Instructions to Authors (Template)
Chinese Journal of Chromatography, a journal undertaken by Chinese Chemical Society, publishes articles in Chinese and in English on all aspects of chromatography. Topics include new or improved analytical and preparative methods, development of theories, and innovative applications of chromatographic methods. The journal also publishes short news items relevant to the field.
Types of manuscripts
Four types of manuscripts are considered for publication:
Communications briefly report new, unusual and significant results (limited to four printed pages, i.e. 3000 words).
Articles present complete descriptions of innovative investigations, or novel and valuable results of a phase research work (around six printed pages, i.e. 4000－5000 words).
Reviews present a general survey of an outstanding subject in chromatography and should be combined with the research work of the author’s group, generally by the request of the editorial board (around eight printed pages, i.e. 5000－6000 words). Authors wishing to submit a review article should first send a brief outline of its contents to the editorial board.
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).
Preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts should be legibly typed on A4 paper and clearly identify unusual or handwritten symbols and Greek letters.
Manuscripts should be subdivided into the following sequence of sections: Title, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Experimental section, Results and discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgment, References. Full addresses of authors should be placed below the title. A footnote should be included on the first page to give the fax number, phone number and email address of the corresponding author and, if applicable, information regarding funding.
The Title should be short, specific, and informative. No abbreviations should be used in the title. An Abstract must be present in the front of every manuscript. It should be independent, self explanatory and intelligible without reference to the text.
Abbreviations and reference citations should be avoided in the abstract. It is essential that the abstract includes aims, methods, results and conclusions.
Three to eight Key words should be given below the abstract.
Tables and Figures must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals respectively and should be self-explanatory. Tables must have a brief descriptive title and include footnotes if necessary. Figures should have figure captions, either with the figures or collected on a separate sheet. The contents of figures, tables and word descriptions should not be duplicated.
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. Articles in press (specify the journal in which it will appear and enclose a copy of the manuscript) may be included. Citations should be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are cited in the text. The name s 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 three months 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. Revised manuscripts returned later than 30 days will be considered as new submissions.
No page charge is required for manuscripts coming from other countries. The authors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue containing the article.