Bulgarian Chemical Communications - Basic Information
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Instructions about Preparation of Manuscripts
General remarks: Manuscripts are submitted in English by e-mail or by mail (in duplicate). The text must be typed double-spaced, on A4 format paper using Times New Roman font size 12, normal character spacing. The manuscript should not exceed 15 pages (about 3500 words), including photographs, tables, drawings, formulae, etc. Authors are requested to use margins of 3 cm on all sides. For mail submission hard copies, made by a clearly legible duplication process, are requested. Manuscripts should be subdivided into labelled sections, e.g. Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, etc.
The title page comprises headline, author’s names and affiliations, abstract and key words.
Attention is drawn to the following:
a) The title of the manuscript should reflect concisely the purpose and findings of the work. Abbreviations, symbols, chemical formulas, refer-ences and footnotes should be avoided. If indis-pensable, abbreviations and formulas should be given in parentheses immediately after the respective full form.
b) The author’s first and middle name initials, and family name in full should be given, followed by the address (or addresses) of the contributing laboratory (laboratories). The affiliation of the author(s) should be listed in detail (no abbreviations!). The author to whom correspondence and/or inquiries should be sent should be indicated by asterisk (*).
The abstract should be self-explanatory and intelligible without any references to the text and containing not more than 250 words. It should be followed by key words (not more than six).
References should be numbered sequentially in the order, in which they are cited in the text. The numbers in the text should be enclosed in brackets , [5, 6], , etc., set on the text line. Refer-ences, typed with double spacing, are to be listed in numerical order on a separate sheet. All references are to be given in Latin letters. The names of the authors are given without inversion. Titles of journals must be abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts and given in italics, the volume is typed in bold, the initial page is given and the year in parentheses. Attention is drawn to the following conventions:
a) The names of all authors of a certain publications should be given. The use of “et al.” in the list of references is not acceptable.
b) Only the initials of the first and middle names should be given.
In the manuscripts, the reference to author(s) of cited works should be made without giving initials, e.g. “Bush and Smith  pioneered...”. If the refer-ence carries the names of three or more authors it should be quoted as “Bush et al. ”, if Bush is the first author, or as “Bush and co-workers ”, if Bush is the senior author.
Footnotes should be reduced to a minimum. Each footnote should be typed double-spaced at the bottom of the page, on which its subject is first mentioned.
Tables are numbered with Arabic numerals on the left-hand top. Each table should be referred to in the text. Column headings should be as short as possible but they must define units unambiguously. The units are to be separated from the preceding symbols by a comma or brackets.
Note: The following format should be used when figures, equations, etc. are referred to the text (followed by the respective numbers): Fig., Eqns., Table, Scheme.
Schemes and figures. Each manuscript (hard copy) should contain or be accompanied by the respective illustrative material as well as by the respective figure captions in a separate file (sheet). As far as presentation of units is concerned, SI units are to be used. However, some non-SI units are also acceptable, such as °C, ml, l, etc.
The author(s) name(s), the title of the manuscript, the number of drawings, photographs, diagrams, etc., should be written in black pencil on the back of the illustrative material (hard copies) in accordance with the list enclosed. Avoid using more than 6 (12 for reviews, respectively) figures in the manuscript. Since most of the illustrative materials are to be presented as 8-cm wide pictures, attention should be paid that all axis titles, numerals, legend(s) and texts are legible.
The authors are asked to submit the final text (after the manuscript has been accepted for publication) in electronic form either by e-mail or mail on a 3.5’’ diskette (CD) using a PC Word-processor. The main text, list of references, tables and figure captions should be saved in separate files (as *.rtf or *.doc) with clearly identifiable file names. It is essential that the name and version of the word-processing program and the format of the text files is clearly indicated. It is recommended that the pictures are presented in *.tif, *.jpg, *.cdr or *.bmp format, the equations are written using “Equation Editor” and chemical reaction schemes are written using ISIS Draw or ChemDraw programme. The authors are asked to submit the final text with a list of three potential reviewers. The Editorial Board of the journal is not obliged to accept these proposals.
EXAMPLES FOR PRESENTATION OF REFERENCES
1. D. S. Newsome, Catal. Rev.–Sci. Eng., 21, 275 (1980).
2. C.-H. Lin, C.-Y. Hsu, J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun., 1479 (1992).
3. R. G. Parr, W. Yang, Density Functional Theory of Atoms and Molecules, Oxford Univ. Press, New York, 1989.
4. V. Ponec, G. C. Bond, Catalysis by Metals and Alloys (Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 95), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1995.
5. G. Kadinov, S. Todorova, A. Palazov, in: New Frontiers in Catalysis (Proc. 10th Int. Congr. Catal., Budapest, 1992), L. Guczi, F. Solymosi, P. Tetenyi (eds.), Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1993, Part C, p. 2817.
6. G. L. C. Maire, F. Garin, in: Catalysis. Science and Technology, J. R. Anderson, M. Boudart (eds), vol. 6, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984, p. 161.
7. D. Pocknell, GB Patent 2 207 355 (1949).
8. G. Angelov, PhD Thesis, UCTM, Sofia, 2001.
9. JCPDS International Center for Diffraction Data, Power Diffraction File, Swarthmore, PA, 1991.
10. CA 127, 184 762q (1998).
11. P. Hou, H. Wise, J. Catal., in press.
12. M. Sinev, private communication.
NOTES TO CONTRIBUTORS
The journal BULGARIAN CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS publishes research papers and invited reviews in all branches of Chemistry: General and Inorganic, Analytical, Physical, Organic, Polymer, Theoretical, Chemical Engineering, and Biochemistry. An electronic section Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy is developed in partnership with the European Internet Centre for Impedance Spectroscopy (EICIS). Throughout the current year, an e-version of papers related to this topic is published in Impedance Contributions Online – EICIS electronic journal at http://accessimpedance.iusi.bas.bg. A printed version is published during the following year in one of the issues of BULGARIAN CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS.
Manuscripts are submitted by e-mail or mail. They should be in a concise and clear style. The text must be typed double-spaced, on A4 format paper using Times New Roman font size 12, normal character spacing and should not exceed 15 pages (about 3500 words), including photographs, tables, drawings, formulae, etc. Authors are requested to use margins of 3 cm on all sides. Hard copies should be submitted in duplicate and reproduced by a clearly legible duplication process.
Manuscripts are published in English. All papers should be supplied with a summary. It has to be self-explanatory and clear, without reference to the text, and should not exceed 250 words.
Key words (up to 6) should be indicated on a separate line after the summary.
The first and the middle name of the authors are to be indicated by initials, the family name(s) of the authors(s) are to be given in full. The name of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed is to be marked by an asterisk. The affiliation of the author(s) should be listed in detail (no abbreviations!).
References, quoted in the manuscript by Arabic numerals in square brackets set on the line, should be typed on a separate sheet. The names of all authors of a certain publications should be given. The use of “et al.” in the list of references is not acceptable. Titles of journals must be abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts.
Figure captions and tables should be appended to the manuscript in separate files (sheets). Special attention is drawn to conciseness of captions. Author(s) name(s), title of the paper, number of drawings, photographs, diagrams, etc., should be written on the back of the illustrative material in accordance with the list enclosed. Avoid using more than 6 (12 for reviews, respectively) figures in the manuscript.
The final text should be submitted by e-mail or on a 3.5’’ diskette (CD). The main text, list of references, tables and figure captions should be saved in separate files as *.rtf or *.doc of Word processor with clearly identifiable file names. Pictures should be presented in *.tif, *.jpg, *.cdr or *.bmp format, the chemical reaction schemes should be written using ISIS Draw or ChemDraw programme. Authors are asked to submit the final text with a list of three potential reviewers. The Editorial Board of the journal is not obliged to accept these proposals.
Manuscripts and enclosures should be sent to:
Prof. V. Beschkov
Bulgarian Chemical Communications
Institute of Chemical Engineering
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev St., Block 103
Assoc. Prof. G. Kadinov
Bulgarian Chemical Communications
Institute of Catalysis,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev St., Block 11