Author FAQ

Submission

  1. What journals does Chemistry Central publish and what sorts of articles do they contain?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  2. How do I find out if my manuscript is in scope for a Chemistry Central journal?
  3. How do I submit my manuscript to a Chemistry Central journal?
  4. Can I interrupt the submission process before it's complete?
  5. Is there a word or page limit for articles published in a Chemistry Central journal?
  6. How should I format my manuscript for submission?
  7. How do I prepare illustrations and figures to be submitted with my manuscript?
  8. Can I submit movies and large figure files with my manuscript?
  9. Can I continue the submission of a manuscript when my colleague began the process?
  10. Can I submit my manuscript to you even though it is published elsewhere?
  11. What is Chemistry Central's policy on patient consent?

Language editing services

  1. What are language editing services?
  2. Does Chemistry Central offer language editing services?
  3. Why has Chemistry Central chosen to partner with Edanz?
  4. Are Chemistry Central authors required to use Edanz?
  5. Does using Edanz or another language editing service affect the editorial decision?
  6. What is Chemistry Central's commercial relationship with Edanz?

Article-processing charges

  1. Where do I find more about article-processing charges?
    See our separate APC FAQ.

Peer review / editorial processes

  1. Are the Chemistry Central journals peer-reviewed?
  2. What is Chemistry Central's editorial structure?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  3. How long will it take to peer review my manuscript?

Publication

  1. Does Chemistry Central copyedit manuscripts?
  2. How long will it take for my article to be available in its final form?
  3. Can an article be changed once it is published?
  4. How can I tell how many times my article has been viewed?
  5. Are articles published in journals published by Chemistry Central available in printed form?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.

Open access

  1. What is the copyright policy for Chemistry Central's journals?
  2. What types of articles do journals published by Chemistry Central consider?
  3. How can I support open access publishing?

Citation, indexing and archiving

  1. How do I cite articles published in a Chemistry Central journal?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  2. Do Chemistry Central journals have Impact Factors and are their citations tracked?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  3. Are articles included in PubMed and other bibliographic databases?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.
  4. How long will it take for my article to be included in PubMed?
  5. How long will it take for my article to be available in PubMed Central?
  6. How is continued open access availability of my articles guaranteed?
    See the answer in our general FAQ.

Publishing datasets and linking to publications

  1. What is, and what is Chemistry Central's relationship with, LabArchives?

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