OS Perspectives provide authors with an opportunity to provide personal
perspectives on topics associated with the field of organic synthesis.
Appropriate subjects for OS Perspectives include, but are not limited to,
discussions of the following:
Typical Perspectives are expected to be on the order of 2-20 published
pages in length.
Style and Format for Text
Perspectives should follow the style guidelines used for organic chemistry
articles published in the ACS journals such as J. Am. Chem. Soc.,
J. Org. Chem., Org. Lett., etc. as described in the ACS Style
Guide (3rd Ed.) and
. The text of the Perspective should be created using the Word template
available on the Organic Syntheses website. Specific instructions
with regard to the manuscript format (font, spacing, margins) is available
on the website in the "Instructions for Perspectives Template" and embedded
within the Perspective Template itself.
Style and Format for Tables and Schemes
Chemical structures and schemes should be drawn using the standard ACS
drawing parameters (in ChemDraw, the parameters are found in the "ACS
Document 1996" option) with a maximum full size width of 15 cm (5.9
inches). The graphics files should then be pasted into the Word document
at the correct location and the size reduced to 75% using "Format Picture"
(Mac) or "Size and Position" (Windows). Graphics files must also be
submitted separately. All Tables that include structures should be
entirely prepared in the graphics (ChemDraw) program and inserted into the
word processing file at the appropriate location. Tables that include
multiple, separate graphics files prepared in the word processing program
will require modification.
Tables and schemes should be numbered and should have titles. The title
for a Table should be placed immediately above the table. The title for a
scheme should be placed immediately below the scheme. Use 10 point
Palatino Bold font in the ChemDraw file for all titles. For footnotes in
Tables use Helvetica (or Arial) 9 point font and place these immediately
below the Table.
Style and Format for References in Footnotes
References to prior literature included as footnotes should follow the
current style requirements of JACS and should include the titles of
articles. Inclusion of DOIs with each reference is strongly encouraged.
Authors are welcome to include photographs in Perspectives. Photographs
should be inserted into articles at the place in the text and Notes where
they are first referred to and should be numbered and labeled as Figures
with descriptive titles. See the general Instructions for Authors for
Organic Syntheses articles for more information.
Acknowledgments and Author's Contact Information
Contact information (institution and mailing address for the principal
author) should be included as footnote 1. This footnote should also include
the email address and ORCID for the principal author. Acknowledgment of
financial support should be included in footnote 1.
Biographies and Photographs of Authors
Photographs and 100-word biographies of all authors should be submitted as
separate files at the time of the submission of the procedure. The format
of the biographies should be similar to those in articles that can be
viewed on the orgsyn.org website. Photographs can be accepted in a number
of electronic formats, including tiff and jpeg formats.
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