American Journal of Organic Chemistry

American Journal of Organic Chemistry is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal describing the design of, synthetic approaches to, and characterization of new molecules with applications in organometallics, medicinal and heterocyclic chemistry, green chemistry, photochemistry, materials science, nanotechnology, and catalysis. Articles considered for publication include: original scientific research articles, review type articles and communications.

ICV 2015: 75.21; ICV 2016: 84.50
Editor-in-chief: Joseph Sloop
p-ISSN: 2163-1271
e-ISSN: 2163-1301


Online Manuscript Tracking System

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Author Guidelines

1 General Information
Language  All manuscripts should be written in English - British or American as long as consistency is observed.
Acknowledgements  All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chairperson who provided only general support. Financial and material support should also be acknowledged.
Conflict of interest and funding  Authors are responsible for disclosing financial support from industry or other conflicts of interest that might bias the interpretation of results.
Statistic validity  If complicated statistical data are provided, the authors may be requested to submit a statement issued by a certified statistician regarding the validity of methods used.
2 Manuscript Template
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3 Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

(1) I, the corresponding author, am authorized by all of my co-authors to submit this manuscript.
(2) Gather the information about the manuscript: (a) For all authors: first name, last name, postal address, e-mail address, affiliation, etc; (b) Manuscript title; (c) Manuscript abstract. (d) Contact information (name, e-mail address and affiliation) of suggested and/or excluded reviewers (if any).
(3) The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
(4) The manuscript, or any part thereof, is in no way a violation of any existing original or derivative copyright.
(5) The manuscript contains nothing obscene, indecent, objectionable or libelous.
(6) The submission file is in Microsoft Word document format only.
(7) When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,
(8) Supplemental files are submitted in accordance with instructions and information is given on a separate page at the end of the main manuscript.
4 Submission Steps

The manuscript submission process consists of 5 primary steps that gather detailed information about your manuscript: 1. Journal information, 2. Manuscript general information, 3. Authors' information, 4. Reviewers' information, 5. Validation and Submission. You will need to complete these tasks in the correct order. You will have the opportunity to make changes to your submission until your manuscript is reviewed. The sequence of screens is as follows:

Step1 Journal Information
Select the journal to which you would like to submit your manuscript. You could not change the selected journal after submitting the manuscript in the step 5, so be sure you select the appropriate journal.
Step2 Manuscript General Information
a. The 'Manuscript General Information' primary step asks you to submit the manuscript type, title, abstract, keywords, pages and file.
You must select the actual file location (via an open file dialogue) on your computer. Acceptable formats for the manuscript file include Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF format. Acceptable formats for figures include JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg), GIF (.gif), PostScript (.ps or .prn) and TIFF (.tif or .tiff). The file or figure can not exceed 6MB in the online system, but must be of at least 300dpi resolution.

b. For the American Journal of Organic Chemistry, authors must ensure that the identity and purity of molecules is properly reported. The following criteria outline the types of data which must be recorded in the experimental section of research articles that report the synthesis of molecular species or computational chemistry results.

Compound Characterization.
(1) New molecules. Authors must report full characterization and purity data for all molecules which have not previously been reported in the literature. This includes: melting ranges/boiling points, 1H/13C NMR chemical shift information and high resolution mass spectral (HRMS) results or combustion analysis results. When crystal structures are reported, key crystal structure refinement data should Be included as a table in the manuscript. The structure must be entered into one of the accepted crystal structure databases and the control number included in the body of the manuscript.
(2) Previously described molecules. Authors must report melting range/boiling points and cite supporting literature references as confirmation of successful preparation of known molecules.
(3) Exceptions. Certain molecules have short lifetimes and thus may be exempt from the HRMS/combustion analysis requirement described above. Examples are: highly reactive species which undergo rapid hydrolysis, those that are air-sensitive or intermediate products which are generated in situ for a subsequent reaction.

Computational Chemistry Data.
(1) When presenting molecular structures derived from ab initio or molecular mechanics programs, the authors must conduct a frequency calculation to determine if an optimized geometry is a true minimum. The frequency calculation must be conducted for the optimized geometry using the same level of theory that was used to optimize the geometry. If the geometry is a true minimum there should be minimal imaginary (negative) frequencies; the majority will be positive.
(2) When transition structures are presented, the frequency calculation will show imaginary frequencies, indicating the structure to be a high energy species.
Step3 Authors' Information
Please provide the names, running titles, Email addresses, and affiliations of all the authors (including current affiliation and affiliation where the work was primarily carried out) of this manuscript, in the order that they appear on the manuscript. In order to submit a manuscript, you must be one of the authors of the manuscript. Please note: if you are the corresponding author, submit your details correctly, especially the email and telephone number.
Step4 Reviewers' Information
You must recommend at least two qualified reviewers who have experience in the subject of the submitted manuscript, but who are not affiliated with the same institute as the contributor(s).
You may also submit a list of reviewers to be excluded.
Step5 Validation and Submission
The Validation and Submission step is the last step in the manuscript submission process, which gives you the opportunity to check and verify the manuscript information and manuscript file uploaded. You may update and/or change manuscript information and manuscript file by clicking on the 'Previous' button respectively.
Once your manuscript has been finalised, click on the 'Approve Submission' button to submit your manuscript.
After submission you will receive an acknowledgement email. You can check the status of your manuscript at any time by accessing the system with your username and password or link sent to you in the acknowledgement email.
Please note that the submission process is not complete and your manuscript will not be received by the editors until you have approved the above 5 steps.
5 Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted for publication in SAPUB will be reviewed anonymously by at least two independent experts in the particular area. The author will receive evaluation results within a month notifying them of the manuscript’s acceptance, invitation to revise and resubmit or rejection.

6 Resubmission

Manuscripts deemed acceptable for publication upon revision will resubmit their revised manuscript for reconsideration using the online submission system. The author will receive evaluation results within a month notifying them of the manuscript’s acceptance or rejection.