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Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

The Editor and Editorial Board work on voluntary basis and the publishing process is not as prompt as we would like it to be due to our other duties. Furthermore, we ask that authors do not submit more than two manuscripts per year since the number of published papers is rather limited. Submitting more papers than one only slows the process which is mostly dependent on the available reviewers willing to do peer review. Also, please keep in mind that based on an abstract we cannot decide whether the manuscript is in the scope of the journal and we do no answer such mails.

In order to submit a manuscript you must register as an author and reviewer to the site. Please provide all required data including the reviewing interests. Manuscritps sent by e-mail will not be considered for publication.

The authors bear the sole responsibility for the content of the contributions. It is assumed that by submitting their paper the authors have not violated any internal rules or regulations of their institutions related to the content of the contri­bu­ti­ons. Submission of a paper implies that it has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the Publisher.

 

PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS

Prepare the entire manuscript in double-space with Times New Roman font, on A4 size numbered pages with mar­gins of 2.5 cm on all sides. Use one column and do not use any special formatting, especially for the tables and figures. Avoid using non standard fonts for special characters, even the Greek letters should be from the Times New Roman Unicode font. Do not use footnotes.

Manuscript should contain: title, authors’ na­mes and addresses, abstract, key words, intro­duc­tion, experimental or theoretical background, re­sults and discussion, conclusions, acknowledgement (optional) and references.

Title. It should be brief but informative and should define the subject of the manuscript. Avoid abbreviations in the title.

Authorship. List the first and last name of each author. Omit professional and official titles. Give the complete mailing address of each author. For the corresponding author include an e-mail address. The name of the corresponding author should carry an asterisk.

In the metadata field when submitting the manuscript include all data for all authors. This is important since when indexing the metadata are used and not the ones given in the manuscript.

Abstract. Each manuscript should have an abstract of about 100–150 words. It should give the aim of the research, methods or procedures, significant results and conclusions. Any abbreviations used in the abstract should be defined.

Key words. Up to 5 key words or phrases should be given to facilitate indexing and on-line searching.

Introduction. The most important previous results related to the problem should be reviewed avoiding a detailed literature survey, and the aim and importance of the research should be clearly stated.

Experimental section. This section should contain a description of the materials used and methods employed in form which makes the results reproducible, but without detailed description of already known methods.

Manuscripts that are related to theoretical studies, instead of experimental section should contain a sub-heading theoretical background where the necessary details for verifying the results obtained should be stated.

Results and discussion. The authors should discuss their findings, postulate explanations for the data, elucidate mo­dels and compare their results with those of other works. Irrelevant comparisons and specula­tions unsupported by the new information presented in the manuscript should be avoided.

Tables. They should be given with a suitable caption and should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letter. The tables should be imbedded in the manuscript. If necessary the tables can be in landscape mode with font size not more than one point smaller than the main text in the paper.

Figures. Figures (photographs, diagrams and schemes) should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in order to which they refer. They should be imbedded in the text (do not worry about page breaks, as a matter of fact avoid any such formatting). The size of the symbols for the physical quantities and units as well as the size of the numbers and letters used in the reduced figures should be comparable with the size of the letters in the main text of the paper. Each figure or group of figures should be planned to fit, after appropriate reduction, into the area of either one or two columns of text. The maximum finished size of a one-column illustration is 8.0 cm and that of a two-column illustration is 17.0 cm width. Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork. If required by the technical editor all figures should be available as TIFF or JPG files with minimum 300 dpi or higher resolution.

IUPAC recommendations should be followed. Detailed instructions are given in relevant IUPAC publications:

Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1992.

A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic

Compounds, Blackwell, Oxford 1993.

Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry - 2nd edition, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1993.

Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry - 3rd edition, for IUPAC, RSC Publishing, Cambridge 2007.

Note: some of the books from the IUPAC Nomenclature Books Series are available for free download as pdf documents from the IUPAC web site:

http://old.iupac.org/publications/books/seriestitles/nomenclature.html

http://old.iupac.org/publications/books/rbook/

http://old.iupac.org/publications/books/gbook/

SI units (SI, Système Internationale d'Unités) as recommended by IUPAC should be used. Where there are special reasons for making an exception to this rule, it is recommended to define the units used in terms of SI units. In tabulating the numerical values of physical quantities, or labeling the axes of graphs, the quotient of a physical quantity and a unit should be used in such a form that the values to be tabulated are pure numbers.

Examples:

T/K or Temperature/K

• 103 (T/K)–1

• ln (p/kPa)

• (Im/mmol kg–1)1/2

Percents and per mills, although not being units in the same sense as the units of dimensioned quantities, can be treated as such. Unit symbols should never be modified (for instance: w/w %, vol.%, mol.%) but the quantity measured has to be named, e.g. mass fraction, w = 95 %; amount (mole) fraction, x = 20 %.

Latin words should be italicized, as for example: et al., i.e., in vivo, ibid., vs.

Double subscripts or superscripts should be avoided whenever possible.

Data for new compounds should be quoted as follows: yield, melting (boiling) point, UV absorpion, NMR spectra, mass spectrum and elemental analysis, e.g. 7 g (65 %); m.p. 77–78 °C; UV(EtOH) λmax/nm: 228 and 262 (logε/dm3 mol–1 cm–1: 4.23 and 3.92; 1H NMR (CdCl3) δ/ppm: 2.30 (s, 3H, Me), 4.51 (d, 1H, 1,2 J1,2 = 3.2 Hz, H–3); 13C NMR (CdCl3) δ/ppm: 160 (C–5), 120 (C–2); MS m/z: 264 (M+, 100 %) and 246 (M+–18).

Analysis. Calcd. mass fractions of elements, w/%, for C18H13N3O5S (Mr = 383.38) are: C 56.39, H 3.42, N 10.96, O 20.87, S 8.36; found: C 56.31, H 3.62, N 10.76, O 20.60, S 8.19. When describing more than 4 or 5 compounds, the data are best presented as a table.

Formulas and equations. Chemical equations should be balanced and numbered consecutively along with mathematical equations or other mathematical expressions. All of them should be marked with Arabic numerals in parenthesis in the right hand margin. The use of equation editor (Word) for typesetting the equations is recommended. Stro­kes (/) should not be used instead of parentheses.

Crystal structure determination(s). The authors should deposit the crystallographic data with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (organic and metal-organic structures) or with the Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (inorganic structures). The addresses are:

• Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK

e-mail:deposit@ccdc.cam.ac.uk

Guidance for deposition can be found at:

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

• Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (FIZ), D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

e-mail: crysdata@fiz-karlsruhe.de

http://crystal.fiz-karlsruhe.de

Deposition number should be submitted together with the manuscript and an appropriate note should be put in the paper.

Conclusion. Give only the most important conclusions reached from the investigation in clear statements.

Acknowledgement. Financial support, advice or other kinds of assistance can be included in this section.

References. Literature references should be numbered and listed in order of citation in the text. They should be selective rather than extensive with the exemption to review articles. Avoid references to works that have not been peered-reviewed. Citation of a reference as “in press” implies that it has been accepted for publication. Abbreviations of the titles of the periodicals should be in accordance with Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI).

All references should contain DOI links (if they have one).

The surname of one or two authors may be given in the text, whereas in case of more than two authors they should be quoted as, for example, Julg et al. [1]. References should be cited as follows:

Journals:

[1] M. K. Mishra, U. Ramamurty, G. R. Desiraju, Bimodal nanoindentation response of the (001) face in crystalline sodium saccharin dehydrate, Maced. J. Chem. Chem. Eng. 34, 51–55 (2015), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20450/mjcce.2015.649

[2] B. Chen, B. Jin, R. Jiang, L. Xie, Y. Lin, W. Feng, G. Ouyang, Screening and quantification of 304 pesticides and related organic pollutants in surface water using dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 1743–1752 (2014), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3ay42238k.

Books:

[1] S. H. Kim, Functional Dyes, Elsevier, Frankfurt, 2006.

[2] F. Modugno, E. Ribechini, GC/MS in the Characterisation of Resinous Materials Organic Mass Spectrometry in: Art and Archaeology, M. P. Colombini, F. Modugno (Eds), Wiley, 2009, pp. 215–235.

Other:

For the web references, as a minimum the full URL should be given. Any further information, if available (author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.) should also be given.

 [1] J. Vijgen, C. Egenhofer, Obsolete pesticides a ticking time bomb and why we have to act now. CEPS Special Reports, Energy, 2009, http://www.ceps.eu/book/obsolete-pesticides-ticking-timebomb-and-why-we-have-act-now, accessed July 2015.

Scientific meetings:

[1] E. Boldyreva, From pharmaceutical substances to drug forms. How can solid state chemistry help? XXIII Congress of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia, Ohrid, Macedonia, 2014, pp. 2–3.

 

Suggested Reviewers. Authors are asked to send the names and full addresses of three potential reviewers in the field Comments for the Editor. The choice of suggested reviewrs can have a great impact on the processing of the manuscript. We check the publications of the reviewers that they are in the area of research and possible conflicts of interest. We suggest to have in mind the points made in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqOh-v2zzY8

English Editing. If it successfully passes the review process, in order to ensure consistency of the spelling, grammar and punctuation, all authors are required to send their manuscripts for expert English editing to:

  • http://www.proof-reading-service.com/

Please give them the link to our author guidelines and ask for American English format. Along with the final English edited version of the manuscript please send a confirmation issued by the Proof Reading Service.

This will apply only if the Journal does not receive financial support from the Macedonian Ministry of Education and Science - it such cases it will appear in the submission preparation checklist.

Fees. There no fees for the authors to publish their papers in MJCCE.

 

 

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 Microsoft Word document file format.

    The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are imbedded in the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

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

  3. ALL authors have read the manuscript and agree with its content.
  4. I have added in the field Comments for the Editor the names, full institutional addresses and e-mails of three potential reviewers. (We check the publications of the reviewers and possible conflicts of interest.)
  5. The metadata (name, e-mail, affiliation, reviewing fields) for all the authors will be provided. If more authros appear in the submitted manuscript than in the metadata, the manuscript will not be considered for processing and will be rejected.
 

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    1. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  1. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

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