Both invited and contributed reviews on any topic within the
remit of the journalwill be published. Authors interested in
submitting a review, should send a short summaryto the editor,
before embarking on the preparation of the full article.
These should describe original research that hasnot previously
been published elsewhere. Whilst there is no limiton the length
of papers or the number of figures, authors areexpected to
exercise the same restraint that they would in a
traditionaljournal. Hence a working limit of 10 pages of A4 when
printed and 10 figureswill be applied, unless there was a
convincingcase for a larger publication.
These should describe new developments of
particularimportance. The size limit is 3 pages of A4 including
diagrams.Note that it is expected that a fuller version of the
workwill appear at a later date, although of course this can be
submittedto any journal.
If the authors can make a case for extra rapid
publication,then the journal will attempt to publish within 14
days of receipt.However, as this is dependent upon external
referees, no guaranteescan be given.
Short articles (1 page A4 max) can be submitted describingnew
developments in chemistry and biological chemistry. This couldbe
for example a new technique or even the opening of a majornew
Comments on recent developments or topical commentson all
issues relating to biological chemistry are welcomed bythe
Both undergraduate and post-graduate students areencouraged to
send reports of their projects. However, in bothcases a short
(100 words) synopsis of the report should be submittedby the
supervisor, prior to submission of the full report. Thefinal
paper should be no longer than 3 pages long including diagrams.
The biological chemistry educator
Either practical laboratory experiments or articlesdescribing
approaches to the teaching of the topic at the undergraduateor
postgraduate level would be welcome. A 6 page limit appliesin
Organisers of conferences in any area of physicalscience can
request that a notice be included in the journal.This should
include the title, date, location, a 2-5 line summaryof the aims
and the address for further details and if appropriate,the URL.
Electronic conference hosting
The journal is willing to host electronic conferenceson any
topic consistent with the overall aims of the journal.This offers
several advantages to the organiser, including a wideraudience,
the use of the web site, and the benefits of a US mirrorsite (or
European mirror for a US conference). In addition, thearchiving
and issuing of the conference proceedings on CD-ROMis offered.