Instruction to authors

1. SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts of the articles should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Myroslav Malyovanyy by e-mail: eplviv.journal@gmail.com

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 review.

Authors are fully responsible for the content of their published materials. Also authors are asked to make sure that issues about publication ethics, manuscript structure, figures and references format have been appropriately considered.

 

2. EDITORIAL PROCEDURES AND PEER-REVIEW

Each paper is subject to a review. By submitting a manuscript to the Editorial Board, authors agree to the review process.

All submitted manuscripts are checked to determine whether they fit the scope of the journal, follow the ethical policies and are properly prepared. Manuscripts with insufficient originality or lack of significant message, as well as if they are not prepared as per journals instructions will be rejected or returned to the authors for revision and resubmission.

The manuscripts which are found suitable for publication in Chemistry & Chemical Technology are sent for single-blind review (authors’ identities are known to reviewers). The comments and suggestions received from reviewers are conveyed to the corresponding author. If required, the author is requested to provide a point by point response to reviewers’ comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript.

Based on the comments and advice of reviewers the Editorial Board takes a decision to accept, reject or forward the manuscript to alternative reviewer. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief.

Once accepted, the manuscript will undergo professional copy-editing, English editing, proofreading by the authors, final corrections, pagination and publication.

 

3. PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT

Manuscripts have to be submitted in MS Word format. Figures, schemes, equations and tables must be inserted in the manuscript. Each manuscript should be typed on A4 (210x297 mm) paper size 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.

Manuscript’s text should be arranged in the following order: Title, Authors, Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements (if necessary), References.

Abbreviations and uncommon symbols should be explained at the first mention. List of abbreviations is possible.

Title and authors:

  • Title of the article should be typed in capital letters (size 12) and be concise and informative; avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Full first and family 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 of the coauthor to whom the correspondence is to be sent

Abstract should be concise and factual, of not more than 50 words. It should briefly reflect all aspects of the study, as most databases list mainly abstacts.

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.

Introduction should be brief and clear and needs to include relevant references followed by an objective of the research.

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

Results and Discussion. 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).

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

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

References must be numbered consequently in the text, in square brackets. Journals’ and books’ titles in the original 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, pages only if it is a chapter of the book
[1] Kovalskiy D., 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, Journal title (may be abbreviated according to CAS Source Index), Year, Vol., starting page. DOI number if it was assigned
[3] Holla B., Akberali P., Shivananda M.: Farmaco, 2000, 55, 256.
[4] Pyshyev S., Prysiazhnyi Yu., Shved M.: Techn. Audit i Reservy Vyrobnytsva, 2016, 3, 48.
http://dx.doi.org/10.15587/2312-8372.2016.70858
[5] Bratychak M., Iatsyshyn O., Shyshchak O. et al.: Chem. Chem. Technol., 2017, 11, 49.
http://dx.doi.org/10.23939/chcht11.01.049
Patents: Authors, Country and number of the patent, Date of publishing
[6] Vaynberg M., Horn H., Horn R.: Pat. US 6981377, Publ. Oct. 13, 2006.
Conference: Authors, Conference title, Country, City, Year, starting page.
[7] Young C., Jordan T.: Proceed. 10th Annual Conf. on Engineering, Greece, Patras 2008, 34.
[8] Babyak L., Matsyak L. et al.: Khimichni Chytannya, Ukraine, Lviv 2011, 27.
Web-sites: web address
[9] http://online.budstandart.com/ua/catalog/doc-page.html?id_doc=60858

Illustrations (figures, graphics, and pictures) must be inserted in a text, 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.

It is recommended to send files additionally in original format. Color figures will be black-and-white, remember this when explain the legend of the figure.

Tables should be prepared in MS Word. Tables should show lines separating rows and columns. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Basic size of the tables is 9.5. A title is placed in the center of tables (bold type); size of the table titles is 10.5.

Formulas and equations are placed in the middle and numbered in parenthesis on the right.

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.

4. PUBLICATION ETHICS

All authors submitting their manuscripts to the Environmental problems journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.

Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated. Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).

The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.

In the same manner, the journal is committed to objective and fair single-blind peer-review of the submitted manuscripts and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.

Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings. Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.

The manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If it includes already published figures or images, it is necessary to obtain permission from the copyright holder.

If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated. Plagiarism includes copying text, ideas, images, or data from another source, even from your own publications, without giving any credit to the original source. Reuse of text that is copied from another source must be between quotes and the original source must be cited. If a study's design or the manuscript's structure or language has been inspired by previous works, these works must be explicitly cited. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the journal may publish a correction or retract the paper.