Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society

Instructions for Authors



1.1.  Types of Manuscripts

1.2.  Before You Begin the Submission




4.1.  Graphs and Figures

4.2.  Structural Formulae

4.3.  Photographs

4.4.  Colored Illustrations

4.5.  Tables, Data and Units





8.1.  Deposition of Crystallographic Data

8.2.  Manuscripts including NMR, IR, mass spectra, etc..


9.1.  Step by Step Procedure for Submission to JBCS

9.2.  Revised Manuscripts

9.3.  Final Version








The Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society embraces all aspects of chemistry except education, philosophy and history. It is a medium for reporting selected original and significant contributions to new chemical knowledge. The Journal publishes Articles, Communications, Short Reports, Reviews and Letters.


The reproduction of figures, schemes and photos already published in other publications, even if these materials have been published by the same authors, requires the copyright permission given by the editor house allowing the publication of the article in the JBCS.



*           Articles should be comprehensive and critical accounts of a work in a given area. Although short articles are acceptable, the editors strongly discourage fragmentation of a substantial body of work into a number of short publications.


*           Communications should be restricted to reports of unusual urgency and significance or interest. They should be submitted with a statement from the authors as to why the paper meets these criteria. A paper will not be accepted if, in the opinion of the Editors, the principal content has previously been released or published in any other medium. The communication should not exceed 1500 words or occupy more than 3 pages of the Journal. To estimate the length of a communication, an average sized figure is counted as 100 words and separate formulae and lines of a table are counted as 8 words per line, including headings and horizontal rulings. Title, authors' names and literature references are not counted.


*           Short Reports are meant to be a concise terminal report of studies of limited scope. Manuscripts submitted as articles or communications may, in some cases, be accepted as short reports. The standard of quality expected in short reports is the same as in articles.


*           Reviews are normally invited by the Editors. However, the Editors welcome suggestions for reviews considered suitable for the Journal. Be aware that the topics in the reviews must be numbered with Arabic numerals.


In order to help the Editors judge the suitability of a proposed review, authors should submit:

*      A synopsis including a brief outline of the Review content;

*      At least ten sample references;

*      A summary of the lead author's academic career;

*      A statement explaining the relevance of the topic to be reviewed and a list of the latest reviews published on the subject, if any;

*      An estimated date of submission. If the text is already prepared, an authorization for submission will be given after the above items have been considered by the Editors.


Acceptance of the synopsis does not guarantee publication of the final manuscript.


If the synopsis is accepted, the corresponding author will be invited to submit online the complete text of the review, together with a short CV and a photograph of each author, inserted in the end of manuscript.


It is quite common, in reviews, the reproduction of figures, schemes and photos already published in other works. Even if these materials have been published by the same authors, copyright permissions need to be given by the editorial office.


*           Letters are a medium for the expression of scientific opinions and views normally concerning material published in the Journal, but not for revision/update of the authors' own work. When a Letter polemical in nature is accepted, a reply from the implicated parties will be requested for publication alongside the original Letter. Contributions in this format are intended to be published as soon as possible. No Abstract is required for letters. They should not exceed one printed page in length.



*     Copyright License


            The submission of a paper implies that it has not been previously published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere or that it will not be simultaneously published elsewhere in the same format without the written permission of the Editors. Additionally, it implies that the submitting author has the consent of all authors. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that their paper's copyright is transferred to the Brazilian Chemical Society (Sociedade Brasileira de Química, SBQ) if and when the paper is accepted for publication. Accepted papers and illustrations become the property of the SBQ.


*     Organization of Manuscripts


            Authors should present their materials with the utmost conciseness and clarity. The Introduction should clearly and briefly identify, with relevant references, both the nature of the problem under investigation and its background. Extensive reviews of the literature cannot be accepted.


            In Articles and Short Reports, the Experimental section may precede or follow the Results and Discussion section, but should be separated from it. The addition of a final section at the end of the paper, which briefly summarizes the main Conclusions of the work, is recommended.


            Descriptions of experiments should be given in sufficient details to enable other researchers to repeat them. The degree of purity of materials should be given, as well as all quantities used. Descriptions of established procedures are unnecessary. Standard techniques and methods used throughout the work should be stated at the beginning of the section in a "Materials and/or Methods" subsection. Apparatus should be described only if it is non-standard. Commercially available instruments should be referred to by their suppliers and models.


            All new compounds should be fully characterized, which includes spectroscopic data and elemental analyses. High-resolution mass spectra may substitute for elemental analyses if accompanied by unequivocal proof of sample purity (melting points, copies of NMR spectra, etc.). For compounds prepared in enantiomerically pure or enantiomerically enriched form, specific optical rotation must be given. In cases where enantiomeric excess is determined by chromatographic and/or spectroscopic techniques, copies of the appropriate chromatograms and/or spectra should be included as Supplementary Information upon submission of the manuscript. Data associated with specific compounds should be listed after the name of the compound concerned, followed by the description of the preparation, or else presented in tabular form in the Results and Discussion section. All spectra must be included in the Supplementary Information (SI, see Section 8).


            Many theoretical and computational papers use a routine procedure based on a well-documented method, be it semi-empirical or ab initio. It is then sufficient to name the particular variant, referring to key papers, in which the method has been developed, to cite the computer program used and to indicate briefly any modification made by the author.


            Complementary data meant to support the analysis of Communications should be included as electronic supplementary information.


            It is the authors' responsibility to obtain permission from other publishers for the reproduction of artwork from other journals in the reviews or in any other type of publication. Such specific Copyright Permissions should be sent to the JBCS Editorial Manager. Suitable acknowledgement of reproduction must be given in the captions.



*     General Overview


*     Font: Times New Roman

*     Font Size: 12

*     Font Color: Black

*     Spacing: double spaced

*     Pages:numbered consecutively

*     Lines:numbered with Arabic numerals to facilitate correction of the text

*     Tables: numbered with Arabic numerals, placed in the same page of the text, in the right position.

*     Figures: numbered with Arabic numerals, placed in the same page of the text, in the right position. All captions should be typed below the figures and together with it, in the right position.  For full papers containing material previously published in preliminary form, a copy of the previous communication is required and should be included at the end of the manuscript.

*     Supplementary Information (SI): if new compounds are identified or characterized, all relevant spectra should be included at the end of manuscript as SI. See Section 8.


*     Details


*     First Page:

-      Title

-      Authors' names: Full given name, followed by the middle name initial(s) and then by the full last name.  An asterisk (*) should follow the name of the corresponding author.

-      Addresses: Authors are asked to provide full addresses for correspondence. The e-mail address of the corresponding author should be given as a footnote. If the address where the work was carried out is different from the present address of any of the authors, a footnote indicating the current position can be included. Each address should have a correspondent letter.  As for instance:


Jailson B. de Andrade,*,a Marta V. Andradeb and Heloisa L.C. Pinheiroc


-      Graphical Abstract (GA). See Section 5.


*     Second Page

-      Title

-      Abstracts in Portuguese and in English: maximum of 150 words for Articles and Reviews and 50 words for Short Reports and Communications. The editors of the Journal can help authors who are not fluent in Portuguese.

-      Keywords: a minimum of two and maximum of five. Broad-sense words such as "water" should be avoided.


*     Third Page On

-      The text should start from the third page of the manuscript.

-      Attention: All nomenclature should be consistent, clear, unambiguous and in accordance with the nomenclature rules established by the IUPAC, the International Union of Biochemistry, the Abstracts Service (see Index Guide to Chemical Abstracts, 1987 and, the Nomenclature Committee of the American Chemical Society or any other appropriate bodies. Units and symbols should follow IUPAC recommendations. Authors will not be denied any reasonable usage, but if non-SI units are used for critical data or for quantities measured to a high degree of accuracy, final numerical values should also be expressed in SI units.



*     Language


            Only manuscripts written in English will be considered. Standard English and American English spellings are allowed but consistency should be maintained within the manuscript.

        From now on, all authors are expected to send along with their manuscript a statement from a specialized company (or person), attesting that the text was submitted to formal English review. Otherwise, the Editor can, at any time, ask for such procedure to warrant the English precision, conciseness and understanding of the manuscript.


*     Style and Format


*     Main Sections: First initial with capital letter, bold, no final full stop:



Results and Discussion or Results then Discussion

(alternatively, Experimental may follow Results and Discussion)


Supplementary Information




Main Sections should not be numbered, except for Reviews.


*     Sub-Sections: italic, first initial with capital letter, no final full stop. Examples:

Reagents and equipments

X-ray data


*     Formulae (compounds): should be numbered with bold Arabic numerals.


*     Structural or displayed formulae must be accurately drawn and inserted in the text. All captions should be typed below the structural or displayed formulae, together with it, in the right position.  



*     General Size


            The authors should think about the illustration size for double column (172 mm) of the journal. But, the font type size of text must be consistent with the illustration, since, it can be reduced during preparation of the Galley Proof.

This is important when choosing symbols for graphics, drawings, charts, photos etc.


BE CONSISTENT – make your paper look nicer: use the same size and same font type in graphics, schemes, etc.



*     Lines and Lettering


*     Lines should be black and of an adequate and even thickness. Solid, broke, dotted and dot-dash lines should be used in graphics. Particular care should be taken to ensure that the lines in a spectrum are of adequate thickness.

*     Lettering should not be smaller than 7 pt (Times New Roman) and lines not thinner than 0.5 pt. Lettering and lines should be of uniform density throughout the figures.


*     Labeled atoms in ORTEP (or any other) diagrams should have atom numbers in parenthesis, e.g. Fe(1), C(44).


*     Symbols representing physical quantities should be given in italics, e.g.
J (Hz),
δ(ppm), etc.


*     Units should be expressed in the appropriate form, e.g. g cm-3 or mol L-1, rather than g/cm3or mol/L. See Section 4.5


*     Graphs


*     Scales: graphs should have only the minimum necessary scale divisions marked by numerals.

*     Axis labels should use SI units, separated from quantities (see details in the green book

For graphs, use slashes in X and Y axes to separate axes names from units. For example: time/min; Size range/mm; Wavenumber/cm-1. Use parentheses only to group a set of units, e.g. Concentration/(mol L-1), 103 (T/K)-1, etc.

Pay close attention to the way decimal values are expressed in English. Employ dots instead of commas.


*     Curves: should be labeled (a), (b), (c) etc. and further information be given in the figure legend/caption.


*     Data Points must be shown sufficiently large to be distinguishable. Whenever possible, they should be marked with the following symbols (use alternated full and open symbols):


●, ○, ■, □, ▲, Δ, , ♢


*     Graphs/Figures should be pasted from their original files (Origin, ChemDraw, Corel etc.) and have an excellent quality. If you have to digitalize (scan) the figures (photos, for instance), choose the following scan options: black & white (B&W), no background and minimum of 300 dpi. If you wish them to be published online in color, send both the colored and B&W versions to the Editorial Office, matching the captions of the figures to accommodate the alternatives.


*     For computer-generated artwork, background or shadings should be avoided.



*     Figures, schemes and structures should be drawn to fit single or double-column widths. They should look proportional in case they are reduced.


*     Structures should be numbered with bold Arabic numerals, e.g. 1, 2.


*     All chemical structures included in a manuscript should be drawn using the same letter type (Times New Roman or Arial), size of cyclic groups, size and thickness of chemical bonds, AND, THE MOST IMPORTANT, AUTHORS SHOULD USE THE SAME STANDARD THROUGHOUT THE WORK, INCLUDING ALL FIGURES,  SCHEMES, ETC.


*     The following organic group abbreviations may be used: Me, Et, nPr, nBu, sBu, tBu, Ph, CO2R, CO2H, iPrOH.


*     One variable univalent substituent is indicated by R. When more than one independent variable general substituent is present, R1, R2, R3, etc. should be used.


*     A variable metal may be indicated by M and variable ligands by L1, L2, L3 or L1, L2, L3, etc.



*     Photographs should be highly contrasted, positive and not mounted.


*     When necessary, the scale should be drawn on the photograph itself and not below.


*     Color prints are rarely reproduced satisfactorily in black and white. Original B&W photographs are preferred to report experimental results, such as electron micrographs or to illustrate special equipment adaptations.



*     Online Version


From 2010 onwards, the publication of colored illustrations will be totally free of charge in the ONLINE version of the Journal.


*     Printed Version


            Black & White (B&W) illustrations are free of charge.

            If the authors want to have colored illustrations on the printed version, they will be asked to pay for their cost: the current fee is 250 USD for all figures.



*     Tables


Format your table to give straightforward information to the reader. Do not use shades or bold lettering. Indicate any extra information as a footnote with letters, e.g. a, b, c, etc.  For examples, see any "PDF" files in:


*     Data


For negative numbers, ions and equations in text and tables use – (negative symbol) instead of - (hyphen). Examples: Cl,   –0.40,   a = x – by.


*     Units


Use International System Units (SI), e.g. m, s, kg, Pa, mol L-1, etc, separated from quantities with a blank space. Example: 300 K, not 300K. See

Note: M is no longer a valid concentration expression for IUPAC; we suggest mol L-1 or mol dm-3, but be consistent throughout your manuscript.

For examples, see any "PDF" files in:



            The JBCS Table of Contents is being improved both in the printed and online version. From now on we expect authors to be more careful with their GA proposition.


            The figure should summarize the content of the paper in a concise, pictorial form, designed to capture the attention of a wide readership. It can be a key structure, a reaction, an equation, a concept, a graphic or a theorem. Short movies are also welcome (as supplementary information (SI)). It is not acceptable photos of commercial equipment in GA or in the text of the manuscripts.


            So, be smart to advertise your paper: send a simple and appealing Graphical Abstract.


            The image should have 300 dpi resolution (TIFF / JPG or an imagine that allow as to edit) with a 8 cm wide and 4 cm long size. It should use colors as much as possible and have an artistic and imaginative idea.


            Along with the GA figure, related to the central idea of your paper, send also an explanatory text, 4 lines at the most.




*     When writing equations, use the Word editing equation option or any other equation editor.



*       Reference numbers


Reference numbers in the text should be typed consecutively as superscripts after punctuation, without parentheses or brackets. Examples:

sodium salicylate,1-3

Nishide et al.,4

by reduction of chromic acid.4-8,12


The cited literature should be listed on a separate page (double-spaced) in the same order it appears in the text.


*     Journal Titles


Journal title abbreviations are those defined in the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (see If an authoritative abbreviation for a Journal cannot be located or if the abbreviation is not obvious, the full Journal title should be cited.


*     Style Rules for Year, Volume and Page


#. Author, A. C.; Author B.; Author C. F.; Abbreviation of the Journal Year, Volume, Page.


1.      Author, A. C.; Author, B.; Author, C. F.; J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 2010, 21, 77.


-      Author initials should be separated from each other, e.g. Author, A. C.;

-      Use semi-colons to separate different author's names. No "and" is necessary in any case.

-      Journal Abbreviations should come in Italics: J. Braz. Chem. Soc.

-      Years – Bold Letter: 2010

-      Volume – Italic style: 21

-      Page – Only the initial page, followed by dot: 77.




2.      Varma, R. S.; Singh, A. P.; J. Indian Chem. Soc. 1990, 67, 518.


In case the journal is not easily accessible, it is best to quote its Chemical Abstracts number, as follows:


3.      Provstyanoi, M. V.; Logachev, E. V.; Kochergin, P. M.; Beilis, Y. I.; Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zadev.; Khim. Khim. Tekhnol. 1976, 19, 708. (CA 85:78051s).


Pay attention to the connection words in the names, as for instance: da Silva, M. A. or Silva, M. da, as follows:


4.      Pinto, A. C.; de Andrade, J. B.; Quim. Nova 1999, 22, 448.


*     Composite References


They should be used whenever possible, rather than a series of individual references, without letters (a), (b), (c), etc. Use only a semi-colon to separate them. The style for composite references is as follows:


5.      Varela, H.; Torresi, R. M.; J. Electrochem. Soc. 2000, 147, 665; Lemos, T. L. G.; Andrade, C. H. S.; Guimarães, A. M.; Wolter-Filho, W.; Braz-Filho, R.; J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 1996, 7, 123; Ângelo, A. C. D.; de Souza, A.; Morgon, N. H.; Sambrano, J. R.; Quim. Nova 2001, 24, 473.


*     Patents


They should be identified in the following form. Whenever possible, Chemical Abstracts numbers should be quoted in parentheses:


6.      Hashiba, I.; Ando, Y.; Kawakami, I.; Sakota, R.; Nagano, K.; Mori, T.; Jpn. Kokai Tokkyo Koho 79 73,771 1979. (CA 91:P193174v)

7.      Kadin, S. B.; US pat. 4,730,004 1988. (CA 110:P23729y)

8.      Eberlin, M. N.; Mendes, M. A.; Sparrapan, R.; Kotiaho, T. Br PI 9.604.468-3, 1999

*     Books


Cotton, F. A.; Wilkinson, G.; Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed.; Wiley: New York, 1988.
Chapter in a book: only the main title should be given, with the chapter author's name.


9.      Regitz, M. In Multiple Bonds and Low Coordination in Phosphorus Chemistry; Regitz, M.; Scherer, O.J., eds.; Georg Thieme Verlag: Stuttgart, 1990, ch. 2.


*     Software


10.   Sheldrick, G. M.; SHELXL-93; Program for Crystal Structure Refinement; University of Göttingen, Germany, 1993.

*           Dissertation/Thesis - Do not use as bibliographic reference. Include only the articles that were produced from that research work.


*     Web Pages


11., accessed in June 2001.


*     Unpublished material Reference


For material accepted for publication:


12.   Magalhães, U. H.; J. Braz. Chem. Soc., in press.


In this case, the DOI number should be provided by the authors.


For other reference examples, see "PDF" files in:



This material will be available online in the JBCS Page as PDF file. It should contain relevant and complementary data to those presented in the manuscript. Their format can be: tables, graphs, spectra, films and so on...

            Any synthesized or identified compound must be accompanied by the spectra used for such identification. This is especially important for Natural Products, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry manuscripts in which the characterization/identification techniques are part of the work.


*     Deposition of Crystallographic Data


Prior to the submission of the typescript including crystallographic data, the author(s) should deposit, in the relevant Data Center, the data corresponding to each structure to be reported.


*     Data for organometallic, organic and coordination (Werner-type) compounds should be sent to the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC) by e-mail, in CIF format. More information and a checklist of data items to be included in the deposit can be obtained from the CCDC Home Page:

*     Data for inorganic compounds should be sent to Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (FIZ) by e-mail:


*     Deposition Codes


The Data Centers will provide deposition codes for each data set, which should be quoted in the typescript under a Supplementary Information heading after the Acknowledgements.

Standard text for CCDC:


Crystallographic data (excluding structure factors) for the structures in this paper have been deposited in the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre as supplementary publication number CCDC XXXXXX. Copies of the data can be obtained, free of charge, via or from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK; fax: +44 1223 336033. E-mail:


*     Preparation of Crystallographic Material


When the paper is submitted, the following guidelines should be observed:


*     The Abstract should not contain crystal data, but a concise statement of the main features of the structural results.


*     The following crystallographic data should be given in a paragraph of a Table, in a concise format:


8.1.1      Color, habit and size of the crystal(s) used, behavior of the compound under the data collection conditions.


8.1.2      The chemical formula should correspond to the complete chemical unit encompassing the crystallographic symmetry, the formula weight, F(000), the absorption coefficient and  the measured and calculated densities.


8.1.3      The unit cell parameters with esd's and the X-ray wavelength used.


8.1.4      The crystal system, space group and number of chemical units per cell.


8.1.5      Type of diffractometer used and method of data collection, total number of data collected, number of unique reflections, R(int) value, number of observed reflections with cut-off parameter, use or not of absorption correction, transmission factors.

8.1.6      The final results: R, wR, S and the number of parameters refined; treatment of hydrogen atoms; final peak and hole in the last difference map. Only refinements on F2 will be accepted.


*     Discussion of the Structure


It must include a labeled diagram of the structure, a list of relevant geometric parameters – interatomic bond distances and angles, torsion angles, hydrogen bond parameters, etc. Data of less important parts of the structure, such as ligand sub-groups (phenyl rings, etc.) should be omitted.




            Whenever a compound is synthesized or identified (new or already known), it is imperative to send all spectral data (data and spectra) as Supplementary Information (SI) along with your submission, at the end of your PDF file.


            A brief mention to the existence of complementary data should be included in the Supplementary Information topic before the Conclusions section. Example:


Supplementary Information

Supplementary information (Figure S1-S4, Table S1) is available free of charge at, as a PDF file.


            How to send this type of information:


*     Join all spectra in one SI file. Do not forget to add captions to each one of them, identifying each individual spectrum (e.g., Figure S1. 1H NMR Spectrum of...; Figure S2. IR Spectrum of...; Figure S3. 13C{1H} Spectrum of...). If the spectra will be digitalized (scanned), choose options: Black&White, without background and 300 dpi at least. Add this file to the end of your manuscript, which should then comprehend one single PDF file, containing GA, text with tables and figures, and SI.



The J. Braz. Chem. Soc. offers the Authors ONLINE SUBMISSION

Since 2004, printed submissions are no longer accepted.

E-mail submissions are NOT accepted either.


*     The online submission requires a single PDF file containing GA, text numbered with lines and pages, tables and figures insert in the right position, schemes and eventually Supplementary Information (spectra of the identified compounds or another additional data. For example, see section 8):


1.     Using your Login and Password, access the JBCS site

If you are not registered yet, go to the New User link: and fill in the form.

2.     Once logged in, choose the Author folder.

3.     Choose the link: New Submission (left side menu)

A general overview of the process and the main requests are presented (if you are not ready yet for the complete submission, you can stop here).

4.     If you are ready, roll the web page and click Next Step.

5.     Check list the most important points that should be present in your manuscript.

6.     Fill in the presented form, choose the Manuscript Type, Manuscript Title, add Keywords, paste or write a brief cover letter in which you must suggest a few possible referees' names, not related to your group and not all from the same country. Using the plus sign, add the necessary boxes to fill all co-authors' names. Inform all authors' names as used in references and finally roll the web page and click Go to next step.

7.     Here you are invited to browse and upload the PDF file that you will submit. After that, click Go to next step.

8.     A final page will be showed and you will receive an e-mail confirming a temporary submission, with a code associated to it, as for example: tmp_1022 (the number is not important here).

9.     After we check your temporary submission and the PDF integrity (till 48 hours), you will receive the definitive reference number of the submission, e.g. 77/10 (not exactly this number).



Manuscripts (Articles, Reviews and Short Reports) returned to an author for revision must be returned within one month; otherwise, it will be considered withdrawn after two months. Communications must be returned within two weeks. Revised manuscripts returned to the Editor should be submitted as PDF file online also. In case of more than very minor revisions, the author's Response Letter that accompanies the revised manuscript should indicate in detail the changes that have been made (the changes must also be marked in another color in the revised text) and the referees' questions should have been answered properly.


*     Instructions to send Revised Version (V2, V3, etc) and Response Letter


Using the registered Login and Password, log into the online submission system.


Follow the Instructions below to send your Revised Version and Response Letter (see also text in your e-mail):


You are kindly asked to make the appropriate amendments in order to meet Editor and ALL Referees comments.

You will submit 2 (two) files in the Journal web page, at your Author's Home Page, in the section Here to Send the New Version (GO into Manuscript's TITLE LINK). Then send:


1.     A Response Letter, itemizing each comment that has been addressed, as well as any changes made, from ALL Referees and Editor (if so). Copy the comments and answer just after them.



*     Instructions for RE-Submission (in case of Rejection)


The authors should use the link New Submission. In this case, the Response Letter can be placed as the Cover Letter or inserted in the initial pages of your Manuscript. The changes made must be pointed out in the letter and the text itself should be marked with a different color. Do not forget to indicate the reference number of the previous version in the Cover Letter. You are asked to submit one single file of the manuscript, as a PDF file. A tool is available to generate the PDF file from a *.doc or *.rtf file.






*     Which Files to Send


Prepare INDIVIDUAL files with:


*     Text and Tables


Use Word for Windows and save as *.doc.

For other operating systems (Macintosh and Unix), save the file in *.rtf (Rich Text Format).




1.             In the text, the references are AFTER the punctuation.

2.             Use symbols and equations from the Word Editor.

3.             Authors should indicate, by text or marginal notations in the manuscript, where the tables are to be inserted.


*     Graphics, Figures, Schemes


Send them in the original used program.

It is important that the files are editable to allow any minor mistake correction.


1.             Structures *.cdx (ChemDraw, ISIS-Draw)

2.             Graphics *.opj/*.org (Origin); *.xls (Excel)

3.             Others *.cdr (CorelDraw)

4.             Authors should indicate, by text or marginal notations in the manuscript, where the Graphics, Figures and Schemes are to be inserted


*     Photos and Similar Images


Only if necessary. Scan them with a minimum of 300 dpi resolution as Black&White drawing. Save them as *.tiff.

Otherwise, save as *.eps; *.wmf

For Macintosh, only *.tiff is acceptable.


*     Authors should indicate, by text or marginal notations in the manuscript, where the Photos and Similar Images are to be inserted.


*     How to Name the Files


*     Label the ORIGINAL files with the manuscript number and the corresponding description:


1.             559-09_full.doc (or*.rtf) containing text, tables, equations, etc. pasting figures and schemes at the end;

2.             figure1.opj (or *.xls; *cdr; etc);

3.             scheme2.cdx (or *.cwg; etc);

4.             etc.


*     Any problems with your file, the JBCS staff will contact you by e-mail.


*     How to Send your Files


1.             Access your Author's JBCS Home Page with your Login and Password.

2.             In the section Here to Send Final Version Files, click into manuscripts Title Link.

3.             There you will find the link Send Final Version Files to upload the files, one by one. Alternatively you can zip all files in one, but be absolutely sure to have all necessary files into the zipped one.

4.             After uploading all files, check the links online. The system works as a Virtual Disk and does not close, allowing you to upload extra files if requested or if you noted any missing one.



The JBCS Journal Publishing Staff will contact you in the near future regarding your manuscript page proofs (Galley Proof – GP).


The proofs are provided for the correction of printing errors only, i.e., the proof correction should not be used for language or content improvement. If considered excessive, the change costs will be charged to the author(s).


Corrected galley proofs should be returned as soon as possible (within 72 h or in 3 business days).


Your paper will be published on the web only after you approve of your page proofs.



            If errors of consequence are detected in the published paper, a correction should be sent to JBCS by the publication author in the Additions and Corrections section. It is NOT free of charge, so authors are recommended to check their galley proofs with care.



*     Address:


J. Braz. Chem. Soc.

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Caixa Postal: 6154

13083-970 Campinas–SP, Brazil



*     E-mails:


*     Angela Ramalho – Editorial Manager - JBCS

- For general subjects


*     Aya Hase – Editorial Manager Assistant - JBCS

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- Update user's info (such as affiliation, e-mail address, etc.)

- Asking about the status of manuscript

- Information of submission of manuscript


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