Information for Authors

Journal of Chemical Sciences

Please note that the journal ‘strongly recommends’ the author provide ORCID Ids of all the authors, though it is not mandatory. If ORCID is provided, it will help in the quick processing of the article.

Authors should follow the manuscript submission instructions on the website The manuscript should be prepared in grammatically correct English. Detailed instructions are given below.

Papers must present results of original work as a Regular Article or Rapid Communication. Critical Reviews of important fields and Perspective articles in emerging areas will also be considered for publication – The Critical Reviews and Perspective articles are by Invitation from the Editors Only. Authors must also submit a cover letter explaining the novelty of the work. It is also mandatory for all submissions to suggest the names of 5 Referees.

The Journal welcomes: 

  • Primary research of great importance in all areas of organic chemistry, covering synthesis, methodology development, natural product synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, biomolecule synthesis, studies of mechanistic importance, and unusual observations addressing important phenomena. Extension of well-studied reactions, methodologies, and mechanisms is not suitable for consideration. 

  • Application of chemical principles, reactions, and synthesis of target molecules to address a biological phenomenon is welcome. The hypothesis and experimental/computational verifications are to be based on sound molecular-level principles. Reports of only routine synthesis, biochemical evaluations, and computational measurements will not receive consideration by the Journal altogether.

Submission of the manuscript will be held to imply that it has not been previously published and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; and further that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. The Jurisdiction for all disputes concerning submitted articles, published materials, subscriptions, and sales will be at courts/tribunals situated in Bengaluru City only.


Please note that a review proposal should be submitted to the Editorial Office ( ) via email. The proposal will be further considered by the Chief Editor/Associate Editor and the decision will be communicated to the author. If the proposal is accepted, the author is recommended to submit the Review Article via Editorial Manager

Review Article submissions without the Chief Editor’s decision will not be entertained by the Journal.

Review Proposal

Journal of Chemical Sciences - Review Proposal


Text should be typed double-spaced with a 1" margin on all sides in Microsoft Word Format, along with embedded Figures, Captions and Tables distinctly separated from the main text. Please consult the editorial staff at '' before submitting the manuscript in any other format.

Sample Manuscript (See examples below)

JSCS Word Template for preparing manuscripts LaTeX Style file for preparing manuscripts


All submissions need to mandatorily submit a justification to support the article’s publication in the Journal of Chemical Sciences. Please note that this is a mandatory item on Editorial Manager.

Title page

(See examples below)

  1. The title of the paper shall be short and self-explanatory.
  2. Name(s) of the author(s) with initial(s) and the name and address of the institution where the work was done must be provided. Present address(es) of the author(s) may also be provided if different from the above. Email-id and contact phone number of the corresponding author must be provided.
  3. A Running Title of not more than 6 words must be provided.


All papers must have an Abstract of not more than 200 words. Presentation of numerical results should be avoided as far as possible. If the manuscript is accepted, a Graphical Abstract (See examples below) consisting of text, not more than 50 words, and a suitable figure or equation is required.

Graphical Abstract is required for the ‘Table of Contents’ page. Graphical Abstract page should contain, (a) a synopsis of the paper, not exceeding 50 words, and (b) PICTOGRAM: one (only one) important small figure/photograph (please prepare this carefully so that the clarity and readability of the text are not lost when reduced to a size of 7 cm x 5 cm)


3 to 6 Keywords must be provided for indexing and information retrieval.


The manuscripts of Regular research articles must be divided into sections consisting of Introduction, Experimental or Theoretical/Computational, Results and Discussion, and Conclusions. Main sections should be numbered 1, 2 etc., sub-sections as 1.1, 1.2 etc. and further sub-sections as 1.1a, 1.1b etc. or 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc. The use of SI system of units and symbols is recommended.


All Tables must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text. Tables should be self-contained and have a descriptive title.


All Figures, including photographs, should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals in the order of their appearance in the text. Figure captions must also be typed on a separate sheet.

Line drawings and structures should be made using suitable software like ChemDraw, IsisDraw, etc. Lines must be sufficiently thick to reduce to half or a third of the original size (0.3 mm for axes and 0.6 mm for curves are suggested).

Symbols and Mathematical materials

Symbols and equations should be carefully checked by authors for correctness in the manuscript and also in the PDF file prepared by Editorial Manager.

Equations must be clearly written, each on its own line, well separated from the text. All equations must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Authors must check wherever special characters (Greek letters, vectors, tensor, matrix, etc. symbols) are used. For example, vectors must be in bold letters. If special characters are used extensively, an explanatory table of Symbols on a separate page is recommended.


(See examples below)

References should be cited in the text as superscript numbers in order of appearance. References should be listed at the end of the paper in serial order to match their order of appearance in the text. References should be typeset in the following manner.

Desiraju G 1991 Acc. Chem. Res. 24 290 Chakraborty A, Kar S, Nath D N and Guchhait N 2007 J. Chem. Sci. 119 195

Lippert E, Luder W and Boos H 1962 In Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy, Mangini A (ed.) (Oxford: Pergamon) p. 443

See examples for Conferences, etc in the URL given above.

Supplementary Information (SI)

Authors are encouraged to submit extensive Data/Figures/Tables and scanned copies of original spectra in Supplementary Information. For newly synthesized molecules, it is mandatory to submit scanned copies of one or more of the following spectra/reports, as applicable: NMR (1H, 13C) spectra; ESR spectra; CIF (converted to WORD file) and CHECK CIF files for the crystal structural analysis (in addition to CCDC numbers); mass spectra; combustion analysis reports; etc. Figures and Tables in SI are to be labeled as S1, S2, etc. The content of SI shall be described briefly in a paragraph in the manuscript after 'Conclusions'. See a Sample file in Journal URL.


if any should be labeled A, B, ... and equations as A1, A2, ..B1, B2,...


Authors should carefully prepare the original/revised manuscript to minimize corrections and alterations at the proof stage. Proofs will be sent as PDF files to the Corresponding Author. Corrections should be sent by email as a serial list of page, column, para, and line numbers or as an annotated PDF file.


Academy Policy on Plagiarism

Plagiarism as a form of scientific misconduct has been on the rise in recent times. Defined by the US Office of Research Integrity as “the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results or words without giving appropriate credit”, the increase in plagiarism is due not only to all too human failings, but also to the ease with which the emergence of the Internet has made such misconduct possible. Compared to earlier generations, training of students today seems to have become slack in the sense of not conveying a clear understanding of what is right and what is not in such matters.

The editors of all the journals of the Indian Academy of Sciences take a very serious view of any evidence of plagiarism including self-plagiarism in manuscripts submitted to them. Every reasonable effort will be made to investigate any allegations of plagiarism brought to their attention, as well as instances that come up during the peer review process. Such behaviour when proven beyond doubt is unacceptable, and will be suitably exposed. Self-plagiarism will be treated just as seriously. Upon receipt of a manuscript by any of the Academy journals, the authors or corresponding author will be required to sign an undertaking to the effect that the work has not been submitted elsewhere for publication, the claimed new results express the author’s own findings, and all material taken from the existing literature has been properly acknowledged and referenced.

In those instances where in spite of these precautions a case of plagiarism goes undetected in the review process and is discovered after publication, both online and print versions of the journals concerned will carry a notice of the discovery. Depending on the seriousness of the case, the Academy reserves the right to inform the heads of the offending authors’ institutions and their funding agencies about the editors’ findings.

The jurisdiction for all disputes concerning published material, subscription and sale will be at courts/tribunals situated in Bengaluru city only.

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