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Author Guidelines

Before any submission; please, consult the author guidelines below and the tutorial on how to submit a manuscript.

Manuscript Preparation

This journal uses either US English or British English, as the language of publication but not a mixture. All manuscripts should be prepared using Times New Roman in MS Word format (all version after Word 2007) (font size 10 pt., Line Spacing "simple") on A4 paper (leaving a liberal margin in the top: 2.5 cm, low: 2 cm left and right: 2.5 cm on sides).

Only electronic submission of manuscripts is accepted, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file.
Tables and Figures may be submitted in separate files.

Cover letter

The cover letter should include the manuscript title, the corresponding author's full institutional address, email address and uploaded as an attachment, with the manuscript.
The corresponding author should clearly state the approval of co-authors for manuscript submission along with any competing interests. It is also strongly advised to declare that work Please declare that the work is original, is not published elsewhere previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
The corresponding author may suggest three available reviewers in addition to those of the journal.

Authors are invited to follow the hereinafter instructions or to directly use our word templates

The manuscript should be structured as follows:

Word template V1
Word template V2
Author names
Results and Discussion
Author names
Results and Discussion

(font 16, centred, bold, no capital): Should accurately reflect the contents of the manuscript.

Author names (10, centred, bold) and affiliations (10, centred):

The affiliations are indicated with an Arabic numeral superscript immediately after the full name (first and last name) of the author. The corresponding author is distinguished by an asterisk. The last author is preceded by and.

The rest of the manuscript should be written in (10, justified).

Abstract: The abstract of the manuscript should present the key results and must not exceed 300 words nor contain references.

Keywords: A list of three to six keywords should be given, separated by the semicolon and placed after the abstract.

Introduction: Provide background from the literature necessary to allow readers outside the field to understand the purpose and significance of the study. You may point out worthy disagreements in the field addressed.

Results: Should be clear and concise and discussions should explore the significance of the results of the work. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

Conclusion: Conclude with a brief note on the actual state of the art and comment your achieved aims if so, explaining the significance and the importance of your concepts.

Acknowledgements: For authors who would like to acknowledge their supports.

Experimental: The experimental section should contain information on materials, methods, analytical instruments used, etc. Provide enough detail to allow skilled investigators to fully replicate your study. Full spectroscopic and characterization data including HRMS and/or elemental analysis (values within 0.4%) must be provided for all new compounds and literature references to these data for known compounds.

References: References cited in the text should be numbered in order of appearance and indicated by superscript Arabic numbers and placed before the punctuation, eg6, or7. and must be listed at the end of the manuscript. All references should be complete, update, using the Chemical Abstracts style abbreviations.

The bibliography style should be in the appropriate format of the Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry and the authors are deeply invited to use the Zotero bibliographic management software (

Unpublished work and the work of theses are not accepted.


Reference to a publication in a journal:

1 - (a) I. Beltaef, A. Arfaoui, H. Amri, An Expeditious Synthesis of [1,2]Isoxazolidin-5-ones and [1,2] Oxazin-6-ones from functional Allyl bromide derivatives, Molecules, 2010, 15, 4094-4101.

(b) A. Zarguil, S. Boukhris, M. L. El Efrit, A. Souizi, E. M. Essassi, Easy access to triazoles, triazolopyrimydines, benzimidazoles and imidazoles from imidates, Tetrahedron Lett.2008, 49, 5883-5886.

Reference to a book with an editor:

2 - R.R. Gupta and K.G. Ojha, In Phenothiazines and 1,4-Benzothiazines: Chemical and Biochemical Aspects; ed. by R.R. Gupta; Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1988, pp. 163-269.

 Patent / Chem. Abstract:

3 - M. Thormann, German Patent DE 102005019181, 2006; Chem. Abstr., 2006, 145, 471525.

For works published online in open access, the DOI should be furnished in addition to the standard bibliographic information with the exact Web address (URL) at the end of the reference.

Supplementary instructions

Graphical abstract

A graphical abstract, submitted in a separate file is required for this journal. It must provide the reader with a summary visual description of the type of chemistry covered in the article. The graphical abstract should not exceed 14 cm in width.


All compounds should be mentioned by the correct chemical name. The use of the IUPAC nomenclature conventions is recommended.

Characterization of compounds

Complete characterization data must be given for all new compounds. For known compounds, appropriate literature references must be given.

X-ray crystallographic data:

Prior to submission of the manuscript, the authors should deposit the crystallographic data with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (organic and metal-organic structures) to the address:
Cambridge Crystalographic Data Centre, 12, Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK; e-mail:
Guidance for deposition can be obtained from

Drawings, graphs, and illustrations

should be submitted in electronic format. Chemical structures and reaction schemes should be drawn with software easily available: E.g CS ChemDraw. All files must be saved in TIFF or EPS format.

Chemical structures

Should be prepared in ChemDraw using the following settings:

Drawing settings

chain angle (120); bond spacing (16% of length); fixed lenght (0,6 cm); bold width (0,12 cm); line width (0,03 cm); margin width (0.06 cm); hash spacing (0,09 cm).

Text Settings

Font (Times New Roman), Style (Bold), Size (10 pt). Atom labels should be bold.

Units and abbreviations

Use the fellow standard acronyms and conventions: g, mg, mL, L, M, mp, bp, °C, K, GC, HPLC, IR, NMR, MS, HRMS, UV, mol, mmol, and all other units/ abbreviations used with the SI.

Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures should be embedded in the text. Figures submitted as JPG files should be sufficiently clear in colour. Minimum resolution of 600 dpi is required at 4 x 6 inches.

Figures and Tables are numbered ascendingly upon the first appearance and independently, in the text, starting with (Fig.1) and (Table 1). They must be well-labelled, and described by their legend. Table legends go above the body of the Table while Figure legends go below the graph.

Tables should be created with the function of inserting tables into a Word document. Indicate each footnote in a table with a superscript lowercase letter.

For figures taken from other sources, it is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission from the original author. In this case, provide the Editor with a copy of the written permission.


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. The submission has not been previously published, nor can it be before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Provide the e-mail addresses for ALL authors for correspondence, not only the corresponding author.
  4. Complied with the publication ethics guidelines as determined by COPE, available at
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Accept that I (we) will not retract the article after it has been accepted.

Copyright Notice

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

    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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