Heteroatom Chemistry

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Edited By: Derek P. Gates

Impact Factor: 1.257

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 83/148 (Chemistry Multidisciplinary)

Online ISSN: 1098-1071

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Author Guidelines

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1. Scope, Objectives, and Editorial Policy

Original research contributions on the chemistry of compounds containing the main group elements of groups 13–17 of the Periodic Table of the Elements are invited. Manuscripts on the chemistry of compounds containing other heteroatoms (such as beryllium and d 10 elements) will also be welcome where there is a strong resemblance to main group behavior. The fundamental reactivity should, in all cases, be centered about the heteroatoms. Heteroatom Chemistry is designed to appeal to any chemist who works within these limits. Thus, our readers and authors will include inorganic, organic, polymer, theoretical, bioorganic, and bioinorganic chemists.

All original research contributions will be classified as Articles and will be expected to include an experimental section. Manuscripts are to be written in English. Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at www.blackwellpublishing.com/bauthor/english_language.asp. Japanese authors can also find a list of local English improvement services at http://www.wiley.co.jp/journals/editcontribute.html. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

Although the main emphasis of the journal will be placed on manuscripts covering original research, there will be room for suitable reviews. Most of the reviews will not be exhaustive in scope, but rather will consist of surveys of the most recent 25 years of work in currently developing areas. The decision to accept or reject a contribution is based on two referees' reports. All contributions are judged on the criteria of suitability, quality, and appropriateness of length and information.

2. Submission of Manuscript

In order to speed the editorial evaluation process and reduce times from submission to publication, Heteroatom Chemistry is now pleased to offer web-based submission and peer review. To submit your manuscript online, please;

a). Prepare your manuscript and illustrations in appropriate format, according to the instructions given at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hc . Please also be sure that your paper conforms to the scientific and style instructions of the Journal, given below here.

b). If you have not already done so, create an account for yourself in the system at the submission site http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hc by clicking on the "Create an Account" button. To monitor the progress of your rmanuscript throughout the review process, just log in periodically and check your Author Center.

c). Please be sure to study the Instructions and Forms given at the site carefully, and then let the system guide you through the submission process.Online help is available to you at all times during the process. You are also able to exit/re-enter at any stage before finally"submitting" yourwork. All submissions are kept strictly confidential.

If authors are unable to submit Online, please submit hard copy in triplicate with a completed copyright transfer form to ONE of the Journal Editors:

Dr. Derek P. Gates
Department of Chemistry
University of British Columbia
2036 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1
E-mail: dgates@chem.ubc.ca

manuscripts from Europe alternatively to

Dr. Alfred Schmidpeter
Department Chemie
Butenandtstrasse 9, D-81377
E-mail: alf@cup.uni-muenchen.de

manuscripts from the Far East alternatively to

Dr. Akihiko Ishii
Department of Chemistry
Graduate School of Science and Engineering
Saitama University
Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570
E-mail: ishiiaki@chem.saitama-u.ac.jp

3. Organization of Manuscript

The first page of the manuscript should contain:
a) The title of the paper with as many meaningful terms as possible, but limited to about 12 words.
b) The names of all authors, preferably with at least one forename spelled out for each author. The name of the corresponding author should be designated with an asterisk.
c) The address of the authors. If there are two or more addresses, they should be placed under the relevant authors' names.
d) The line "Received . . ."
e) The abstract should contain, in concise form, the most important facts and conclusions and must be understood without reference to the text. This may be continued on the second page, if necessary.

4. Division of Text

Manuscripts may be divided into sections, such as Introduction, Results, Discussion and Experimental.

5. References

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Responsibility for the accuracy of references rests with the authors. References are to be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are cited in the text. The numbers should be enclosed in square brackets, thus: . . . as was shown by Brown [1], Johnson [2,3] and Smith [47]. References are to be collected in numerical order at the end of the manuscript under the heading "References." They should also be typed with double spacing and correspond to the following examples:

Journal Article
[1] Fletcher, T. R.; Rosenfeld, R. N. J Am Chem Soc 1985, 107, 2203-2212. (notice no bold or ital or punctuation in journal title.)

[2] Stohers, J. B. Carbon-13 NMR Spectroscopy; Academic: New York, 1972; Chapter 1.

6. Footnotes

Footnotes to the text are to be avoided. If comments or explanations on the text must be given separately, they are to be handled the same way as references (see Section 5): They are to be referred to by numbers in sqaure brackets and are to be included with the list of references in the places corresponding to their numbers.

For footnotes to Tables, see section 7.

7. Tables

Every table must be referred to in the text.

Tables are to be numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they occur. Every table must begin with a heading that starts with, for example, "TABLE 2." The heading must explain the contents of the table.

As for the table itself, it must be compiled so that it can be read and understood without reference to the text. It should be designed to occupy a single column, which will take 40–50 characters and spaces, or the full width of a page, which will take up to 100. Every column and every line of the table must be labeled unambiguously but briefly and the units indicated wherever data are reported. Tables having only one or two columns or columns having only one or two entries are to be avoided.

Tables should only be subdivided by three horizontal rules. Footnotes to a table should be indicated by lower case letters in superscripts and typed directly under the table.

Tables are to be typed on separate pages (one table per page) and grouped at the end of the manuscript.

8. Figures

Figures will be printed in black and white unless special circumstances demand the use of color. 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. Please contact Glenn Beck, at 201-748-8659/gbeck@wiley.com for further information.

Every figure must be referred to in the text.

If possible, figures should be designed for a one-column format (8.5 cm final width). If necessary, a two-column format (17.5 cm) may be used. Figures which are 50% larger are also acceptable. They can be photoreduced to the desired size by the publisher.

All figures are to be numbered with Arabic numerals in the sequence in which they are cited. In the text, the position at which a figure belongs is to be marked by "Figure . . ." in the middle of an extra line. Every figure must be accompanied by a legend that begins with, for example, "FIGURE 5." The legend must explain in detail the contents of the figure and--as the figure itself--must be comprehensible without reference to the text. Legends are not to be typed under the figures, but should be collected on separate pages. Particular care should be taken to ensure that figures reporting data are unambiguously labeled with regard to units and that they provide adequate information about the conditions under which the data were obtained.

The quality of the figures should be such that they can be reproduced directly after reduction to 85 mm width. Larger sizes can be printed in exceptional cases only. Numbers, letters, and symbols inscribed must be large enough to be still 1.5 mm high after the figure has been reduced to the printing format. Diagrams must be submitted as original drawings on tracing paper.

Photographs of apparatus, microscopic views or other items are to be submitted as glossy prints.

9. Formulas and Equations

Structural formulas should be grouped together in blocks that fit to the column width (8.5 cm). Only where absolutely necessary may the full page width be used.

The same holds for equations.

No extended formula may be used more than once; additional usage should be represented by a boldface Arabic numeral given to the formula in the first case. (Boldface is indicated by a wavy underline, italics by a straight underline)

All structural formulas should be submitted as original drawings or good quality copies in camera-ready form, carefully arranged and professionally executed and lettered appropriately for reproduction.

Chemical and mathematical equations are to be numbered in the sequence of their appearance with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the far right end of the line of the equation. Greek letters in equations should be explained by spelling out their names (e.g., Greek l.c. delta, Greek capital psi) circled in the left-hand margin of the manuscript. It must also be evident whether a symbol should lie on the line or appear as a subscript or superscript, whether it should be italics or in boldface.

10. Abbreviations

Standard abbreviations should be used throughout the experimental section. These are used without periods. The preferred forms for some of the common abbreviations are mp, bp, ºC, K, min, h, mL, µL, g, mg, µg, cm, mm, nm, mol, mmol, µmol, ppm, TLC, GC, NMR, UV, and IR.

11. Nomenclature

It is the responsibility of the authors to provide correct nomenclature. Nomenclature should conform with Chemical Abstracts usage or with the Definitive Rules for Nomenclature of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry .

12. Quantities

Use of SI units is recommended, but any internally consistent set of quantities and units will be accepted.

13. Crystallographic Data

Prior to submission of the manuscript, the author should deposit data for organic and metal-organic structures with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. The data (without structure factors) should be sent by email to deposit@ccdc.cam. ac.uk as an ASCII file, preferably in CIF format. Hard copy data should be sent to CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EZ.

A checklist of data items for deposition can be obtained from the CCDC home page ( http://www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/ ) or by e-mail (to fileserv@ccdc.cam.ac.uk with the one-line message sendme checklist).

The data will be acknowledged within three working days, with one CCDC deposition number per structure. These numbers should be included with the following standard text in the manuscript: "CCDC ...... contains the supplementary crystallographic data for this paper. These data can be obtained free of charge via www.ccdc.cam.ac.uk/conts/retrieving.html (or from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, 12, Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK; fax: +44 1223 336033; or deposit@ccdc.cam.ac.uk)."

Deposited data may be accessed by the journal and checked as part of the refereeing process.

If data are revised prior to publication, a replacement file should be sent to CCDC.

14. Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments of financial support, advice, or other kinds of assistance should be made at the end of the paper under the heading "Acknowledgments."

15. Proofs and Reprints

Authors will receive proofs that must be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours No new material may be inserted in the text at the proofreading stage. A reprint form is sent with the proofs. Reprints of articles can be ordered and purchased by following the instructions on the form attached to the page proofs or by accessing the following website: https://caesar.sheridan.com/reprints/redir.php?pub=10089&acro=HC Corresponding authors: Effective in 2010, free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Please therefore sign up for Author Services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many benefits the service offers. This is in lieu of the 25 gratis print reprints previously provided.

Heteroatom Chemistry levies no page charges.

16. OnlineOpen

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley InterScience, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at:


 Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

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