Guide for Authors

How to submit an article:

Respected authors can enter the journal website by referring to and after registering online, they can submit their article for review.

Author Fees:

According to the regulations of determining the cost of article processing in open access scientific journals of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, in order to cover part of the costs of the journal and improve the implementation of processes related to the journal, the amount of 5,000,000 Rials when the article is accepted is received from the authors as article processing charges (review, editorial processing, and page designer chaarges editing).
Attention: please, click on the article code and connect to electronic banking to pay the mentioned amount to the dedicated income account of Semnan University.

Article Originality Commitment Form (download here)
Conflict of Interest Form (download here)

Preparing the files:

Please click on the ACT (Persian) template to download the Persian article template.

Please click on the ACT (English) template to download the English essay template.

Please click on the ACT (Abstract) template to download the Persian abstract template.

Setting up of the article

The article should be written in Word software environment, page A4 (margins from the top, bottom, left and right 2.5 cm each) and the line spacing in the Persian and English text of the article should be 1.5 and it should be typed in a maximum of 20 pages.

Article Structure

Title: Use the concise and informative title. Title should be as brief as possible.

Title capitalization style: ACT uses the Chicago-style for article title. According to the Chicago headline-style, you should capitalize all words in the title with the following exceptions:

    Do not capitalize (a, an, the), except if it is the first or last word in the title.

    Do not capitalize conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for).

    Do not capitalize prepositions (of, in, at, above, under) unless they are used as adverbs or adjectives.

    If the first element is merely a prefix or combining form that could not stand by itself as a word (anti, pre, etc.), do not capitalize the second element unless it is a proper noun or proper adjective.



This part includes an overview of the previous findings on the subject and includes the research objectives.


The contents of each section, from the introduction to the conclusion of the article, are in the headlines in Bazar 12 black (Persian) and Times New Roman 11 (English) fonts, the first, second and third subheadings are in B Nazanin 12 black, B Nazanin 11 black fonts, respectively. And B Nazanin 10 black and the main text of each section should be typed with B Nazanin 12 font.

Figures or graphs should be numbered separately from tables. The title of the pictures or diagrams should be given in a clear and expressive way at the bottom of them and with the font B Mitra 11 (Persian) and Times New Roman 10 (English) with one line spacing.

Tables should be listed in the order of numbering and the title of the tables in a clear and expressive way above them and should be given in font B Mitra 11 (Persian) and Times New Roman 10 (English) with single line spacing. The text of the table should also be set with font B Nazanin 11 (Persian) or Times New Roman 10 (English) with single line spacing. Only horizontal lines should be used in a table to distinguish the column headings from the body of the table and immediately above and below the table.


 2- Experimental part


 This part includes the sampling method and determining the sample size, the data collection tool, and the data analysis method.


 3-Discussion and conclusion


 Discussing the research findings, comparing the obtained findings with the findings of other researches, drawing conclusions and presenting suggestions.


 4- Acknowledgment


 It is mandatory to include the acknowledgment section and it should be written briefly and in a few short sentences.


 5- The list of references (which are used in the text of the article) should be set.

  •  References can include books, scientific journal articles, Patents, conference articles, theses, technical reports, educational workshops, authoritative websites, and other sources that can be cited, and references to unpublished reports, unaccepted articles, and other non-citable sources should be avoided.
  • The list of references should be prepared in the order of use in the text of the article and should be given at the end of the article in English and Times New Roman11 should be used. Therefore, if Persian references are used, their specifications should be translated into English and the phrase (in Persian) should be placed at the end.
  • It should be noted that all the references should be referenced in the text of the article and only their number should be used in the list of references and inside the double brackets (such as: [1]) and there is no need to mention the word reference before it is not (e.g. reference [1]); unless a sentence begins with the same phrase (such as: in reference [1]..."). To refer to two references or several references with non-consecutive numbers, "and" should be used, and to refer to several references with consecutive numbers, a bold line should be used, such as: [2 and 1], [12-15], [16, 9 and 2]] or [3-4 and 1]).

Important points:

  • Respected researchers are requested to refer to the articles of this journal in their published articles in foreign journals.
  • Since a copy of the correspondence is sent to the e-mail of all the authors, therefore, if there are any problems or appeal, the respected authors should send their point of view in writing to the journal office no later than one week after sending the e-mail. Otherwise, the journal is not responsible, obviously, the responsibility for the authenticity of the e-mails stated is duty of the corresponding author for the correspondence of the article.
  •  At the time of registration, the academic email of the corresponding author must be sent.
  •  The reviewer who you propose to review the articles must be sent their academic email.
  • The corresponding author (responsible for correspondence) must be an academic board approved by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. If the student is responsible for the correspondence, he must obtain the consent of the supervisor (who must be an academic board approved by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology) according to the attached form and send it to the journal office.
  • When submitting an article, please note that all the authors of the article are entered both on the site and in the original file of article, because it is not possible to change the order of the names after submission and acceptance.
  • In this journal, it is not possible to publish articles that are only 100% theoretical.
  • The graphic abstract is optional and should be designed to show the contents of the article in a concise form. Authors should provide images that clearly represent the work described in the paper. Graphical abstracts must be sent in a separate file in the system. Image size: Please provide an image of at least 1328 x 531 pixels (h x w) or larger. The image should be 13 x 5 cm in size with a normal screen readable resolution of 96 dpi. Submitted file type: PDF file.


It is worth mentioning that it is necessary to use the reference writing method in APA format, which is compatible with many scientific resource management software such as EdnNote, to insert references in the article. For example, the way of writing Farsi and English references is as follows:

References: Authors are responsible for the authenticity and completeness of all references.

The authors should use the APA Referencing Style. Some examples are given as follows:

[1] Ross, A. A., Nandakumar, K., & Jain, A. K. (2006). Handbook of multibiometrics (Vol. 6). Springer Science & Business Media.

[2] Amoozadeh, A., Golian, S., & Rahmani, S. (2015). TiO 2-coated magnetite nanoparticle-supported sulfonic acid as a new, efficient, magnetically separable and reusable heterogeneous solid acid catalyst for multicomponent reactions. RSC Advances, 5(57), 45974-45982.

[3] Shamsi, T., Amoozadeh, A., & Tabrizian, E. (2017). Hydrochloric acid immobilized on nano‚Äźtitanium dioxide: a novel and efficient nanocatalyst for the synthesis of tetrahydrobenzo [b] pyrans. Applied Chemistry Today, 12(43), 241-256. (in persion)

[4] Abdous, B., Sajjadi, S. M., & Ma'manib, L. (2015). Synthesis of functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticle as nano-carrier in drug delivery system: Experimental design to optimize the drug loading process.

[5] Abdous, B., Sajjadi, S. M., & Bagheri, A., (2022), Applying Quantitative Structure−Property Relationship Approach and Artificial Neural Network Modelling for investigating and predicting of Micellar and Thermodynamic Properties of different kinds of Surfactants, (Ph.D/Master of Science (M.Sc.) Thesis, The Semnan University)

[6] Google (2020). Google terms of service. Available at: (Accessed: 11 May 2020)

License terms

All Journal of Applied Chemistry articles are published under the License of Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0). "This License allows others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation and their contributions distribute under the same license as the original.


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