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.
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Note 3: Download the template of JMCS and rearrange your manuscript according to our standards.
Note 4: You must add all co-authors when you submit your manuscript. This ensures they are included in our production system and fully acknowledged in the published article.
Note 5: 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.
Note 6:If paper accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language.
Note 7:Authors accept full responsibility for the factual accuracy of the data presented and should obtain any authorization necessary for publication.
Note 8: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.
Note 9:It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected.
Note 10: 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 Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences
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 authors must pay the acceptance fee for their article after acceptance. No fees are required for registration and submission of articles. After accepting the article, the author does not have the right to send a request to delete the article.
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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
- Graphical abstract
- Materials and methods
- Results and Discussion
- Supporting Information (Optional: if any)
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 first name(s) and surname(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 (*) and provide his or her e-mail address on this page 1.
Author affiliations should include complete information, including institution, department, city and country.
The abstract should be a clear, concise, one-paragraph synopsis (100–300 words) and placed directly after the title and author information. It should indicate the subject and scope of the review, listing the major topics covered, as well as the overall objectives. References should not be cited in the abstract.
3 to 6 keywords describing the main topics of the paper should provide below the abstract for indexing purpose.
The 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. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm.
Preferred file types: TIFF, JPEG, PDF or MS Office files.
- 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 11 Times New Roman font should be used.
- The reference numbers should be given in square brackets in the text.
The Introduction, usually one or two manuscript pages, should state precisely the purpose and goals of the review and its scope and limitations, as well as the years of literature covered. Historical material and references to earlier pertinent reviews, as well as a limited amount of material of personal or anecdotal nature, may be included. Date and location of the research carried out throughout the study must be mentioned at the end of this section.
Materials and methods
The Materials and Methods section should provide enough information to permit repetition of the experimental work. It should include clear descriptions and explanations of sampling procedures, experimental design, and essential sample characteristics and descriptive statistics, hypothesis tested, exact references to literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, number of data involved in statistical tests, etc. Authors must emphasize any unexpected, new, and/ or significant hazards or risks associated with the reported work. This information should be in the experimental details section of the full article or communication.
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.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
All clinical investigations must be conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles. The authors must comply with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (www.icmje.org) with regard to the patient’s consent for research or participation in a study. Patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers must not be mentioned anywhere in the manuscript (including figures). Editors may request that authors provide documentation of the formal review and recommendation from the institutional review board or ethics committee responsible for oversight of the study.
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.
Do not submit tables and graphs as photograph. Tables should be set within the text. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be set within the text and should have a clear and rational structure along with consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Tables should be with the captions placed above in limited numbers.
Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.
Figures/ illustrations should be in high quality art work, within 200-300 dpi and provided in the text. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:
- Each Figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.
- Figure captions begin with the term Fig. Figures should be with the captions placed below in limited numbers.
- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption.
- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.
- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.
For articles and reviews, a conclusion that briefly summarizes the principal conclusions of the work is necessary. It is also different from the abstract. This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.
Authors should mention the company, institution or organization that paid for the research.
All authors should write their part in designing the idea, doing, analyzing and writing the article.
Conflict of interest
All authors have to declare their conflict of interest.
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.
Supporting Information (Optional: if any)
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).
- References contain article titles.
- References are mentioned consecutively in order of appearance in the text.
- All references referred to in the text are included in the list of references.
- The references cited are current and up-to-date.
- All references are formatted according to the style of the journal (Harvard style).
- Personal communications or unpublished observations, if really needed, are not included as references.
- The number of references in the review paper preferred to be not contain less than 120; for original research paper or case report not less than 40 and for short communication 20 references are required.
- The majority of manuscript references must not be extracted from a single journal. The acceptable average can be indicated at most 5 references from each journal.
- All references should only include one reference and will not have a and b , .... (Date: October 1, 2021).This order is applicable from October1, 2021 and does not include articles that submitted at prior to this date.
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.
Please Note: Add the link of the DOI to end of every references: for example: DOI: 10.1021/cr400615v and this is link of DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/cr400615v
For Journals, the author(s), publisher’s name, year of publication, Volume: First page (DOI Link)
. Rotstein B.H., Zaretsky S., Rai V., Yudin A.K., Small Heterocycles in Multicomponent Reactions, Chemical Reviews, 2014, 114:8323 https://doi.org/10.1021/cr400615v
. Peng N.H., Peng X.M., Zheng D.G., Yu F., Rao M.,Sulfamic acid as an efficient and cost-effective catalyst for the synthesis of 2,4,5-triarylimidazoles and 2-arylphenanthrimidazoles, Heterocyclic Communications, 2011, 17:223 https://doi.org/10.1515/HC.2011.040
. Kumar N., Guin S.N., Manna K., Shekhar C., Felser C.,Topological Quantum Materials from the Viewpoint of Chemistry, Chemical Reviews, 2021, 121:2780 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00732
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 https://doi.org/10.1021/ed037p660.1
Authors should restrict their use of color to situations where it is necessary on scientific, and not merely cosmetic, grounds. Color figures will be reproduced in color in the online edition of the journal free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in coloring in the print version, a charge will apply.
Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail contains the copyright form and the galley proof file. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to the authors. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately - please upload all of your corrections and the signed copyright letter within 72 hours. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.
Note that Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.
The average time between submission and final decision is eight weeks and the average time between acceptance and publication is three weeks.
Files needed to upload (separately):
1- Title Page (*)
2- Manuscript (*)
3- Graphical Abstract (*)
4- Signed Copyright Letter (*)
5- Supporting Information (If any)
All types of a paper accepted by the Journal of Medicinal and Chemical Sciences are below (after design):
(a) Review Article (over 10-40 pages)
(b) Short Communication Article (under 3 pages)
(c) Original Research Article (3-12 pages)