Scientific Steps Group

INORGACHEM

About the journal

INORGACHEM is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of Inorganic Chemistry published quarterly online by Scientific steps International Publishing Services.

INORGACHEM places emphasis on scientifically rigorous studies of the synthesis and mechanisms, structure, thermodynamics, kinetics, reactivity, spectroscopy, bonding, and functional properties of new and significant known compounds. Only those manuscript submissions that sufficiently emphasize inorganic chemistry aspects will be considered.

Aims & Scope

INORGACHEM publishes original experimental and theoretical/computational studies on inorganic, crystal growth and engineering. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of inorganic chemistry. Therefore, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous and fair peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy.

Topics commonly include:

· Bioinorganic Compounds
· Characterization of Inorganic Compounds
· Cluster Compounds
· Coordination Compounds
· Crystallographic Aspects of Materials
· Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
· Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
· Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry
· Inorganic Biochemistry
· Inorganic Materials
· Kinetics of Complex Formation
· Kinetics of Hydrolysis of Complex Compounds
· Main Group Compounds
· Main Group Elements and Lanthanides
· Mechanistic Inorganic Chemistry
· Molecular Symmetry Group Theory
· Organometallic Compounds
· Qualitative Theories
· Solid State Compounds
· Solution Inorganic Chemistry
· Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry
· Theoretical Inorganic Chemistry
· Thermal Stability of Complex Compounds
· Thermodynamics and Inorganic Chemistry
· Transition Metal Complexes
· Inorganic Gel
· MXene
· Perovskites
· Carbides
· Nitrides

Editorial Board

Editor In Chief: Dr. Faranak Manteghi

Iran University of Science and Technology.

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Editorial Board Members

Prof. Ahmed M. Abu-Dief

Taibah University, Egypt.

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Prof. Marwa Elkady

Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Egypt.

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Instructions for Authors

1- Check If your article is a good fit for your target journal by reading the aims & scope of the journal, and look at recently published articles.

2- Select the type of your article
– Article/Research Article/Original Research – provide a complete description of original research findings.
– Letters/Research Letters/Short Reports/Communications – are short descriptions of research findings.
– Review Articles – do not cover original research but provide a comprehensive summary of a topic by identifying and summarizing the results of original articles on the topic.

Types of review articles include, but are not limited to:

Scoping review – a preliminary assessment to identify the nature and extent of review.
Systematic review – a comprehensive review in response to a research question that aims to identify, select and synthesize all of the published research.
Critical review – seeks to identify the most important items and often results in a hypothesis or model.
Literature review – looks to review what has been recently published and allows for building on previous works and identifying gaps.
Meta-analysis – takes data from multiple studies of a similar nature and combines them to provide more precise effect of the results.
– Case reports – a descriptive, exploratory or explanatory analysis of a person, group or event.
– Viewpoints/Opinions – essays presenting opinion on a specific topic (sometimes controversial).

3- Please at least use a plagiarism checker before the author submits the manuscript. A maximum of 20% similarity rate is allowed in Scientific Steps Group journals.
You can find more information about publishing ethics, including plagiarism, on our Publication Ethics.

4- Use the Microsoft Word Template to prepare your manuscript.

5- Submission:
Manuscripts should be submitted online. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript. To submit your manuscript, register and log in to the submission website. Once you have registered, click here to go to the submission page. All co-authors can see the manuscript details in the submission system, if they register and log in using the e-mail address provided during manuscript submission.

6- Manuscript presentation:
The manuscript should contain sections such as Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement and finally References. No other subheadings should be given in the manuscript.

How to format a Manuscript (General notes)

– Manuscripts must be clearly written in English and should be typewritten with a font Times New Roman of 12 pt, leaving adequate margins on all sides to allow reviewers’ remarks. Please 1.5 space for all materials. The length of the paper including text, tables and figures should not exceed 25 pages. Place all tables and figures within the text.
– Manuscripts must include the sections listed below in the order they are presented.
– Do not incorporate any footer or headers in your submission.
– Turn off Track Changes.
– Do not include line numbers.
– Do not include notes or footnotes.
– Do not number the titles or on lines.
– The final manuscript should not be more than 3MB.

Scientific ethics in manuscript writing

– Persons who have significant contributions to conducting the research must not be excluded from the authors list and persons without having any contribution should not be included as authors.
– No Plagiarism but rephrases or rearticulates giving proper reference.
– Be cautious about the novelty and copyrights of others.

Manuscript Structure:
A. Title page:

The title page should contain the title of the article, the full names of authors and institutional full addresses for all authors and the email of the corresponding author. Abstract and Keywords should be included.

i) Title

A good title should contain the fewest possible words that adequately describe the contents of a paper. The title should be:

– Informative, meaningful & specific (not vague).
– Neither too short nor too long.
– Must be chosen with extreme care since it will be read by thousands of people while a few will go thru the entire paper.
– Words like ‘studies on’, ‘investigation on’ etc. should be avoided.
– Don’t USE unnecessary jargon, uncommon, abbreviations, ambiguous terms, or unnecessary detail, Focus on part of the content only.

ii) Author(s) name:

Should provide the full name of all authors as Maya Razvy.

iii) Authors affiliations:

Should provide institutional full address for all assigned authors of the research findings as The Department, University Name, City, Country.

iv) *Corresponding author(S):

The name and email address of the corresponding author should also be included, mentioned on the corresponding author by marking star (*). The corresponding author is fully responsible for any disputes arising due to the publication of his/her manuscript.

v) Abstract:

For original investigations and brief reports, the abstract is limited to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or references or exaggerated conclusions. A good abstract should (i) state the principal objectives and scope of the investigation, (ii) describe the methodology employed, (iii) summarize the results and (iv) state the principal conclusion.

vi) Keywords

Keywords should be very selective and appropriate with 5 keywords. While choosing keywords, imagine you are looking for your article in a certain database. Keywords are important for indexing: they enable your manuscript to be more easily identified and cited. Avoid uncommon abbreviations and general terms.

B. Main Text

Original Investigations and Brief Report contain the section of Introduction, Material, Methods (or Materials and Methods), Results and Discussion (or Results and Discussion).

i) Introduction

Provide the necessary background information to put your work into context. The introduction should provide within 3-4 paragraphs based on the type or category of information presented with the motivation and aims of the study.

Don’t include:
– Describe methods, results or conclusions other than to outline what was done and achieved in the final paragraph.
– Description of how the data will be collected and analyzed.
– In brief terms, what was achieved?
– An extensive review of the field.
– Cite disproportionately your own work, work of colleagues or work that supports your findings while ignoring contradictory studies or work by competitors.

Materials and Methods/Methodology

It needs to give full details by which competent workers can report the experiment. For materials, include the exact technical specifications and quantities and source or methods of preparation. For methods, the usual order of presentation is chronological. This section must be brief but informative. Clearly explain how you carried out your study according to the following generalized structure:
– What materials were used?
– How the experiment was structured or designed?
– How the experimental procedure was done? (i.e. protocol for recording the data & it should be realistic).
– How the data were analyzed?

Note:
● Please give an appropriate *sub-heading for each of the categories or methods used or procedure, study areas, analysis etc.
● Write most of this section in the past tense using passive voice. Do not include any results.

iii) Results/Case studies

It is the most significant part of a paper. The Results section presents the experimental data to the reader and is not a place for discussion or interpretation of the data. The data itself should be presented in tables and figures. Introduce each group of tables and figures in a separate paragraph where the overall trends and data points of particular interest are noted. You may want to indicate the placement of a particular table or figure in the text. For experimental studies, key statistics such as the number of samples (n), the index of dispersion (SEM, SD) and the index of central tendency (mean, median or mode) must be stated without reference. Include any statistical analysis that was performed and make sure to indicate specific statistical data, such as p-values.
Give an appropriate sub-heading based on the parameters you studied to consider bellows matters.
– It should be short but clearly represented without wordiness.
– No discussions should be included here.
– Use Tables and Figures to organize all the data systematically: Tables to show exact values; Figures to show trends or relationship effects.
– Figures and Tables should be easy to understand without the reader having to refer to the text.
– Do not include both a Table and a Figure showing the same information.
– Textual representation mentioning the key findings must be provided with each table and the figure uses different tenses while giving different information in the result section. e.g. i) Something has been done during the study, present in past tense ii) Something in the paper itself (Table, Figure) present in the present tense.

Note:
● Presented each table and figure in the paper must be referred to in the results section without reference.

iv) Discussion

The discussion section, often the most difficult to write, should be relatively easy if the previous suggestions have been followed. In particular, look to the last paragraph of the introduction. If the work has characterized a phenomenon by studying specific effects, use the results to describe each effect in separate paragraphs. If the work has presented a hypothesis, use the results to construct a logical argument that supports or rejects your hypothesis. If the work has identified three main objectives for the work, use the results to address each of these objectives. A well-defined study that is described in the Introduction, along with supporting results that are presented in the Results section, should ease the construction of the Discussion section. Begin the Discussion section with a brief paragraph that again gives an overview of the work. Summarize the most important findings and, if applicable, accept or reject the proposed hypothesis. Next, identify the most interesting, significant, and remarkable findings that were presented in the Results section, and contrast these findings in light of other studies reported in the literature. It is often informative if a discussion of the potential weaknesses of the interpretation is also included. Finally, at the end of the Discussion section, consider the other works in the literature that address this topic and how this work contributes to the overall field of study.

Finalize the discussion section according to the following criteria –
– Try to present the principles, relationships and generalization shown by the results. Discuss, and do not recapitulate the results.
– Point out any exceptions or any lack of correction, and define unsettled points.
– Show how your results and interpretations agree (or contract) with previously published works.
– Discuss both theoretical implications, as well as practical applications.

Note:
● The author should be more focused on the justification of the results. The most important part of the discussion is the justification of your own findings not comparing your findings to previous reports.

v) Conclusions

It is important to include the practical implications of your research in the Conclusions chapter, discussing what the implications are for practitioners, companies etc. Again, first introduce the work and then briefly state the major results. Then state the major points of the discussion. Finally, end with a statement of how this work contributes to the overall field of study. The Conclusions section can be written up by using the following structure.

Introduction, Results, Significance of the research implications, Limitations, Recommended topics for further study.
Note:
● Author should present conclusion in one or two paragraphs with the whole maters.

vi) Acknowledgements

Provide a brief statement acknowledging the efforts of any participants or consultants who are not included as authors of the manuscript. State all of the funding sources for the work, ensuring that the statement adheres to the guidelines provided by the funding institution. Acknowledgements of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in a separate section before the References.

References

Include all references that have been cited in the text. The references should be well considered so that they contain all key sources in the field as well as previous studies that support or motivate the present work. However, do not include extraneous references in an effort to simply cite particular authors or journals. It may be appropriate to cite previous publications from your own laboratory. References of the manuscript using APA (7th edition) style.

Here are some examples:

Journal Article:
Afrianto. (2018). Being a Professional Teacher in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4. 0: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies for Innovative Classroom Practices. English Language Teaching and Research, 2(1), 1-13.

Albantani, A. M., & Madkur, A. (2017). Musyahadat Al Fidyu: Youtube-Based Teaching and Learning of Arabic as Foreign Language (AFL). Dinamika Ilmu, 17(2), 291-308.

Book:
McKibbin, B. (2007). Deep economy: The Wealth of Communities and The Durable Future. New York: Times Book/Henry Hold and Co

Panitch, L., & Gindin, S. (2012). The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire. London: Verso.

Book Chapter:
Pigg, K. E., & Bradshaw, T. K. (2003). Catalytic Community Development: A Theory of Practice for Changing Rural Society. In D. L. Brown & L. E. Swanson (Eds.), Challenges for Rural America in The Twenty-First Century (pp. 385-396). Pennsylvania State University Press.

Regulations and Laws:
Law Number 23 of 2011 concerning Zakat Management. November 25, 2011. State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Year 2011 Number 115. Jakarta.

Law Number 5 of 1984 concerning Industry. June 29, 1984. State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Year 1984 Number 22. Jakarta.

Thesis:
Choiri, A. (2021). Pemberdayaan Pemulung Melalui Pengelolaan Sampah Plastik di Medayu Utara Rungkut Surabaya [Thesis]. UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya, Surabaya.

Erizal, Y. (2011). Analisa Pelaksanaan Kemitraan Anak Angkat Bapak Angkat (ABA) dalam Usaha Agribisnis Kelapa Sawit di PT. GMP Kec. Pasaman Kabupaten Pasaman Barat [Thesis]. University if Andalas, Padang.

Internet Sources:
Jenkis, R. (2018, January 7). Generation Z vs. Millennials: The 8 Differences You Need to Know. HR Daily Advisor. Retrieved from https://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/2017/09/25/generation-z-vs-millennials-8-differences-need-know/

Maritime Security Agency of the Republic of Indonesia. (2021, June 25). Amerika Serikat dan Indonesia Bangun Pusat Pelatihan Maritim. Maritime Security Agency of the Republic of Indonesia. Retrieved from https://bakamla.go.id/publication/detail_news/amerika-serikat-dan-indonesia-bangun-pusat-pelatihan-maritim

Final checklist for submission

The authors must ensure that before submitting the manuscript for publication, they have taken care of the following matters:

– The title page should contain the full title, name of the author/co-authors, their designation & institutions they are affiliated with an email address for future correspondence.
– Abstract in structured format up to 250 words.
– References are mentioned as stated in the Instruction to Authors section.
– Make sure for Headings of Tables, their numbers and Captions of illustrations. Don’t repeat the information.
– Photographs illustrations with high resolution and their captions.

Article Processing Charges (APC)

All articles published in INORGACHEM are published in full open access. An article processing charge (APC) of 400 USD applies to papers accepted after peer review.

This article processing charge is to cover the costs of peer review, copyediting, typesetting, long-term archiving, and journal management.
Local VAT or Sales Tax will be added if applicable.
Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use SSG’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
You can read more about Article Processing Charges (APC) of SSG’s Journals.