Organic Communications

A scientific open acces journal in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and polymers

Instruction for Authors

Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor.

Review Articles are critically evaluated on the specific area in organic synthesis and synthetic polymers. If you would like to contribute to the journal with a review article, the authors must initially contact to Professor Turan Ozturk , as such articles are normally invited.

Original Articles are manuscripts describing new synthesis startegies and developements in organic synthesis and synthetic polymers. The synthesis of nano materials and their properties and application reports are also welcome to journal. These manuscripts should reflect completed investigations rather than fragmentary parts of a larger study. In order to reduce manuscript length, specific experimental details, NMR and HRMS (please check for the sample) spectra should be made available as supplementary material from the corresponding author for the novel compounds, at least one representative for each molecule group.

Authors are must use template (Template file for article: Please click to open template file ) for the preparation of manuscripts.

1. Introduction
2. Experimental
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusion
Acknowledgements/Supporting Informations

Communications are suitable for reporting the urgent results of the large study, synthesis of limited amount of novel compounds with known methodology and any important biological activity/application reports. Manuscripts describing routine sytnhesis of limited amount of analogs without any biological assessment or application are generally not acceptable. Communications should be kept to a maximum of eight pages, including references. In order to reduce manuscript length, specific experimental details and NMR and HRMS (please check for the sample) spectra must be made available as supplementary material from the corresponding author for new compounds.

Authors are must use template (Template file for communications: Please click to open template file ) for the preparation of manuscripts.

1. Introduction
2. Background
3. Experimental

4. Present Study
5. Conclusion
Acknowledgements/Supporting Informations

Special Issues and Book reviews are collections of articles on the specific topics in areas related to synthetic organic chemistry. Authors for the special topics must apply to review editor Professor Turan Ozturk.

As the manuscript languages is English, any author who is not fluent enough in English is encouraged to consult a fluent colleague or a paid editing service for the preperation of the manuscripts. Manuscripts having language deficiencies, i.e. grammar, fluency, etc., create heavy problems during the review process. Such manuscripts might be returned to the authors for correcting the language deficiencies.

Novelty statement of submitted manuscript must be provided as MS word file item by item. The maximum item should be 6 for the novelty statement.

A graphical abstract must be provided during submission. The dimensions of the graphical abstarct must be 6.5 cm (h) x 12.5 cm (l). Please do not use the portrait version of graphical abstarct. The graphical abstract must briefly show the contents of abstract. Only structure of compound or picture of species not allowed for the graphical abstract.

Manuscripts submitted to ACG publications are routinely screened by a software to check the originality of the submitted articles. It should be noted that ACG publications are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism. A plagiarism report must be uploaded during submission of manuscript.

Title of the manuscript should be as brief as possible and typed to the template file with affiliation and addresses of all the authors, including corresponding author with an asterisk. ORCID of all of authors should be added as shown in template of manuscripts. The e mail address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author should be provided as a foot note on the title page. Abstracts of all kind of submissions should be prepared maximum 200 words.

Authors must adhere to SI units. When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark authors must use the symbol ® or TM or alternatively a footnote can be inserted using the wording below:

References must be given as:

Periodicals: (i) Surname(s) and Initial(s) of author(s) (authors separated by semi-colons), (ii) Title(s) of article, (iii) Title of the periodical abbreviated according to the international abstract list of journals and in italics, (iv) Year of publication in bold, (v) Volume number in italics, (v) Page numbers (first and last pages).

Baran, A.; Kazaz, C.; Secen, H.; Sutbeyaz, Y. Synthesis of haloconduritols from an endo-cycloadduct of furan and vinylene carbonate. Tetrahedron 2003, 59, 3643-3648.

Karaman, I.; Gezegen, H.; Gurdere, M. B.; Dingil, A.; Ceylan, M. Screening of biological activities of a series of chalcone derivatives against the human pathogen microorganisms. Chem. Biodivers. 2010, 7 (2) , 400-408.

Book, section of a book, encyclopedia or thesis: (i) Surname(s) and Initial(s) of author(s) (authors separated by semicolons), (ii) Title of chapter (iii) Title of publication (in italics), (iv) Name of the editor(s) (if applicable), (v) Name of publisher and place of publication, (vi) Year of publication.

Balci, M. Basic 1H- and 13C-NMR Spectroscopy, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2005.

Brunet, J. J.; Neibecker, D. Catalytic hydroamination of unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds. In Catalytic Heterofunctionalization, Togai, A.; Grutmacher, H.; Eds; Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2001.

Plagiarism  Check and Ethics

 Any manuscript submitted, soon to be submitted or in press at any other journal will not be considered by Organic Communications, and it is authors responsibility to inform the Editor of Organic Communication if such event exists. If the submitted manuscript is a revised version of a previously rejected by OC, the authors must indicate previous submission in their cover letter and explain the reason/changes that they made in the revised one.

The   Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews  issued by the   European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences   are applied by Organic Communications. Authors of all the manuscripts submitted to OC automatically accept the guidelines given in the Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews .  

Authors are encouraged to attach an authenticate report during the submission to make sure that there is no plagiarism problem. Manuscripts submitted to OC publications are routinely screened by a software to check the originality of the submitted articles. It should be noted that OC publications are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism

ACG Publications journals use iThenticate �  software to check the originality of submitted manuscripts for plagiarism.  If a duplication detected by the editorial office and reviewers, the manuscript will directly be rejected. If the authors use the same sentences of their or another authors previous work with citation without quotation mark, it will still be considered as self-plagiarism and plagiarism,respectively. Organic Communication has the right of removing any article published in OC, and banning the authors submitting their studies in future if any ethical violation is identified.


It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in ACG Publications. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the Journal, to the widest possible readership in electronic formats as appropriate. Authors must accept the articles published in the journal for free in all around of world. To read and download of published papers is free for the scientific purposes.  

Supplementary Material

Supplementary materials could be sent together with manuscript submission such as spectra, video, Picture etc.

Publication Fee

Organic Communications (OC) is an OPEN ACCESS journal, having a primary aim of allowing the researchers to have free access to a broader scope of scientific articles. In this context, it provides the authors with affordable open access publishing opportunities across the world.

ACG Publications does not have any publishing income other than the sponsors, and has made it its goal to release the publications only for the benefit of the scientific community. On the other hand, it has been seriously difficult to continue without enough income. Thus, Organic Communications has to charge the accepted manuscripts with a small publication fee, compared with the other online scientific journals, starting from year of 2018. It should be noticed that Organic Communications is not a profit-making establishment. Its goal is to make it possible for scientists to access to their own knowledge, produced by their own efforts and financial sources, through their colleges and institutions free of charge. This was the greatest desire of Professor Katritzky, who is the pioneer of OPEN ACCESS publishing. In this respect, we would like to express our expectation to the authors to be supportive of this decision, so that our scientific publications can be sustained at reasonable prices. We believe that you will save Organic Communications from impact factors of big publication cartels by publishing your studies in Organic Communications and citing the studies published in Organic Communications in your articles

Considering the primary aim of RNP, waivers are available for the authors who are from Turkey and the least developed countries, respectively. To apply to those option, corresponding author and 70% of the authors of the concerning manuscript must be from those countries and the study must be conducted in the least developed countries. To apply this option authors from Turkey, all authors of manuscript should be from Turkey and annual quota* should be available. Please visit the page concerning the list of these countries; . If you have any difficulties about this issue please contact with the editorial office.APC only available for accepted articles in ACG Journals.

*Annual publication quota for the articles having addresses in Turkey is 25% of the published articles in that year.

It should not be noted that the fees can only be requested after a manuscript is accepted, and this will not cause any slight change in the manuscript evaluation policy.

Type of Article

Processing charge (USD)*

Articles and Reviews




Communication Articles and Book Reviews


*Discounts are available for the authors who make regular contribution to Organic Communications.

a) 30% discount for the authors who have one article in last 2 years in the Journal.

b) No charge for one article and 50% discount for the second article for the authors who have at least two articles in two years in the Journal.

Proof Corrections

The proof corrections must be done carefully by authors. When proof corrections returned to Journal further corrections are not allowed.

 Peer Review Policy

All published research articles in Organic Communicaitons have undergone rigorous single blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by expert referees.