We are developing a range of tools and services to help our authors publish their research with us.

Our templates can help you to prepare your article for submission, format your references and produce clear chemical structures.


Article templates

You can use our templates to help you structure and format your manuscript in the Royal Society of Chemistry style. The templates will give you a clear idea of length and layout of the final article. For further guidance on writing your article and preparing electronic supplementary information (ESI) see our guidelines for preparing your article.

For most of our journals the use of the template is optional; however, you must use the Communication template for preparing Communications to ChemComm and Catalysis Science & Technology. For communications, use the Communication template; for all other article types (including reviews and Edge articles), use the article template.

Microsoft Word templates

LaTeX templates

If using the LaTeX template, please provide us with both the native files and a PDF file of your manuscript including all of your figures (as this format is the most accessible to our reviewers).


We host our LaTeX templates with Overleaf, an authoring tool that helps collaborators easily prepare and edit their manuscripts with realtime format previewing, easy document sharing and collaboration, and user support and LaTeX help.

And we host our PCCP LaTeX template with Overleaf, which has the additional benefit of a quick and simple one-click submission process. You can prepare your manuscript with Overleaf, and your manuscript files will be transferred directly to PCCP's submission system at the click of a button.

Find out more about our partnership with Overleaf on the PCCP homepage.

Referencing templates: Endnote style files

You can automatically format references from your Endnote citation manager using our style files. Files are compatible with both Windows and Macintosh.

Chemical structure templates

Use our templates to produce clear chemical structures in ChemDraw, ChemWindows and ISIS/Draw. This will allow you to optimise the layout for the page dimensions of our journals.


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