Manuscript Requirements

The journal considers original research papers, case reports and review papers. Authors must clearly justify the importance of their submission to the readership of the journal. Use Times New Roman 12 pts, single line spacing throughout the text, tables, figure legends and references. Use numbered chapter titles but unnumbered section titles. Annotate all tables of data to show the source(s) of the data. Use mathematical expressions and notation judiciously and only as required by the subject matter. Use a short title (about a line or two). The maximum number of pages should be 10 pages. Any additional pages will attract extra cost.

Abstract format

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, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential, they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself. 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). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These Keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Arrangement of Articles

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). Use the numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. 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

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


A Theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.


Results should be clear and concise.


This 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 a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.


If there are more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.l), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.l) and so on. Similarly for the tables and figures: Table A.l, Fig A.l, etc.

Chemical shift of 13C NMR: Carbon-13 NMR data should be reported to the nearest 0.1 ppm with the number of attached hydrogens designated as CH3, CH2, CH and C group.

Authors are also advised to present NMR data in tabular form. The title of the table should accurately and concisely reflect the contents of the table.


Authors should state their conclusions or the significance of their findings following the discussion of results. Conclusions should also be summarized in the abstract in order to place the authors� research in proper perspective.

Reference Style (Journal of ACM Reference Format Is recommended)


  1. Parker, R. Lotus* copyright protection Is turning into a feeding freniy, Infoworld 12, zh (1990), 42,
  2. Samuelson, P. and Glushko, R. Comparing the views of lawyers and user Interlace designers on the software copyright look & feel lawsuits, Jurimetrics J. 30 (1989), 121


  1. Hoffman, W. M. and Moore, J. M. (Eds,) Ethics and the Management of Computer Technology. Oelgeschlager, Gunn & Hain, Cambridge, Mass., 1982.
  2. Johnson, D, Computer Ethics. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1985

Proceedings of Conferences

  1. Khoshafian, S. N. and Copeland, G. P. Object identity. In Proceedings of OOPSLA '86 (Sept. 29-Oct, 2, Portland, Ore,) ACM/SIGPLAN, N.Y., 1986, pp. 406-416.
  2. Rumbaugh, J. E. Controlling propagation of operation using attributes on relations. In Proceedings of OOPSLA '88 (Sept. 25-30, San Diego, Calif.). ACM/SIGPLAN, N.Y., 1988, pp. 285-296.

Figures/graphics should give the reader a quick visual representation of the important results and/or the essence of the paper without providing specific details. All figures/graphics should be submitted using the following guidelines:

  • Embedded figure or graphic files in a Word document is preferred.
  • The following file format is also accepted; TIFF, PDF, EPS (vector artwork) or CDX (ChemDraw file).
  • Chemical structures should be drawn using ChemDraw and formatted per the American Chemical Society (ACS) document settings.
  • Graphics with similar information should be of similar size.
  • All figure parts should be labeled and grouped into a single graphic.
  • Figure/graphic should be clear, simple, relatively free of text and technical characters, and make use of color for visual impact.
  • Graphic files should be consecutively numbered using Arabic numerals and should have a descriptive title and named based on graphic function (i.e. Scheme 1, Figure 2, Chart 3).

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure

A statement describing any financial conflicts of interest or lack thereof is published with each manuscript. During the submission process, the corresponding author must provide this statement on behalf of all authors of the manuscript.


Authors are required to submit electronic copies of the single -spaced manuscript to online at the Journal website,

Submitted manuscripts shall be acknowledged.

To ensure a manuscript is considered expeditiously, a cover latter must be included stating:

  • Title and central claim of the manuscript
  • Technical area covered
  • Statement addressing why the material is important in its field and why the paper should be published in BJACS

The comments, observations and corrections of the reviewers shall be forwarded to the contributor for implementation before final consideration for acceptance. Authors are notified of an accepted submission by mail. We encourage submission of the final draft of an accepted article in the electronic plaintext in MS-WORD.