Instructions to Authors 2021
CHIMIA is a international, peer-reviewed, scientific journal for the chemical sciences in the broadest sense published by the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS). CHIMIA is a platinum Open Access journal with free access to the online published articles for the reader and with no publication fees for the authors of peer-reviewed scientific articles; authors retain the copyright to their work.
Each issue of CHIMIA is devoted to a special topic of current significance or interest in chemistry or related sciences. Special topic issues are coordinated by a guest editor, who invites authors to contribute. Contributions from all fields of chemistry and related areas are also considered for publication in the form of Notes. Columns, Community News, Events, and CHIMIA Report/Company News complete each issue. Membership of the Swiss Chemical Society, or in one of the organizations named in the masthead (impressum), is not a prerequisite for the acceptance of a manuscript. The decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Board of CHIMIA.
2. Open Access (OA)
CHIMIA is a platinum Open Access journal operating under the licence CC_BY 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). There are no Article Processing fees for authors of peer-reviewed scientific articles. The authors retain the copyright of their work and allow it to be shared and reused, provided that it is correctly cited.
The online articles are available from ingentaconnect.com as pdfs.
3. Online Submission
Manuscripts must be submitted via CHIMIA’s journal management system at https://ojs.chimia.ch/index.php/chimia.
The editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Catherine E.
Housecroft, University of Basel,
has the final say in whether to accept a submission.
4. Types of Manuscripts
4.1 Special Topic Articles
These invited articles are generally of review character and are intended to inform the readership of the current state-of-the-art of the field in question. The authors should consider the fact that the heterogeneous readership of CHIMIA, although trained in fundamentals, may not have extensive knowledge in specialized topics.
Brief communications or limited studies in any area of special interest. Particular consideration will be given to authors and articles that have a close association with the Swiss chemical community.