Guide for Authors

A manuscript should be typewritten double spaced in 12-point type (Times New Roman or Courier New font). All pages of the manuscript should be numbered. The manuscript should be divided into clearly defined and numbered sections (for example: 1. Introduction, 2. Experimental, etc.). Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering).

Manuscript structure


The title should clearly and comprehensively indicate emphasis and content of the manuscript (with no abbreviations).

Authors and Affiliations 

Authors (first name surname, …) and affiliations (names and addresses of the institutions) should be placed below the title.  Use an asterisk (*) to distinguish the corresponding author with a footnote containing phone number, fax number and email address of the person.


The abstract should present briefly the purpose of the study and the important results. Abbreviations, diagrams, and reference should be avoided. 

Graphical abstract

A graphical abstract should be displayed as images that depict the research demonstrated in the manuscript.


Highlights are consist of 3 to 5 key points of the article. (maximum 90 characters, including spaces, per key point).


A maximum of five keywords should be provided below the abstract.


The introduction should indicate the brief historic background of the research. The research purpose should be clearly described at the last part of Introduction.


The experimental section is including materials, the fabrication route of samples and measurements or characterizations (reaction conditions, description of apparatus, etc).

Results and Discussion

This section should present obtained results and discuss relationship between synthesis, structure and properties.

Tables and Figures 

Figures and Tables must be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript (Fig. 1, Table 1 etc.). A short descriptive title should be considered above each table and footnotes (indicated with super script lowercase letters) placed below. Vertical rules should be avoided.


The significant conclusions of the research should be exhibited briefly in a Conclusions section.


Acknowledgements can be collated in a separate section before the references.


References should be indicated by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. References should be compiled on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript and numbered (numbers in square brackets) in the order in which they appear in the text.

Reference style examples:

Journals (Web of Science Journal Title Abbreviations

[1] K. Kang, M. Cui, P. Qiu, B. Park, S.A. Snyder, J. Khim, Preparation and characterization of magnetic-core titanium dioxide: Implications for photocatalytic removal of ibuprofen, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 390 (2014) 178-186.


[2] R. G. Mortimer, Physical Chemistry, third ed., Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, 2008. 


[3] Z. Guo, H.T. Hahn, Method of fabrication of nanoparticulate composites using monomer stabilization, US Patent No. 8,372,908 (issued Feb. 12, 2013) .