Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering

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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Moses O. Tadé

Impact Factor: 0.728

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 98/135 (Engineering Chemical)

Online ISSN: 1932-2143

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit manuscripts online and also to track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of this instruction and then click to navigate to the journal online submission site. All papers must be submitted via the online system.

Manuscript Types

Research Articles: Full-length research articles describe important new experimental results or theoretical research findings, which have special significance and general interest. They typically receive two or more reviews. The nominal length is 6000 words plus references. Each normal-sized figure or table contributes the equivalent of about 120 words to the word count.

Special Theme Research Articles: Special sections or issues may be devoted to timely symposia or to groups of invited papers on selected topics. Please see the “Research Articles” section for rules pertaining to format and presentation.

R&D Notes are short reports that develop the essence of new experimental or theoretical concept or data. There is no abstract, but keywords are required. Notes should not exceed 2000 word count and usually receives a single review. Letters to the Editors are usually of two types. Letters commenting on previously published articles will generally be sent to the authors of those articles to provide an opportunity for a response prior to publication. Letters also concern with novel concepts or giving advance results that will subsequently be reported fully in a paper. Letters should normally be limited to 600 words and no more than 20 references.

Review Articles: Critical reviews of important areas of chemical engineering should discuss the background, state of the art, and current research problems requiring better understanding. Reviews of emerging areas and those that stimulate new research are particularly encouraged.

Book Reviews will generally be by invitation, and usually should not exceed three double-spaced pages. Book Reviews will be reviewed by the Editor.

Correlations are brief descriptions on the organization of existing information into useful and compact relationships where the mathematical framework may be empirical.

Manuscript Preparation

File types: Preferred formats for the text and tables are .doc, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format. For LaTex users:

  • Initial submission -Upload your manuscript files. At this stage, further source files do not need to be uploaded.

  • Submission of a revised manuscript -Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on seperate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as seperate figure files

Presentation of papers: All papers must be written in clear, concise English. For guidance, you may find it helpful to consult Writing a Scientific Paper and Speaking at a Scientific Meeting by V. Booth (Biochemical Society, 1981) and Writing Scientific Papers in English by M. O'Connor and F.P. Woodward (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1976).

Non-English-speaking authors who do not have a good command of written scientific English are advised to seek the assistance of a native English speaker or English checking service before submission. A list of recommended English editing services is available at: For any queries please contact the Wiley Tokyo editorial office by fax on 81 35569763 or e-mail

Title and Authors: The title should describe the contents fully but concisely without the use of abbreviations followed by full names and affiliations of all authors. Correspondence author should be indicated with an asterisk (*) and a footnote on the first page detailed with telephone/fax numbers and e-mail addresses.

Abstract of no more than 200 words describing the content and results of the paper.

Keywords contains no more than 6 keywords. A list of recommended keywords for authors can be found within the Practical Advice for Authors.

Text: Starting with the Introduction, the text should provide enough substantial information to enable the results to be verified. Attention must be especially paid to the innovative areas of the work. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations in the text with numbers and captions. Figures should be uploaded as separate file.

Only SI quantities and units are to be used (SI = Système International d’Unités). A Notation section is not necessary if all symbols were defined in the text. This section should be placed at the end of the text and immediately before the references. Symbols cited should be listed alphabetically in the order of Roman symbols, letters, subscripts and superscripts. IUPAC nomenclature should be used when naming compounds (

References. References should be quoted in the text as superior numbers and listed at the end of the paper. All references must be complete and accurate. Authors should cite all available published work. Journal titles must be abbreviated according to the system co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society and shown in The ACS Style Guide. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. If the material cited is published but not readily accessible, then authors should provide, for example, the full Chemical Abstracts reference. References should be listed in the following style: 

1. Lindgren F, Geladi P, Rännar S, Wold S. Interactive variable selection (IVS) for PLS. Part 1: Theory and application. J. Chemometrics 1994; 8 :349-364.

2. Martens H, Naes T. Multivariate Calibration (2nd edn), vol.1. Wiley: Chichester, UK, 1989, 35-70.

3. The Chemometrics Website. [9 June 1999].

4. Kennedy J, Eberhart R. Particle swarm optimization. Proceedings of the Fourth IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks, Perth, Australia, 1995; 1942–1948.

Figures are in either .tiff or .eps format. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that will still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Please supply artwork at the intended size for printing, maximum width 84 mm (single column) and 177 mm (double column) and maximum depth of 220 mm. Lettering on the artwork should be set in 8pt type. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All figures must be supplied at the correct resolution:
  • Black-and-white and colour photos - 300 dpi

  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum

  • Combinations of photos and drawings - 500 dpi

Colour: Colour figures will be published in colour electronically, and, in black and white in print without cost. Authors will be charged for the publication of colour figures in the print journal.

Tables are to be numbered with Arabic numerals in the order of their citation in the text and included in the main document at the end of the text following the references section.

Supporting Information an be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of Supporting Information include additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Supporting Information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format. For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, please visit:

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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.

Copyright and Permissions If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Further Information

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