Submitting, reviewing and publishing

Rules for submitting, reviewing and publishing of scientific articles in “Chimica Techno Acta”

1. Only original scientific works capable of a significant contribution to the development of theoretical and applied chemistry are accepted for publication in “Chimica Techno Acta”. In this regard, as well as in order to provide a quality service to our Authors, the manuscripts submitted must comply with some mandatory requirements.

2. Since 2017, only the manuscripts in English are considered for publication.
“Chimica Techno Acta” accepts 3 types of publications:

  • Articles. Must contain original, previously unpublished results of research in theoretical or applied chemistry; the volume of the article should not exceed 15 printed pages.
  • Letters to the Editor. Must contain original results of scientific research, which have significant novelty, making it necessary to write a short (3-4 printed pages) article quickly.
  • Reviews. Should be devoted to the fields of chemistry, which are of considerable interest for the broad readership. The review should provide the reader with up-to-date information and describe the state of research in this field, highlighting existing problems and prospects for the development of the topic. The volume should not exceed 35 printed pages. It is usually necessary to pre-discuss the topic of the review article with the Editorial Office.

The manuscript should be sent to the Editorial Office in the MS Office format (.doc, .docx). The template for the manuscript formatting is located at:
https://Journals.urfu.ru/public/Journals/6/miscdocs/CTA_template.docx
All requirements for the structure of the manuscript, including the instructions on how to format the illustrations, tables and references, are contained in the text of the template.

3. The Authors send manuscripts to the Editorial Office via the Internet using the standard OJS Submission System. To access the Submission System, one of the Authors needs to be registered on the Journal's website. In addition to the text of the manuscript, the Authors should attach a cover letter, containing the justification for the scientific significance of the work presented. Also, in the text of the cover letter, the Authors must offer at least two potential Reviewers. The text of the cover letter is typed into the "Comments for the Editor" text box in step 1 of the manuscript submission. All metadata of the manuscript should be romanized (in case of names and surnames) or written in English. It is allowed to send the text of the manuscript along with the cover letter to the Editorial Office by email if the Authors are not able to complete the submission process (i.e. in case of some technical issues).

4. All manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Office of the Journal are subjected to the following. First, one of the Editors determines if the manuscript is within the scope of the Journal and possesses enough novelty and scientific quality while complying with the Journal's Code of Ethics. Next, if not rejected by the Editor, the manuscript is sent for peer review. The information on preferred Reviewers, given by the Authors in the cover letter, while necessary, is of advisory nature only. The Journal employs single-blind peer review, according to which the Reviewers' identities are hidden from the Authors, but the names of the Authors are open to Reviewers.

5. A decision on whether to send the manuscript for a peer review or to reject it outright is made within 14 days starting from the date of submission of the manuscript. Each round of peer review is usually limited to 30 days.

6. A peer review typically covers the following issues:

  • Does the content of the manuscript correspond to its title?
  • Does the manuscript contain enough new scientific results?
  • Is the manuscript accessible to the readers in terms of its language and style?
  • What (if anything) should be corrected or improved in the manuscript in order to make it acceptable for publication?

The Reviewer may recommend either (a) to accept the manuscript for publication "as is", (b) to accept the revised version of the manuscript, after the issues that raised the Reviewer's concerns have been clarified, or (c) to reject the manuscript.

7. Based on the results of the peer review, the manuscript can be (a) accepted "as is", (b) rejected or (c) sent to the Authors for revision. In any case, the decision and the comments of Reviewers and/or the Editor are communicated to the Authors via both the email and the Submission System. If any revisions are requested, the Authors should address the Reviewers' and Editor's concerns, after which an updated version of the manuscript along with the necessary explanations should be sent through the Submission System within 30 days since the respective decision has been obtained. The manuscript revised by the Authors is usually sent to the next round of peer review.

8. Note that a positive review alone is not a sufficient basis for the acceptance of the article for publication. The final decision is taken by one of the Journal's Editors.

9. If the paper is accepted for publication, it is sent to the copyediting and layout editing. If any questions arise during these stages, the Editor responsible addresses them to the Authors. In the end, the article is published on the Journal's website. Starting from 2021, there is no printed version of the Journal.

Editor-in-chief ___________ Prof. Dr. A. Yu. Zuev.