Author Guidelines

Ethics in Publishing

Before submitting your articles to Chemistry and Materials, please kindly review our policies related to Open Access Policy, Copyright, and Publication Ethics

Article Structures

Articles must detail the experimental or theoretical work and clearly interpret and discuss the results. Chemistry and Materials accepts both research articles and review papers. Research articles should contain the following section: abstract, introduction, materials and methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement, and references. Review papers should include an abstract, introduction, and other sections relevant to the topic of discussion. The review paper should provide a conclusion, acknowledgement, and references after discussion section.

Title. The title of the article provides the first impression of your research for readers. It should be concise and informative and should  include relevant key terms. It should be meaningful to the journal’s readership. Please avoid  the use of long systemic names and nonstandard or obscure abbreviations, acronyms, or formulas in your title.

Authors. Please list the full names of all authors. Also put an asterisk behind the corresponding author and add the corresponding author’s email address in the below section.

Affiliations. Please list the author's affiliations and the addresses of their institutions.

Abstract. The abstract should provide readers with a complete explanation of your article. It should concisely describe the content, include key terms that are accessible and informative. The abstract is usually comprised of one paragraph with a maximum of 200 words. If an abstract contains more than 200 words, we may reject the article or ask you to revise it. The abstract should not contain undefined acronyms, abbreviations, tables, pictures, or references.

Keywords. Keywords are essential terms in scientific articles. Authors should identify the keywords by referring to the term that relate to the discussion topic so that readers can easily understand the content of the articles. When choosing keywords, think about the words or terms you would use to search online for related articles (usually the words or terms included in the titles, abstracts, and articles). 

Introduction. The introduction should help readers understand the problems under investigation by providing a clear and detailed description. This section should also explain the background of your topic and frame your work in the context of previous research.

Materials and Methods. This section should detail the experimental design, simulation, statistical test, or analysis conducted to produce the results so that another researcher can repeat the method and reproduce the results.

Results and Discussion. The results section should report the main findings and outcomes of the study. The discussion section explains the significance of the results.

Conclusion. This section should briefly describe the novelty and significance of the work and explain plans for relevant future work.

Acknowledgements. This section should thank the institution and individual who supported the research process.

References. This section should include all references used in the paper. All references included in this section should be cited in the text.

You may download a template of Chemistry and Materials via CMA Article Template.  If you have problems in using the template, you may easily use the CMA Article Template - Simple Version.

Tables, Figures, and Supplementary Materials

Tables. Tables should be submitted as editable text not as images. Tables should be chronologically numbered and referred to by the number (Table 1, etc.) in the text. Avoid using vertical lines and table cells. Tables must be captioned and cited in the text.

Figures. Figures should be chronologically numbered and referred to by number (Figure 1, etc.). All figures must be captioned and cited in the text. At the beginning of the sentence, the figure is captioned with Figure 1, and so on. However, in the middle or end of the sentence, the caption becomes Fig. 1.

Supplementary Materials. Supplementary materials include materials that are relevant but not included in the main article, such as applications, large images, computer code, and sound clips, that may be published with your article to enhance its discoverability. Please submit your materials together with the article and provide a concise and descriptive caption for each supplementary file.

After Acceptance

Once the peer review has been completed and the article has been accepted, authors will receive an email notification regarding the copyediting process. During the copyediting step, authors can edit text, comment on images and tables, and discuss the article with the copyeditor. Authors should upload any corrections, within 48 hours. Please carefully review your work before uploading corrections to the journal system, as corrections are responsibility of the author. Chemistry and Materials will not proceed to the publication step if there is authors do not provide a response regarding copyediting.