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About the journal


Basic information

The Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society embraces all aspects of chemistry except education, philosophy and history of chemistry. It is a medium for reporting selected original and significant contributions to new chemical knowledge.

The JBCS is published monthly by the PubliSBQ. Publication of the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society is in charge of the Editors, and its policy and planning are the responsibility of the Editorial Advisory Board . Manuscripts submitted to the journal are analyzed by peer-reviewers.

Its abbreviated title is J. Braz. Chem. Soc., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.

Benefits for Authors and Readers

Manuscript Categories
• Authors have a wide choice of formats in which to publish:
Articles, Communications, Short Reports, Reviews, Accounts and Letters.
• Authors are encouraged to submit electronic Supplementary Information (SI) with
their manuscripts. This extra material is made available together with respective papers, online at, as a PDF file.

High visibility and free download
• Manuscripts are available free of charge on the world wide web site.

• Science Citation Index®, Science Citation Index expanded (SciSearch®),
Index Copernicus, ISI Alerting Services, Chemical Abstracts – CA Plus,
Chemistry Citation Index®, Current Contents®/ Physical, Chemical and
Earth Sciences, and SciELO.

Immediate publication (forthcoming papers)
• Once published online a DOI number will be assigned to the manuscript.

Online manuscript submission
• By SCHOLARONE – Thomson Reuters (International Submission Site).

• QUALIS CAPES – A2 (Chemistry Area)
• Current issue with Indexing Graphical Abstracts (GA).
• Past issues –All online collection freely available with Search Engines (Google and SciELO) and also assigned a valid DOI.
• Cover Gallery – All Collection Picture Cover


Indexing sources

Articles published by the Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society are abstracted or indexed in:

  • Chemistry Citation Index®
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®)
  • ISI Alerting Services
  • Science Citation Index®
  • Current Contents® / Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • Chemical Abstracts - CA Plus
  • SciELO
  • Qualis CAPES (Chemistry Area) – A2


Intellectual Property

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.



The publication of the journal receives financial support from:
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq).

  • Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)


Editorial Board



  • Adriano L. Monteiro Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Jaísa Fernandes Soares Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
  • José Walkimar M. Carneiro Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
  • Paulo Cezar Vieira (editor-in-chief) Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
  • Roberto M. Torresi Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Solange Cadore Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil


Associate Editors

  • Brenno A. D. Neto Universidade de Brasília, Brazil
  • Edenir Rodrigues Pereira Filho Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
  • Eduardo Carasek da Rocha Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Emanuel Carrilho Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Emerson F. Queiroz Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • Fernando Carlos Giacomelli Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
  • Humberto Osório Stumpf Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Marilia O. F. Goulart Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
  • Pedro H. C. Camargo Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Teodoro S. Kaufman Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
  • Vanessa Hatje Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil


Editorial Advisory Board

  • Antonio Canals Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • António Joaquim de C. Varandas Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Eva M. Krupp University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Eusébio Juaristi Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico  Nacional, Mexico
  • Fernando Galembeck Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais / Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
  • Henrique E. Toma Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jailson B. de Andrade Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
  • James Landers University of Virginia, USA
  • Juan Cesar Scaiano University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Ludger Wessjohann Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Germany
  • Ralph E. Sturgeon National Research Council Canada, Canada
  • Richard G. Weiss Georgetown University, USA
  • Susan Lunte University of Kansas, USA
  • Yvonne P. Mascarenhas Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Zhong-Qun Tian Xiamen University, China


Editorial Manager

  • Maria Suzana Prataviera Francisco


Editorial Manager Assistant

  • Aya Hase and Telma Ducati


Former Editors

Angelo da Cunha Pinto†, Armi W. da Nóbrega, Fernando Galembeck, Francisco Radler de Aquino Neto, Gerardo G. B. de Souza, Henrique E. Toma, Jailson B. de Andrade, Jaswant R. Mahajan, Joaquim A. Nóbrega, Koiti Araki, Luis A. Avaca, Luiz Carlos Dias, Luiz Carlos G. Freitas, Marco-Aurélio De Paoli, Maria D. Vargas, Maysa Furlan, Miguel Jafelicci Jr., Mônica Tallarico Pupo, Oswaldo L. Alves, Pedro J. M. Abreu, Ricardo Longo and Ronaldo A. Pilli and Watson Loh.


Former members of the Advisory Board

Giuseppe Cilento†, Jaswant R. Mahajan, Linus Pauling†, Hitoshi Ohtaki, Isabella Karle, Klaus Hafner, Kozo Kuchitsu, Russell A. Bonham, Vicente G. Toscano, Jerome Karle, Henry Taube†, Alejandro J Arvia, Clayton H. Heathcock, G. Jeffery Leigh, José Manuel Riveros, Otto Richard Gottlieb†, Alberto Nuñez Sellés, C. N. R. Rao, Jean-Marie Lehn, José Luiz F. Costa Lima, Miguel de la Guardia and Roberto Sanchez-Delgado.


Instructions to authors



The Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society (JBCS) embraces all aspects of chemistry except education, philosophy and history. It is a medium for reporting selected original and significant contributions to new chemical knowledge. The Journal publishes Articles, Communications, Short Reports, Reviews, Accounts and Letters.
The reproduction of figures, schemes and photos already published in other publications, even if these materials have been published by the same authors, requires the copyright permission given by the editor house allowing the publication of the article in the JBCS.

Manuscript types

Article should be comprehensive and critical accounts of a work in a given area. Although short articles are acceptable, the Editors strongly discourage fragmentation of a substantial body of work into a number of short publications.

Communication should be restricted to reports of unusual urgency and significance or interest. They should be submitted with a statement from the authors as to why the manuscript meets these criteria. A manuscript will not be accepted if, in the opinion of the Editors, the principal content has previously been released or published in any other medium. The communication should not exceed 1500 words or occupy more than 3 pages of the Journal. To estimate the length of a communication, an average sized figure is counted as 100 words and separate formulae and lines of a table are counted as 8 words per line, including headings and horizontal rulings. Title, authors' names and literature references are not counted.

Short Report is meant to be a concise terminal report of studies of limited scope. Manuscripts submitted as articles or communications may, in some cases, be accepted as short reports. The standard of quality expected in short reports is the same as in articles.

Review is normally invited by the Editors. However, the Editors welcome suggestions for reviews considered suitable for the Journal. Be aware that the topics (items) in the Reviews must be numbered with Arabic numerals.

In order to help the Editors in the evaluation of the suitability of a proposed Review, the authors should previously submit by e-mail ( the following items:

  • A synopsis including a brief outline of the Review content;
  • At least ten sample references;
  • A summary of the lead author's academic career;
  • A statement explaining the relevance of the topic to be reviewed and a list of the latest reviews published on the subject, if any;
  • If the text is already prepared (with the above items have been considered by the Editors), an invitation for submission will be sent for the author by the JBCS/ScholarOne system;
  • A short Curriculum Vitae (max. 100 words) with photo for each author needs to be added in the end of the main document.

Acceptance of the synopsis does not guarantee publication of the final manuscript.

It is quite common, in Reviews, the reproduction of figures, schemes and photos already published in other works. Even if these materials have been published by the same authors, copyright permissions need to be given by the editorial office.

Account is published only by invitation from the Editorial Board. Like the Review, it may include figures, schemes, structures, etc. The topics in the Account must be numbered with Arabic numerals.

In order to help the Editors in the evaluation of the suitability of a proposed Account, authors should previously submit by e-mail ( a synopsis considering the following items:

  • submission of a focused and readable text, covering current areas of interest for the Chemistry community;
  • it is necessary to present topics or summaries of research in an emerging area of Chemistry, covering only the most interesting/significant developments;
  • in the conclusion section, the discussion is about possible future approaches of the Account subject;
  • a short Curriculum Vitae (max. 100 words) with photo for each author needs to be added in the end of the main document.

In case any reproduction of figures, schemes and photos already published in other journals is included, a copyright permission given by the editorial office of the publisher must be sent to JBCS office.

Letter is a medium for the expression of scientific opinions and views normally concerning material published in the Journal, but not for revision/update of the authors' own work. When a Letter polemical in nature is accepted, a reply from the implicated parties will be requested for publication alongside the original Letter. Contributions in this format are intended to be published as soon as possible. No Abstract is required for letters. They should not exceed one printed page in length.

Before Beginning the Submission

Copyright License

The submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been previously published, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere or that it will not be simultaneously published elsewhere in the same format without the written permission of the Editors. Additionally, it implies that the submitting author has the consent of all authors. By submitting a manuscript, the authors agree that their paper's copyright is transferred to the Brazilian Chemical Society (Sociedade Brasileira de Química, SBQ) if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. Accepted manuscripts and illustrations become the property of the SBQ.

Manuscript Organization

Authors should present their materials with the utmost conciseness and clarity. The Introduction should clearly and briefly identify, with relevant references, both the nature of the problem under investigation and its background. Extensive reviews of the literature cannot be accepted.

In Articles and Short Reports, the Experimental section may precede or follow the Results and Discussion section, but should be separated from it. The addition of a final section at the end of the manuscript, which briefly summarizes the main Conclusions of the work, is recommended and needs to be just after the Results and Discussion section.

Descriptions of experiments should be given in sufficient details to enable other researchers to repeat them. The degree of purity of materials should be given, as well as all quantities used. Descriptions of established procedures are unnecessary. Standard techniques and methods used throughout the work should be stated at the beginning of the section in a Materials and/or Methods subsection, in the Experimental section. Apparatus should be described only if it is non-standard. Commercially available instruments should be referred to by their suppliers and models.

All new compounds should be fully characterized, which includes spectroscopic data and elemental analyses. High-resolution mass spectra may substitute for elemental analyses if accompanied by unequivocal proof of sample purity (melting points, copies of NMR spectra, etc.). For compounds prepared in enantiomerically pure or enantiomerically enriched form, specific optical rotation must be given. In cases where enantiomeric excess is determined by chromatographic and/or spectroscopic techniques, copies of the appropriate chromatograms and/or spectra should be included as Supplementary Information upon submission of the manuscript. Data associated with specific compounds should be listed after the name of the compound concerned, followed by the description of the preparation, or else presented in tabular form in the Results and Discussion section. All spectra must be included in the Supplementary Information (SI, see Section 8).

Many theoretical and computational papers use a routine procedure based on a well-documented method, being it semi-empirical or ab initio. It is then sufficient to name the particular variant, referring to key papers, in which the method has been developed, to cite the computer program used and to indicate briefly any modification made by the author.

Complementary data meant to support the analysis of Communications should be included as Supplementary Information (SI, see Section 8).
It is the authors' responsibility to obtain permission from other publishers for the reproduction of artwork from other journals in the reviews or in any other type of publication. Such specific Copyright Permissionsshould be sent to the JBCS Editorial Manager. Suitable acknowledgement of reproduction must be given in the captions.

Article Processing Charges – APCs
JBCS adopted the full open access format in which authors are required to cover part of the publication costs for their articles.  The online journal is free.

Article Processing Charges (APCs)
Discounts is offered to corresponding authors that are active members of the Sociedade Brasileira de Química (SBQ (see below), and this publication fee will be applicable just after manuscript acceptance by Editors. The manuscript evaluation by Peer Review remains unaltered.

Payments will be received through the PayPal system for Overseas, which is a safe, flexible and well-established service for on-line payments. For Brazilian Authors, please make a bank deposit/transfer and send your payment receipt to

Soc. Bras. De Química (PubliSBQ)
CNPJ: 49.353.568/0001-85
Banco do Brasil
Ag. 2447-3
CC: 38.064-4

             APCs -_2016

  • Corresponding author: non-member of the SBQ
    R$ 1.450,00 (no-discount)
  • Corresponding author: member of SBQ for more than 2 successive years
    R$ 870,00 (40% discount)
  • Corresponding author: member of the SBQ for more than 5 successive years
    R$ 290,00 (80% discount)
  • Corresponding author: overseas
    US$ 460.00

Anti-plagiarism tool
Also, has started to use the anti-plagiarism tool iThenticate, benefited from an agreement supported by the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC), at the end of 2016.


Preparation of Manuscripts

General Overview:

Font: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12
Font Color: Black
Spacing: double spaced
Pages: numbered consecutively
Lines: numbered with Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3 etc) to facilitate correction of the text
Tables, Schemes, Figures and captions: placed in the text, as close as possible to the first citation.
Figures: numbered with Arabic numerals. For full manuscripts containing material previously published in preliminary form, a copy of the previous communication is required and should be included at the end of the manuscript.
Maps: insert as Supplementary Information
Main sections (Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusion section) of the manuscript should NOT be numbered, EXCEPT for Account and Review.
Supplementary Information (SI): needs to be included at the end of manuscript, after the Conclusions section. It should contain RELEVANT and COMPLEMENTARY DATA to those presented in the manuscript. If new compounds are identified or characterized, all spectra should be included (see Section 8).
Graphics/Figures/Schemes: send them in the original program FILES: it is important that the files are editable to correct any minor mistake.

Structures in: *.cdx (ChemDraw or ISIS-DRAW);
Graphics in: *.opj/org (Origin); *.xls/xlsx (Excel);
Others in: *.cdr (CorelDraw);

We do not accept graphs and chemical structures as image files.


First Page

- Graphical Abstract (GA) (see Section 5)
- Title
- Authors' names: full given name, followed by the middle name initial(s) and then by the full last name. An asterisk (*) should follow the name of the corresponding author.
- Addresses: Authors are asked to provide full addresses for correspondence. The e-mail address of the corresponding author should be given as a footnote. If the address where the work was carried out is different from the present address of any of the authors, a footnote indicating the current position can be included. Each address should have a correspondent letter. As for instance:

Jailson B. de Andrade,*,a Marta V. Andradeb and Heloisa L. C. Pinheiroc

Second Page

Abstracts in Portuguese and in English: maximum of 150 words for Articles, Accounts and Reviews and 50 words for Short Reports and Communications. The Editors of the JBCS can help authors who are not fluent in Portuguese.
Keywords: a minimum of three and maximum of five. Broad-sense words such as "water" should be avoided.

Third Page On

The text should start from the third page of the manuscript.

Attention: all nomenclature should be consistent, clear, unambiguous and in accordance with the nomenclature rules established by the IUPAC, the International Union of Biochemistry, the Abstracts Service (see Index Guide to Chemical Abstracts, 1987 and, the Nomenclature Committee of the American Chemical Society or any other appropriate bodies. Units and symbols should follow IUPAC recommendations. Authors will not be denied any reasonable usage, but if non-SI units are used for critical data or for quantities measured to a high degree of accuracy, final numerical values should also be expressed in SI units.

Be sure that ALL abbreviations are once specified (as near as possible of their first citation).


Language, Style and Format

  • Language

Only manuscripts written in English will be considered. Standard English and American English spellings are allowed but consistency should be maintained within the manuscript.

From now on, all authors are expected to send along with their manuscript a statement from a specialized company (or person), attesting that the text was submitted to formal English review. Otherwise, the Editor can, at any time, ask for such procedure to warrant the English precision, conciseness and understanding of the manuscript.

  • Style and Format
  • Main Sections: First initial with capital letter, bold, no final full stop. Should not be numbered, except for Reviews and Accounts:
    • Introduction
    • Experimental (or Methodology in case of theoretical and computational papers)
    • Results and Discussion or Results then Discussion (alternatively, Experimental may follow Results and Discussion)
    • Conclusions
    • Supplementary Information (if you have): include the following text just to mention (not to add graphs and data here) the existence of the supplementary data, see the example:

Supplementary Information

Supplementary data are available free of charge at as PDF file.

    • Acknowledgments
    • References


  • Sub-Sections: first initial with capital letter, no final full stop. Examples:
Reagents and equipments
X-ray data
  • Formulae (compounds): should be numbered with bold Arabic numerals.
  • Structural or displayed formulae must be accurately drawn and inserted in the text. All captions should be typed below the structural or displayed formulae, together with it, in the right position.


Guidelines for Illustrations

General Size

The authors should think about the illustration size for double column (172 mm) of the journal. But, the font type size of text must be consistent with the illustration since it can be reduced during preparation of the Galley Proof.

This is important when choosing symbols for graphics, drawings, charts, photos, etc., be consistent, make your manuscript look nicer: use the same size and same font type in graphics, schemes, etc.

4.1 Graphs and Figures (also see Section 2)

Lines and Lettering:Lines should be black and of an adequate and even thickness. Solid, broke, dotted and dot-dash lines should be used in graphics. Particular care should be taken to ensure that the lines in a spectrum are of adequate thickness.

Lettering should not be smaller than 7 pt (Times New Roman) and lines not thinner than 0.5 pt. Lettering and lines should be of uniform density throughout the figures.

Labeled atoms in ORTEP (or any other) diagrams should have atom numbers in parenthesis, e.g., Fe(1), C(44).

Symbols representing physical quantities should be given in italics, e.g., J (Hz), Δ (ppm), m/z, etc.

Units should be expressed in the appropriate form, e.g., g cm-3 or mol L-1, rather than g/cm3or mol/L (see Section 4.5)


For graphs, use slashes in X and Y axes to separate axes names from units. For example:   2q / degree; Temperature / oC; time / min; Size range / mm; Wavenumber / cm-1. Use parentheses only to group a set of units, e.g., Concentration / (mol L-1) ; 103 (T/K)-1, etc.

Pay close attention to the way decimal values are expressed in English. Employ dots instead of commas.

Figures must have a high quality in order to be well reproduced. Use at least a 900 dpi resolution. If necessary, resize to a smaller size to get higher quality.

Curves should be labeled (a), (b), (c) etc. and further information be given in the figure legend/caption.

Data Points must be shown sufficiently large to be distinguishable. Whenever possible, they should be marked with the following symbols (use alternated full and open symbols):

●, ○, ■, □, ▲, Δ, ♦ , ♢

Graphs/Figures should be pasted from their original files (Origin, ChemDraw, Corel etc.) and have an excellent quality. If you have to digitalize (scan) the figures (photos, for instance), choose the following scan options: black & white (B&W), no background and minimum of 300 dpi. If you wish them to be published online in color, send both the colored and B&W versions to the Editorial Office, matching the captions of the figures to accommodate the alternatives.

For computer-generated artwork, background or shadings should be avoided.

4.2 Structural Formulae

Figures, schemes and structures should be drawn to fit single or double-column widths. They should look proportional in case they are reduced.
Structures should be numbered with bold Arabic numerals, e.g.,1, 2.

All chemical structures included in the manuscript should be drawn using the same letter type (Times New Roman or Arial), size of cyclic groups, size and thickness of chemical bonds, and, the most important, authors should use the same standard throughout the work, including all figures, schemes, etc.

The following organic group abbreviations may be used: Me, Et, nPr, nBu, sBu, tBu, Ph, CO2R, CO2H, iPrOH.

One variable univalent substituent is indicated by R. When more than one independent variable general substituent is present, R1, R2, R3, etc. should be used.

A variable metal may be indicated by M and variable ligands by L1, L2, L3 or L1, L2, L3, etc.

4.3 Photographs

Photographs should be highly contrasted, positive and not mounted.

When necessary, the scale should be drawn on the photograph itself and not below.

Color prints are rarely reproduced satisfactorily in black and white. Original B&W photographs are preferred to report experimental results, such as electron micrographs or to illustrate special equipment adaptations.

4.4 Colored Illustrations

Online Version

From 2010 onwards, the publication of colored illustrations will be totally free of charge in the ONLINE version of the Journal.

Printed Version

Black & White (B&W) illustrations are free of charge. If color figures are presented in your Manuscript (Ms), they will automatically be converted into black-and-white (except GA). Color prints rarely reproduce satisfactorily in black and white. Thus, pay attention so that no information is missed because of the conversion. If the authors want to have colored illustrations on the printed version, they will be asked to pay for their cost: the current fee is 250 USD for all figures (remember that in the online version, they are free of charge).

4.5 Tables, Data and Units


Format your table to give straightforward information to the reader. Do not use shades or bold lettering. Indicate any extra information as a footnote with letters, e.g., a, b, c, etc. For examples, see any "PDF" files in:


For negative numbers, ions and equations in text and tables use - (negative symbol) instead of - (hyphen). Examples: Cl-,  -0.40,  y = ax - b.


Use International System Units (SI), e.g., m, s, kg, Pa, mol L-1, etc, separated from quantities with a blank space. Example: 300 K, not 300K. See:

Note: Molar (M) is no longer a valid concentration expression for IUPAC; it is suggested mol L-1 or mol dm-3, but be consistent throughout your manuscript.

For examples, see any "PDF" files in:


Graphical Abstract (GA) and text for GA

Concerning the JBCS Table of Contents, it is expected from authors careful with their Graphical Abstract (GA) proposition.

This way, the figure should summarize the content of the manuscript in a concise, pictorial form, designed to capture the attention of a wide readership. The author should present a new figure, using as an idea a key structure, a reaction, an equation, a concept, a graphic, a theorem, etc. It should use colors as much as possible and have an artistic and imaginative idea. Short movies are also welcome (as supplementary information (SI)). It is not acceptable photos of commercial equipment in GA or in the text of the manuscripts.

Pay Attention: the image should have a 900 dpi resolution (*.tiff  / *.jpg or any other image file that can be edited and be 8 cm wide and 4 cm high). Along with the GA figure, insert a short explanatory text about it below (three lines at the most)

Take a look at our recent publications whose Table of Contents presents Graphical Abstracts ( Therefore, be smart to advertise your manuscript: send a beautiful and appealing graphical image.



When writing equations, use the Word editing equation option or any other equation editor. Equation cannot be added in the main text as image format.


Reference Citation Rules

  • Reference numbers

Reference numbers in the text should be typed consecutively as superscripts after punctuation, without parentheses or brackets. Examples:

sodium salicylate,1-3
Nishide et al.,4
by reduction of chromic acid.4-8,12

The cited literature should be listed on a separate page (double-spaced) in the same order it appears in the text.

  • Journal Titles

Journal title abbreviations are those defined in the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (see If an authoritative abbreviation for a Journal cannot be located or if the abbreviation is not obvious, the full Journal title should be cited.

  • Style Rules for Year, Volume and Page

#. Author, A. C.; Author B.; Author C. F.; Abbreviation of the Journal Year, Volume, Page.

  1. Author, A. C.; Author, B.; Author, C. F.; J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 2010, 21, 77.
    • Author initials should be separated from each other, e.g., Author, A. C.;
    • Use semi-colons to separate different author's names. No "and" is necessary in any case.
    • Journal Abbreviations should come inItalics: J. Braz. Chem. Soc.
    • Years - bold font: 2010
    • Volume - Italic style: 21
    • Page - only the initial page, followed by dot: 77.
    • Examples:
  2. Varma, R. S.; Singh, A. P.; J. Indian Chem. Soc. 1990, 67, 518.

    In case the journal is not easily accessible, the best choice is to quote its Chemical Abstracts number, as follows

  3. Provstyanoi, M. V.; Logachev, E. V.; Kochergin, P. M.; Beilis, Y. I.; Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zadev.; Khim. Khim. Tekhnol. 1976, 19, 708. (CA 85:78051s).

    Pay attention to the connection words in the names, as for instance: da Silva, M. A. or Silva, M. da, as follows:

  4. Pinto, A. C.; de Andrade, J. B.; Quim. Nova 1999, 22, 448.
  • Composite References

They should be used whenever possible, rather than a series of individual references, without letters (a), (b), (c), etc. Use only a semi-colon to separate them. The style for composite references is as follows:

5. Varela, H.; Torresi, R. M.; J. Electrochem. Soc. 2000, 147, 665; Lemos, T. L. G.; Andrade, C. H. S.; Guimarães, A. M.; Wolter-Filho, W.; Braz-Filho, R.; J. Braz. Chem. Soc. 1996, 7, 123; Ângelo, A. C. D.; de Souza, A.; Morgon, N. H.; Sambrano, J. R.; Quim. Nova 2001, 24, 473.

  • Patents

They should be identified in the following form. Whenever possible, Chemical Abstracts numbers should be quoted in parentheses:

6. Hashiba, I.; Ando, Y.; Kawakami, I.; Sakota, R.; Nagano, K.; Mori, T.; Jpn. Kokai Tokkyo Koho 79 73,771 1979. (CA 91:P193174v)

7. Kadin, S. B.; US pat. 4,730,004 1988 (CA 110:P23729y).

8. Eberlin, M. N.; Mendes, M. A.; Sparrapan, R.; Kotiaho, T.; Br PI 9.604.468-3 1999.

  • Books

9. Cotton, F. A.; Wilkinson, G.; Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, 5th ed.; Wiley: New York, USa, 1988.

Chapter in a book: only the main title should be given, with the chapter author's name and the editor´s name after the title (this in italic):

10. Regitz, M. In Multiple Bonds and Low Coordination in Phosphorus Chemistry; Regitz, M.; Scherer, O. J., eds.; Georg Thieme Verlag: Stuttgart, Germany, 1990, ch. 2.

  • Software

11. Sheldrick, G. M.; SHELXL-93; Program for Crystal Structure Refinement; University of Göttingen, Germany, 1993.

  • Web Pages

12., accessed in June 2013.

  • Unpublished material Reference

For material accepted for publication: in this case, the DOI number should be provided by the authors.

14. Magalhães, U. H.; J. Braz. Chem. Soc., DOI xx.

For other reference examples, see "PDF" files in:

  • Dissertation/Thesis: do not use as bibliographic reference. Include only the articles that were produced from that research work.


Supplementary Information (SI)

This material will be available online in the JBCS Page as PDF file. It should contain relevant and complementary data to those presented in the manuscript. Their format can be: tables, graphs, spectra, films and so on.

Any synthesized or identified compound must be accompanied by the spectra used for such identification. This is especially important for Natural Products, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry manuscripts in which the characterization/identification techniques are part of the work.

8.1 Manuscripts including crystallographic data

Deposition of Crystallographic Data

Prior to the submission of the typescript including crystallographic data, the author(s) should deposit, in the relevant Data Center, the data corresponding to each structure to be reported.

Data for organometallic, organic and coordination (Werner-type) compounds should be sent to the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Center (CCDC) by e-mail, in CIF format. More information and a checklist of data items to be included in the deposit can be obtained from the CCDC homepage:
Data for inorganic compounds should be sent to Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe (FIZ) by e-mail:

Deposition Codes

The Data Centers will provide deposition codes for each data set, which should be quoted in the typescript under a Supplementary Information heading before the Acknowledgements.

Standard text for CCDC:

Crystallographic data (excluding structure factors) for the structures in this work were deposited in the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre as supplementary publication number CCDC XXXXXX. Copies of the data can be obtained, free of charge, via or from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, CCDC, 12 Union Road, Cambridge CB2 1EZ, UK; fax: +44 1223 336033. E-mail:

Preparation of Crystallographic Material

When the manuscript is submitted, the following guidelines should be observed:

The Abstract should not contain crystal data, but a concise statement of the main features of the structural results.

The following crystallographic data should be given in a paragraph of a Table, in a concise format:

8.1.1 Color, habit and size of the crystal(s) used, behavior of the compound under the data collection conditions.

8.1.2 The chemical formula should correspond to the complete chemical unit encompassing the crystallographic symmetry, the formula weight, F(000), the absorption coefficient and the measured and calculated densities.

8.1.3 The unit cell parameters with esd's and the X-ray wavelength used.

8.1.4 The crystal system, space group and number of chemical units per cell.

8.1.5 Type of diffractometer used and method of data collection, total number of data collected, number of unique reflections, R(int) value, number of observed reflections with cut-off parameter, use or not of absorption correction, transmission factors.

8.1.6 The final results: R, wR, S and the number of parameters refined; treatment of hydrogen atoms; final peak and hole in the last difference map. Only refinements on F2 will be accepted.

Discussion of the Structure

It must include a labeled diagram of the structure, a list of relevant geometric parameters - interatomic bond distances and angles, torsion angles, hydrogen bond parameters, etc. Data of less important parts of the structure, such as ligand sub-groups (phenyl rings, etc.) should be omitted.

8.2 Manuscripts including NMR, IR, mass spectra, etc.

Whenever a compound is synthesized or identified (new or already known), it is imperative to send all spectral data (data and spectra) as Supplementary Information (SI) along with your submission, at the end of your doc file.

A brief mention to the existence of complementary data should be included in the Supplementary Information topic before the Acknowledgments section. Example:

Supplementary Information

Supplementary information (Figure S1-S4, Table S1) is available free of charge at as doc file.

How to send this type of information:

Join all spectra in one SI file. Do not forget to add captions to each one of them, identifying each individual spectrum (e.g., Figure S1. 1H NMR Spectrum of...; Figure S2. IR Spectrum of...; Figure S3. 13C{1H} Spectrum of...; Table S1. Data for...). If the spectra will be digitalized (scanned), choose options: black&white, without background and 300 dpi at least. Add this file to the end of your manuscript, which should then comprehend one single doc file, containing GA, text with tables and figures, and SI.


Procedure for Manuscript Submission

9.1 Manuscript to be Evaluated for the First Time

The JBCS submission offers only online submission. The submissions are made using the ScholarOneTR-JBCS system by clicking the link “Submission online (ScholarOne)” at our website (

  • All the authors must have their names ntroduced in the platform, so fill this part and inform the correct co-authors’ e-mail addresses in the system.
  • In the ScholarOne-JBCS system, all files need to be uploaded individually:

(i) Main manuscript: as full.doc, not as full.pdf and

(ii) Figures/Schemes (just the ones from the main document), including GA image: as jpg, tiff, opj, xls, etc (not as individual doc files or grouped in a doc file).

Figures built using Excel/Origin programs provide pictures higher quality in the final work (proof), so upload preferentially original xls/opj files.

  • In the main document (full.doc): also keep tables/figures/schemes/equations and their legends as close as possible of their first citation.

9.2 Manuscript already Evaluated (Resubmission: Reject and Reject&Resubmission)

In cases that the manuscript has already received a decision from JBCS Editor like Reject and Reject&Resubmission some specific requirements are necessary:

(1) Main document: the modifications need to be highlighted with a different color guiding Editor/Reviewers with changes made in relation to the original version (do not use the track changes mode in MS Word).

(2) Be sure that the Response Letter, in the place of the cover letter, itemizes each comment addressed, as well as any changes made, of all Referee(s) and Editor (if so). Write a very convincing text explaining the points that were introduced/removed, new experiments that were used. Add, please: “Response Letter for ID JBCHS-201x-0xxx (previous ID ): ...”

(3) Replace all the files that were modified uploading with the new files.

For Reject&Resubmission decision, Authors may access the previous ID (one that received the decision) in the Author Center at the JBCS-ScholarOne submission site ( at the link "Manuscripts with Decisions") and then in "create a resubmission" to resubmit the manuscript.

With the resubmission, the manuscript will receive a new ID. The use of this link will accelerate the evaluation since the system will keep all the decisions for the previous ID linked to the new ID.

All these actions for an already evaluated manuscript will expedite the assessment.



Galley Proofs

The JBCS Journal Publishing Staff will contact you in the near future regarding your manuscript page proofs (GP).

The proofs are provided for the correction of printing errors only, i.e.,the proof correction should not be used for language or content improvement. If considered excessive, the change costs will be charged to the author(s).

Corrected galley proofs should be returned as soon as possible (within 72 h or in 3 business days). Your manuscript will be published on the web only after you approve your page proofs.




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