You can include ESI with your article to enhance and increase the impact of your work, for example by including 3D molecular models and movies. Authors can also improve the readability of their articles by placing appropriate material in the ESI, such as repetitive experimental details. All information published as ESI is fully archived and permanently linked to the article using CrossMark.
When preparing your ESI data files, you should keep in mind the following points:
- Supplementary data is peer-reviewed and should therefore be included with the original submission
- ESI files are published 'as is' which means editorial staff will not edit the data for style or content
- Data files are useful only if readers can access them. Use common, widely known and machine-readable file formats where possible
- Large files may prove difficult for users to download and access
- References cited in the ESI should be included in a separate references list within the ESI document
Where deposition in a subject-specific, institutional or general repository is not possible, we encourage the submission of supporting information for compounds and spectra. For compounds, please supply mol files (exported from your chemical drawing package) as unique compounds, without R-groups or variable attachments. Spectral data such as NMR, IR, Raman, ESR should be supplied in the standard JCAMP-DX format (.jdx files).
We offer a service that enables the 3D visualisation of complex molecules. You can use the FirstGlance in Jmol tool to prepare these.