Scope and editorial policy
The journal publishes short communications, full research papers and review articles in all branches of chemistry. In 2010 the journal published 39 articles comprising 232 journal pages.
All manuscripts are subjected to a rigorous peer review process by the Scientific Editors. In 2010 the journal published 39 articles comprising 232 journal pages.
Articles published in the South African Journal of Chemistry may not be published elsewhere without the written permission of the South African Chemical Institute. Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit their formatted full papers including results, tables, figures and references. All submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, research content, correctness, relevance and readability.
The South African Journal of Chemistry publishes original work in all branches of chemistry. Contributions, in English, may take the form of research articles, short communications or critical reviews. Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts via e–mail to the Editor–in–Chief, Professor G. E. Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org).Authors are strongly advised to observe the requirements of the Journal' house style, as described below, paying particular attention to the Guidelines for Article Formats. Manuscripts not complying with these requirements will be returned to the authors for reformatting. Authors whose first language is other than English are particularly encouraged to seek the advice of a competent English speaker in reviewing their manuscripts before submission, with a view to improving grammar, spelling, usage, etc. All manuscripts are assessed by independent referees.
It is understood that copyright for all published material is vested in the South African Chemical Institute and that authors bear sole responsibility for the factual accuracy of their publications. The use of electronic technology at all stages in the publication process leads to rapid publication times, and wide dissemination of the research presented. All papers are published online in PDF format.
Manuscript format and layout
Manuscripts should be prepared using one of the standard word–processing packages, e.g. Microsoft Word, Word Perfect or Open Office. All papers should have the following general structure:
Instructions to Authors
All files to be submitted in machine readable form must be thoroughly checked for viruses before submission. The corresponding author's e-mail address must be submitted for faster communication.
Receipt of an article will be acknowledged by the Editor–in–Chief by e–mail, and the article will be logged with a reference number, which authors are asked to quote on all subsequent correspondence regarding their papers. If no such acknowledgement has been received within a reasonable period of time, authors should confirm with the Editor–in–Chief at email@example.com (phone: +27 (0)21 650 2531, fax: +27 (0)21 650 5195) whether their manuscripts have been received safely or not.
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The South African Journal of Chemistry
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