Guide for authors

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Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy is a specialized scientific edition presenting original research results in the field of chemical technology and metallurgy, chemical engineering, biotechnology, industrial automation, environmental protection and natural sciences. The articles published in Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy refer to:

  • Analytical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Physical Chemistry;

  • Chemical Engineering; Organic Synthesis; Fuels; Polymer Engineering; Textile and Leather; Cellulose and Paper; Polygraphy; Inorganic and Electrochemical Productions; Technology of Silicates; Nanomaterials;

  • Biotechnology;

  • Automation in Chemical Technology and Metallurgy; Information Technology; Economics and Management of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy; Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection;

  • Physical Metallurgy; Metallurgy of Iron and Casting; Metallurgy of Non-ferrous and Semiconducting Materials.

Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy publishes full-length research papers, short communications, critical and book reviews. Research papers are expected to be complete and authoritative accounts of work that has significance and interest, presented clearly and concisely.



     The manuscript with a letter confirming that presented data is new and has not been published or submitted elsewhere as well as the manuscript is relevant to the topics pointed above, will be considered. Authors have to declare that they have not conflict of interests. Presentation and discussion should be at the level of the Journal status gained. The language can be а reason for rejection if below an acceptable level of clarity. Detailed descriptions of the equipment used should only be given if the latter is new. Papers reporting experimental data without adequate interpretation are not acceptable. Contributions will be accepted for publication only on the recommendation of referees.

The detection of plagiarism could be a reason to reject the article at any stage of evaluation and publishing processes.

     Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via E-mail: to the Editor-in-Chief.

     Manuscript preparation

It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the MS Word used. All contributions should be typed in single column, double-spaced, 12-pt font. All pages must be numbered in sequence. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the MS Word options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts, etc. Do not embed graphically designed equations or tables, but prepare these using the MS Word tools.

     Essential title page information

     Title. It should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. It has to be presented in uppercase. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.

     Author names and affiliations. The full names of the authors have to be clearly indicated and numbered by superscripted consecutive Arabic numerals. The authors’ affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) including the full postal address of each affiliation, as well as the country name to be presented below the names. A change in the authors’ names after manuscript submission is not acceptable.

     Corresponding author. Clearly indicate by underlying who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (including country and area code) are provided in addition to the E-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

     Present/permanent address. If the author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a “Present address” (or “Permanent address”) may be indicated as a footnote to that author’s name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


Article structure

     Please do not number any of sections of the manuscript. Subsections have to be presented in bold, normal letters starting with a capital letter without numbering.


     A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason using of References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, nonstandard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided. Keywords have to be presented.


     State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background. Avoid a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.


     Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described. Detail information concerning the apparatus used, the producer and work conditions have to be presented.


     Results and the discussion provided should be clear and concise.


     The main conclusions of the study have to be presented in a short Conclusions section.


Acknowledgements are given in a separate section at the end of the article before the references.

REFERENCES should be cited in the text by an Arabic numeral in square brackets, listed numerically and typed double-spaced on a separate sheet at the end of the paper. References should be arranged in the order in which they appear in the text. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the latest Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index. Only articles that have been published or are in press should be included in the references. Unpublished results should be cited as such in the text. References in non-English language should be translated in English. The original language must be shown in brackets. In the reference list, the styling, punctuation and capitalization should be as follows:


     For journals:

1. T. Komatsu, T. Honma, K. Shinozaki, Design of crystal orientation and morphology by laser patterning in glasses, J. Chem. Technol. Metall., 50, 4, 2015, 367-374.

     For books:

1. A. Krueger, Carbon Materials and Nanotechnology, Weinheim, WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2010.

     For edited books:

1. F.W. Cooke, J.E. Lemons, B.D. Ratner, in: B.D. Ratner, A.S. Hoffman, F.J. Lemons (Eds.), Biomaterials Science, Academic Press, San Diego, 1996, p. 11.

     For conference proceedings, symposia, etc.:

1. E. Motta, D. Rajpathak, Z. Zdrahal, R. Roy, The Epistemology of Scheduling Problems, F.V. Harmelen (ed.), Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Lyon, France, 2002, 215-219.

2. S. Savov, Research and optimization of cone inertial crusher technological parameters, ISBN 978-619-160-906-2, Avangard Prima Ltd, 2017, Sofia, (in Bulgarian).


When you are citing papers published in Journal of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, you should use the abbreviation of the title as follows:

                                                                                           J. Chem. Technol. Metall.

     Formulae should be typewritten (Equation Editor) with ample space around them. The meanings of all symbols have to be given immediately after the equation in which they are first used. Equations should be sequentially numbered (on the right side of the equation and in parentheses). Subscripts and superscripts should be clearly indicated.

     Units should be given in SI system. They should be in the form, e.g. g cm-1 rather than g/cm. An interval must be left between the number and the unit of measurement.

     Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred as “Fig. 1.”. They should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. They should accompany the manuscript, but should not be included within the text. The Figures should be in TIFF or JPG with resolution not less than 300 dpi. All illustrations should be clearly marked with the figure number. Figure captions should be typed double-spaced on a separate sheet at the end of the paper. Please note that the journal is published both in printed and electronic version and the curves in one figure have to be marked appropriate.

     Tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in the order of appearance in the text. Each table should be given on separate sheet with a short descriptive title directly above it, with essential footnotes below. When preparing tables, if using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns.


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