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Before submitting your manuscript to the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry please ensure that you have prepared all relevant materials according to the Instructions for Authors. Special care should be taken that all graphics conform to the figure and scheme preparation guidelines. The publication of scientific articles is free of charge, as the BJOC is completely funded by the Beilstein-Institut. Please note that you must be one of the contributing authors to be eligible to submit the manuscript.
The following information and files must be available prior to submission:
- Cover Letter: Authors are requested to explain in the cover letter why the manuscript is regarded as suitable for publication in the Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry bearing in mind the publication criteria: high quality, originality, novelty and importance. The cover letter should include the title of the manuscript, the submitting author's name and an indication whether the manuscript belongs to a thematic series. Any issues concerning the submission conditions of the journal should also be mentioned in the cover letter.
- Main Manuscript: The main manuscript must be provided as MS Word file including all figures, schemes and tables. Uploading of individual high-quality graphic files may be required during the revision stage of the manuscript (acceptable file formats: SVG, PNG, CDX, GIF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, MML, EMF, WMF).
- Graphical Abstract: A graphical abstract must be uploaded as an individual file not embedded in the main manuscript with a maximum file size of 15 MB. The file should contain only a graphical depiction and not any textual information such as the title of the manuscript or the names of the authors. Acceptable file formats are SVG, PNG, CDX, GIF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, MML, EMF, WMF.
- Supporting Information: Supporting information files can be provided up to a maximum file size of 100 MB each (e. g. detailed experimental data, spectra, exceptionally large tables, animations, videos etc.). The main manuscript must include a short description of all supporting information files.
- Review-Only Material: Any other associated manuscript information relevant for the review process only must be uploaded as review-only material (related articles, previous review reports, permission letters etc.).
- Author Details: For all contributing authors, the first name, middle initials, last (family) name, organization, city/town and country must be provided. We highly encourage the submitting author to link their ORCID record to their manuscript.
- Manuscript Details: The title, abstract and keywords of the manuscript must be entered in the submission form of the Beilstein Publishing System.
- Referees: Contact information of suggested and/or excluded referees (full name, email address, organization, city/town, country) can be given. The suggestion of 3 to 5 referees is desired. Any referee should be an independent expert from another research institution having the ability to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Exclusions will be respected unless the individual referee opinion is vital for assessing the manuscript.
Please check carefully that all submission data you enter in the submission form of the Beilstein Publishing System match those contained in the manuscript. It must be ensured that uploaded files are not encrypted or password protected. If any of your files are unreadable we will contact you to resolve the issue. In case you have problems during the submission process please contact the support team at