Instructions to Authors

Manuscript preparation

Types of Contributions:
Original papers: Are full-length expositions of extensive and significant experimental or theoretical studies.
Short communications: Must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. In style and presentation they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but length should not exceed three (two) printed pages in the journal.
Reviews: Will usually be written at the invitation of Editors. Unsolicited reviews will be welcome but authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult Editors prior to commencement.
Papers will be published in English. Three copies of the manuscript should be submitted, in double spaced typing on pages of uniform size with a wide margin on the left. The authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under headline such as Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figure Captions.

Title: Papers should be headed by a concise and informative title. This should be followed by the name(s) and complete address of the author(s). The author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed may be indicated with an asterisk.

Abstract: An abstract of 150-250 words should be included at the beginning of a paper. The abstract should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as an indication of any new information presented and its relevance.

Keywords: A maximum of four to six keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the content of the manuscript.

Introduction: A full-length paper should have a short introduction to state the reasons for the work, with enough reference to previous works on the subject.

Experimental: This should be presented as a clear and detailed description of experimental procedures and analytical conditions to enable readers to carry out similar work. Supply sample preparation procedures, name, model and configuration details of equipment used, and data handing methods.

Results and Discussion: The original and important findings should be stated.

References: References should numbered consecutively (numerals in square brackets) throughout the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper. In the reference list, journals [1], books [2] and edited multi-author books [3] should be cited in accordance with the following styles:
[1] H. Keypour, S. Salehzadeh, R.G. Pritchard, R.V. Parish, Inorg. Chem. 39 (2000) 5102.
[2] J. Wang, Analytical Electrochemistry, VCH, New York, 1994.
[3] K. Kimura, T. Shono, in: Y. Inoue, G.W. Gokel (Eds.), Cation Binding by Macrocycles, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1990.

Tables: Tables should be typed in double spacing on separate sheets and provided a suitable heading. Tables should be clearly referred in the text by using Arabic numerals. Each table should have a title that makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text.

Figures: Figures should be submitted either as original art work or as high-quality reproductions. Figures should be numbered consecutively, the captions should be typed on a separate sheet and grouped with the Figures at the end of manuscript.
Crystallographic structure determinations should include the following items: crystal data, positional parameters (partial), selected bond lengths and bond angles, and a drawing of the crystal or molecular structure with numbering.
Nomenclature, units and symbols: Should conform to the IUPAC convention. Chemical nomenclature should follow the IUPAC rules. All abbreviations should be preceded the first time they appear by the full name except for the SI symbols for units that are to be used without explanation.

Text Preparation: The final text should be submitted by e-mail as a Word processor (*.doc file). Figures should be given in JPG format in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) or Excel files.

Proofs: Authors will receive proof, which they are requested to correct and return as soon as possible.

Reprints: Authors receive two issues free of charge. Additional issues are available at a nominal fee and should be ordered at the time of submission of the final version of the accepted manuscript. PDF files of published papers are available for downloading free of charge from the home page of journal.