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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • This work has not been previously published, 
    nor has it been sent simultaneously to another journal.
  • The file(s) is(are) in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, 
    RTF or WordPerfect Document File Format.
  • The text complies with the bibliographic and 
    style requirements indicated in the Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

Author Guidelines

1.- Aims and Scope

The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society is a peer-reviewed journal containing Reviews, Short Communications, and Full Papers, devoted to fundamental and practical aspects of Multidisciplinary Chemistry. The scope of The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society includes all Chemistry fields recognized by IUPAC (Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, among others) and the applications.

The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society is published 4 times  per year.


2.- General Information

The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society publishes ReviewsFull Papers, and Short Communications. Reviews are usually written upon invitation. Unsolicited manuscripts, however, are welcome, as long as they fit into the scope of the journal.

Authors are solely responsible for the contents of their contribution. It is assumed that they have the necessary authority for publication. The contents of manuscripts submitted to The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society must not have been submitted to any other journal in parallel or published previously.


All manuscripts submitted to The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society are subject to a thorough pre-screening process performed by the Editors, in order to warrant the high quality standards of the journal and to deal with the important time of our referees in a considerate way. Authors are encouraged to suggest suitable referees (three full names and affiliations). However, not necessarily those referees nominated by the authors will be contacted. If accepted for publication, all manuscripts will be edited with a view to clarity, brevity, and consistency.


3.- Manuscript Submission

The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society offers web-based manuscript submission and peer-review. This service guarantees fast and safe submission of manuscripts and rapid assessment processes. Please prepare your manuscript in keeping with the guidelines given below


  • For the submission of new manuscript, a single Word DOC file needs to be uploaded on the File Upload screen.
  • Tables and all graphics should be embedded in the DOC file in the text where they belong (not collected at the end). Supporting Information can be uploaded, e.g., as a single, separate Word DOC or PDF file with all graphics embedded by choosing the file designation "Supporting Information".
  • For the submission of revised manuscript and final manuscript files for production, text, tables, and graphics prepared with ChemDraw, ISIS Draw and Excel need to be uploaded as a single Word DOC file; the graphics need to be linked to those programs within the Word file. Upload this file as "Main Document". All other graphics need to be uploaded as separate files in a graphic format such as TIFF or JPG with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher; for these graphic files choose the designation "Image" on the File Upload screen. Figure and Scheme captions should not be embedded into the graphic files, but rather included at the end of the text file of the manuscript. Supporting Information is uploaded as a single, separate Word DOC or PDF file with all graphics embedded by choosing the file
  • Authors are asked to make their manuscripts suitable for a heterogeneous readership—please use a simple, clear style, and avoid jargon. In some cases, it might be helpful for manuscripts to be checked by a third party, for correct language usage before submission.


4.- Types of Contributions

Reviews deal with topics of current interest in any area of chemistry. Rather than an assemblage of detailed information, they should give a critical overview of a particular field, providing the reader with an appreciation of the importance of the work, a summary of recent developments, a balanced discussion of problems and progress, and well selected literature coverage. Reviews should be composed with the general perspective of the topic as the central thread. Although Reviews are generally written by invitation, unsolicited manuscripts are also welcome provided their contents are in keeping with the character of the journal. Authors should discuss the article with the Editors at an early stage.

Full Papers must be either of current general interest or of great significance to a more specialized readership and should report comprehensive details of completed studies, whether experimental or theoretical, and have well developed discussions, background information, and literature coverage. Manuscripts must not have been published previously. Details that could be of importance to the referees, but that are unlikely to be of interest to the reader, can be submitted as an enclosure for the referees. The manuscript should be divided into numbered sections in the following order: Abstract, Key words (3-6), Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References (min. 20)

Short Communications are unsolicited, peer-reviewed, short reports. Preliminary results might be presented, which will usually be followed up by a Full Paper. The results must be of great significance and contribute to the development or further development of an important area of research. As for Full Papers, Communications will be sent to referees. There should be no section headings except for an Experimental section (where appropriate) at the end of the article before the References. The first paragraph should summarizes the reasons for undertaking the work, and the main conclusions which can be drawn. The final paragraph should summarizes the major findings of the paper. Short Communications should be limited to 6 typewritten pages (approximately 10,000 characters) plus references and no more than 4 display items (figures and tables).


Graphical Abstract. Authors are requested to supply a graphical abstract when the paper is first submitted. This abstract should contain: 1) title of the paper (Arial 10, Capital black letters), 2) authors' names (Arial Narrow 10 normal), 3) address (Times New Roman, 10, cursive), 4) a very brief summary of the main results of the work (not more than 250 characters including spaces. (Times New Roman 10, normal) and 5) figure. The entire graphical abstract can not exceed an area of 14.5 cm x 5 cm. This abstract must be designed to capture the attention of a wide readership and to be compiled for fast scanning of the Journal. Should you have problems to create the graphical abstract in the appropriate form, please contact the editorial office. You will receive precise instruction to produce such as abstract.


5.-  Preparation of Manuscripts

5.1.- General Remarks

The following remarks aim to assist you in preparing your manuscript for submission to The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society. Authors are encouraged to consult recent issues of The Journal of the Chilean Chemical Society for examples of format. We strongly encourage our authors to adhere closely to these guidelines as it facilitates both the peer-review and the editorial process.

All other graphics need to be supplied as separate files in a graphic format such as TIFF or JPG with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

Spelling may be either UK or US standard English, but consistency should be maintained within a manuscript.

Abbreviations and acronyms should be used sparingly and consistently, following the system of abbreviations and symbols recommended by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Where they first appear in the text, they should—apart from the most common ones such as NMR, IR, or UV—be defined.

5.2.- Manuscript Styling

Your manuscript can be processed more rapidly if it is arranged as described below. Unless stated otherwise, the following instructions apply to all categories of contributions.

Title page (in order): title; author names, alphabetical designation (a,b,...) referring to addresses, and an asterisk to denote the correspondence author; dedication, if applicable.

Keywords: A maximum of six keywords should be given in alphabetical order.

Experimental section (applicable to Full Papers and Communications only) should be given in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat your work.

References: In the text numbers corresponding to the appropriate reference should be typed in square brackets (e.g., "as shown by Rivas et al [6-8] and Peña-Farfal [9]."). References must be listed in order of their appearance in the text and collected at the end of the manuscript under the heading "References". Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI).

1.- Journal article

H. Li, J. Kim, L. Groy, J. Am. Chem. Soc123, 4867, (2001)

2.- Book

C.N.Rao, A. Muller, A. K. Cheetham The Chemistry on Nanomaterials. Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Wiley-Vch, Weinheim, 2004.

3.- Contribution in a Book

S. Abbet and U. Heiz in The Chemistry on Nanomaterials. Synthesis, Properties and Applications, C.N.Rao, A. Muller, A. K. Cheetham eds. Wiley-Vch, Weinheim, 2004 ; pp. 551-588.


Legends: each figure and scheme should have a legend. These should be listed together at the end of the reference section of the text file rather than being included with the drawings in the graphics files.

Tables must have a brief title in tables are denoted [a], [b], [c], etc.

Mathematical formulae should not be incorporated into the text as graphic files. Please type mathematical formulae as normal text in the body of the text, as far as is possible. They must be labeled with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the right-hand margin and in the order of their appearance.


We look forward to the submission of your next excellent manuscript!

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