INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
The Bulletin of the Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia is an official publication of the Union of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia. It is published twice annually. The journal publishes original scientific papers, short communications, reviews and professional papers from all fields of chemistry, chemical technology and metallurgy.
The journal, also publishes (continuously or occasionally) the bibliographies of Union members, book reviews, reports of meetings, news of future meetings, important events and dates, and various columns, which contribute to the development of the corresponding scientific field.
Original scientific papers should contain unpublished results of completed original scientific research. The number of pages (including tables and figures) should not exceed 15.
Short communications also should contain completed but briefly presented results of original scientific research. The number of pages should not exceed 5 (including tables and figures).
Reviews are usually written at the invitation of the Editorial Board. They should be surveys of the investigations and knowledge of several authors in a given research area, the competency of the authors of the reviews being assured by their own published results.
Professional papers report on useful practical results which are not original but help the results of the original scientific research to be adopted into scientific and production use.
Acceptance for publication in the Bulletin obliges the authors not publish the same results elsewhere.
The papers published in the Bulletin are summarised in Chemical Abstracts.
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT
The manuscript should be submitted in triplicate, typed (1 ½ spaced) on A4 paper with margins of 2.5 cm on each side. The papers and appendices should be numbered. It is strongly recommended that the manuscript be sent on the disk.
The papers should be written in the shortest possible way and without unnecessary repetition.
The original scientific papers, brief communications and reviews should be written in English, while the professional papers may be submitted in Macedonian also.
Only SI (Systeme Internationale d'Unites) quantities and units are to be used [ cf. I. Mils, T. Cvitas, K. Homann, N. Kallay, K. Kuchitsu, Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry, eds. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford 1989; T. Cvitas, N. Kallay, Fizicke velicine i jedinice medunarodnog sustava, Hrvatsko kemijsko društvo, Zagreb 1975; G. Jovanovski, Z. Zdravkovski and G. Jovanovski, B. Šoptrajanov, Bull. Chem. Technol. Macedonia, 9(2), 209, 1990; 10(1), 77, 1991; 11(1–2), 73, 1992; 12(1–2), 49–53, 1993] .
The names of chemical substances could be in accordance with the IUPAC recommendations and rules or Chemical Abstract practice.
Double subscripts and superscripts should be avoided whenever possible. Thus it is better to write n 3(PO4) than or exp(–E/RT) than e–E/RT. Strokes (/) should not be used instead of parentheses.
Figures (photographs, diagrams and sketches) and structural formulae should each be given on a separate sheet. Figures should also be inserted in the correct place in the manuscript, being horizontally reduced to 8 or 16 cm. The size of the symbols for the physical quantities and units as well as the size of the numbers and letters used in the reduced figures should be comparable with the size of the letters in the main text of the paper. Diagrams and structural formulae should be drawn in such a way (e.g. black Indian ink on white or tracing paper) as to permit high quality reproduction. The use of photographs should be avoided. The tables and the figures should be numbered in Arabic numerals (e.g. Table 1, Fig. 1). Tables and figures should be self-contained, i.e. should have captions making them legible without resort to the main text. The presentation of the same results in the form of tables and figures (diagrams) is not permitted.
Footnotes are also not permitted.
The results of elemental analyses of organic compounds should be given in the following form:
Anal. C12Hl6O (176.26)
calc'd: C 81.77; H 9.15; O 9.08 %
found: C 81.63; H 9.36; O 9.01 %.
When a large number of compounds have been analyzed, the results should be given in tabular form.
The manuscript should contain: title, author(s) full-name(s), surname(s), address and e-mail, short abstract, short abstract, key words, introduction, experimental or theoretical back-ground, results and discussion, acknowledgment (if desired), references and summary in Macedonian.
The title should correspond to the contents of the manuscript. It should be brief and informative and include the majority of the key words.
Each paper should contain an abstract which should not exceed 150 words. The abstract should include the aim of the research, the most important results and conclusions.
Each paper should also contain a short abstract with not more than 50 words. It should have the same structure as the paper's abstract. The short abstract will be used for extended content of the issue.
In the introduction only the most important previous results related to the problem in hand should be briefly reviewed and the aim and importance of the research should be stated.
The experimental section should be written as a separate section and should contain a description of the materials used and methods employed – in form which makes the results reproducible, but without detailed description of already known methods.
Manuscripts which are related to theoretical studies, instead of experimental material, should contain a sub-heading and the theoretical background where the necessary details for verifying the results obtained should be stated.
The results and discussion should be given in the same section. The discussion should contain an analysis of the results and the conclusions that can be drawn.
The reference should be given in a separate section in the order in which they appear in the text. The surname of one or two authors may be given in the text, whereas in the case of more than two authors they should be quoted as, for example, Julg and collaborators [ 1] or Julg et al. [ 1] .
Papers from scientific journals should be cited as follows:
– A. Julg, A. Favier and Y. Ozlas, Struct. Chem., 1, 137 (1990). The names of journals should be abbreviated as in Chemical Abstracts.
Books should be cited as follows:
a) books without editor:
– H. Chum, M. Baizer, The Electrochemistry of Biomass and Derived Materials, ACS Monograph 183, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, 1985, pp. 134–157.
b) books with editor:
– M. Golay, in Gas Chromatography, D. Desty, ed. Butterworths, London, 1958, p. 36.
Manuscripts written in English should contain a summary in Macedonian at the end of the paper. The summary should contain: title, author(s) full-name(s), surname(s) and address, keywords and abstract.
Papers received by the Editorial Board are sent to two referees (one in the case of professional papers). The suggestions of the referees and Editorial Board are sent to the author(s) for further action. The corrected text should be returned to the Editorial Board as soon as possible but in not more than 30 days.
The category of the paper may be proposed by the author(s) but the Editorial Board reserves the right, on the basis of the referees' opinion, to make the final choice.
Proofs are sent to the author(s) to correct printers' errors. Expect for this, alterations to the text are not permitted. The proofs should be returned to the Editorial Board in 2 days.
The author(s) will receive, free of charge, 20 reprints of every paper published in the Bulletin.
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