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The article writing rules for JOTCSA are fairly simple and are explained in the article template below. Downloading the article template file is highly recommended. Most of the issues are outlined in the template file.


Additional Information of the Guide for the Authors, for Journal of the Turkish Chemical Society, Section A: Chemistry (JOTCSA)

The journal management requires that all authors (not only the corresponding author) register to ORCID at https://orcid.org/register and get a free ORCID ID. The registration process takes about only a minute. The corresponding author will complete the document of ORCID ID and e-mail addresses for editorial use. CTRL-clicking on the ORCID image next to the author name will enable the reader to view the ORCID profile of the given author.

We prefer that the authors use "Zotero" (https://www.zotero.org/, free of charge) or "Endnote" (https://www.endnote.com/, commercial), or similar online software like Mendeley (https://www.mendeley.com/?interaction_required=true, free of charge), for the generation of bibliographic list and citations. We are using the "Vancouver" citation style, which is available in all softwares cited above. After preparation of the article, please use the delete citations feature of the reference manager you use. With this way, all citations and bibliography will be converted into plain text.


The length of articles (except for Letters to the Editor, which tends to be much shorter than a normal research article) cannot exceed 60 printed A4 pages. Exceptions may be discussed with the editor.

We are using iThenticate plagiarism solution and our maximum allowed score, for the document is 30%. Higher scores are not allowed and the author will be given the plagiarism report and the manuscript will be returned to the authors. Whenever possible, the author is recommended to work with article editing firms to lower the score.

Please do not send PDF copies of your articles for preliminary control. We accept Microsoft DOC, Microsoft DOCX, OpenOffice ODT, and LibreOffice ODT. We directly work on the manuscript, forming changes that are trackable.

Please do not submit your work again if the management requires that you prepare a revision. Just browse to your existing submission and use the upload module to upload the newer version. If you are stuck, please send the revised article with an e-mail to the managing editor at jotcsa@turchemsoc.org.

Our journal will use a manual heading-based system without numbers. Just arrange the following items as described below:

You may download the article template from the link below:

Article template


Schemes usually used for reactions and related material will use Verdana, preferably at 9 or 10 points, inside the figures. Directly pasting from the drawing application into the word processor software is NOT recommended. Please use the "paste special" feature to paste it as an image (metafile pictures are strongly recommended).

Citing: Our journal uses a number-based reference system, and the number is given in normal parenthesis like (18). Other examples include (1-3, 18), (1-3, 18, 19-21), etc. Arranging the citation other than those will lead to delays.

Proton or carbon nuclear magnetic resonance data will be given like this:

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3, delta, ppm): 7.53-7.47 (2H, m, Ar-H), 7.42-7.35 (3H, m, Ar-H), 5.54 (1H, s, PhCH-), 4.80 (1H, d, J = 4.0 Hz, H-1), 4.30 (1H, dd, J = 9.7 and 4.4 Hz, H-6a), 3.94 (1H, dd, J = 9.3 and 9.2 Hz, H-3), 3.82 (1H, ddd, J = 10.3, 9.2 and 4.4 Hz, H-5), 3.75 (1H, dd, J = 10.3 and 9.7 Hz, H-6b), 3.64 (1H, dd, J = 9.2 and 4.0 Hz, H-2), 3.50 (1H, dd, J = 9.3 and 9.2 Hz, H-4), 3.47 (3H, s, OCH3). 13C NMR (100 MHz, CDCl3): δ 137.1 (Ar-C), 129.3, 128.3, 126.3 (Ar-CH), 102.0 (PhCH-), 99.7 (C-1), 80.8 (C-4), 72.9 (C-2), 71.9 (C-3), 68.9 (C-6), 62.4 (C-5), 55.6 (OCH3). To make it short, the elements which are subject to NMR spectrum and the J coupling constant will be italicized. If desired, the full spectra may be given as supplementary at the end of the article.

The words Scheme 1, Figure 1, etc., will have a full stop at the end of the caption. The caption text will be centered on the page.

Supplementary information

The authors are encouraged to use supplementary information, at the end of the article, for detailing the study with spectral data, crystal structure refinement data, and other types of material should you recommend including. All types of synthetic procedures will be included in the main text. Supplementary files continue the numbering and end in an even number of page.

Usage of the units

The units will be, where possible, SI-based and the style g/mL will be preferred over g.mL-1. Please do not mix these two and be consistent throughout the manuscript about using the units.

Publication ethics: It is imperative that the authors comply with national and international ethical rules in research and writing the article. More information can be found at
http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines.

For studies including biological materials taken from animals and humans, the authors must provide the statement, in their manuscript (preferably in the Acknowledgments section), that they performed the study according to the Helsinki declaration and if possible, they must present the informed consent forms from the ethical council of their institution and also from the people donating biologic materials or relatives of them.


You can submit your works and work with the editorial staff. You are free to receive new issue alerts and read the contents. This open-access chemical journal can be added to your list of journals, and you can help us with the policies we are using in order to create a perfect example of open access publishing. We will publish the journal quarterly, every February, May, and August, and November.

Our open-access policy is quite straightforward. No one should access a scholarly paper by paying money. All scholarly activities should be free to download, read, and cite.

Open Access Journals are very nice examples of this philosophy, and their most valued and important asset is the presence of a strong peer-reviewing medium. Without this, an open-access journal would quickly turn into garbage.

We, managers of this journal, will keep the importance of peer-review in mind, and use this asset as much as possible, in order to make the readers meet the authors.

No private information, including the e-mails, names, or affiliations, will be shared outside this open-access journal system.

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors transfer the copyright to the journal at the first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal. The journal only allows others to download the works that appeared in the journal and share them with others as long as they credit the journal, but they can not change them in any way or use them commercially.

Copyright: Our journal has adopted the CC-BY-NC-ND policy and has started accepting articles under this definition. Also, please read our copyright terms from the copyright transfer form.

The copyeditor will investigate the article and make the necessary changes, and the process will continue.

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