Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly
Instruction for Authors
As journal is in the open access regime, for every contribution accepted for publication author(s) will participate in publishing expenses in amount of 100 € + VAT (for authors from Serbia the equivalent in RSD at the rate of NBS).
Upon paper acceptance, publisher’s office will send you Proforma invoice with payment instructions. Please, bear in mind that Editorial office will not be able to proceed with publishing without Processing fee being paid.
The Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly (Chem. Ind. Chem. Eng. Q.) is published by the Association of the Chemical Engineers of Serbia (AChE). Activities of the publisher are supported by following institutions:
The Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly (Chem. Ind. Chem. Eng. Q.), as an international peer-reviewed research journal, invites contributions of original and novel fundamental research related to chemical industry and chemical engineering and connected areas. Papers describing novel theory and its application to practice as well as those reporting experimental work, which is soundly interpreted, are welcome.
The Journal invites contributions to the following two main areas:
• Applied Chemistry dealing with the application of basic chemical sciences to industry
• Chemical Engineering dealing with the chemical and biochemical conversion of raw materials into different products as well as the design and operation of plants and equipment.
The Journal welcomes contributions focused on:
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
• Heat, mass and momentum transfer
• Reactor, equipment and downstream processing modeling, simulation and design
• Novel reactors (membrane, chromatographic, electrochemical reactors, micro-reactors, etc.)
• Scale up and scale down design
• Applied catalysis, kinetics and modeling
• Separation science and technology
• Particle technology and fluidization
Process Systems Engineering
• Process dynamics, monitoring and control
• Process modeling, simulation and optimization
• Process design, integration, operation and intensification
• Techno-economic analysis
Environmental Chemical and Process Engineering
• Treatment processes
• Environmental separation processes
• Environmental bioprocesses
• Environmental nanotechnology
• Clean process technology
• Green processes
Materials Synthesis and Processing
• Novel physical and chemical methods of synthesis of advanced materials
• Novel materials (micro- and nano-structured materials, composite and hybrid materials, etc.) of different morphologies (particles, films, fibers)
• Product design based on chemical engineering tools
Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Engineering
• Design, modeling, operation and control of pharmaceutical (bio)reactors,
• Unit operations and process systems used in the production of pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products
Food and Bioproducts Processing
• Plant, process and product design
• Unit operations, process modeling and optimization in food engineering
• Heating and cooling methods, including freezing, pasteurization and thermal sterilization
• Non-thermal processes
• Industrial biotechnology
• Separation and purification technologies
Papers having a primary focus on pure chemical sciences such as analytical, biochemical, food, environmental, inorganic, medicinal, microbiological, organic, pharmaceutical, physical or polymer chemistry as well as natural sciences (biology, microbiology, etc.) are strongly discouraged.
Theoretical papers that do not include chemical engineering applications or papers that do not contribute new ideas or research directions to the fields of applied chemistry and chemical engineering are also inappropriate.
Articles for publication:
• Original scientific papers - should be complete and authoritative accounts of work which has a special significance and must be presented clearly and concisely,
• Preliminary (short) communications - the early communication of important and original advances should always be complete,
• Review articles - authors of a review article should consult with the Editor to check the suitability of their topic and material before submitting their review by sending the extended summary (300-400 words), outline and the list of publications of authors on the topic,
• Professional papers and
• Letters to the editors (commenting on work published in the journal).
All papers submitted will be dealt with rapidly and, if accepted, will normally appear in the Journal within six months. Inadequately or incorrectly prepared manuscripts may be delayed or even rejected. Authors must therefore conform closely to the instructions given below.
The journal is published both online and in print.
This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking priorpermission from the publisher or the author.
Please submit your manuscript using our OnLine Submission Form.
All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail via the following e-mail address:
Professor Vlada Veljković
Faculty of Technology, University of Niš
124 Bulevar oslobodjenja, 16000 Leskovac, SERBIA
Telephone: +381 16 247 203; Fax: +381 16 242 859
• it has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis),
• it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere,
• it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the publisher and
• the authors should state the novelty in results/findings, or significance of results in the cover letter.
Also, all co-authors are required to confirm in their cover letter that:
• the manuscript is entirely originally written,
• someone else’s data and/or text, including author’s previously published, are appropriately cited or quoted,
• permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web),
• the manuscript has been read and approved by all named authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out,
• the order of authors listed in the manuscript has been approved by all co-authors,
• there are no other persons who satisfied the criteria for authorship but are not listed,
• the Corresponding Author is responsible for communicating with the other authors about all parts of publishing process and progress; submissions of revisions and final approval of proofs,
• there is not any conflict of interest and
• the submitted paper is ethically and professionally correct in every other sense regarding the publishing process.
The ethical guidelines for publication issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) are followed and applied by the Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly. Additionally, the Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterlyensures compliance by using plagiarism detection software.
Changes to authorship. Authorship can be changed only before a manuscript is accepted for publication.
The corresponding author must send to the Editor a request to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, which must include:
i) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and
ii) written confirmation (e-mail, fax, letter) from all authors (including the author being added or removed) that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.
If a request is incomplete the manuscript will be suspended until authorship has been agreed.
All papers will be peer reviewed. Authors are asked to submit full contact details, including e-mail addresses, for three potential referees. Referees should be experts in the field of the paper, and not associated with the institution with which the authors are affiliated. Moreover, the authors from Serbia should suggest no referee from Serbia and other ex-Yugoslav Republics. The final choice of referees will remain entirely with the Editor.
All manuscripts are first evaluated on technical aspects such as compliance to the Instructions for Authors and revision can be requested. Authors must follow the Instructions for Authors strictly, failing which the manuscripts would be rejected without review. Accepted manuscripts are then evaluated by the Editor who can also reject it because the work is considered outside the aims and scope or because of its insufficient originality and serious scientific weaknesses. Only the manuscript satisfying the minimum criteria are reviewed by at least two independent experts. Reviewers advise the Editor, who is responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article. Please note: any Editor's decision is final.
Manuscripts previously rejected by the Journal will not be re-considered by the Editors, and therefore will be rejected without review.
Preparation of Manuscripts
Typing: Manuscripts must be typewritten in Word by using common system fonts (Times New Roman, Arial, etc.), 1.5-spaced with wide margins (2.5 cm) on A4 pages. The authors using Word 2007 or newer versions (.docx extension) should prepare their manuscripts to be fully compatible with earlier versions of Word text processor (.doc extension). The text should be in single-column format without a constant right-hand margin (i.e., full justification should be avoided). Each new paragraph should clearly be indicated. Number all pages of the manuscript including references, tables, a list of figure captions and figures. Indicate positions for figures and tables in the text.
Page length: Maximum page length should be 20,000, 35,000 and 50,000 characters (including spaces) for Short communication, Original article and Review paper, without tables, figures, figure captions and references. The maximum number of figures allowed for the whole manuscript is 8 comprising a total of max. 15 subfigures. One main figure may consist of up to four subfigures (i.e., a, b, c and d) that are logically interrelated. Subfigures must be grouped in the main figure. Additional figures may be included as supplementary material that will be considered for Web-only publication. Each figure and table must be put separately on a single page at the end of the manuscript. Invited papers and papers written for special issues may depart from the prescribed length, number of figures and number of references with the permission of the Editor.
General Format: The manuscript should contain the following in this order: Title Page, Abstract and Keywords, Text, Acknowledgements (optional), Appendix (optional), Nomenclature (optional), References, Figure captions, Tables and Figures. Do not import the Tables or Figures into the text.
Abstract: The second page should consist of an abstract of up to 200 words summarizing the major findings. Non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. References should be avoided, but if essential, it must be given in full.
Highlights are mandatory and should be submitted in a separate file. They consist of a short collection of bullet points that convey the most important findings of the article. Please use 'Highlights' in the file name and include 3 to 5 bullet points (maximum 100 characters, including spaces, per bullet point).
Keywords: up to 6 keywords (to facilitate indexing and on-line searching) should be provided in alphabetical order, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.
Text: The text may contain: Introduction, Theoretical part (if necessary), Experimental, Results and Discussion and Conclusion. It should clearly convey the purpose of the study, the approach, and the key findings. Footnotes, if any, should be identified with superscript Arabic numbers. Indicate references in the text using numerals in square brackets in order of appearance (for instance, [1,2,3-6]). Indicate approximate locations of tables and figures directly in the electronic text. Authors should distinguish clearly between main and subsidiary headings. Headings should not be numbered.
Introduction. This should state previous relevant work with appropriate references, the problem investigated and the aim of the work. A detailed literature survey or a summary of the results should be avoided.
Theoretical part. It gives, if necessary, the theoretical basis of the work performed, such as models etc.
Experimental. The methods and materials used should be stated clearly in sufficient detail to permit the work to be repeated by others. Only new techniques should be described in detail; known methods must have adequate references.
Results and Discussion. Results should be presented concisely, with tables or illustrations for clarity. Extensive citation and discussion of the published literature should be avoided. Hence, the significance of the findings should be discussed without repetition of the material in the Introduction. Adequate indication of the level of experimental error and the statistical significance of the results should be given. The number of illustrations, graphs and chemical formulae used must be kept to a minimum.
Conclusion. It should indicate the significant contribution of the manuscript with its applications (maximum 200 words).
Nomenclature: If symbols, letters and abbreviations are used in the text they should be listed with their explanations. Define abbreviations that are not standard in the field at their first mention. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the manuscript.
Appendices. If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Equations, tables and figures in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Table A.1, Fig. A.1, etc.
Acknowledgements. These should be kept to a minimum. It should be placed in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.
References: References should start on a separate page. All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references (and vice versa). The list of references should be arranged according to their appearance in the text. Give names of all authors (do not use "et al."), with their initials before the respective surnames. Exclude article titles in journals. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index, 2005 edition, and supplements. The abbreviated titles should be followed by the volume number, year (in parentheses) and first and last page numbers.
1. A. Wilchem, B. Wilchem, Chem. Ind. Chem. Eng. Q. 18 (2012) 123-125.
2. C. Wilchem, Textbook of Chemistry, Publisher, City (2012), p. 123.
3. D. Wilchem, in Chemistry Handbook, E. Editor Ed., Publisher, City (2012), p. 123.
4. E. Wilchem, Title of the Proceeding, in Proceeding of Name of the Conference or Symposium, Place of the Conference, Country (2012), p. 100.
5. F. Wilchem, (Holder), Country Code and patent number (registration year)
Online citations should be avoided, but if essential they should include the author, title, website and date of access (example: N.A. Wright, The Title of the Online citation, URL in full [accessed 7 June 2012]).
If a statement has multiple references all of the citations should be referenced in the text. If there are two or more citations and the numbers are not consecutive, commas (with no spaces) should be used between numbers, examples: [1,2] or [3,5,6]. If there are more than two numbers and they are consecutive, then an en-dash is used to separate the first and last citation – for example, [1–5].
The author(s) can be mentioned at their first citation in the text without initials. For papers with one or two authors simply state the surname(s), for example, Wilchem and Wilchem , and for papers with three or more authors you should use the first author’s surname followed by et al. for example, Wilchem et al. .
References in abstract should be avoided, but if essential they must be given in full. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that it has been accepted for publication. Unpublished results and personal communications should be included in the reference list as 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication.'
Note that maximum references should be 20, 60 and 120 for short communication, original research paper and review papers, respectively.
Tables: Tables should be placed after the references, with each table placed on a separate page, numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred and given a suitable caption. Tables have to be prepared by “Insert Table” tool incorporated in all MS Word text processors. Each table should have a brief descriptive title. Footnotes to tables should be typed below the table and should be referred to by superscript lowercase letters. No vertical rules should be used. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in graphs). Simple one parameter tables should be avoided.
Preparation of Illustrations
· Save text in illustrations as "graphics".
· Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
· Provide all illustrations as separate files.
· Provide captions to illustrations separately.
· Produce images near to the desired size of the printed version.
Vector drawings. Embed the font or save the text as "graphics".
Figures: Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)". Figures should be placed after the tables, numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred, and given a descriptive caption. Do not use any type of shading on computer-generated illustrations. Number of illustrations should be restricted to the absolute minimum. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Supply captions on a separate sheet, not attached to the figure. Please note that the maximum number of figures allowed is 8 comprising a total of max. 15 subfigures.
Symbols, terminology and abbreviations: Internationally accepted usage is recommended. Symbols and abbreviations should be used consistently.
Chemical nomenclature: Follow the usage of Chemical Abstracts whenever possible.
The names and location of suppliers/makers of equipment, chemicals, etc. should be provided. The details should be given in the first mention, then subsequently only the maker’s/supplier’s name.
Electronic supplementary material to support and enhance a scientific research is welcome. Authors are encouraged to supply the illustrations and tabulated data as supplementary material in cases if these were not discussed in details in the manuscript, but straightforwardly confirm the findings presented. Supplementary files supplied will be published online along with the electronic version of an article. In order to ensure that your submitted material is directly usable, please provide the supplementary material in one of the recommended file formats. Authors should submit the material in electronic format together with the article and supply a concise and descriptive caption for each file. Appropriate reference to the supplementary material must be clearly stated in the manuscript.
Review Process: All manuscripts are sent to at least two independent referees who will be asked to complete the refereeing job within 4 to 6 weeks. The final decision regarding acceptance will be made by the Editors. Manuscripts may be sent back to authors for revision if necessary. Revised manuscript submissions should be made as soon as possible (within 2 months) after the receipt of the referees' comments.
Proofs must be corrected and returned to the publisher within 48 hours of receipt.
Submission check list
Prior to sending it to the Editor for review, ensure that the following items are present:
· One Author designated as corresponding Author:
· E-mail address
· Full postal address
· Telephone and fax numbers
· Page length
· Number of figures
· All figure captions
· All tables (including title, description, footnotes)
· Manuscript has been "spellchecked"
· References are in the correct format
· All references mentioned in the Reference list are cited in the text, and vice versa
· Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Web)
· Figures are black-and-white
· All necessary files have been included
· The novelty in results/findings, or significance of results is stated in the cover letter
Authors are kindly requested to cite