Instructions to Authors
Chinese Journal of Chromatography, a journal undertaken by Chinese Chemical Society, publishes articles in Chinese and in English on chromatography and its inter disciplines. Topics include new or improved analytical separation and preparative methods, development of theories, innovative applications of chromatographic methods and related techniques, electrophoresis, electrochromatography, sample preparation, solid phase extraction and detection methods such as mass spectrometry. Chinese Journal of Chromatography welcomes every researcher’s submission of research papers which report on studies concerning the development of new and advances in chromatographic science and related areas.
Types of manuscripts
The following types of papers are published in the Chinese Journal of Chromatography:
Communications briefly report new, unusual and significant results or the core content of technical improvements (limited to four printed pages, i.e. 3000 words).
Articles present complete systematic descriptions of innovative investigations or applications. The novel and valuable results of a phase research work are also be reported (around six printed pages, i.e. 4000－5000 words).
Reviews present a general survey of an outstanding subject in chromatography and its related areas and should be combined with the research work of the author’s group (around eight to ten printed pages, i.e. 6000－8000 words). Potential authors will be asked to provide a brief outline of the subject matter of the proposed review. Review articles should be sufficiently broad in scope to appeal to a wide cross-section of the journal's readership, but should be specific enough to permit discussion at an appropriate depth. Above all, reviews should be critical rather than enumerative. Figures and Tables with copyright license are encouraged in review articles.
Technical notes report development and application of new techniques and new instruments, also about renovation and improvement of methods developed before (around three printed pages, i.e. 2000－3000 words).
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Copyright transfer form' (for more information on this and copyright see http://www.chrom-china.com/EN/column/column316.shtml). Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a 'Copyright transferform'. The authors also can download the form from our website.
Authors are need to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research. If the funding source(s) had no such involvement then this should be stated in the paper.
Submission to this journal proceeds totally online or through the email. You will create and upload your files in the journal’s submission system step by step. All correspondence processes, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, are carried through the submission system.
Authors can submit, with the manuscript, the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of suggested reviewers. We note that the editorial retains the sole right to decide whether or not the suggested reviewers are used. A working e-mail address for each reviewer is essential for rapid review.
Preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be legibly typed on A4 paper by Microsoft Office Word and clearly identify unusual or handwritten symbols and the block and italic forms of Greek letters.
Manuscripts should be subdivided into the following sequence of sections: title, every author’s name and affiliations(where the actual work was done, complete corresponding address and nationality), Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Experimental section, Results and discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, References. A footnote should be included on the first page to give the professional title, educational level, fax number, phone number and email address of the corresponding author and information of funding included the full name and number should be indicated.
The Title should be short (5-30 words), specific, and informative. No abbreviations or trade names should be used in the title.
Clearly indicate who is willing to handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone number (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address.
An Abstract (about 150 to 250 words) must be present in the front of every manuscript. It should be independent, self explanatory and intelligible without reference to the text. The abstract should state briefly the purpose and applied method of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract must be able to stand alone with out references. All of the abbreviations must be written in full when first used.
Immediately after the abstract, Three to eight Keywords should be given below the abstract and the abbreviations must be avoided. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
Provide a description of the background under investigation, state the objectives and the highlight of innovation of the article, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
For the main materials and the types of equipments, the manufacturers’ names and the locations should be provided. Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.
Results and Discussions
Results should be clear, precise and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work,the relationship between the results and the research,. whether meeting the original expectation, and the similarities and differences with others, etc. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
The main conclusions should briefly report the prospects, limitations, outstanding problems and the further research advice of the work, which may stand alone or form a subsection of the Results and Discussion section.
Acknowledgements should be provided in a separate section at the end of the article before the references, List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
Self-explanatory tables must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals respectively. Suitable captions should be given at the top, Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration.Photographs should be of sufficiently high quality with respect to detail and contrast. Indicate the magnification by a bar on the photograph.
Reference should be listed at the end of the manuscript. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references. Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list. Articles in press (have been accepted or be given the DOI number) may be included. Citations should be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are cited in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal. The names of the journals should be abbreviated according to the World List of Scientific Periodicals. The following are the examples of literature citations:
(1) Chadha R K, Lawrence J F. J Chromatogr, 1990, 518: 268
(2) Phillips J B, Liu Z. USP 5 196 039. 1993
(3) Andrade J D. Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Biochemical Polymers. Vol 2. New York: Plenum Press, 1985. 35
Submission of manuscripts
Submission online is proposed to this journal. Via the homepage of this journal (http://www.chrom-China.com) you will be guided stepwise through the creation and uploading of the various files. If you meet any difficulties in submitting online, please send the manuscript to the Editorial Office by e-mail (email@example.com).
The following list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal for review.
Ensure that the following items are present:
One Author designated as corresponding Author:
• E-mail address
• Full postal address
• Telephone and fax numbers
All necessary files have been written in article.
• All figure captions
• All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
• Manuscript has been "spellchecked" and "grammar-checked"
• References are in the correct format for this journal
• All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text.
• Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
Review of manuscripts
Every submission is independently reviewed by at least two peers. Decision for publication, amendment, or rejection is based upon their reports. If two or more reviewers consider a manuscript unsuitable for publication in this journal, a statement explaining the basis for the decision will be sent to authors within 60 days of the submitting date.
Revision of manuscripts
When a manuscript is returned to authors for revision prior to final acceptance, the revised paper should be submitted within 20 days. If author need more than 20 days to revise, please file an application in 20 days after reciving the inform of revision
No page charge is required for manuscripts coming from other countries. The authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue containing the article.
One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author before publishing. The proofs is need to be ensure or modified by authors. If you do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, you may list the corrections and return them to us in an e-mail. Your proof should be confirmed and signed by authors,then you can return it by email after scanning the pages. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor.
Offprints and Open access
The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with one paper offprint and a PDF file of the article via e-mail after the article is accepted for publication. For extra charge, more paper offprints can be ordered. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image. The papers in our wibsite are all freely available.
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