Authors using other drawing packages should modify their program’s parameters to reflect the
Figures are numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Captions for figures should follow on the same line as the figure number and should be placed under the figure. Figures should appear within the manuscript when mentioned and should not be grouped at the end.
Original illustrations should be the actual size at which they are to appear in the journal. Color illustrations are encouraged. Each figure must fit one column on the journal page (maximum
3.33 inches) or, in exceptional cases, two columns (maximum 7 inches).
Lettering should be no smaller than 4.5 points (Helvetica or Arial is preferred). Lines should be no thinner than 0.5 point. Lettering and lines should be of uniform density.
Avoid artwork that includes complex textures and shading used to achieve a three-dimensional effect. If a pattern must be shown, choose a simple cross-hatch design.
4.3.4. Table of Contents Graphic
Every manuscript must include a table of contents (TOC) graphic on the last page. The TOC graphic must be entirely original, unpublished artwork created by one of the coauthors, including any background photographs and clip art contained in the image. Also, because of its highly visible nature, care should be taken to ensure that the content of the TOC graphic is appropriate. Examples of potentially inappropriate content are smiley faces, cartoons, colloquial sayings, slogans, and so forth. The TOC graphic should be 5 cm x 5 cm in size and should capture the eye and curiosity of a broad spectrum of readers. The type size of labels and symbols within the graphic must be legible. The TOC graphic will appear as a graphical abstract in the manuscript, prior to the internal table of contents, as the TOC graphic in the electronic table of contents on
the journal website, and as the individual TOC entry for this paper when it is retrieved via search. It may also appear as an image highlight on the journal website while the issue is current.
Chemical and mathematical equations are denoted by Arabic numerals in parentheses at the right side [i.e., (1), (2), etc.] and should be numbered consecutively. Mathematical equations must be typed and should be presented in the proper type style (i.e., italics, boldface, subscript, superscript, etc.)
All the references should be cited throughout the manuscript text as well as in the Reference section organized in accordance with the ECCreference style. Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. The number of references extracted from each journal should not exceed 3 to 5 citations, which is the average acceptable amount. It is recommended that the number of references preferably is not less than 30 for original paper, not less than 100 for review paper. It is also substantially recommended to the authors to refer to recent references in last 10 years rather than old and out of date ones. Volume, issue and pages of the whole references must be specified according to the ECC format.
Please Note: Add the link of the DOI to end of every references: for example: DOI: 10.1021/cr400615v and this is link of DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/cr400615v
For Journals, the author(s), publisher’s name(or abbreviation of the journal), year of publication, Volume, First page-Last page. Link of DOI
1. B.H. Rotstein, S. Zaretsky, V. Rai, A.K. Yudin, Chem. Rev., 2014, 114, 8323-8359. https://doi.org/10.1021/cr400615v
2. N.H. Peng, X.M. Peng, D.G. Zheng, F. Yu, M. Rao, Heterocycl. Comm., 2011, 17, 223-226. https://doi.org/10.1515/HC.2011.040
3. N. Kumar, S.N. Guin, K. Manna, C. Shekhar, C. Felser, Chem. Rev., 2021, 121, 5, 2780-2815. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00732
References with more than 10 authors should list the first 10 authors followed by “et al.” The complete author list may be put into the Supporting Information
If a reference is to a journal that is not generally available, the Journal of Chemical Reviews reference should be given in addition to the original. References to translated journals should be clearly indicated as such, and original references should also be cited. References to materials that are “in press” should include the DOI when available.
For books, the author(s), year of publication, title. should be included:
 Kim, Y. R., Modeling of asphalt concrete, 2008.
5. Journal Publishing Agreement
A properly completed and signed Journal Publishing Agreement must be submitted for each manuscript at the time of submission. Journal of a Reviews provides the The PDF& Doc version of the Agreement that will be available on the Guide for Authors page once the manuscript has been assigned to an Editor. but Authors are strongly encouraged to use the PDF version of Journal Publishing Agreement. If the PDF version is used, all pages of the signed PDF Agreement must be submitted. If the Corresponding Author cannot or should not complete either the PDF or Doc version for any reason, another Author should complete and sign the PDF/Doc version of the form.
6. Professional Ethics
In publishing only original scholarly work, our journal is committed to deterring plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Journal of Chemical Reviews cuses CrossCheck's iThenticate software to screen submitted manuscripts for similarity to published material. Note that your manuscript may be screened during the submission process. Copying text directly is never acceptable.
With an ORCID ID, you can create a profile of your research activities to distinguish yourself from other researchers with similar names, and make it easier for your colleagues to find your publications.
8. Assistance with Improving Your Manuscript
Authors may want professional assistance with improving the English, figures, or formatting in their manuscript before submission.