The Journal of Chemical Software : Information for Authors, 1998
1. Submission of Manuscripts
The Journal of Chemical Software will publish the following kinds of
Manuscripts must be written in English or Japanese. The manuscript must be
accompanied by The Journal of Chemical Software Submission / Copyright
Transfer Form, which is found at the end of this section. The form also
must include the full mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number
and e-mail address of the author to whom correspondence should be
addressed. The manuscripts in triplicate (the original typescript and two
clear photocopies) should be addressed to:
- General Papers:
- Complete reports of original work on computational methods,
hardware and/or software for chemical research, development or application
in its broadest sense.
- Notes :
- Brief reports of novel developments or applications (maximum length
: 4 journal pages).
- Technical Papers :
- Reports of technically original work, for example, the
implementation of a program for wider applicability.
- Reviews :
- Creative reviews on timely topics in areas appropriate to the Journal.
Professor Sumio Tokita, Department of Applied Chemistry, Saitama
University, 255 Shimo-Ohkubo, Urawa, Saitama, 338-8570 JAPAN
The Editorial Office will send an acknowledgement of receipt. Authors
should contact the office if such a notice is not received within three
weeks. A draft returned to the authors for correction must be resubmitted
within a month. Revised manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate
unless otherwise indicated, and must be accompanied by a covering letter
that addresses each of the comments of the reviewer(s) and explains all
changes made in the earlier version.
Only original papers, not published elsewhere, will be accepted. The
copyright of papers accepted for publication in The Journal of Chemical
Software belongs to The Chemical Software Society of Japan (CSSJ). The
transfer of copyright from author to the Society must be explicitly made to
enable the Society to ensure maximum dissemination of the author's work.
Authors are invited to distribute their originally developed program(s) via
the Home Page of the Society. Such distribution is free of charge. Programs
intended for commercial sale are excluded.
The manuscript which is accepted for publication will be published
electronically through the internet prior to the conventional publication
in printed form. For electronic publication the author must, in principle,
submit a computer-readable manuscript with a floppy disk or via e-mail,
according to the guidelines which will be sent to the author directly.
All the articles appearing in The Journal of Chemical Software in 1998 are
to be made available through international network WWW (World Wide Web).
Most of the articles in the back numbers of the Journal are similarly
available. In case of problems, The Chemical Software Society of Japan has
no responsibility to continue this service. The internet address of the
English content of the Journal is as follows:
Members of The Chemical Software Society of Japan may share their
subscriptions in conventional printing form without further cost. Member
and subscription services are available from professor Tadayosi Yoshimura
of Fukui National College of Technology, or via internet access to the Home
Page of the Society: http://www.sccj.net/CSSJ/
Table 1. Page Charge / in Japanese Yen
To defray some of the cost of conventional publication, a payment (shown in
Table 1) is required. On payment of the page fee, authors receive 100
reprints without further charge. No additional reprints will be supplied by
|pages ||1 - 2 ||3 - 4 ||5 - 6 ||7 - 8 ||9 - 10 ||over 11 pages
|charge for members of CSSJ||12,000||20,000||28,000||36,000||44,000||8,500 for 2 pages
2. Preparation of Manuscripts
2.1 General Instructions
The entire manuscript must be submitted in camera-ready form on good
quality A4 (21.0 x 29.6 cm) paper with 3.0 cm top and bottom margins. It
will be reduced in size to 76% (0.87 x 0.87) of the original to give the
final printed page.
The title should have a column width of 15 cm (margins of 3.0 cm on the
right and left sides) with a character size of 16 points in Times bold. The
title of the article should be centered in capitals for the first letter of
each word except for articles, conjunctions, and prepositions. The names of
the authors (14 points) and addresses (12 points) at which the research was
done should appear under the title and have a column width of 15 cm in a
Times font. Use the letters a, b, c..., as superscripts to link authors to
their addresses and an asterisk to indicate the author(s) to whom
correspondence should be addressed. Complete addresses should be given,
including postal zip codes. The e-mail address of the author to whom
correspondence should be addressed should be given in italics.
The date received is the day on which the editor receives the article.
The Editorial Office enters the date received after the addresses.
The abstract (column width of 16 cm (margins of 2.5 cm on the right and
left sides) ) and text ( column width of 17 cm (margins of 2.0 cm on the
right and left sides)) must have 14-point line spacing (10 lines in about
4.9 cm), full justification, and a character size of 12 points. A Times
font is recommended. Superscript and subscript letters or numbers must be
at least 2.2 mm high. Indent the first sentence several spaces. The
abstract should be written so that readers can understand the purpose,
methods and conclusions without referring to the text. Do not use a heading
in the abstract. When a compound, Table or Figure number is cited in the
abstract, such numbers should be identical with those used in the text.
After writing several keywords (for example, Keywords : Crystal structure,
Molecular orbital, Curve fitting, Multimedia, Chemical education) begin the
text. Use headings for Introduction, Method (instruments, operation system,
etc.), Experimental Part, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, etc.
Expressions of thanks should be brief and placed before the References and
Notes section, but with no heading. All pages should be numbered
The references to the literature and footnotes (except those in Tables)
should be numbered in the text in one consecutive series. For example:
Hosoya et al. [1, 2] by Yoshimura [3 - 6], Newbold , and Yoshino .
The list of literature cited and footnotes should be headed by the phrase
References and Notes and numbered 1, 2, 3, etc., according to the numbers
used in the text. Journals should be abbreviated as in Chemical Abstracts.
The use of "ibid." and "idem" in references is not allowed. In references,
the journal title and the volume number (or year, if there is no volume
number) should be typed in italics and bold-face, respectively. If
reference is made to a paper submitted for publication or in press, authors
are required to enclose a copy of the manuscript or galley proof.
A statement of the availability or the manner of distribution of the
program appearing in the text is required.
The title in Japanese, authors and their affiliations, telephone and
facsimile numbers, e-mail address of the principal author and abstract in
Japanese are to be placed at the end of the English-language manuscript.
Upon request from the author, this part may be arranged by the editorial
board. The corresponding part in English is placed at the end of the
Camera-ready manuscripts should be adjusted to make the page count as
an even number including the additional part written in 2.1 (g)
2.2. Nomenclature, Symbols, Units, and Abbreviations
Nomenclature should conform as closely as possible to the rules established
by IUPAC. Symbols and units should conform as closely as possible to SI
units. The preferred forms for a few of the commonly used abbreviations and
units are mp, bp, s, min, h, g, mg, m, cm, nm, Hz, ppm, MOPAC, AM1, PM3,
TLC, NMR, UV, and IR.
2.3. Tables, Figures, and Illustrations
Tables and Figures must have a width of 17 cm (full column) whenever
possible. The citation of figures should be made in accordance with the
following examples : Figure 1; Figures 1, 2, and 3. "Figure" should be
spelled out instead of being written "Fig." For Tables and Figure captions,
a Times font with a character size of 12 points is recommended. Standard
abbreviations should be used in Tables. For "Table" in headings and
"Figure" in captions, a Times bold font is recommended: for example: Table
2.; Figure 1. Footnotes in Tables are indicated by the letters a, b, c,
etc. as superscripts and without parenthesis. For footnotes in Tables and
Figure captions, a character size of 12 points and 14-points line spacing
may be used. Mathematical and chemical equations should be arranged to
occupy a single column. Authors using computer graphics and
desktop-publishing software are encouraged to incorporate Formulas and
Schemes in the text (one column) where they are to appear.
Structural or displayed formulas must be accurately drawn or typed. The
illustrations should be clear enough for photographic reproduction reduced
to 76%. For authors using the Chem Draw 2.x and 3.x programs, the
following procedure is recommended. Authors using other drawing programs
should select similar specifications.
As "preferences", select:
10 pt Helvetica font
fixed length 14.4 pt (0.508 cm)
bold width 2.0 pt (0.071 cm)
line width 0.6 pt (0.021 cm)
tolerance 3 pt (0.106 cm)
margin width 1.6 pt (0.056 cm)
hash spacing 2.5 pt (0.088 cm)
bond spacing 18% width
Set the page setup to 100%.
Using the Chem Draw ruler or appropriate margin settings, create
structure blocks, schemes, and equations with maximum widths of 17 cm (one
column). Write compound numbers in bold-face, but not atom labels or
Color illustrations are acceptable providing that their black-and-white
images give sufficient information. They will be published electronically
in color, however, in the form of conventional printing, only in
The Journal of Chemical Software Submission / Copyright Transfer Form
Print or Type
I / We submit to The Journal of Chemical Software the manuscript specified
below. I / We certify that the work reported here has not received prior
publication and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere in any
Authors (No. of Membership Card of CSSJ in parentheses) and Affiliations:
Type of Paper: General Paper _____ Note _____ Technical
Paper _____ Review _____
Number of manuscript pages: ________; Page charge ____________
Original Source Program File: Enclosed______ Not enclosed______
Do you want to distribute the program appearing in the manuscript by way of
The Chemical Software Society of Japan (CSSJ)? Yes____
I / We agree to transfer to The Chemical Software Society of Japan the
copyright of the above- mentioned manuscript, when the manuscript is
accepted for publication in The Journal in any form.
Author's signature___________________________________________(only one
Author's Name (in print) ___________________________________
Currently, whether electronic publication is considered as publication
under Japanese Patent Law is uncertain. Accordingly, Article 30-1 of the
Patent Law might not apply upon electronic publication.
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