Guide for Authors

HETEROCYCLES - An International Journal for Reviews and Communication in Heterocyclic Chemistry — publishes accounts of research on the organic and physical organic chemistry of heterocyclic compounds and natural products having the heterocyclic system. Four types of manuscripts may be submitted: Communications, Papers, Notes, and Reviews.
All manuscripts and correspondence should be addressed to
The Editor:
Keiichiro Fukumoto
The Japan Institute of Heterocyclic Chemistry
1-7-17, Motoakasaka
Tokyo 107-0051

Communications must feature novel and significant work of exceptional interest in preliminary form; they may be either experimentally oriented or entirely theoretical. The editors will consider manuscripts which feature urgent significant results. Contributions that are sensibly speculative or constitute new interpretations of older findings are appropriate.

Papers contain definitive and comprehensive accounts of significant findings obtained through original work in heterocyclic chemistry. Contributors who wish to have an experimental section included in their manuscripts should submit these manuscripts as Papers.
Microanalytical (C, H, N, O and then alphabetical) and spectral (IR, NMR, MS, etc.) data should be reported in the case of new compounds.

Notes should be concise accounts of studies of a limited scope.
Microanalytical (C, H, N, O and then alphabetical) and spectral (IR, NMR, MS, etc.) data should be reported in the case of new compounds.

The Journal welcomes review-type manuscripts containing appropriate heterocyclic material.Especially welcome are reviews based, in part, on work in the author's laboratory as well as reviews distinguished by some novel interpretation or presentation of the material.

All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract.

Graphical Abstracts:
A Graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the paper in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the paper. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Maximum image size: 400 × 600 pixels (h × w, recommended size 200 × 500 pixels). Preferred file types: TIFF, EPS, PDF or MS Office files. See for examples.

The Journal will print, upon request, announcements of meetings, new books, or other developments of interest to heterocyclic and natural products chemists.

Presentation of manuscripts:
Manuscripts should be written in a clear and accurate fashion with careful attention to detail.Manuscripts are considered for publication on the provision that they have not been, nor will be, published elsewhere. Ordinarily a manuscript will be sent to two competent referees for critical appraisal. An author is free to suggest the names of appropriate scientific experts who might be called upon for refereeing purposes. Comments of referees may be transmitted to the authors, but in no instances will the names of the referees be disclosed to the author without prior permission.

Form of manuscript:
Submit manuscripts and graphical abstracts in quadruplicate in English with copies of graphs,drawings, etc. Manuscripts must be prepared using a word processor. The text/image area of the first page should be 18 cm wide by 24 cm deep including the title. The text/image area on all other pages should be 18 cm wide by approximately 25 cm deep to fit on A4 paper (21.0 cm x 29.6 cm). Please do not use U.S. letter size paper.

A. General Instructions.

1. Arrangement:
Printing, on one side of the paper, should occupy the space within the typing area.

2. Font and Line Spacing:
Manuscripts should be printed with a 12pt font and 1.50 line spacing.

3. Printer:
For best results a laser printer is recommended.

4. Diskettes:
The electronic files on the disk must correspond exactly to the final hard copy version supplied.

B. Layout of Manuscripts

1. General:

(a) Position on the page:
The Title, Author's names, Address, and Abstract must be inset 3.5 cm from both left and right margins.

(b) Heading:
The Heading to the paper must comprise:
TITLE (in ROMAN CAPITALS: not underlined)
Author's name(s) (First letters only in capitals)
Author's address and e-mail address for correspondence
[Author's name should include the first name (without degrees) and the senior author should be indicated by an asterisk(*)]

2. Tables:
Tables must be inserted by the authors at the appropriate points in the text.

3. Structural, Formulae, Figures, Illustrations and Graphs:
These must be original prints, original line drawings or sharp glossy photographs. They should be inserted by the Authors at the appropriate points in the text. Captions and Wording on the figures should as far as possible be printed.

4. Heading and Sub-headings:
Main headings, in capitals should commence 3.5 cm from the left-hand margin.

5. Nomenclature:
All nomenclature should be simple, unambiguous, and in conformity with the conventions developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

6. Acknowledgements and References:
Acknowledgements may be included as a separate section. Authors are requested to submit their references according to the following format:

1. T.Kametani and T. Honda, 'Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry: Application of Aziridines to the Synthesis of Natural Products,' Vol. 39, ed. by A. R. Katritzky, Academic Press, Inc.,London, 1986, pp.181-236.

2. T. Kametani. K. Katoh, M. Tsubuki, and T. Honda, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1986, 108, 7055; M. Ihara, K. Nogu-Chi, T.Ohsawa, K. Fukumoto and T. Kametani, J. Org. Chem., 1983, 48, 3150; T. Kametani, H. Yukawa, Y. Su-zuki, and T. Honda, J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1, 1985, 2151

3. L. M. Jackman, 'Applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Organic Chemistry', Pergamon Press, Inc., New York, 1959.

7. Parenthesis of compound number:
Parenthesis should be located if the compound number is an equivalent with the word just before the number.

C. Rates for Authors

1. Communications, Papers, and Notes

Page Rates
Authors, whose manuscript is published in the journal, will be charged. There are no waivers or exceptions.

For contributions of 4 pages or less = Yen 18,000.
For additional blocks of 4 pages = Yen 9,000 per block of 4 pages

Space is divided into blocks of four pages. There is no partial refund for unused pages.

Reprints must be ordered before the issue containing the manuscript is published.

1-4 pp. 50 copies Yen 10,000, 100 copies Yen 18,000, 200 copies Yen 27,000, 300 copies Yen 36,000
5-8 pp. 50 copies Yen 18,000, 100 copies Yen 32,400, 200 copies Yen 48,600, 300 copies Yen 64,800
9-12 pp. 50 copies Yen 25,200, 100 copies Yen 45,000, 200 copies Yen 67,500, 300 copies Yen 90,000
13-16 pp. 50 copies Yen 30,200, 100 copies Yen 54,000, 200 copies Yen 81,000, 300 copies Yen 108,000
17-20 pp. 50 copies Yen 33,200, 100 copies Yen 59,400, 200 copies Yen 89,100, 300 copies Yen 118,800
21-24 pp. 50 copies Yen 36,500, 100 copies Yen 65,300, 200 copies Yen 98,000, 300 copies Yen 130,700
25-28 pp. 50 copies Yen 38,300, 100 copies Yen 68,600, 200 copies Yen 102,900, 300 copies Yen 137,200
29-36 pp. 50 copies Yen 40,200, 100 copies Yen 72,000, 200 copies Yen 108,000, 300 copies Yen 144,000

2. Reviews

Page Rates
Authors are not charged for publication of their reviews.

Reprints of reviews must be ordered before the issue containing the manuscript is published.

50 copies Yen 2,000 per page
100 copies Yen 3,500 per page
200 copies Yen 5,600 per page
For each additional 100 copies Yen 1,8000 per page

3. Postage
Shipping charge will be charged to the authors.