Guide for Authors




All manuscripts should be submitted in one file where all figures, schemes and tables are included in the article text at the point where they are first cited.



Plagiarism (means copying from other people writing) is not acceptable in physical chemistry research (PCR). Authors should not engage in plagiarism - verbatim or near-verbatim copying, or very close paraphrasing, of text or results from another’s work.

Authors should not also engage in self-plagiarism (also known as duplicate publication) - unacceptably close replication of the author’s own previously published text or results without acknowledgement of the source.

Phys. Chem. Res will search through website for two kinds of plagiarism.

Manuscript preparation 

Types of Contributions:

Original papers: Are full-length expositions of extensive and significant experimental or theoretical studies.

Short communications: Must be complete, self-contained papers, and not preliminary reports. In style and presentation they should conform to that laid down for manuscripts but length should not exceed three (two) printed pages in the journal.

Reviews: Will usually be written at the invitation of Editors. Unsolicited reviews will be welcome but authors wishing to submit a review are requested to consult Editors prior to commencement.

Papers:  Papers will be published in English, in double spaced typing on pages of uniform size with a wide margin on the left. The authors are urged to arrange the subject matter clearly under headline such as Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, Tables and Figure Captions.

Format Manuuscipt:  All type of manuscrpts can be either in Word or PDF format, and after accetpance the article author should send revised copy  in Word format too.

Title: Papers should be headed by a concise and informative title. This should be followed by the name(s) and complete address of the author(s). The author(s) to whom correspondence should be addressed may be indicated with an asterisk.

Abstract: An abstract of 150-250 words should be included at the beginning of a paper. The abstract should comprise a brief and factual account of the contents and conclusions of the paper as well as an indication of any new information presented and its relevance.

Graphical Abstract: You should see the file by the name "Graphical Absract for Phys Chem Res"

Keywords: A maximum of four to six keywords should be indicated below the abstract to describe the content of the manuscript.

Introduction: A full-length paper should have a short introduction to state the reasons for the work, with enough reference to previous works on the subject.

Experimental: This should be presented as a clear and detailed description of experimental procedures and analytical conditions to enable readers to carry out similar work. Supply sample preparation procedures, name, model and configuration details of equipment used, and data handing methods.

Results and Discussion: The original and important findings should be stated.


For writing your references, you have to write them in the form of EndNote in two ways depend on your software facilities. We will expect all references are correct in the Phys. Chem. Res. format.

1- If you have Endnote 6 or 7software on your computer, perhaps you know how to do with your references.

2- If you don’t have this software.  MS Word has Endnotes when you see at top your Word page (references).  This Endnote is not good for writing your references, but it is good to put your references numbers in your text of manuscript. Copy and paste from google search, or your write them by hand your references in adequate palace, 


Fore references, you should arrange them in the required format of Phys.Chem.Res. Endnote is the proper software in this respect. Endnote version of your manuscript is compulsory.

As the last option, and if you do not know how to use Endnote, you can arrange the references as the samples below manually.

More important: putting DOI is compulsory, especially for international publisher such as ACS, Springer, Elsevier, and etc.  You can get them from Google search or publisher list of articles

 Sample reference for journal citation

1- Pakiari, A. H.; Mousavi, M., A Detailed Study of the Electronic Structure of Fe3 Cluster and Associative Adsorption of N2 to This Cluster: A Natural Bond Orbital Analysis. J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114 (37), 10209-10216, DOI: 10.1021/jp103540z.

 2- Menger, F. M., Reactivity of organic molecules at phase boundaries. Chem. Soc. Rev. 1972, 1, 229-240, DOI: 10.1039/CS9720100229.

 Sample reference for book citation

 1- Weinhold, F.; Landis, C. R., Valency and bonding: a natural bond orbital donor-acceptor perspective. Cambridge University Press: 2005; p. 10-12.

  2- Dehmlow, E. V.; Dehmlow, S. S., Phase transfer catalysis. VCH Weinheim: 1993, p. 20-24.

   Tables: Tables should be typed in double spacing on separate sheets and provided a suitable heading. Tables should be clearly referred in the text by using Arabic numerals. Each table should have a title that makes the general meaning understandable without reference to the text.

 Figures : Figures should be possibly in clear colored. Figures should be submitted either as original art work or as high-quality reproductions. Figures should be numbered consecutively; the captions should be typed on a separate sheet and grouped with the Figures at the end of manuscript. Pleas open this PDF file

 Crystallographic structure: Crystallographic structure determinations should include the following items: crystal data, positional parameters (partial), selected bond lengths and bond angles, and a drawing of the crystal or molecular structure with numbering.

 Nomenclature, units and symbols: Should conform to the IUPAC convention. Chemical nomenclature should follow the IUPAC rules. All abbreviations should be preceded the first time they appear by the full name except for the SI symbols for units that are to be used without explanation.

 Text Preparation: The final text should be submitted by e-mail as a Word processor (*.doc file). Figures should be given in JPG format in high resolution (at least 300 dpi) or Excel files. We are trying to establish latex facilities in near future.

 Proofs: Authors will receive proof, which they are requested to correct and return as soon as possible.