Guide for Authors

Author Guidelines:

  • A word-file of this sample manuscript is also available (http://chemistry.journals.semnan.ac.ir/), which you can use as a template to prepare your paper.
  • These guidelines include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related information for producing your proceedings manuscripts.
  • Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field.
  • Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction.
  • Manuscripts are accepted for consideration with the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere except in abstract form and are not concurrently under review elsewhere.
  • Manuscripts is to be written in two-column format on the paper size A4 and save to MS Word (*.docx) directory. The width of all margins is to be 3 cm.
  • The use of footnotes to the text should be avoided.
  • The manuscript should be within 10~15 pages. For detail see the website.
  • Common Latin abbreviations such as ibid., etc., e.g., i.e., and ‘et al.’, and short, commonly used Latin terms such as ‘in vitro’, ‘in vivo’, and ‘in situ’, should NOT be italicized.
  • All manuscript should be submitted online at: Online Submission System from http://chemistry.journals.semnan.ac.ir/.
  • The preferred organization of the Main Document of an original paper is as follows:
    • Title page
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results and Discussions
    • Conclusion
    • Acknowledgments
    • References

Title page:

  • The title page is reserved for the title of the paper, the authors, affiliations, the abstract and keywords.
  • A separate title page should be added before the main document.
  • The title should be written centered, in 16pt, boldface Times New Roman, with an initial capital for first word only. It should be single-spaced if the title is more than one line in length.  
  • The author's name should include full name. Authors’ list should be written centered, in12pt, boldface Times New Roman, below the title.
  • Author's affiliation should be written centered below the list of authors. A space should separate two different affiliations. Affiliation should be followed by a comma and the country. To facilitate communication, the email address of the first author should be provided.
  • The authors’ affiliation(s) must be centered, written with 10 points Times New Roman, italic, and located immediately beneath the authors' names. The various authors' affiliations are single-spaced
  • The abstract must be in fully-justified italicized text, using Times New Roman 9-point font,normal, with single line spacing and up to 250-300 words in length.
  • Up to 6 keywords must be separated by commas. The keywords should be written using Times New Roman 9 point font, normal, in justified lines. The word Keywords: written in 9 point bold Times New Roman font must start the first line of keywords. Capitalize the first letter of Keywords. There should be a space blank line between the end of the Affiliations and the Keywords.

Introduction, Materials, Results and Discussion:

  • The main headings must be left aligned and written using the bold Times New Roman 9.5 point font. Only the first letter of the subsection title is uppercase, all others being lowercase.  There should be 8pt before and after the main headings.
  • Secondary headings should be written left aligned, written using the bold Times New Roman 9.5 point font and italic. There should be 8pt after the Secondary headings.
  • Main text should include sufficient background information to set the work in context, describe the issue addressed in the manuscript. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions. Subjects and Methods: This should be concise but provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. The basic design of the study and its duration should be described. The methods used should be stated and the statistical data/methods provided. Type your main text in 12-point Times New Roman with single line spacing.
  • The reference in the text should be should be sequential and in the normal font including the square bracket like [Reference number].
  • Figures should be presented within the text and labeled in consecutive Arabic numerals. The final size of figures should be fitted either in 1 column or 2 columns. The captions are centered and written using a 10 point Times New Roman font and normal. The authors should submit their work at 300 dpi resolution. Spell out the word 'Figure' in full and normal, as following: Figure1.
  • The Figures should be included in “single-space” paragraphs, with a space blank line between the text and each figure.
  • If your Figure has two parts, include the labels “(a)” and “(b)”. Do not forget to include the label, unit for each axis and the legend when they are required. It is favorite the of the SI (International System of Units) units only in your manuscript. Symbols and letters representing physical and mathematical variables should be in italic.
  • Tables are sequentially numbers in numeric fashion with the table number and the title above the table.
  • In Tables font size 8 must be used and vertical lines must be not be drawn.
  • Tables should be included within the text and all of them should be referred to in the text. The Tables should be numbered consecutively, and each of them must be immediately preceded by the corresponding caption. The captions Table are centered and written using a 10 point Times New Roman font, bold-italic as indicated in Table 1 below.

         Table 2. Determination of Co (II) water samples and relative recoveries of spiked sample.

Sample

Co (II) amount (µg L-1)

Recovery (%)

 

Added

Found a

 

Tap water

0.0

n.d.b

(Drinking water system of Behshahr, Iran)

20.0

19.4 ± 0.5

97

 

50.0

49.0 ± 1.2

98

Mineral water

0.0

n.d.

(Damavand mineral water, Iran)

20.0

21.0 ± 0.6

105

 

50.0

51.4 ± 1.3

103

River water

0.0

7.3 ± 0.4

a Mean ± standard deviation (n = 3)

b Not detected

  • Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion. Any measurements or other information that may require explanation should be defined. Levels of statistical significance should be indicated, as well as any other factors crucial to the outcome of the study.
  • This should consider the results in relation to any hypotheses advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other works. Only in exceptional cases should the Results and Discussion sections be combined.

Equation(s) should be left justified and numbered in the order of first occurrence in the text. An equation must not be as image. The equation number(s) should appear in ‘Times New Roman, 12.’ on the right hand side of the column enclosed by parentheses. Number equations consecutively with equation numbers in parentheses, as in

RL =                                                                                (1)

  • Use metric and the International System of Units (SI units) as primary units. (SI units are strongly encouraged.) The following conventions apply to all units of measure: Abbreviate units of measure when they accompany numerals and do not use a period after an abbreviated unit of measure (Exception: in. for inch). For example, commonly used abbreviated units are as follows; s, min, h, g, mg, mL, cm, nm, Hz, mg L-1, and so forth. Put a space between a numeral and its unit of measure, except when they form a unit modifier, in which case use a hyphen between them in simple situations. (Exception: no space between a number and the percent “50%,” degree “90°,” angular minute or angular second symbols.) Use the center dot to separate compound units, e.g., “A×m2.” Common symbols denoting some physical quantities such as mp, bp, pH etc should be given in Roman type instead of italic type.

Conclusion:

A conclusion section is not required, but it is strongly recommended. Although a conclusion may review the main points of the paper, do not replicate the abstract as the conclusion. A conclusion might elaborate on the importance of the work or suggest applications and extensions.

Acknowledgment:

The source of financial grants and other funding that may pose a conflict of interest must be acknowledged, including a frank declaration of the authors' industrial links and affiliations. Financial, material and technical support, contributions that need acknowledging but do not justify authorship (such as general support by a Department, University …) may be acknowledged here. It is the authors' responsibility to obtain written permission to quote material that has appeared in another publication.

References:

  • Number the citations consecutively in square brackets [1] within the text. The sentence punctuation follows the brackets [2]. Multiple references are each numbered with a single bracket [1–3].
  • References should appear at the end of the article in the order in which they are referenced in the body of the paper.
  • Journal names should be abbreviated according to the list of title abbreviations: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nlmcatalog/journals;

Reference should be written in 11-point Times New Roman with 1.5 line spacing; number as [1], [2]… and use auto-number, that is shown in below and also follow the detailed instruction of referencing presented below.

[1] R. A. Vargas, A. Garciá and M. A. Vargas, Electrochim. Acta 43 (1988) 1271. (This style is for Journal Papers)

[2] J. Newman, Electrochemical Systems, 2nd ed., Prentice–Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1991) pp. 256. (This format is for Books)

[3] M. Ocana, R. Rodriguez-Clemente and C. J. Serna, Adv. Mater.7 (2002) 212.

[4] D. E. Leyden and G. H. Lutrell, Anal. Chem. 47(1975) 1612.

[5] D. E. Leyden, G. H. Lutrell, A. E. Sloan and N. J. DeAngelis, Anal. Chim.Acta, 84 (1976) 97.

[6] M. E. Mahmoud, Anal. Chim.Acta 398 (1999) 297.

[7] K. A. Venkatesan, T. G. Srinivasan, P. R. Vasudeva Rao, and J. Radioanal. Nucl.Chem. 256 (2003) 213.

[8] A. Walcarius, M. Etienne and J. Bessiere, Chem. Mater.14 (2002) 2757.

[9] D. E. Leyden, G. H. Lutrell, W. K. Nonidez and D. B. Werho, Anal. Chem. 48 (1976) 67.

[10] S. Mauchauffée and E. Meux, Chemosphere 69 (2007) 763.

[11] C. A. Basha, N. S. Bhadrinarayana, N. Anantharaman and K. M. MeeraSheriffa Begum, J. Hazard.Mater. 152 (2008) 71.