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Author Guidelines

Authors are expected to adhere to the following ethical guidelines; infractions may result in the application of sanctions by the editor(s), including but not limited to the suspension or revocation of publishing privileges.

  1.  Authors main obligation is to present their research in an accurate and complete manner, including all the relevant data, avoiding deception, and providing objective discussion of the significance of the research. The submitted manuscript should provide enough detail and references to assure reproducibility. 

  2. Authors should perform a thorough literature search to find, and then cite, original publications on closely related investigations. 

  3. Authors should use space wisely and economically. When requested, they should make every possible effort to provide data, methods, and samples of unusual materials (unavailable elsewhere) to other researchers. This, logically, with appropriate material transfer agreements to protect the legitimate interests of the authors.

  4. Authors should clearly identify any unusual hazards related to the chemicals, equipment, or procedures used in their investigation.

  5. Authors should avoid fragmentation of research reports. A scientist who has done extensive work on a system or group of related systems should organize publication so that each report gives a well-rounded account of a particular aspect of the general study.

  6. Author should inform the editors of related manuscripts that they may have under editorial consideration or in press (in the J. Mex. Chem. Soc. or any other journal). They should include copies of such manuscripts during the submission process.

  7. Author should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal, unless it is a resubmission of a manuscript that has been rejected or withdrawn from publication.

  8. A manuscript might sometimes justify criticism of the work of other scientists. However, in no case is personal criticism considered to be appropriate.

  9. No fictitious name should be listed as an author or coauthor. Co-authors of a paper should be only those who made significant scientific contributions to the work and who share responsibility and accountability for the results. Other contributions should be indicated in a footnote or an “Acknowledgments” section. Administrative relationships do not qualify a person for co-authorship. Deceased persons who meet the criterion for inclusion as co-authors should be so included, with a footnote reporting date of death.

  10. The corresponding author, or the person submitting the manuscript in their behalf, accepts the responsibility of including as co-authors all persons appropriate and none inappropriate. The submitting author should have sent each living co-author a draft copy of the manuscript and have obtained the co-author’s assent to co-authorship of it.

  11. The corresponding author must reveal at the time of submission either that there is no conflict of interest to declare, or should disclose potential conflicts of interest that will be acknowledged in the published article.

  12. Plagiarism (understood as “the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit”) is not acceptable in the J. Mex. Chem. Soc. Authors should not engage in plagiarism copying, or very close paraphrasing, texts or results from another’s work. Authors should not engage in self-plagiarism either.

  13. Images should not be manipulated. When images are included in an account of research performed or in the data collection as part of the research, an accurate description of how the images were generated and produced should be provided.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. Cover letter.
    1. Should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief
    2. Include the title, names of the authors and type of submission (full article/research or review*)
    3. Describe the major findings of the research, impact and novelty.
    4. Why does the manuscript fit into the scope of the J. Mex. Chem. Soc?
    5. The manuscript is original (not copied) or not
    6. Declare if part of the manuscript has been submitted or published before in any other journal.
    7. Declare conflicts of interest.
    8. The corresponding author, or the person submitting the manuscript in their behalf, accepts the responsibility of including as co-authors all persons appropriate and none inappropriate.
    9. Add a potential list of four reviewers.
    10. Sign with full name and contact information.

    *The J. Mex. Chem. Soc. only receives reviews under invitation. If you have been officially invited by the editorial board or the Editor-in-chief to send a review to the J. Mex. Chem. Soc. please specify it.

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  2. Graphical abstract.Corresponds to an image (clear visual summary) that concisely describes and gives a quickly understanding of the main findings or the importance of the research at a glance. It could be a key figure or scheme of the submission or it could be specially designed for this purpose. The graphical abstract will be displayed solely in the table of contents and it will be also Peer Reviewed.

    1. File type: .JPG or.TIFF
    2. Image size: minimum 600 pixels
    3. Resolution: minimum 600 dpi
    4. File name: GA
    5. Image could be fully or partially colored or black & white, as the authors prefer.
    6. Other: Do not include additional text as title of the submission or authors information, abstract, or a heading “Graphical abstract”. Do not insert the image in an office file or alike, that would decrease the quality of the image.

    i.e. Graphical abstract obtained from:

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  3. Manuscript file type and characteristics. 

    1. It is preferable if you send the manuscript in MS word file, nevertheless PDF files are also received. In both cases, do not protect the files from editing; most of the times the reviewers add comments directly to the manuscript files.
    2. The body of the manuscript should be inserted in simple format, thus, avoid using double columns or templates.
    3. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered.

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  4. Manuscript Page 1 content.
      1. Article title. Concise and informative.
      2. Author(s) name(s). First names and surnames, do not use initials for names, the corresponding author(s) should be indicated with an asterisk*.
      3. Affiliations. Use numbers in superscripts.
      4. Abstract. Single paragraph (80-250 words). Should be very clear and concise summarizing the content of the manuscript. Remember that the abstract is the only part that the potential referees sees when they are invited to make a review; also, is the part that readers see when searching through electronic databases. The abstract is the key for people to decide if the article is interesting or useful to them or not.
      5. Keywords. From 5-8, separated by semicolon “;”.
      6. Resumen**. Corresponds to the Spanish translation of the abstract.
      7. Palabras Clave**. Spanish translation of the keywords.

    *The corresponding authors mailing address, phone number, fax number or e-mail address should be included.

    ** Do not provide resumen and palabras clave if you are not native Spanish speaker or if it is not a spanish certified translation.

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  5. Manuscript Page 2 content. The file should content the text of the article. The requested organization is: Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figure captions.All the sections of the paper must be presented with the utmost conciseness and clarity.
    1. The measurements and data should be given in the International Units System.
    2. Abbreviations should be used consistently through the text.
    3. Journal abbreviations, technical terms and nomenclature should be those used by Chemical Abstracts.
    4. Avoid reiteration of information.
    5. Figures, schemes, tables, and equations should be used for purposes of clarity and brevity.
    6. Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers, and should be referres as: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, figures 6-8
    7. Equations and formulas should be inserted by using the office or alike equation tool.
    8. Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers.

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  6. About Introduction section. Should stablish the background and the nature of the problem investigated in the manuscript.
    1. Should go from the general to the particular.
    2. Include only relevant references.

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  7. About Experimental section.
    1. The experimental section should contain all the information necessary for reproducibility.
    2. Description of standard techniques and methods are not needed.
    3. Reporting unsuccessful experiments is not needed.
    4. Describe only non-standard apparatus; commercially available instruments must be referred by their stock numbers.
    5. Convincing evidence to confirm the identity of a compound should be provided.
    6. All new compounds should be fully characterized with relevant and detailed spectroscopic data.
    7. For physical and spectroscopic data, the following general style must be used:

  8. About Results and Discussion section.
    1. Results should be organized into an orderly and logical sequence.
    2. For computational results, pertinent data such as force field parameters and equations should be included, to allow readers to repeat and reproduce the calculations.
    3. Figures, tables, and equations should be used for purposes of clarity and brevity.
    4. The discussion should present only the new results and relate them to existing knowledge in the field, and a paragraph summarizing the principal conclusion of the article is recommended, by relating it back to the problem or question you posed in your introduction.

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  9. About Conclusion section. Highlight the novelty and significance of the research. Impact to the field, present and future for the presented work.

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  10. About Acknowledgement section. Include contributors that are not authors or co-authors, sources of founding and support.

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  11. About References
    1. When referencing in the text. Use numerals in order of appearance between brackets, i.e. [3-10], [18] or [21a,23b,27]; they should coincide with the entries in the References section at the end of the manuscript.  The references should appear at the end of the sentence (after punctuation) or after the relevant word or compound.
    2. References section. References should be listed according to their appearance in the text. For the referencing, the J. Mex. Chem. Soc. uses the journal abbreviations defined in Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI), if the abbreviation is not found or recognized, cite the full journal title.
    • References should be cited according to the ACS citation guide. Short style for journals citation. i.e.:

    1.            Kingsbury, J. S.; Corey, E. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13813-13815

    2.            Vanden Berghe, D. A.; Vlietinck, A. J., in: Methods in Plant Biochemistry, Vol. 6, Hostettmann, K., Ed., Academic Press, London, 1991, 47-70.

    3.            Lehn, J.-M. Supramolecular Chemistry. VCH, Ed. Weinheim, 1995.

    4.            Kadin, S.B. US patent 4,730,004 1988. (CA 110, P23729y)

    5.            http://www.jmcs.org.mx, accessed in January 2005

    6.            Sheldrick, G. M. SHELXL-93. Program for Crystal Structure Refinement. University of Göttingen, Germany. 1993.

    **If DOI is available for the article, include it at the end of the reference, i.e.

    1. Kingsbury, J. S.; Corey, E. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc.2005127, 13813-13815 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja055137+

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  12. About figures, schemes, tables and equations/formulas.
    1. Besides their inclusion in the body of the manuscript, send figures and schemes according to the following characteristics:
    •  File type: .JPG or .TIFF
    • Image size: minimum 600 pixels
    • Resolution: minimum 600 dpi
    • File name: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, scheme 1, etc.
    • Image could be fully or partially colored or black & white, as the authors prefer.
    • Other: Do not include additional text as title of the submission or authors information, or a heading with figure name and caption.
    • Note: Each figure/scheme should be sent in different files.
    1. Tables should be sent in MS modifiable word file. Include the caption of the tables.
    1. If needed you will be requested to send the equations/formulas as an image file according to resolution, image size and file type specified for figures and schemes.

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  13. Supporting Information. It belongs to any additional data and peripheral discussion; it should be presented in English, and it is subject of peer reviewing along with the manuscript. The information included should not be repeated in the manuscript.The author bears full responsibility for the content of the Supporting Information. Extensive tables, graphs, spectra, calculations, detailed experimental methodology, and other material beyond a modest content in the published paper may be included. The supporting information is excluded from DOI assignment.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
 

 

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The collected information will be used solely for processing (any step of the editorial process, includes requests to complete the process) and publication of the manuscripts submitted to this journal. The collected information may include names (author and co-authors), affiliation, contact details (country, competing interest, telephone numbers, e-mail, etc.), not all the information requested is mandatory, only the indispensable to ensure the communication between the J. Mex. Chem. Soc. and the other party.

The submitted manuscript will remain confidential aswell, and it will only be disclosed to the members that take part in the editorial process.