Instructions to Authors

Instructions to Authors

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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  3. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; new times roman, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  4. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

CHE is a peer reviewed international scientific journal dedicated to publish research papers, reviews, case studies and short communications from all disciplines of Chemical Sciences and related fields. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, CHE facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. Subject areas cover, but not limited to, medicine, physics, chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, geology, engineering, agriculture, biotechnology, nanotechnology, mathematics and statistics, computer science, social sciences, linguistics, architecture, industrial and all other science and engineering disciplines.

Type of papers

Original research papers

Papers that include original empirical data that have not been published anywhere earlier (except as an abstract). Null/negative findings and replication/refutation findings are also welcome.

Short Research Articles

Short Research Articles (or Research Notes) are single-finding papers (or one year experiment for agricultural papers) that can be reported with one or two illustrations (figures/tables) and lab protocols. Posters from conferences or internal meetings may be summarized as Short Research Articles (or Research Notes). In many cases, some additional detail, particularly in the methods, description of the results, and/or discussion/conclusions will be required to make sure that readers (and referees) have enough information to understand the description of the work.

Short communications

Short Communications are urgent communications of important preliminary results that are very original, of high interest and likely to have a significant impact on the subject area of the journal. A Short Communication needs only to demonstrate a ‘proof of principle’. Authors are encouraged to submit an Original Research Paper to the journal following their Short Communication.

Review papers

These papers will not have empirical data acquired by the authors but will include discussion of papers published and data acquired in a specific area. We advise a length of 5000-9000 words, (including 50-150 references plus 3-5 figures and/or tables (if required).