About the Journal
Focus and Scope
The scope of the journal includes all issues in the field of chemistry, ranging from organic or inorganic chemistry to environmental or medicinal chemistry, among others.
During submission, authors may choose the appropriate section corresponding to the submitted manuscript.
Peer Review Process
The submitted manuscripts are scanned by the Editor for their originality and importance to the journal readers. Those not responding to these conditions or those who are subject to plagiarism are automatically rejected.
The accepted for review are sent to Associated Editors, who assign them to at least three referees.
Once the reviews are achieved, Editorial comments are sent to the author, who is expected to reply by performing adequate corrections.
The final decision to accept or reject the manuscript depends on the answers Â provided by the authors to the reviewer's comments and the established corrections in the revised manuscript.
The journal follows the practice of single-blind review, keeping reviewer identities anonymous to the authors.
Direct submissions are accepted by all researchers. Authors do not need to have any connection with the editorial members to publish in the Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry. The Editors are due to treat all authors with fairness, objectivity, honesty, and transparency.
Submissions that do not conform to the general criteria for publication will be returned to the authors without detailed review, typically within 1 to 3 days. Otherwise, manuscripts will go through the revision process, and a first decision will be sent to the authors within four weeks, on average.
The possible decisions on a manuscript are:
- Accept submission
- Revisions required
- Resubmit for review
- Decline submission
Authors should return a revised version within 15 days if minor revision is required. If other experiments are necessary, authors may ask for a derogation.
Once accepted, the revised papers can be made immediately available online. If the review process takes more time due to special circumstances, the authors will be informed by email.
Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry works continuously; the manuscripts are published in the current issue immediately after their final acceptance. The frequency of publication is bimonthly.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
After submission, a free-of-charge procedure; your manuscript will be evaluated by experts in your field. Your manuscript may be accepted directly for publication, or revisions may be required before publication.
Once you receive the editorial comments and make the requested corrections, your revised manuscript will be published without any charge.
Some authors may present a withdrawal request signed by all the authors of the manuscript within 2 days after submission. After 2 days, if the review process has begun, withdrawing your manuscript is no longer possible.
We are looking for original material that has never been published before. Any overlapping in the submitted manuscript from another work will be sanctioned. If the overlapping is minor, less than 15%, the authors will be asked to change the text with similarities. However, if the overlapping extends to different parts of the paper, this later, unfortunately, will be rejected.