Guide to Authors

Aims and Scope

Indian Journal of Chemistry (Section B) is a leading monthly journal in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry started publishing from 1976. The journal encourages papers of exceptional interest from full spectrum of Organic, Natural Products, Medicinal and Theoretical Organic Chemistry.  The journal provides a medium for publication of research articles from areas of organic reaction mechanism, synthesis of chiral compounds, bio-organic chemistry, enzymes in organic synthesis, reagents in organic synthesis, theoretical organic chemistry, heterocyclic compounds (one or more hetero atom), phytochemistry (natural products), medicinal chemistry, amino acids, peptides and proteins and spectroscopy in characteri-zation of organic compounds.

Call for Papers

Indian J Chem (Sec. B) welcomes papers in following areas:

*      Chemoenzymatic and enantioselective synthesis of organic compounds.

*      Synthesis of fullerenes.

*      Metal-catalyzed asymmetric reactions.

*      Bioactive plant products.

*      Combinatorial chemistry.

The following types of papers are considered: Rapid Communications, Research Papers, Notes, Advances in Contemporary Research (short reviews on frontline areas). Book Reviews and Announcements are also published.

Key Features

*      Rapid publication.

*      No handling charges.

*      No page charges.

*      Coloured illustrations and photographs are printed.

*      Two referee system followed.

*      Contents list and abstracts of the latest issue of the journal are available on the NISCAIR website (

Converge by abstracting/indexing services:

The journal is Abstracted/Indexed in most of the international abstracting and indexing journals e.g. BIOSIS, Chem Abstr, Indian Sci Abstr, Medical Document Service (ISI product), Biol Abstr, Curr Cont, Excerp Med, Ind Med, Nutr, Abstr, Sci Abstr, Sci Cit Ind, Anal Abstr, Biotech Abstr, Curr Adv Ecol Environ Sci, Curr Leather Lit, Food Sci & Tech Abstr, Helminthol Abstr, Ind Sci Rev, Rev Appl Entomol, Trop Dis Bull, Vet Bull.

Manuscript preparation

Contributors are advised to submit their manuscript for speedy publication as electronic files, accompanied by two hard copies (paper version) to Editors.  The storage medium needed is floppy diskettes (3.5") in MS-DOS or WINDOWS format compatible with IBM system.  The software preferred for text is MS Word for Windows version 6.0 onwards  or

Word Perfect version 5.1 or upwords.  Illustrations may be provided in Corel Draw, Harward Graphic, Chem Win, ISIS Draw, Chem Draw or any compatible format software or as picture in MS Word Version 6 onwards.

Manuscripts should be divided into: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Results and Discussion, Materials and Methods, Experimental Section, Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Tables, Figures, Schemes, Captions and Graphical Abstract for list of contents.  All text must be double spaced throughout and pages numbered.  Abbreviations should be defined the first time they are used, and a list of all abbreviations used should be provided.  Suggestions for reviewers are welcome.  The corresponding author’s full mailing address, FAX numbers, and E-mail address if available, may be provided for speedy communications.

Instructions to authors for providing data on floppy

While entering the data following points with respect to text, references, and tables should be taken care of:


a)    The running text should be entered with para indent and no extra space between para and headings etc.

b)   All Text, Tables, and Figure captions should be in one file only. Authors should provide two copies of the file for entered data with different names.

c)    Authors should keep one copy of the corrected file with them, which can be used if floppy gets damaged during transit.

d)   One copy of the corrected entered data should be provided without any formatting except Bold, Italic, Subscripts, Superscripts, and Symbols(a b c d e f etc., @ ๅ ่ ๋ ๎ ๖ ๚ etc.) used.

e)    Description of file and software used should be mentioned clearly on the floppy.

f)    Software which are acceptable are as follows:

Word Star ver. 4, 5.1-7. (ii) Word Perfect 5.0 or 5.1 for MS DOS, Word Perfect 5.x for Windows and (iii) MS Word 6.0 for Windows onwards.


a)     No full stop marks are needed any where, e.g.

        1      Mehta G, Panda G, Yadav R D & Ravikumar K, Indian J Chem, 36B, 1997, 301.

b)   Italics/slanted characters be used for underlined portions, e.g. Indian J Chem B should be set as Indian J Chem (no underline)

c)     After references number use only TAB and not the variable space or full stop.


a) Tables should be set using TAB only, not by SPACE BAR etc.

b) No lines should be used separating columns or rows.

c) Column matter should be entered in continuation.


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Sample of Graphical AbstractA synthetic approach towards Pinakene, C28H14 fragment of [C70]-fullerene


An approach towards Pinakene, a dominant C28H14 fragment of [C70]-fullerene has been conceptualized and some model studies in that direction are reported.


G Mehta*, G Panda, R D Yadav &
K Ravikumar