Guide for Authors

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Guide for Authors

Egyptian Journal of Chemistry team can consider one of four types of contributions for publication:

  1. Full length articles

Articles are original reports whose conclusions represent a substantial advance in understanding of an important problem and have immediate, far-reaching implications.

  1. Review articles

Review articles should cover scientific contributions of the submitter(s)

  1. Letters

Letters are short reports of original research focused on an outstanding finding whose importance means that it will be of interest to scientists in other fields.

  1. Brief Communications Arising and Corrections

Brief Communications Arising are exceptionally interesting or important comments and clarifications on original research papers or other peer-reviewed material published in Egyptian Journal of Chemistry. They are published online but not in print.


Guideline for writing articles

It is mandatory for the authors to 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.


  1. Contributors are strongly encouraged to prepare the following files carefully before a manuscript submission (mandatory files)
  2. Title page: it should be word format with title, author’s names and their affiliations together with corresponding author details (one page).
  3. Manuscript without names: it should be one column word format that has all manuscript sections without author’s names and their affiliations together with corresponding author details.
  4. Copyright agreement (CTA): it must be downloaded from our website, fill it, sign by all authors then scan then it must be uploaded as pdf.
  5. Author template file: it must be downloaded from our website, it must have your full paper with all sections from title to references. It contains all instructions to prepare your manuscript.
  6. Supplementary file (Optional):
  7. Plagiarism report (Optional): Contributors should upload plagiarism report with a ratio less than 25%.



  1. Paper structures
  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Results and discussion (combined or separate)
  • Conclusion
  • Conflict of interest
  • Acknowledgment
  • References

Title should be short but informative, be centered, typed in Times New Roman 12 point and boldface.

 Author Name(s) should be listed all authors of the paper (full name for first initial(s) for middle name(s) and full family name), be centered beneath the title and typed in Times New Roman 10-point, non-italic and boldface. Every names are numbered (Arabic numbers) superscript sequentially with a star symbol “*” for the corresponding author.

 Affiliation(s) should be shown below the author name(s) and typed in Times New Roman 10-point, italic and non-boldface. At least one e-mail address is needed for the corresponding the author.


 Abstract should be a brief summary of the significant items of the main paper. An abstract should not normally exceed 200 words. All non-standard symbols and abbreviations should be defined. The abstract should be typed in Times New Roman, 9-point, non-italic and non- boldface.


Keywords list all keywords in order of importance, separated by commas and should be typed in Times New Roman, 10-point, non-italic and non-boldface.

Type the main text in 10-point Times New Roman, single-spaced with single line spacing and fully justified right and left. Do not use double-spacing. The spacing after paragraph is double. Figure and table captions should be 9-point Times New Roman, boldface and non-italic. Initially capitalize only the first word of the caption. Figure captions are to be below the figures and Table titles are to be fully justified right and left above the table.


Introduction: This section should be succinct, with no subheadings.


Materials and methods: 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. It can be divided into subsections if several methods are described.


Results and Discussion - may be combined or kept separate and may be further divided into subsections. 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 after the conclusion part.


Conclusion: This should clearly explain the main results of the work highlighting their importance and relevance.


 Conflict of interest

They should state there is no conflict of interest. It should be stated clearly before Acknowledgements


Acknowledgements: All acknowledgements (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the references and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.


  1. Tables embedded in text

Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed in the article, not on separate page(s). Tables are numbered consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules and shading in table cells.


  1. Figures embedded in text

The appropriate caption should be placed directly below the figure and

 Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

  1. Schemes

These are sequences of reactions. They should have brief titles describing their contents. Schemes should be numbered.

  1. Ethics in publishing

If the work involves the use of human, or animal subjects the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World.

Authors should state in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human and/ or animals subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

  1. Supplementary material

Supplementary material such as applications, images and sound clips, can be published with your article to enhance it. Submitted supplementary items are published exactly as they are received (Excel or PowerPoint files will appear as such online). Please submit your material together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file.

  1. References

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). There are no strict requirements on reference formatting at submission. References can be in any style or format as long as the style is consistent.

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.

Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ....'

List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.


 Article Processing Charges 

Free access publishing proposes a relatively new model for scholarly journal publishing that provides immediate, worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of all published articles. Open access allows all interested readers to view, download, print, and redistribute any article without a subscription, enabling far greater distribution of an author's work than the traditional subscription-based publishing model. Many authors in a variety of fields have begun to realize the benefits that open access publishing can provide in terms of increasing the impact of their work.


In a free access model, the publication costs of an article are paid from an author's research budget, or by their supporting institution, in the form of Article Processing Charges. These Article Processing Charges replace subscription charges and allow publishers to make the full-text of every published article freely available to all interested readers. In addition, authors who publish in our free access journals retain the copyright of their work, which is released under a “Creative Commons Attribution License,” enabling the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited.


Egyptian Journal of Chemistry is a free Access journal. Publishing an article in Journal of Chemistry requires Article Processing Charges that will be billed to the submitting author following the acceptance of an article for publication. Apart from these Article Process Charges, there are no submission charges, page charges, or color charges.

Frequency: An issue every month




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