Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Netra Lal Bhandari
Email: [email protected]/[email protected]
Editors: Dr. Bhushan Shakya
E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. Lok Kumar Shrestha
E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. Bijay Singh
E-mail: [email protected]
Journal of Nepal Chemical Society (JNCS) is the key publication of Nepal Chemical Society. Is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles, communications, and review articles related to different areas of Chemistry and closely related disciplines. Articles are published on bi-annual basis, both in online and printed forms.
Submission deadline: Articles are accepted on year round basis. The deadline for the first volume of the year is March 30 (Publication date: June last) and for the second volume is September 30 (Publication date: December last).
Submission process: An electronic copy of manuscript both in Microsoft word and portable document format (pdf) should be send to Editor-in-Chief at E-mail: [email protected]/[email protected]
General guidelines: The manuscript should be written in English in a clear and concise manner and should follow the style of Nepal Chemical Society. The manuscript must be typewritten in Times New Roman-12 pt. font size with 1.5 line spacing, justified, in A4 size paper with 2.5 cm margins around. A full-length paper should normally be divided into the following parts: Title, Authors’ name and affiliations with corresponding E-mail. Abstract (not exceeding 250 words), Keywords (not exceeding 5 words), Introduction, Experimental Methods (Materials and Methods), Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References and Annexures if any. Enter the page number on every page. Language should be precise, clear without redundant words. Binomial names of organisms and other acronyms should be spelled full in the first use. The length of the paper including tables and figures should be preferably within 5-10 typed pages for original article, 8-16 pages for review and 3-4 pages for short communications. The SI system units and symbols are recommended. Manuscript should be free from plagiarisms. The journal follows a blind submission policy and articles will anonymously be reviewed by peers. The editorial board will assume no responsibility for the statements and opinions forwarded by the contributors. The decision of the Editorial Board will be final for processing and publication.
Title: Titles should represent the content of the manuscript, correlates the conclusion, serve as a guide to reference librarians, and facilitate communication. It should be concise, meaningful and clear. Subtitles may be used whenever needed. Title text should be centred, 14 pt. boldface with initial capitals, and subtitles 12 pt., boldface and sentence case.
Author(s) and Author(s) affiliations: The full name of the author(s) should be written in 12 pt. bold, centre aligned and below the title. Authors’ list should include only those who have made a substantial contribution to design, execution of the work and manuscript preparation. Author(s) affiliations represent the official institutional address of authors. It should be typed in 12 pt. italics, left aligned.
Abstract: Abstract should summarize and briefly explain the major findings of the paper. It must contain experimental question, importance, method, major findings, conclusions and applications preferably not exceeding 250 words followed by 5 keywords.
Introduction: The purpose of your research should appear in the introduction. Stat the questions you sought to answer, and provide pertinent information of previous findings for those questions including brief and latest literatures survey.
Materials and Methods: Provide sufficient information clearly to allow someone to repeat your work. Clear descriptions of experimental design, sampling procedures, and statistical tools have to be mentioned. Give the model number and company for equipment used (if any).
Results and Discussion: Results should be stated concisely, do not misinterpret your findings. Differentiate the results of your study from data obtained from other secondary sources. Interpret your results, relate them to the results of previous research, and discuss the implications of your results.
Conclusion: State clearly the main conclusions of the research and give a clear explanation of the importance, relevance and applications.
Acknowledgements: Acknowledge only those who have made an important contribution to the study. Many contributions justify acknowledgement such as technical help, financial support, source of materials and persons who have contributed intellectually to the development of the manuscript. Do not acknowledge anyone who has no contribution.
References: Author(s) take the full responsibility for the accuracy of their references. The format of references must be uniform and consistent with the instructions below. All publications cited in the text should be referred to by a number in square brackets (e.g. ). Note that only one reference belongs to one number. List all cited references in chronological order using Arabic numerals.
Tables, Figures, Pictures, Equations: The tables and figures should be clearly marked with self-explanatory notes and figure legends. Figure and table captions should be given below and above respectively. Figures and illustrations are expected in JPEG/TIFF (at least 300 dpi resolution) format. Figure and table captions are typed in 10 pt., Times New Roman and in italic. Each figure and table should be linked with the text. Figure and Table number should be in sequence, using Arabic numerals, i.e. Figure 1. 2., 3., etc., Table 1., 2., 3., etc.). They should be clearly numbered. All the new symbols must be clearly explained. Metric units for all kind of measurements would be preferred. Figures include photographs, drawing and graphs, and they should be made in an appropriate size of about 3 inch height and 4 inch width. Legends for table and figure should be typed separately.
Journals articles [Authors name; R. Robinson, …], [title of paper], [journal name], [year], [volume], [page range.], [DOI]
1. J-M. Seo, H-J. Noh, H. Y. Jeong and J-B. Baek, Converting unstable imine-linked network into stable aromatic benzoxazole-linked one via post-oxidative cyclization, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2019, 141 (30), 11786-11790. (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05244).
2. S. Y. Park, A. K. Lytton-Jean, B. Lee, S. Weigand, G. C. Schatz and C. A. Mirkin, DNA- programmable nanoparticle crystallization, Nature, 2008, 451, 553-556. (DOI: 10.1038/nature06508)
[Author], [book title], [edition], [publisher], [country], [year], [chapter], [page nos.].
Vogel's Text Book of Practical Organic Chemistry, 5th Ed. Logmans Group, UK, Limited, 1989, 968-988.
Publication Fee: Upon the acceptance of the article, a publication charge of NPR 4000 will be charged for authors who have submitted articles from within Nepal and USD 100 for those who have submitted the articles from abroad.
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