|INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS|
Organic Syntheses welcomes and encourages submission of experimental procedures that lead to compounds of wide interest or that illustrate important new developments in methodology. Proposals for Organic Syntheses procedures will be considered by the Editorial Board upon receipt of an outline proposal as described below. A full procedure will then be invited for those proposals determined to be of sufficient interest. These full procedures will be evaluated by the Editorial Board, and if approved, assigned to a member of the Board for checking. In order for a procedure to be accepted for publication, each reaction must be successfully repeated in the laboratory of a member of the Editorial Board at least twice, with similar yields (generally ±5%) and selectivity similar to that reported by the submitters.
Organic Syntheses Proposals
Complete an Organic Syntheses Proposal Cover Sheet (pdf). Attach an outline proposal that describes the utility of the methodology and/or the usefulness of the product. Identify and reference the best current alternatives. For each step, indicate the proposed scale, yield, method of isolation and purification, and how the purity of the product is determined. Describe any unusual apparatus or techniques required, and any special hazards associated with the procedure. Identify the source of starting materials.
Enclose copies of relevant publications (attach pdf files if this is an electronic submission).
Submit proposals by mail to:
Professor Charles K. Zercher
Associate Editor, Organic Syntheses
Department of Chemistry
University of New Hampshire
23 College Road, Parsons Hall
Durham NH 03824
Electronic submissions are encouraged. Send as email attachments to:
Submission of Articles
Authors should prepare their manuscripts in accord with the Instructions to Authors (pdf). A completed copy of the Procedure Checklist (pdf) and Characterization Checklist (pdf) must be submitted with the procedure. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Associate Editor. Electronic submissions are encouraged; procedures will be accepted as email attachments, preferably in the form of Microsoft Word files with all schemes and graphics also sent separately as a single ChemDraw file. An MS Word template (doc) is available for guidance in the preparation of a correctly formatted procedure. Formatting guidelines can also be found in the Instructions to Authors. Authors should consult with the Associate Editor prior to submitting procedures created using other word-processing and structure-drawing programs.
Articles that do not conform to the Instructions to Authors with regard to experimental style and detail will be returned to authors for correction. Authors will be notified when their manuscript is approved for checking by the Editorial Board, and it is the goal of the Board to complete the checking of procedures within a period of no more than six months from the date of receipt of the procedure in suitable form.
Additions, corrections, and improvements to procedures in previously published Organic Syntheses articles are welcomed; these should be directed to the Associate Editor. However, checking of such improvements will only be undertaken when new methodology is involved. Substantially improved procedures have been included in the Collective Volumes in place of a previously published procedure.
Submission of Discussion Addenda
Authors of previously published Organic
Syntheses articles are invited to submit “Discussion Addenda” that update
and expand on the Discussion Section of the previously published article. Appropriate
subjects for Discussion Addenda include the following. (a) Further discussion
of the scope and utility of the chemistry reported, especially in the context
of further advances since the original publication of the Organic Syntheses article.
(b) References to related work and
applications of the chemistry that have appeared since the original Organic
Syntheses publication. (c) Additional
practical suggestions concerning optimal conditions for reactions, purification
of reagents, etc. However, note that Discussion Addenda should not include
full experimental procedures.