Screening and initial selection of articles (Research Policy)
Screening and initial selection of articles is done in 2 to 3 days by the Editor-Chief of the journal. Then, the article sent to a specialized editor and he/she can select the appoints a reviewers. The reviewers must review the article within 24 days and send their comments to the specialized editor. The editor reviews the Reviewer's comments and sends them to the Editor-in-Chief.
Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed and open-access journal. The Journal accepts mini- and full-length review articles, original research articles (in all experimental and theoretical aspect of Medicinal and Chemical Science) of written in English. The main purpose is to provide researchers worldwide free online access to high-quality articles of outstanding scientific significance (for more information sees J. Med. Chem. Sci.). Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Committee of the J. Med. Chem. Sci.
- The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- If paper accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language.
- Authors accept full responsibility for the factual accuracy of the data presented and should obtain any authorization necessary for publication.
- Authors are encouraged to suggest the names of several experts in the field when papers are first submitted or at any time in the evaluation process.
- It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected.
A properly completed and signed Journal Publishing Agreement must be submitted for each manuscript. Submission of a manuscript to J. Med. Chem. Sci. implies that all authors have read and agreed to the content of the Copyright Letter or the Terms and Conditions. It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. If the corresponding author cannot or should not complete either the Copyright Letter for any reason, another author should complete and sign the Copyright Letter.
If a manuscript is not accepted for publication or is withdrawn (Before Accept), the transfer of the copyright to the J. Med. Chem. Sci. included in the Journal Publishing Agreement is automatically canceled. Reproduction of the text, figures, or tables of this journal is allowed only by permission of the Editorial Committee.
All papers published by the Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences are free of charge during 2018-2019.
Templates are provided in order to allow authors to view their paper in a style close to the final printed form. The template is only intended to be used in assisting with the preparation and submission of manuscripts. It should be noted that the use of the journal template is not a requirement and its adoption will neither speed nor delay publication.
Manuscripts for Original Research Papers submitted to the Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences should be divided into the following sections:
- Authors' Names and Affiliations
- Results and Discussion
- Experimental or Materials and methods
- Supporting Information (Optional: if any)
- Acknowledgments References
The title should be succinct and no longer than ten words. The title should capture important keywords.
Author names and affiliations
Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. The names and addresses of the institution(s) where the work was performed should be listed immediately below the author names. The name of the corresponding author(s) should be marked with an asterisk (*).
The abstract should not exceed 250 words for review/ original research articles summarizing the essential features of the article. References should not be cited in the abstract.
A graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Graphical Abstracts should be submitted as a separate file (must clearly mention graphical abstract within the file). Please check the template (Graphical Abstract).
Preferred file types: TIFF, JPEG, PDF or MS Office files.
3 to 6 keywords in alphabetical order describing the main topics of the paper should provide below the abstract for indexing purpose.
- The main text should begin on a separate page and should be divided into the title page, abstract and the main text.
- The manuscript style must be uniform throughout the text and 10 pt Times New Roman font should be used.
- The reference numbers should be given in square brackets in the text.
The Introduction section should include the background and aims of the research in a comprehensive manner.
Results and Discussion
The results and discussion section should contain a description of the experimental results that substantiates the conclusions of the work. A comprehensible discussion which links the results to related investigations and to existing knowledge in the relevant field should follow.
Tables and Figures
All tables and graphics (figures, reaction schemes, and chemical structures) are inserted within the manuscript text where they are first discussed.
For articles and reviews, a conclusion that briefly summarizes the principal conclusions of the work is necessary. It is also different from the abstract.
Experimental or Materials and methods
This section should describe the experimental methods used in the work in sufficient detail. Reported methods or known compounds should be indicated by a reference, but new and modified protocols or compounds should be described in detail.
Supporting information is an optional section. Supporting information is not essential in the printed paper but may be useful to reviewers and readers, may be submitted with the manuscript (see for example Compound characterization, Crystallographic data, and Computational results). Supporting Information should be included at the end of the paper (before the Acknowledgements section).
Creative Commons Attribution
Permit others distribute and copy the manuscript, to create extracts, abstracts, and other revised versions, adaptations or derivative works of or from manuscript (such as a translation), to include in a collective work, to text or data mine the article, even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the author(s), do not represent the author as endorsing their adaptation of the article, and do not modify the article in such a way as to damage the author's honor or reputation. Further details found at: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Conflict of Interest
Further information on Conflict of Interest Disclosure form can be found at: www.echemcom.com/conflict_of_interest_discloure_form.docx
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The Acknowledgments should be placed in a separate paragraph after the Experimental section. Technical assistance, material support, and other help or advice may be acknowledged briefly in this section.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Examples of the Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences reference style are shown below.
For Journals, the author(s), publisher’s name, year of publication, Volume: First page
 Choudhary D., Paul S., Gupta R., Clark J.H. Green Chem, 2006, 8:479
 Yadav J.S., Reddy B.V.S., Premalatha K. Adved Synthesis & Catalysis, 2003, 345:948
 Karimi B., Ghoreishi-Nezhad M. J. Mol. Catal A: Chemical, 2007, 277:262
For books, the author(s), title, publisher’s name and address, year of publication, and the chapter or page(s) should be included:
 Benson S.W. The Foundations of Chemical Kinetics; McGraw-Hill: New York, 1960; p 342
Files needed to upload (separately):
1- Manuscript (*)
2- Graphical Abstract (*)
3- Signed Copyright Letter (*)
4- Supporting Information (If any)
Peer Review Process
Manuscripts submitted for publication in Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in the particular area, the author will receive evaluation results within a month to decide the manuscript would be accepted or rejected.
Accepted papers are copy-edited and language polished with a view to clarity, brevity, and consistency before publication to conform to the journal style. Page proofs in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author, to be checked for typesetting/editing. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked immediately for typographical errors and returned within 4 days. If unable to send corrections within 4 days due to some reason, the article will be published exactly as received and the publishers will not be responsible for any error occurring in the published manuscript in this regard.
All types of a paper accepted by the Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences are below (after design):
(a) Review Article (over 4 pages)
(b) Short Communication Article (under 3 pages)
(c) Original Research Article (3-8 pages)