Guide for Authors

Instructions to Authors 

All manuscripts should be submitted in one file where all figures, schemes and tables are included in the article text at the point where they are first cited.

Types of Contributions:

Original papers: Are full-length expositions of extensive and significant experimental or theoretical studies.

Short communications: Must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. In style and presentation they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but length should not exceed three (two) printed pages in the journal.

Reviews: Will usually be written at the invitation of Editors. Unsolicited reviews will be welcome but authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult Editors prior to commencement.

Papers:  Papers will be published in English, in double spaced typing on pages of uniform size with a wide margin on the left. The authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under headline such as Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References. Numbered Figures and Tables should be included within the text. Table of Contents must be on a separate page at the end of the submitted manuscript file. 

Format of Manuscript:  All type of manuscripts should be submitted in Word format and PDF, and the author(s) should also send the revised manuscripts in the Word format.

Manuscript preparation 

 When you submit your manuscript to Inorganic Chemistry Research, please provide the following.

 1- A cover letter which should be entered in the manuscript submission system.

 2- Article text as a Word, PDF or LaTeX file. Numbered Figures and Tables should be included within the text. Table of Contents graphic AND synopsis must be on a separate page at the end of the submitted manuscript file. 

 3- A list of preferred reviewers; these should be entered in the manuscript submission system.

 4- Any electronic supplementary information (ESI)

Article must include the following:

 Title: Papers should be headed by a concise and informative title. This should be followed by the name(s) and complete address of the author(s). The author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed may be indicated with an asterisk.

Abstract: An abstract of 50-250 words should be included at the beginning of a paper. The abstract should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as an indication of any new information presented and its relevance.

Keywords: A maximum of four to six keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the content of the manuscript.

Introduction: A full-length paper should have a short introduction to state the reasons for the work, with enough reference to previous works on the subject.

Experimental: 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 details of equipment used, and data handing methods.

Results and Discussion: The original and important findings should be stated.

References: References should be numbered consecutively (numerals in square brackets) throughout the text and collected together in a reference list at the end of the paper. In the reference list, journals [1], books [2] and edited multi-author books [3] should be cited in accordance with the following styles:

 [1] H. Keypour, S. Salehzadeh, R.G. Pritchard, R.V. Parish, Inorg. Chem. 39 (2000) 5102.

 [2] J. Wang, Analytical Electrochemistry, VCH, New York, 1994.

[3] K. Kimura, T. Shono, in: Y. Inoue, G.W. Gokel (Eds.), Cation Binding by Macrocycles, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1990.

 Tables: Tables should be typed in double spacing and clearly entered within the text in suitable place. Each table should have a title that makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text.

Figures : Figures should be possibly in clear colored. Figures should be submitted either as original art work or as high-quality reproductions. Figures should be numbered consecutively and included within the text. Pleas open this PDF file

Graphical Abstract: A Graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. In addition, the Graphical abstract should contain the paper Title, authors names and affiliation and also a short summary of the work. Graphical abstracts should be submitted on a separate page at the end of the submitted manuscript. Image size: please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files. See a sample Graphical Abstract from here

Crystallographic structure: Crystallographic structure determinations should include the following items: crystal data, positional parameters (partial), selected bond lengths and bond angles, and a drawing of the crystal or molecular structure with numbering.

Nomenclature, units and symbols: Should conform to the IUPAC convention. Chemical nomenclature should follow the IUPAC rules. All abbreviations should be preceded the first time they appear by the full name except for the SI symbols for units that are to be used without explanation.

Text Preparation: The final manuscript should be submitted via our online submission system ( as a single file in Microsoft Office Word document (*.doc file). We are trying to establish latex facilities in near future.

Proofs: Authors will receive proof, which they are requested to correct and return as soon as possible.

PlagiarismBased on journal policy, the journal will use the eTBLAST software for finding an alleged case of plagiarism. If it happens, the corresponding author should attach a response from the original author(s) or copyright holder(s) before we decide on a course of action.

Conflict of Interest: Objectivity and impartiality of the individuals involved in scholarly publication should not be harmed by professional, financial, commercial or personal rivalries; otherwise, a potential conflict of interest may arise. A conflict of interest often, but not exclusively, arises for an individual between two competing interests such as interests of public duty and private interests. Inorganic Chemistry Research requires disclosure of all known or hidden sources of funding used by the authors in a direct relation to their research. A submitted manuscript cannot be published without a conflict of interest statement. If there are no conflicts of interest known to the authors, the authors should state “The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest.” Download the Copyright Transfer Agreement here (Persian). For English, it’s highly recommended to use the ICMJE Conflict of Interest form which authors can download it from and send the completed form to us during submissions process.

Copyright Form: The corresponding author, on behalf of all the authors, should fill and submit the copyright transfer agreement form to Inorganic Chemistry Research to enable us to publish and disseminate your work. By signing the copyright transform agreement, the corresponding author certifies that he has obtained permission from all other co-authors to distribute their work and accepts to transfer all copyrights for an unlimited period of time to Inorganic Chemistry ResearchDownload the Copyright Transfer Agreement form here