Instructions to authors

Manuscripts of the articles should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Michael Bratychak

Lviv Polytechnic National University

12, Bandera str, 79013 Lviv

or via e-mail: mbratych(at)polynet.lviv.ua

General

The content of the manuscripts must correspond to the scope of the journal and be written in English in a clear and concise manner. Manuscripts which are not written in fluent English will be rejected automatically without refereeing.

The Journal is currently accepting articles in such fields as:

· analytical chemistry;

· general and inorganic chemistry;

· organic chemistry;

· physical chemistry;

· chemistry of high molecular compounds;

· materials science and engineering

· chemical kinetics and catalysis;

· technology of inorganic substances;

· technology of organic synthesis products;

· chemical technology of processing of combustible minerals;

· processes and apparatus of chemical and food productions;

· biotechnology;

· ecology.

Authors are fully responsible for the content of their published materials.

Note for Ukrainian authors. Inclusion of an expert conclusion (the original) and Ukrainian version of manuscript of the article is obligatory.

After the review of the manuscript and acceptance by the Editor, page proofs (as PDF file) are sent to the corresponding author for correction. The corrected proofs should be returned to the Editorial Board not later than 5 days upon review receipt. Otherwise the Editorial Board can decline the article or postpone its publication.

Preparation of the article

Manuscripts have to be submitted in Microsoft Word 97 or Word 2000 text editor, preferably by e-mail. Papers should be typed on A4 (210x297 mm) paper with the following margins: 18 mm on the left, 25 mm on the right, 20 mm on top, 27 mm below. Font – Times New Roman, size 10.5, 1.1 space interval. All pages must be numbered, starting from the title page. Figures and tables given in a text also should be sent by separate files if their formats differ from Word-format (see ii. 10, 11).

Composition of the article

1. A manuscript should contain the following: title page, abstract, keywords (up to 5-6), introduction, experimental part, results and their discussions, conclusions, acknowledgements and references. Abbreviations and uncommon symbols should be explained at the first mention. List of abbreviations is possible.

2. The title page should contain:

· the full first and last names of all coauthors; where the name may be ambiguous (e.g. a double name), please indicate this clearly.

· authors’ affiliation addresses; provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name

· e-mail and name of the author to whom the correspondence is to be sent

· title of the article should be typed in capital letters (size 14) and be concise and informative; avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

3. An abstract should be concise and factual, of not more than 50 words. It should briefly present the purpose of the work, the principal results and demonstrate its novelty.

4. Keywords (not more than 5-6) should represent content of the whole article and be characteristic of the terminology used within the particular field of study. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, “and”, “of”’). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible.

5. An introduction should be brief and clear and needs to include relevant references.

6. All materials and methods by which the results were obtained should be described in the experimental or basic theory part. Subsections should be numbered 2.1. (then 2.1.1., 2.1.2…), 2.2. may be used.

7. Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results. Also here subheadings may be used. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature. Please move any detailed description of equations or methods to the experimental section (theoretical part).

8. Conclusions should emphasize the main achievements of this work, underline their significance and give examples of their possible application.

9. Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

10. References must be numbered consequently in the text, in square brackets. Book titles are given, but titles of articles are not. Journals’ and books’ titles in the Ukrainian or Russian languages must be typed in Latin letters without translation into English.

Examples:

Books: Author(s) or Editor(s), Book or Chapter title, Publishing company name, Publishing place. Year

[1] Kovalskiy D. and Plekhov V.: Neorganichna Khimiya. Naukova dumka, Kyiv 1990.

[2] Hess M.: High Performance Polymers [in:] W. Brostow (Ed.), Performance of Plastics. Hanser, Munich-Cincinnati 2000, 277-289.

Journals: Authors (£ 4, abbreviated names), Journal title (the first letter of every content words capitalized), Year, Vol., starting page

[3] Yamamoto T., Furuhata T., Arai N. et al.: Energy, 2001, 26, 239.

[4] Novakivskiy V., Gerber D. and Malynovskiy D.: Dopovidi Nats.Akad. Nauk Ukrainy, 2007, 66, 198.

Patents: Authors, Country and number of the patent, Date of publishing

[5] Vaynberg M., Horn H. and Horn R.: Pat. US 6981377, Publ. Oct. 13, 2006.

Conference: Authors, Conference title, Country, City, Year, starting page.

[6] Young C. and Jordan T.: Proceed. 10th Annual Conference on Engineering, Greece, Patras 2008, 34.

[7] Babyak L., Matsyak L. et al.: Khimichni Chytannya, Ukraine, Lviv 2011, 27.

11. Illustrations (figures, graphics, and pictures) must be given in a text or by separate graphic files, suitable for corrections or changes, by sizes which correspond to the parameters of the page. Figures are signed and numbered (if they are more than one) under the figure (not on the figure itself), in the center (size 9.5). Pictures and photocopies must be of high quality, suitable for copying.

12. Tables should be prepared in Excel or MS Word. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Basic size of the tables is 10. A title is placed in the center of tables (bold type); size of the table titles is 10.5.

13. Formulas are placed in the middle of the text and numbered in parenthesis on the right.

14. Units. Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.