Guide for Authors

General Information

• The Iranian Journal of Organic Chemistry accepts only manuscripts written in English.
• The Authors should create an account prior to submitting and send their manuscript by online submission, with a cover letter to the Editor, Dr. M. A. Khalilzadeh. The journal does not accept mailed hardcopy manuscripts. The corresponding authors should submit manuscript in DOC and PDF format. If you face any problems using electronic submission procedures or have any questions regarding the submission of your manuscript, please contact the Editorial Office at

Copyright/ Permissions

It is important to have a reasonable and defensible copyright and permissions policies in order to protect the rights of the authors and societies whom we serve. It is a condition of publication that, on acceptance of the article by the journal editor, copyright must be assigned to the publisher. An Assignment of Copyright Form will be issued with author proofs or can be downloaded from an individual journal’s instructions for authors.

Individuals (authors, readers, ...) can use the articles for a range of scholarly purposes without seeking additional permission from Iran J. Org. Chem., so long as no commercial use is made of the article:

  • Authors can share their articles with colleagues and research associates.
  • Authors can post (archive) in an institutional or subject based repository after printing.
  • Authors can use for teaching purposes in the author’s institution.
  • Authors can use at a conference after printing.
  • Any use and/or copies of this Journal in whole or in part, must include the customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, article title, the Journal name and its URL (web site address) and MUST include the copyright notice. Individuals may not remove, cover, overlay, obscure, block, or change any copyright notices, legends, or terms of use.
  • Readers are free to download, print, copy, link to, distribute, and display the articles, as long as it is for noncommercial use.
  • Iranian Journal of Organic Chemistry is not liable for any content or for the integrity of the articles.


Manuscript Charges

Manuscripts that are submitted to Iran. J. Org. Chem. during 2019 will not be subject to any Article Processing Charges.


Plagiarism screening policy

Iranian Journal of Organic Chemistry does not allow any form of plagiarism. In accordance with our journal policy, submitted manuscripts are screened with plagiarism software to detect instances of overlapping and similar texts by editors and reviewers.

The primary criteria for acceptance and publication are scientific rigor and potential to advance the field. It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected. Therefore, contributors are strongly encouraged to read these instructions carefully before preparing a manuscript for submission. The manuscripts should be checked carefully for grammatical errors. All papers are subjected to peer review.

Cover letter

The cover letter should include information on the corresponding author (the corresponding author’s name, affiliation and address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-mail address) and reasons must be given why it is necessary to publish the manuscript. (The cover letter should also be sent as a PDF file).

Manuscript Preparation

The following word processor file formats are acceptable:
Microsoft Word (97, 2003 and 2007).

Types of Papers

  • Full Paper

Full papers are comprehensive, conclusive reports that describe a significant contribution to the development of an area of research of importance that contain the results of experimental and/or theoretical studies.

  • Communication

Communications are intended for the dissemination of the results of studies that are more limited in scope than those warranting a full paper.

  • Review

Review is a focused overview of a selected topic of interest covering the more recent aspects of a subject in the area of interest. In general it includes a concise overview of the author’s own research; reference to all appropriate work by others is essential. These may be critical reviews that present the authors' view of the current state of the subject or prospective articles intended to stimulate discussion and research.

Manuscript organization

· Title
· Author's Names and Affiliations
· Abstract
· Keywords
· Introduction
· Results and Discussion
· Conclusion (optional)
· Experimental Section
· Acknowledgments (optional)
· References


The title should accurately reflect the contents of the manuscript. First letters of all words, except for conjunctions and prepositions should be capitalized. It should be brief and rich in informative words; it should not contain any literature references or compound numbers.

Author's Names and Affiliations

The authors' first name, middle initial(s) and last (family) name must be provided. The address should be written in a separate line under the title. Use the letters a, b, etc. as superscripts to relate authors to addresses and a star to indicate the corresponding author. Authors should also include fax number and e-mail address for correspondence.


Authors must include a short abstract of approximately four to six lines that explains briefly the purpose of the study, results, and major conclusion(s). Citations and references should not be given in abstracts.


Five keywords should be chosen to describing the main topics of the paper.


It should clearly state the background of the research with relevant references, as well as its purposes and significance, and should include a brief statement of what is being reported in the article.

Results and Discussion

The results and discussion section should contain a description of the experimental results followed by a discussion of their significance.


This section interprets the novelty and significance of the work and should not duplicate the information present in the text or abstract.


This section should describe the experimental methods used in the work in sufficient detail to enable experienced experimental workers to repeat them. The degree of purity of materials and relative quantities should be given. Descriptions of known compounds and established procedures are unnecessary but the literature data used to confirm the material's identity should be cited. For new compounds physical and spectroscopic data should be provided. Manufactures and model names of used instruments should be identified.


Acknowledgments should be brief and placed before the Reference section.


A complete list of all references should be provided at the end of the manuscript under the heading References. Reference numbers are to be placed in square brackets after punctuation, in the order in which they are first cited in the text. The references should follow the American Chemical Society (ACS) style and journal abbreviations should be those listed in CASSI. A guide for preparing ACS style references is available at; for a more thorough discussion consult the ACS Style Guide. Sample citations for referencing a journal article appear below:
[1] Berkessel, A.; Groger H. Asymmetric Organocatalysis; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim,
Germany, 2005.
[2] Trend, R. M.; Stoltz, B. M J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 4482.
[3] Ibrahem, I.; Casas, J.; Cordova, A. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2004, 43, 6528.
[4] Childers, W. E.; Abou-Gharbia, M. A. U.S. Patent 4,940,789, 1990; Chem. Abstr. 1990,
113, 191190w.
The Author is responsible for correct citations.

Galley Proofs

The page proofs will be provided in Doc and PDF format and sent to the corresponding author for correction. The authors should correct each proof and return a detailed list of any needed corrections.


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