Guide for Authors

Author Fees

Submission, processing and publishing of manuscripts in Frontiers in Chemical Research are Free of Charges and through the online submission system:


All manuscripts submitted to Frontiers in Chemical Research will be checked by iThenticate to ensuring content originality.  In case of detecting any research misconduct in a submitted/published articles, we will follow COPE’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online. Electronic submission substantially reduces the editorial processing and reviewing times and shortens overall publication times. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit paper” and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Manuscript preparation

Types of Contributions:

Original papers: Are full-length expositions of extensive and significant experimental or theoretical studies.

Short communications: Must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. In style and presentation they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but length should not exceed three (two) printed pages in the journal.

Reviews: Will usually be written at the invitation of Editors. Unsolicited reviews will be welcome but authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult Editors prior to commencement.

Papers will be published in English. The authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under headline such as Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figure Captions.

Title: Papers should be headed by a concise and informative title. This should be followed by the name(s) and complete address of the author(s). The author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed may be indicated with an asterisk.

Abstract: An abstract of 150-250 words should be included at the beginning of a paper. The abstract should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as an indication of any new information presented and its relevance.

Keywords: A maximum of four to six keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the content of the manuscript.

Introduction: A full-length paper should have a short introduction to state the reasons for the work, with enough reference to previous works on the subject.

Experimental: This should be presented as a clear and detailed description of experimental procedures and analytical conditions to enable readers to carry out similar work. Supply sample preparation procedures, name, model and configuration details of equipment used, and data handing methods.

Results and Discussion: The original and important findings should be stated.

References: References should numbered consecutively (numerals in square brackets) throughout the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper. In the reference list, journals [1], books [2] and edited multi-author books [3] should be cited in accordance with the following styles:

[1] M. Roushani, Z. Abdi, Sens. Actuators, B 201 (2014) 503.

[2] J. Wang, Analytical Electrochemistry, VCH, New York, 1994.

[3] K. Kimura, T. Shono, in: Y. Inoue, G.W. Gokel (Eds.), Cation Binding by Macrocycles, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1990.

Tables: Tables should be typed in double spacing on separate sheets and provided a suitable heading. Tables should be clearly referred in the text by using Arabic numerals. Each table should have a title that makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text.

Figures: Figures should be submitted either as original art work or as high-quality reproductions. Figures should be numbered consecutively, the captions should be typed on a separate sheet and grouped with the Figures at the end of manuscript.

Nomenclature, units and symbols: Should conform to the IUPAC convention. Chemical nomenclature should follow the IUPAC rules. All abbreviations should be preceded the first time they appear by the full name except for the SI symbols for units that are to be used without explanation.

Text Preparation: The final text should be submitted online in Word format. Figures should be given in JPG format in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) or Excel files.

Proofs: Authors will receive proof, which they are requested to correct and return as soon as possible.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

The corresponding author, on behalf of all the authors, should fill and submit the copyright transfer agreement form to Frontiers in Chemical Research to enable us to publish and disseminate your work.