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Author Guidelines

Guidelines to authors

Manuscript Preparation

Suggested software tools for preparing the manuscript

Word processor: Use any one of the following tools-Microsoft office’s Word; Mac iwork’s Pages and Openoffice’s Writer

         Submit the files in .doc format

Allowed formatting options: italicsboldsuperscript,subscriptand symbol/special characters

Mathematic expressions: Use equation editor option in word processor. These expressions should be appropriately numbered as Eq 1., Eq 2., … and so on. 

Tables: Use table option in word processor for preparing tables. Avoid vertical grid lines and use horizontal grid lines for title row (both top & bottom) and last row (only bottom). Place any footnote just below the table and use lower case letters in superscript for indication. Place the superscripted indicator in table term at the last and in footnote at the beginning. 

Table 1.Table title 

Table Term 1a

Table Term 2b

Table Term 3c

Table Term 4d













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Illustrations: This can be prepared with any software tools but should be saved and submitted in JPEG/TIFF format. Do not include Figure captions in the Image file. Do not embed any Figures/Images in the document; it is strongly advised to submit the illustrations as Image files (JPEG/TIFF) separately. But Figure captions should be included in the manuscript as a separate section at last.

Figure 1. Title of the figure (should be concise and explanatory)

Chemical structure and Equations: It is strongly advised to prepare the chemical structures and equations using ACD Chemsketch and submit both sketch file (.SKC) and image file (.JPEG/.TIFF). Check the IUPAC nomenclature of the molecules with the same software.

References: It is strongly recommended to use cite-while-you-write tool of Endnote for preparing the manuscript. Use stand-alone version of Endnote or Endnote web tool (free for academicians/researchers). Bibliographic style should be set to ACS Chemistry.

Research Article (RA):

RA should be not less than 4 and not more than 6 journal-pages.

It should be prepared under following major sections:

1. Introduction

                           2. Results and Discussion

                                    2.1. Sub-section

                                             2.1.1. Sub-sub-section (avoid next-level)

                                             2.1.2. .................... 

                                             (Add further titles as required)

                                    2.2. ....................

                                             2.2.1. .................... (avoid next level)

                                             2.2.2. ....................

                                             (Add further titles as required)

                           3. Conclusion                           

4. Experimental

                                    4.1. Sub-section

                                             4.1.1. Sub-sub-section (avoid next-level)

                                             4.1.2. .................... 

                                             (Add further titles as required)

                                    4.2. ....................

                                             4.2.1. .................... (avoid next level)

                                             4.2.2. ....................

                                             (Add further titles as required)   



 1. Introduction:This section should not contain any sub-sections. This section may contain not more than two paragraphs one covering (i) “problem area” explaining the magnitude of the “problem” with suitable statistical data reported elsewhere and (ii) a brief updated review of literature citing the most important findings reported in the “problem area”. While the second paragraph should briefly introduces & discusses the objective of study and its design.

2. Result & Discussion: This section may contain sub-section and should be numbered 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 … and so on. We strongly recommend not having any sub-sub-sections. It should summarize the results obtained and scientifically discuss the outcome of the study with reference to the objective. All the references to the Figures and Tables should be given only in this section in bold (eg. Figure 1, Table 1). 

3. Conclusion: This section should discuss the conclusion of the study and future scope if any.

4. Experimental: Abrief discussion of common Materials & methodsemployed should be provided without any sub-section number. A detailed discussion should be provided in appropriate sub-sections numbered 3.1., 3.2., 3.3... accordingly. We strongly recommend not having any sub-sub-sections. 

Research Communication (RC):

RC should be not less than 2 and not more than 4 journal-pages.

There should be no sections to the mini-articles. Tough it should contain introductory paragraph that explains the objective of the study with appropriate background information critically discussing the need of such a study.

Experimental design and methods should have appropriate references. If the design and method is newer, complete procedure (method development & validation) should be provided in Supporting Information.

For newer compounds/ formulations, complete characterization data should be provided in Supporting Information. (Compounds- 1H-NMR & 13C-NMR, HR-MS/ Elemental Analysis; Formulation-IR/ XRD/ DSC/ SEM/ TEM etc.) 

Research Review (RR):

RR should be not more than 15 journal-pages. Though it is flexible depending upon the area of research and editors approval.

Authors are free to summarize the article in their own style.

Units/ Abbreviations

Units:Standard SI units should be followed. 

Abbreviations:Non-standard abbreviations in their respective field should be defined clearly after Experimental Section without section numbering. Define the abbreviations in the text on their first appearance and ensure the consistency of the abbreviation throughout the manuscript. It is strongly recommended not to use abbreviations in Abstract. 


Place Acknowledgement next to Abbreviations as a separate section to list those who have extended non-technical help during the research. Any funding received from any government/non-government organization should be acknowledged here.


It is strongly recommended to incorporate References using Endnote/ Endnote web selecting ACS Chemistry as output style. 

Content of Title page

Title: Title should be concise and informative. It is strongly recommended not to have any abbreviations and formulas in the title. Maximum of 150 characters with space is allowed.

Author name and affiliation: Give the Full name of the authors (First Name Middle Name Last Name) with numbers in superscript immediately after authors name to indicate the affiliation. First and Last name is Mandatory. Indicate the corresponding author with # in superscript

         Barij            Nayan                  Sinha

         First Name   Middle Name         Last Name

 Barij Nayan Sinha1, Selvakumar Duraipandi2,#, -----

Provide the authors present affiliation (complete postal address) where the research work has been carried out with number in superscript at the beginning of the affiliation.  

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, 835215, India

 Corresponding author: Provide Name of corresponding author/s with his/their Phone No (with country code-area code) and E-mail ID (Preferably Institutional ID)

 Abstract & Keywords

Abstract:Abstract should be provided in a separate page along with key words, next to title page. It should briefly discuss the objective of the research, its result and major conclusion. It is strongly recommended not to use any abbreviations, formula and references in abstract. It should be single paragraph with not less than 1000 to not more than 1500 characters including space. 

Keywords:Provide a minimum of five keywords separated by semicolon (;). Ensure that they are appropriate and relevant to the presented research.






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 the Comment to the Editor)
  2. The submission is original and has no plagiarised/ self-plagiarised content in it.
  3. Guidelines to authors were strictly followed during the preparation of the manuscript. 


  4. Submission file is in one of the following file format: .doc, .docx
  5. Potential Reviewers List has been provided at the last page of the manuscript (Minimum of Five is required)

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