1. General provisions
The Bashkirskii Khimicheskii Zhurnal (Bashkir Chemical Journal) publishes reviews and original articles on actual theoretical and applied issues of chemistry and related branches of science and technology. The journal also publishes short materials in «Chronicle» and «Personalia» sections.
The low-informative materials considerably repeating earlier published data are not accepted.
2. Requirements to Article contents
A paper should be relevant to the scope of the Journal, be of a scientific novelty, theoretical and practical importance and cover actual scientific issues.
Articles sent to the Editor's Office are subject to review, and, in case of positive reviewing, to scientific editing and edit check. The final decision on the publication of article is made at a stage of control editing.
The Board of Editors of the journal makes a final decision on publishing or rejecting the articles.
Articles have to present the accurate statement of the results received by the author, with no repeating of the same data in the text of article, tables and drawings.
The bibliography (list of sources) should contain sources published, mainly, over the last ten years.
3. Requirements to article submission
Author should send the package of documents by mail or the courier to the following address of Editorial Office:
450029, Ufa, Ulyanov St., 75, incorporated bank. 50-51, Editorial office of the Bashkir chemical magazine,
The package should include the following materials:
1) A cover letter on standard form of higher education institution, academic institution or organization which submits the article (see Appendix 1 for a sample). A cover letter has to contain the phrase that article is published for the first time.
2) An expert opinion on possibility of the article publication in public media (appendix 2);
3) The text of the article signed by all authors on paper in 2 copies;
4) Information about the authors according to special form, one per each author of article:
Contact information (office phone, e-mail address) _______________________
The name of the organization (place of work (study)) together with department, to which it belongs_____________________________________
Position of the author with the indication of structural division (chair, department, laboratory and etc.) ______________________________
The address of the organization (place of work (study)) with the postcode _______________________________________________________
The author responsible for correspondence with Editorial Office has to be indicated with phrase «responsible for correspondence with Editorial Office» at the end of the form.
5) Electronic version of article (any disk). The content of electronic and paper versions of article should be identical. If the text of the article together with illustrations is represented as one file, one has to provide files with illustrations as a part of the electronic version of the article. Graphic files have to be named so that it was clear to which article they belong and what is the order of their arrangement. Each graphic file has to contain one drawing. For electronic version one has to submit a file with information about the authors (according to point 4) together with the text of the article and files with drawings and graphs, mentioned above.
6) The electronic version of the article can also be sent to Editorial Office by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with special note «To the Bashkirskii Khimicheskii Zhurnal ».
7) If the only author of the article is a student of full-time state subsidized postgraduate study department, the article is published free of charge. In this case it is necessary to provide the appropriate confirming letter from postgraduate study department, together with all above mentioned documents.
4. requirements for MANUSCRIPT DESIGN
The volume of original article should not exceed 15 p., volume of the review – 30 p. Unreasonable splitting the material devoted to one topic into several separate articles is not allowed.
The text of an article should be typed on the IBM compatible computer in Microsoft Word processor and printed out on A-4 format paper. All margins – 20 mm, font – Times New Roman Cyr. Font size – 14 pt. Alignment – on page width. A line spacing – one-and-a-half.
Chemical formulas should be typed with ChemWindow 6.0 editor.
For a set of mathematical formulas the MathType 5 editor should be used.
Charts and graphs should be be created in MS Excel.
Drawings and photos first should be saved in .tif or .jpeg format and only then inserted into the article text. Files with charts and drawings should be attached to the file with electronic version of an article.
All tables should have number and title. Drawings and graphs should have number and caption.
Chemical, physical and mathematical formulas and drawings should be clear and accurate, carefully checked and technically suite typographic quality. Technological schemes should include device specification corresponding with device numbers at the drawing.
Schemes, drawings, tables, formulas and literature references are numbered in textual order.
Words should not be divide with more than one space. Decimal places are divided with a point.
At the first mention of the abbreviation (except for generally accepted) one should put its complete form in brackets.
5. article structure and material arrangement sequence
5.1. In Russian:
The UDC identifier (One can use (http://library.gpntb.ru/cgi/irbis64r/62/cgiirbis_64.exe?C21COM=F&I21DBN=UDC&S21FMT=udc&S21All=<.>U=.<.>&P21DBN=IBIS&).
Initials and surnames of article authors (in this particular sequence), plus the academic degree, academic title and position for each author, in brackets).
Name of article (in capital letters).
The full name of institution and department where the work was carried out, its postal address, contact phone and e-mail. In case of several institutions it is necessary to specify where certain authors work, as well as their office phones and e-mails.
The abstract not less than 500 printed characters with the description of actual results achieved and consequences of the above results. Duplication of the article name should be avoided. Authors should not underestimate the importance of abstract, as it may increase the citation level of their articles. One can study the following article for more information http://engstroy.spb.ru/autors/abstract.pdf.
Keywords – 10-15 words or phrases on the published subject, in alphabetical order, divided by a semicolon.
5.2. In English:
Transliterated initials and surnames of article authors One can use the following free of charge program of Cyrillic text transliteration into Latin characters - http://www.translit.ru/ Using LC standard version is preferred
Translation of the article name (capital letters).
English version of the full name of institution and department where the work was carried out, its postal address, contact phone and e-mail. In case of several institutions it is necessary to specify where certain authors work, as well as their office phones and e-mails – all in English
English translation of the abstract.
Translation of keywords in alphabetical order according to the English alphabet. Keywords and phrases are separated with semicolon.
5.3. In Russian:
Text of the article.
Articles devoted to synthesis of chemical compounds require the following material arrangement:
general section – short critical discussion of other published works in the studied field, the purpose of the work, discussion of the author's own research, the schemes of reactions;
experimental part – description of procedures and results of experiments, characteristics of the synthesized compounds. Experimental section should start with the characteristics of used devices (brand, country-manufacturer) and measurement conditions, and also include characteristics of reagents used and (or) references to their synthesis. As much data as possible should be given in tables form. Material duplication in table, drawing and text is not allowed. The technique of experiment is stated in past tense and has to be written so that it could be replicated unambiguously. All novel compounds have to be reliably characterized (meltinf or boiling temperature, refraction index, data of the elemental analysis, mass spectral characteristics, IR-, UV-, NMR-spectroscopy data). Earlier described compounds synthesized by the authors should be followed only with the references to literature sources where those compounds were described for the first time, and also with a mention that characteristics of synthesized compounds coincide with the described ones.
Articles with analytical review have to contain the introduction with justification of relevance and (or) historical importance of the subject considered, the survey part itself (may be split into subtitles), the conclusion with short summary (no set off with heading!), the list of quoted references (not less than 30) with at least several of it published during the last 5–10 years.
Articles with physical and chemical, chemical and technological, chemical and ecological profile require the following material arrangement:
introduction – critical discussion of other published works in the studied field, setting of the problem, the purpose of the work;
materials and methods – the data on research methods sufficient for their replication; experiment conditions and sequences of operations should be specified, however it is not necessary to describe in details the methods described earlier. In this case it is enough to give the reference to a relevant literature source. It is necessary to specify qualification and origin of the most important reagents, as well as the brands and manufacturing countries of the equipment used in the experiments. Companies' names should be given in original transcription.
results and discussion – basically, the analysis of the obtained data. Results discussion should disclose the value of factual findings from theoretical point of view, reflect on the meaning of data obtained for the solution of the problem set, and also compare regularities revealed regularities to the approaches represented in literature.
For chemical compounds described in the article for the first time and also for complex compounds connections which are the main object of a research one should provide the full name (usually in experimental part) together with formula. IUPAC nomenclature should be used.
Names of conformations, isomers, configurations, etc. should be typed in italics font.
For brevity and illustrative purposes it is recommended to number connections with Arab figures a bold-face type. When using the full name of connection the Arab figure is bracketed, in other cases no brackets are put. For reagents and solvents designation on schemes it is recommended to use the standard Latin abbreviations or simple formulas (appendix 3), for widespread names of reagents and solvents in the text Russian abbreviations are used.
Putting the same structural formulas several times is not allowed. For widespread reagents, solvents and ligands it is allowed to use standard acronyms (THF, DMSO, TMS, Py, acac, en, etc.) without definition at the first mention (see the list in the Appendix 3). The following acronyms are used: mol, cal, kcal, N (normal), M. (molar), m (molal); concentration of solutions is designated as: g/cm3, g/l, mol/l, mol/kg H2O; boiling point and melting point – before figures; concentrated – before the formula of compound, M – molecular weight.
It is necessary to adhere to uniform system of symbols and acronyms with their initial explanation throughout the whole article. Units dimension is given according to the International SI systemI: kg; m, cm, micron (a micrometer, micron), nanometer (nanometer, a millimicron), pm (picometer), Å (angstrom), s (second); min (minute), h (hour); Hz (hertz), MHz (megahertz); E (oersted), Gs (gauss), In (volt), ev (electronvolt), And (ampere), Ohm, Pa (pascal), MPa (megapascal), a gp (hectopascal), J (joule), K (kelvin), °C (Celsius degree).
Literature references are given in square brackets and numbered in textual order (including drawings and tables).
Articles with no list of quoted literature and no links to it in the manuscript are not accepted for review and publishing.
5.4. The list of quoted literature
When drawing up bibliographies in Russian one must kept in mind that article with the representative list of references demonstrates the authors' professional outlook and quality level of their research. It is necessary to specify all authors in the bibliographic reference.
If the author uses an English source, the reference to it is provided in the Russian list, but in English (original language). Sources in German, French and other languages need to be transliterated in Latin.
The list has to be presented as follows:
Books: Surnames and initials of all authors. Name. – City: Publishing house, year. – Number of pages.
Articles in collected works: Surnames and initials of all authors. Name of the article / Name of the collection. – City.: Publishing house, year. – Range of pages on which the article is placed.
Articles in journals: Surnames and initials of all authors. Name of the article//Name of the journal.– Year. – Volume, number. – Range of pages on which the article is placed.
Conference materials of conferences (or abstracts): Surnames and initials of all authors. Name of the article or abstract / Materials with "conference name", date and venue. – City.: Publishing house, Year. – Range of pages on which material is placed.
Author certificates: A. C.'s No. Name. Surnames and initials of all authors // Year. – Number.
Patents: Patent No., country. Name / Surnames and initials of all authors//Journal where the patent or electronic source is published. – Year. – Number.
Theses: Surname and initials. Name: Dis. … dokt. (or mast.) chemical (medical, tech., biol., etc.). sciences. – City.: Place of defense, Year. – Number of pages.
Abstracts of theses: Surname and initials. Name: Autoref. … doct. chemical sciences. – City.: Place of defense, Year. – Number of pages.
When providing a foreign literature list, it is necessary to adhere to the same rules as for Russian-speaking sources
6. Final provisions
The order of considering articles submitted to editorial office includes following steps:
1. Manuscript registration and individual number assignment.
2. Editorial office shall determine if an article submitted deals with the issues belonging to the fields covered by the Journal. The articles that do not belong to the respective fields shall not be considered and reviewed. The article shall be returned to the author while the latter shall be notified of the issue.
3. A submitted article shall be passed for review to the reviewer, acknowledged expert in the respective field
4. Consideration of reviewer's remarks and comments; reviewer can require the author to implement reviewer's comments and remarks. If the review is negative, the paper is sent to another reviewer. If the second review is also negative, the article is disqualified.
5. Scientific editing.
6. Literary editing.
8. Article makeup.
Articles failing to meet the requirements of the Journal stated in these Rules can be rejected without reviewing.
After the journal release editorial office provides authors with 1 printed copy of the journal.
Electronic version of the journal is published on the website www.elibrary.ru within 1 month after the journal appearance. The journal is in free open access for registered users of the site