Guidelines for Authors
The manuscripts must be prepared as per the guidelines. The authors are recommended to visit “Tools for Authors” for supportive tools such as plagiarism checker, grammar checker and others.
1. Types of Contributions
Chemical Science Review and Letters publishes full length Original Research Articles, Letters, and Reviews irrespective of the journals.
2. Manuscript Preparation and Submission
Authors are requested to prepare the manuscript at par with the Author Guidelines. An article with clear descriptions and quality figures shows the author(s)’ determination in publishing an high quality article. Generally, the manuscripts submitted to the Journal have no page restrictions. All the manuscripts must be submitted in the form of ‘.doc’ (using Microsoft word) only. Other forms of the manuscripts will not be accepted for submission. Use standard fonts, e.g.Times New Roman, single column with single line space for all sections of the manuscript, 1 inch margin all sides, unless otherwise mentioned. The authors should submit the manuscripts via Online Manuscript Submission System.
2.1 Title Page
The title of the manuscript should be brief and informative. Avoid using a more generalized caption. The title of the manuscript should be type in 14-font size, bold, in Times New Roman. Title page should include full names (First name and Last name) of the authors along with their affiliation. The corresponding author should be marked with asterisk (*) mark and be given contact details including email ID, phone number (and fax, if any).
Abstract should give the overall results of the work in a concise manner. Do not list up the instruments used for the experiments, instead briefly mention about the results and applications. An ideal abstract should be written within 100–150 words.
2.3 Main Text
The main text of the manuscript starts with ‘Introduction’ followed by ‘Experimental’, and ‘Results and Discussions’. Complete experimental details should be given, if it’s a new experiment. Otherwise give references for the experiments or synthesis etc at appropriate places. The equations (both mathematical and chemical) must be sequentially numbered at the end of the line. The subtitles of each section should be in given bold face. Use standard units and abbreviations. Conclusions must be drawn out of the research work and should be given following ‘Results and Discussions’.
2.4 Tables and figures
All figures and tables should be included in the manuscript at appropriate places. Do not incorporate any text within the figure, unless otherwise necessary. Figures should be prepared with at least of 300 dpi resolution. At the time of publication, the author(s) may be asked for ‘jpg’ or ‘tiff’ format files of the figures. The tables should be prepared using ‘Table’ option in MS Word. Do not use spacebar or tab key to prepare tables.
References to the main text must be numbered in sequence and typed in square brackets in line with the text before any punctuation. For example, “….early report by Marsh ”. All the references should adhere to journal’s format given below.
 P. C. Hiemenz, R. Rajagopalan, Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1997, p290.
 S. Kim (Ed.), Bioceramics, Chapter I, Surface Characterization of Apatite, Y. Enari, S. Baroth, M. Rossi, Blackwell publishers, New York, 2001, p123-421.
 I. Efimov, J. Basran, X. Sun, N. Chauhan, S. K. Chapman, C. G. Mowat, E. L. Raven. Article Title. Journal of American Chemical Society, 2012, 1:123-125.
 G. Hall, Methods for Drug Delivery, US Patent, 1989, 3478982.
2.6 Check List
For a brief verification of the documents prior to submission, a check list is given below. Please check whether your submission contain all the informations requested below.
The following three documents are required for any successful manuscript submission.
(1) Cover Letter
(2) Main Manuscript – contains the text along with the figures and tables placed at appropriate places
(3) List of Reviewers – at least 3 potential reviewers’ full names, affiliations, and email ids must be submitted.
3. Review Process
A submitted article is assigned to a suitable Editor by the journal, depending on the subject area and availability of the Editors. Then the editor assigns 3 to 5 reviewers for the manuscript. The review process takes place for 10-15 working days. If the authors fail to give the list of suitable reviewers, the review process may exceed more than 15 days. Meanwhile, it should be noted that the Editor may or may not use the list of reviewers provided by the authors.
3.1 Revision and Acceptance
Depending upon the comments of the reviewers, the manuscript is sent for revision. The revised manuscript should be submitted within the specified period. The manuscripts with flaws and plagiarisms will be rejected. An accepted article directly goes for publication. The authors may be contacted frequently by the publishing or proof reading team for corrections or formatting of the manuscript, if any. The Editor/Admins reserve the rights to either accept or reject the manuscripts.
In case of insufficient work or delayed submission of revised manuscript, the authors will be requested to resubmit the article as a new submission. Resubmission of the any article does not guarantee for its publication.
3.2 Retraction of a Published Article
An published article will be retracted if plagiarism or any conflict of interest is found after its official publication. For more information, read ‘Terms & Conditions’.
Terms & Conditions
The submission of any article by author(s) implies that all the authors accept the terms and conditions of the Chemical Science Review and Letters (here forth Journal).
Upon submission of the manuscript the authors accept to review at least one manuscript of this journal.
The Journal publishes open access journals. All the articles published from this Journal are distributed to the public under “Creative Commons Attribution License” (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Therefore, upon proper citation of the original work, all the articles can be used without any restriction or can be distributed in any medium in any form.
The Journal has zero tolerance to plagiarism in any aspect of the publications. Even if any reader notices any plagiarism in the content of any article, they may directly contact the corresponding author and/or the Editor/Admin. Upon receiving the complaint from the reader, a Plagiarism Investigation Committee will be formed and will request the authors of the concerned article to respond to the complaint. If the authors failed to acknowledge the issues or non-satisfactory explanation, the authors may be banned from publishing in the journal and/or may retract that particular troubled article.
The publisher, journal or the editorial board members or the administrators are not responsible for any plagiarism, copyright infringements, or incorrect science by the authors in any forms by any means. Therefore the authors are solely responsible for any plagiarism, copyright infringements, or incorrect science. All the articles submitted to the Journal is considered as to have agreed to the Terms and Conditions and Ethical Guidelines provided by the Journal by default. Any deviations from this default agreement is not acceptable by any means.
If the authors have any difficulty in submission of the manuscript, the authors may contact the Managing Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.