Instructions to Authors

Frontiers in Chemical Sciences is a Biannual Journal covering the concepts, innovation, and Research in all branches of chemistry including Applied, Analytical, Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Biochemistry and their sub-disciplines. FCS publishes original articlesreview articlesshort communications of a high scientific and ethical standard in the Chemical sciences.


All Communication should be addressed to the Executive Editor, FRONTIERS IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES, Katchery Campus, LMQ Road, Multan, Pakistan

Submission of Manuscript:

Articles may be submitted in Word format (.doc or .docx files) by email to  Upon receipt, the manuscripts are allocated an identification number and reviewed initially by the Editorial Board, and if found suitable is sent out for review. The manuscripts not on the format are returned to the authors. A review of a paper normally takes about two months, and a decision, whatsoever, is conveyed to the corresponding author. After acceptance, correction of proofs, and transfer of copyrights, a paper is published on its turn.

Review Process:

All papers submitted to FRONTIERS IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES are subject to a masked peer review. The criteria for acceptance of articles in the Journal are originality of the idea, unique argument, clarity of objectives, sound methodology, clear and logical analysis and depth of discussion, appropriate examples, consistent structure and presentation, fairly good English, and contribution to knowledge. The Editor reserves the right to edit the manuscript, returning it to the author for revision or rejecting any manuscript as unsuitable in topic, style, or form, with or without requesting external review.

Submission checklist: You can use this list to carry out a final check of your submission before you send it to the journal for review.

Ensure that the following items are present:

One author has been designated as the corresponding author with contact details:

  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address

All necessary files have been uploaded:


  • Include keywords
  • All figures (include relevant captions)
  • All tables (including titles, description)
  • Ensure all figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  • Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print Graphical Abstracts

Further considerations:

  • Manuscript has been 'spell checked' and 'grammar checked'
  • All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa
  • Permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources (including the Internet)
  • A competing interest statement should be provided, even if the authors have no competing interests to declare
  • Journal policies detailed in this guide have been reviewed

Ethics in publishing:

Ethical statement concerning human and animal subjects is mandatory.

Essential title page information:

  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible. Size and style of the title should be 13 and Times New Roman.
  • Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names (text size should be 10). Indicate all affiliations with a number (1,2,3…..) as a superscript immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address.
  • Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, as well as post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries about Methodology and Materials. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author. The corresponding author name must be indicated by an asterisk (*).
  • Present/permanent address. If an 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 did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

**Authors affiliation, abstract, and references should be single spaced.

Preparation of Manuscript

Manuscripts should be typed single-spaced, text size 11, with 2.54 cm (1 inch) margin on each side. The manuscript may be within 4000 words excluding tables, figures and references. The text style should be Times New Roman. Font size for title should be 13 and main headings should be 12 and for subheadings should be 11. Manuscripts may be prepared in the following order:

Title page

Would include the title of the article, names of the authors, their institutional affiliations. One author should be identified as the corresponding author. The email address of the corresponding author will be displayed in the article.


The first page of the article should have an abstract of the article in 200-250 words preceding the main text. 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, References should be avoided. Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. Indentation for the Abstract should be 1.27 cm (0.5 inch) on the left and right side.

Graphical abstract

Although a graphical abstract is optional, its use is encouraged as it draws more attention to the online article. The graphical abstract should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership. Image size: Please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm using a regular screen resolution of 96 dpi. Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files.

Keywords (4-6 keywords may be included) Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of').  Key words should be separated by comma.


Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article. A term to be abbreviated must be written out completely the first time followed    immediately by its abbreviation in parentheses. Thereafter, the abbreviation may be used.


Article structure

Subdivision - numbered sections: Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.


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

Material and Methods/Experimental

Materials and methods should be sufficiently detailed to enable the experiments to be reproduced. It is mandatory to give formal assurance that any study involving humans or experimental animals was conducted under national and institutional guidelines for the protection of human subjects and animal welfare. No manuscript will be considered unless this information is supplied.


Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of Results and Discussion section.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise.


The Numbered reference style should strictly be followed. The numbered reference style does not use footnotes or endnotes for citations. Every citation must appear in your reference list. A list of references should only contain those citations that are given in the text of the manuscript. References should be single-spaced.

Citation in text: Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). In-text citations also should be in numbered style. Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.

Figures and Tables:

Figures and tables should be embedded in the text. Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file and should be centralized. The corresponding captions should be unbold and placed directly below the figure or above the table. All figures and tables should be cited in the text. Line spacing for a table should be one and text size should be 10. Kindly consider the following template to prepare tables.


Table 1: List of reagent type, name and their amount used for the preparation of microgel

Reagent type

Reagent name

Amount used




Aqueous medium



Reducing agent