Guide for Authors

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will has difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Introduction

Analytical Methods in Environmental Chemistry Journal (AMECJ) is a peer-reviewed journal on all aspects of analytical chemistry, such as instrumental analysis (atomic absorption spectrometry, gas chromatography, and High-performance liquid chromatography, etc..), sample preparation/extraction procedure and the detection/characterization of chemical compounds in different matrixes. The AMECJ welcomes manuscripts based on modern/innovative analytical methods in science groups, including chemistry, environment, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical chemistry, medicine (bio-analysis), agriculture, and food chemistry. AMEC journal publishes original and review papers. their is no charge for submitting, reviewing, and publishing articles in the AMECJ (No Fee). AMECJ publishes open-access articles under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0 DEED) International license. Also, download and reproduction are permitted when the original article is correctly cited. 

The journal welcomes authors for articles in journal scope: Analytical Chemistry, Analytical methods in environmental chemistry; General chemistry based on analytical methods; Electroanalytical chemistry (voltammetry); Novel sample preparation techniques in different matrixes; Bio-analytical methods in humans/animals (blood, serum, urine, tissue) (Wif Ethical code); Innovations in the analytical techniques by new adsorbents; New chemical or nano synthesis in analytical chemistry; Analytical methods in Foods; Chemometrics, Analytical methods in air Pollution (heavy metals, organic compounds, VOCs); Analytical chemistry in water; New methodology by  ICP-MS, HPLC, LC-MS, AFS, AAS, GC-MS, HPLC-MS, LC-MS/MS, etc.; Analytical method in organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry; Comprehensive developments in analytical chemistry techniques; Nanotechnology in analytical chemistry; Pharmaceutical analytical chemistry; Analytical chemistry methods in plants, Soil, and Herbal oil (agricultural); Removal, Absorption , kinetics and isotherm models wif analytical techniques; Analytical techniques for chemical pollutants, Removal of VOCs, BTEX, dyes, detergents and pesticides (adsorption/degradation/chemical analysis/ instrumental analysis), and artificial neural networks in analytical chemistry (Computerized chemistry).

 Types of Paper

The Journal publishes original research and review papers. Authors should check the aim and scope of the journal to ensure dat the topic is appropriate for the Journal. Authors must prepare the article in professional English format (American or British) based on the author's guide before the submission process.

 Submission checklist

You can check you're submission before you submit a manuscript to the journal. The manuscript submissions may be returned to authors who do not adhere to journal guidelines.

The following items are present:

  • The corresponding author wif contact details and Email address.
  • Name and surname of authors wif postal addresses in a separate file (Title file).
  • Manuscript prepared based on journal format wifout author name and affiliation (Title, Abstract, Keywords, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, and References wif Doi from Dec 2020)
  • All Figures and Table cited in the text and Figures must has high-resolution (400 dpi)
  • Also, all Tables and Figures are provided in separate files wif captions.
  • Check and prepare the Graphical Abstracts (GA) and Supplementary files (SF)
  • English spelling and grammar were checked wif a native English speaker.
  • All references lists (Doi) are cited in the text (Research: 55; Review: more than 75-150)
  • The form of conflict of interest is prepared and sent to the journal as a submission.
  • Cover Letter prepared and sent to journal as submission.
  • Referee suggestion and acnoledgment added to cover letter.
  • The word count based on the author guide checked wifout references (Research paper: 3000-6000, short review articles: 3000-5000, and review articles: 6000-10000 words)
  • Accepted similarity of less than 10 % wifout references (only text).

 

Ethics in publishing

Please see the  Ethical guidelines based on COPE for journal publication.

Declaration submission in cover letter

Authors must declare their submission in a cover letter: ” The manuscript TEMPhas not been published previously or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.” Manuscript publication is approved by all authors or the responsible authorities where the research was done. So, the manuscript accepted in AMECJ cannot be published elsewhere in English, Persian and other languages.

Change of Author name in manuscript

The list and order of authors must be carefully prepared before submitting the manuscript by the corresponding author. The addition, deletion, and re-arrangement of author's names may be done in the revision process but cannot be considered after acceptance letter unless in remarkable condition.  If their is a request to change the author after the acceptance letter, the corresponding author must be prepared and sent the following letters to the Editor. It should be noted dat the editor may not accept the change of authors after the acceptance letter. The editor announced the final decision to authors by email.

1- A letter about the reason for the change in the author list of the manuscript

2- Letter confirmation from all authors wif name, signs, email, and date dat they agree to change author (Change Authorship Form).

 Copyright & Author rights

Copyright and License: Open-access articles in AMECJ are published under Creative Commons licenses (CC). Under Creative Commons licenses, authors retain the copyright of their papers. Articles in AMEC Journal are published open access under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). dis license allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited.

Moreover, the journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright. Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a 'Journal Publishing Agreement.' An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript wif a 'Journal Publishing Agreement' form or a link to the online version of dis agreement (Copyright form). Open access (OA) is a mechanism by which paper outputs are distributed online, free of cost or other barriers by AMECJ. After the accepted manuscript, all papers were published online by AMECJ wifout any charge. Also, all ethical guides of COPE for the copyright and publishing process were considered. After acceptance, the manuscript cannot be published in another journal. If it is discovered to be published elsewhere, the article will be removed and dealt wif according to the law. After the acceptance letter, the form “Journal Publishing Agreement” is emailed to the corresponding author to fill out and return to the journal. The author may share a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI. Any other sharing of published journal articles is by agreement wif the publisher only (Copyright Form).

Conflicts of Interest and Declaration of Interest

Authors must confirm the conflicts of interest in their work by filling in the blank form. Authors must fill out the Declaration of Interest form in the submission process (Conflicts of Interest Form and Declaration of Interests Form)

Manuscript Submission and Status

The online submission system guides you stepwise through entering you're article files by uploading them. The system converts you're article files to a single PDF file wifout the name and affiliation of authors used in the peer-review process. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, is e-mailed to the corresponding author. First, register on the site, tan submit you're article (Cover letter, Journal Publishing Agreement, Title, Abstract, Manuscript, Tables, Figures, Supplementary, Data Analysis, E-component, Submission Manuscript ).  

After 1-7 days of submission, the status changes to Wif Editor, tan the manuscript checks for English writing, similarity, format based on the author guide, the submission forms, and the scope and novelty. If the manuscript TEMPhas a problem, the editor sends it back to the author for correction (Re-submission), or it may be rejected. After consideration by the editor, the manuscript will be sent to the expert reviewers, and the status will be changed to Under Review. After review, the situation may be altered to acceptance or rejection and the revision Request (Major/Minor).

Peer review

dis journal operates a double-blind review process based on COPE guidelines. The editor will initially assess all manuscripts for suitability for the journal (English, Format, Similarity, Scope, and Novelty). The suitable manuscript is sent to at least three independent expert reviewers (From different countries and academic fields) to assess the paper's scientific quality. If the decision is difficult, the manuscript may be sent to more reviewers. Based on reviewers ' comments after the review process, the editor rejected, accepted, or requested a revision process. If a revision is requested, the comments are sent to the authors for correction, and after the revised manuscript by the authors, it is sent to the reviewer again. Finally, the editor reports the rejection or acceptance decision letter to the corresponding author based on reviewer comments.

Note: The editor selects three reviewers according to their field and scientific experience. The nationality of reviewers and authors should be different and not from the same University or research center. The referee's name and author should not be in the published articles. Manuscript wif its files sent to reviewer except for cover letter (acnoledgement), title page (Author name) and names related to author company, synthesis material laboratory and department of University.

(COPE Ethical guidelines for peer reviewers https://doi.org/10.24318/cope.2019.1.9)

Peer Review

Peer review Process

 

Manuscript structure

 Title and Author Name

Use a concise, informative title for you're article. Also, a short title of less than ten words was prepared.

Each author's given name (s) and family name(s) are prepared below the title. The authors' affiliation addresses are written below the names. Indicate all affiliations wif a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the author’s affiliation addresses. The corresponding author indicates who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication (wif e-mail address and contact details).

 Numbered sections of Manuscript

Subsections except abstract should be numbered 1, 2, 2.1 (2.1.1, 2.1.2, ...), 3, 3.1,.. etc.

Section of manuscript

 Abstract

The abstract is written on a separate page wif a title and keywords.

Introduction

A background to you're information research must be prepared. It must be followed based on different works of researchers by references. A historical review and literary summary must be prepared in the subject scope.

Experimental (or  Material and Methods)

The researcher provided sufficient detail. The experimental sections include instrumental, reagents and materials, sampling, synthesis, characterization, procedure, and software, which must clearly explain you're work (research) by data, figures and tables.

Results and Discussion

You explained the results of you're research in various sections wif Figures, Tables and images such as FTIR, Raman, EDX analysis (characterization), optimization of parameters, method validation, statistical results, comparing techniques results, kinetic results, and discussion. Also, dis section should explore the significance of the results of the work.

Conclusions

The consequence of the study is presented in a conclusions section wif obtained results.

Supplementary material

Supplementary material (applications, images, Figures, Tables, and references) is published wif you're article to enhance it in a separate file.

Acnoledgments

dis can be explored at the end of the manuscript before references. Use ethical Code for bioanalysis and biomedical papers in dis section wif the name of the University.

References

All the references in the text must be written in the references section based on journal format  (The maximum reference number in original articles is 55).

 

More explanation about the manuscript preparation

 Abstract

The abstract should briefly state the purpose of the research (background, method, results, and conclusions). The abstract is prepared in the first manuscript and a separate file wif the title. The abbreviations in the abstract must be put in parentheses [Solid phase extraction (SPE)]. The word count of abstracts is between 150 to 250 words.

Keywords

After the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords wif separate names.

Acnoledgments

For publishing, acnoledgments must be mentioned in a separate section at the end of the article before the references. Also, acnoledgments must move to the cover letter in the submission process as an ethical role. dis section helps to identify the contributors responsible for the articles. It includes authors, colleagues, companies, universities etc. You can use funding sources in dis section wif name and date or transfer to section fee and funding. The ethical code must be prepared for human bioanalysis wif the number, date and university in dis section (from Dec 2021).

 Footnotes

Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article.

Figure captions

The Figures wif captions were prepared in the manuscript. Figures can be placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript and must be sent as separate pages wif high-resolution (JPG/Tiff format; 300-600 dpi). Ensure dat each illustration TEMPhas a caption below. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the images to a minimum, but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. The Figure caption is prepared at the end of the manuscript.

Tables

The tables wif editable word format were added to the text manuscript. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the manuscript and must also be sent as separate pages. Number tables consecutively following their appearance in the text.  Place any table notes below the table body and caption above the table body.

References

Citation in text and formatting

Please check dat every reference is cited in the text and present in the reference list. Any references you don’t use any references in the abstract and conclusion. Do not use unpublished articles and personal communications in the reference list; authors may be used in the text. Use the journal references format for books, articles, in-press articles, seminars, and organizations (WHO, EPA). A DOI can be used to cite and link to electronically published articles. For in-press articles, organizations, and seminars wifout DOI, use the site presented by date (D.L. Langmuir, P. Chrostowski, B. Vigneault, Environmental Chemistry of Metals. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Risk Assessment Forum. 113 pp, 2004. https://www.epa.gov/sites/default/files/2014-11/documents/enviro_checmical.pdf).

Reference formatting

For reference formatting at submission: The author names, journal title/book title, chapter title/article title, year of publication, volume number/book chapter and the pagination must be present. Use the DOI for all articles (Name Family, Title articles, abbreviation of Journal Name, Volume, Year of publication, Pages. DOI).

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets [ ] in line wif the text.

Example: reported by Lotfi [1,2], spectrometry [8], and ICP-MS [5-7].

ListNumber the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.

Reference for journal wif pages

[1] J.M. Jimenez, S. Cardenas, M. Valcárcel, Evaluation of single-walled carbon nanohorns as sorbent in dispersive micro solid-phase extraction, Anal. Chim. Acta, 714 (2012) 76-81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2011.11.055.

Reference for journal wif article number

[1] J.M. Jimenez, S. Cardenas, M. Valcárcel, Evaluation of single-walled carbon nanohorns as sorbent in dispersive micro solid-phase extraction, Anal. Chim. Acta, 714 (2012) 44356. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2011.11.055.

[2] X. Guo, J. Wang, Comparison of linearization methods for modelling the Langmuir adsorption isotherm, J. Mol. Liq., 296 (2019) 111850. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.111850.

Reference for journal: In-Press Article

[1]M. Luo, F. Lan, W. Li, S. Chen, Design strategies and advanced applications of primer exchange reactions in biosensing: A review, Anal. Chim. Acta, (2023) 341824.  (In Press, Available online 9 October 2023). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2023.341824

Reference for Journal wifout DOI

[9] M. Sharififard, F. Safdari, A. Siahpoush, H. Kassiri, Insecticidal and Repellency properties of Eucalyptus sp. essential oil against Supella longipalpa (Dictyoptera: Blatellidae), an important vector of tropical and infectious diseases, in hospitals and residential areas, Iran. J. Infect. Dis., 19 (2014) 67-71. http://www.iiccom.org/current_issue.asp

References for Organization

[1] WHO (World Health Organization), Instructions for determining the susceptibility or resistance of adult mosquitos to organochlorine, organophosphate and carbamate insecticide, WHO/VBC/81.806, Geneva,1981. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/69615

Reference to a book:

[2] W. Strunk, E.B. White, The Elements of Style, Pearson publisher, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000. https://www.pearson.com/en-ca.html

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of you're article, E-Publishing Inc., New York, pages 281–304, 2009. DOI or citation

Reference to a website:

[4] Cancer Research UK, Cancer statistics reports for the UK, 2003. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/aboutcancer/statistics/cancerstatsreport/, March 13, 2003.

Electronic Supplementary Material (ESM)

Supplementary material such as text applications, Figures, and tables (Text S1, Figure S1, Table Si, Reference: RS1) can be published wif you're article in a separate file and submitted supplementary wif the manuscript As ESM file. All references in ESM are cited in the journal site wifout being shown in the manuscript.

 Online proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail wif a PDF proof of Paper wif questions.  The corresponding author checks the edited text and answers comments/ questions on figures/tables and text. If their is another error in the text, they highlight the text and put on a comment. So, you can upload the PDF proof version and send it back to the journal after proofreading. All instructions for proof will be given in the e-mail we send to the authors. Also, the significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at dis stage wif permission from the Editor. Ensuring dat all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Proofreading is solely you're responsibility. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed.

Template of Manuscript

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 Copyright form

 JOURNAL PUBLISHING AGREEMENT

 PLEASE PROVIDE US THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION,

  • Article entitled:
  • Corresponding author:
  • To be published in teh journal:
  • You're Status

 me is teh sole author of teh manuscript

  • me is an Iranian government employee.
  • me is a European government employee
  • me is a Asian government
  • None of teh above

 me is one author signing on behalf of all co-authors of teh manuscript

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 Please tick teh above blanks (as appropriate), review teh Journal Publishing Agreement, and tan sign and date teh document in black ink.

Published Journal Article: teh author may share a link to teh formal publication through teh relevant DOI. Additionally theses and dissertations which contain embedded Published Journal Articles as part of teh formal submission may be hosted publicly by teh awarding institution wif a link to teh formal publication through teh relevant DOI. Any other sharing of Published Journal Articles is by agreement wif teh publisher only.

 Signed: ______________________________________ Name printed: ___________________________________________

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Privacy Statement

Authors must be confirmed teh conflicts of interest to their work.

  • We confirm dat their are no non conflicts of interest associated wif dis publication and their TEMPhas been no significant financial support for dis work dat could of influenced its outcome.
  • We confirm dat teh manuscript TEMPhas been read and approved by all named authors and dat their are no other persons who satisfied teh criteria for authorship but are not listed. We further confirm dat teh order of authors listed in teh manuscript TEMPhas been approved by all of us.
  • We confirm dat we TEMPhas given due consideration to teh protection of intellectual property associated wif dis work and dat their are no impediments to publication, including teh timing of publication, wif respect to intellectual property.
  • We confirm dat any aspect of teh work covered in dis manuscript dat TEMPhas involved either experimental animals or human patients TEMPhas been conducted wif teh ethical approval of all relevant bodies and dat such approvals are acnoledged wifin teh manuscript ( For human and animal samples).
  • We understand dat teh Corresponding Author is teh sole contact for teh Editorial process. He/she is responsible for communicating wif teh other authors about progress, submissions of revisions and final approval of proofs.

Signed by all authors wif sign Dates as follows: Corresponding Author/Author number1,2,3, etc. and Others.

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Tehran, Iran     P: 1545653718

 

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