Notes on submitting articles
Items should be submitted electronically using the contact email at the end of this article. We prefer your submission to be as a Microsoft Word file, using the Arial font.
We cannot consider manuscripts that have also been submitted to other magazines or journals for copyright reasons. If you seek particularly wide dissemination for a piece of work and want Education in Chemistry to cover it too, then please contact the editor to discuss.
We cannot consider manuscripts which expect readers to have access to subscription only journals in order to give themselves the prerequisite knowledge to appreciate the article.
Use SI units and IUPAC recommended nomenclature. See the IUPAC website for their 'colour books' on terminology (link at the end of this article).
Photos need to be of print quality (300 dpi) with permission to publish. Please send these as image separate files, and not as part of the text file. Our design team will source suitable high resolution photos if you are unable to provide them and suggestions are very welcome.
Chemical structures should also be provided as separate files, ideally in ChemDraw or Accelrys Draw format, otherwise they will be redrawn, together with any other illustrations.
Ensure the text has minimal formatting - ie no end of line carriage returns, no box keylines, single typeface etc.
These should be in the following styles
- J. Smith, R. Bloggs and P. Jones, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1993, 14, 92 (DOI: 10.1021/ja1074322).
(ie author(s), journal title, year, volume, page (DOI: [doi])) as in CASSI. If in doubt as to the approved abbreviations, please give full title of journal.
- J. Bloggs, The art of writing scientific papers, p 49. London: RSC, 1991.
- J. Bloggs in Article writing - a critique of the art, R. Smith (ed), chap 5, p 9. London: RSC, 1981.
Where there are 3 or more authors, use the first named author and 'et al'.
Patents or patent applications
Company/name, coverage, patent number, year., eg:
- E. F. Tai, World patent app. 9008789, 1990.
- Merck, US patent, 4845261, 1989.
- Rhône-Poulenc, Eur. Patent 468727, 1992.
Please give as many details as possible.
IUPAC Colour Books
IUPAC recommended nomenclature and terminology
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Contact and Further Information
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