Guid for Authors


General Policy


The Organic Chemistry Journal (OCJ) publishes original work in all areas of organic chemistry including organic synthesis, organic reactions, natural products chemistry, structural investigations, supramolecular chemistry, physical organic chemistry, theoretical and chemical biology. Contributions, in English, may take the form of research articles or short communications. Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts onlne via our website or e-mail to

The authors are responsible for contents of papers. The submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (exept in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewere, that its publication is approved by all authors.

Preparation of manuscript

Manuscripts should be prepared using Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007. Note that figures, schemes and tables should be included in the manuscript after the paragraph they are first referenced. Chemical structures should preferably be embeded in their original chemical structure drawn in file format (e.g. CDX for ChemDraw).

Manuscript for Full Research Paper articles submitted to the Organic Chemistry Journal should be devided into the following sections:

§ Title

§ Authors’ Names and Affiliations

§ Abstract

§ Keywords

§ Introduction

§ Results and Discussions

§ Experimental

§ Conclusion

§ Supporting Information (if any)

§ Acknowledgments (optional)

§ References




 The title of an article should be clear, concise and comprehensible to all readers with the purpose of quickly identifying the focus of the reported work. It should be brief and contain the most important keywords to optimize electronic retrieval. As far as possible, abbreviations should be avoided. Capitalize the first letters in all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs.


 Authors’ Name and Affiliations

For all authors who have made substantial contributions to the work, first name, middle (can be initial(s)) and last (family) name must be provided. Below this information the institutional address should be written in a separate line. At least one author must be designated with an asterisk as the person to whom correspondence should be addressed.




The abstract for the manuscript should not exceed 350 words. The abstract may be a compact text or may be structured into the separate sections: Background, the context and purpose of the study; Results, the main findings; Conclusion, brief summary and potential implications. Abbreviation should be used sparingly in the abstract. If used, then only common ones should be employed.




The abstract should be followed by up to five keywords describing the main topics of the paper for indexing purpose.




The introduction section should be written the standpoint of researchers without specialist knowledge in that area. It should clearly state the background of the research, as well as its purposes and significance, and should include a brief statement of what is being reported in the article.


Results and Discussion


The results and discussion section should contain a description of the experimental or theoretical results that substantiates the conclusions of the work. A comprehensible discussion which links the results to related investigations and to existing knowledge in the relevant field should follow.




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 detailes of equipment used, and data handing methods.




In this section the authors can dedicate the article to a scientist of outstanding merit or acknowledge financial support, technical assistance and other contributions or advice persons who are not coauthors.




In general authors are obliged to perform literature searches and to cite original publications describing closely related work. A complete list of all references should be provided at the end of the article with an individual reference number for each reference. All references must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerials, in the order in which they are first cited in the text, followed by any references in tables or legends. The references should be ed at the appropriate location in the text by writing the reference number as superscript. Multiple citations should be separated by commas. In case of more than two sequential references, ranges should be given. The references should be presented in a style consistent with the ACS Style Guide. Examples of Organic Chemistry Journal reference style are shown below. Please take care to follow the reference style precisely; references not in the correct style must be retyped.


Article within a journal

1.    Jacobsen, M. F.; Moses, J. E.; Adlington, R. M.; Baldwin, J. E. Org. Lett. 2005, 7, 2473-2476.

2.    Constantino, M. G.; Lacerda, V., Jr.; Aragao, V. molecules. 2001, 6, 770-776.

3.    Bartlett, P. A.; Green, F. R., III; webb, T. R. Tetrahedron Lett. 1977, 331-334.


In press article

4.    Betson, M. S.; Clyden, J.; Helliwell, M.; Mitjans, D. Org. Biomol. Chem., in press.


5.    Sheem, S. K. Low-Cost Fiber Optic Pressure. U.S. Patent 6,738,537, May 18, 2004.

Article within conference proceedinds

6.    Jones, X. Zeolites and synthetic mechanism. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves, Baltimore, MD, June 27-30, 1996; Smith, Y., Ed.; Butterworth-Heinemann: Stoneham, MA, 1996; pp 16-27.


7.    Gutsche, C. D. Calixarenes; Royal Society of Chemistry: Cambridge, U.K., 1989.

8.    Gleiter, R.; Hopf, H., Eds. Modern Cyclophane Chemistry; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 2004.



Graphic and Tables


All figures and schemes must be embedded in the manuscript text after the paragraph they are first mentioned. After a manuscript has gone successfully through the peer review process authors may be asked to upload individual graphic files separately. Any diagram, graph, spectra, photograph or other type of illustration is presented in the manuscript as a figure. The designation scheme should be used primarily for reaction schemes. It is the authors’ responsibility to provide figures at a sufficiently high resolution to ensure high quality representation in the final article. Figures and schemes are consequently numbered with Arabic numerals in the order they are first cited in the manuscript text (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). All figures and schemes should be prepared in black and white style. Colored figures are only acceptable for online version of journal.


Tables should be cited in the text by using Arabic numerals. Each table should have a title explaining the components of the table. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by manuscript lower-case letters and included beneath the table body.


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