International Journal of Chemical Kinetics
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Edited By: Craig A. Taatjes
Online ISSN: 1097-4601
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Communications to the Editor are divided into two categories, Letters and Comments. The length of a Communication, including tables, figures, and text, must not exceed 1000 words or the equivalent.
Letters should report preliminary results of immediate interest. It is expected that the material in Letters may be published in the International Journal of Chemical Kinetics at a later date in more complete form.
Communications in this category will be treated expeditiously but are subject to review by the Editor and readily available experts.
Comments include significant remarks on the work of others or observations of unusual interest that the authors do not intend to pursue. In the former case, the authors of the work being discussed will, ordinarily, be allowed to reply. Comments are not refereed but are published at the discretion of the Editor.
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- 300 DPI/PPI for picture-only photographs.
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These resolutions refer to the output size of the file; if you anticipate that your images will be enlarged or reduced, resolutions should be adjusted accordingly. The maximum final size for figures for this journal is 6¼ × 8¼ in. after reduction.
Formats: For the editorial review process, GIF and JPEG files are welcome; upon acceptance, EPS or TIFF files will be required. For the editorial review process, color images may be submitted in RGB color; upon acceptance, CMYK color will be required. For tables, please use Word’s table edit tool. Delivery of production-quality files early in the review process may facilitate smooth and rapid publication once a manuscript has been accepted. Note that these file formats are not acceptable for printing: JPG, GIF, ONG, PCX, PNG, XBM, Word, and Excel. We recommend creating your graphics in Photoshop, Illustrator, or Freehand and importing them into your page applications as TIFFs with all fonts included. Do not scan figures as JPEGs and convert to TIFFs.
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All color figures will be reproduced in full color in the online edition of the journal at no cost to authors. Authors are requested to pay the cost of reproducing color figures in print. Authors are encouraged to submit color illustrations that highlight the text and convey essential scientific information. For best reproduction, bright, clear colors should be used. Dark colors against a dark background do not reproduce well; please place your color images against a white background wherever possible.
The references should be numbered consecutively in the order of their appearance in the text and should conform to The American Chemical Society Style Guide (1986). Please compile the references at the end of the manuscript and call it Bibliography. Abbreviations of journal titles should conform to the practices of Chemical Abstracts . Sample entries for a journal article, a book, and an edited book follow:
1. Fletcher, T. R.; Rosenfeld, R. N. J Am Chem Soc 1985, 107, 2203-2212. (Notice that there is no bold or italic or punctuation with the journal title.)
2. Stothers, J. B. Carbon-13 NMR Spectroscopy; Academic: New York, 1972; Chapter 2. (No italic for book title.)
3. Kolar, G. F. In Chemical Carcinogens, 2nd ed.; Searle, C. E., Ed.; ACS Monograph 182; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1984; Vol. 2, Chapter 14. (No italic for book title.)
The nomenclature sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is requested for chemical compounds. Unit abbreviations should follow the practices of the American Chemical Society. Chemical bonds should be correctly placed, and double bonds clearly indicated. Valence is to be indicated by superscript plus and minus signs.
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The International Journal of Chemical Kinetics strongly encourages authors to submit complete experimental data sets and complete details on kinetic models in electronic form along with their manuscripts; this will facilitate comparisons with future data and models. For assistance getting your electronic data into suitable form, please contact the Managing Editor (email@example.com). Note the journal allows free access to these electronic data via the Internet. All data and supporting material must be submitted at the time of peer review.
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