Instructions for Authors

Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049) aims to maintain a rigorous peer-review system and a rapid editorial system. This open access journal is funded by publication charges paid by authors and charge waiver program. It is also funded through the deposit of samples with MDPI. This allows us to provide unlimited free access to the online edition for all readers. Authors may distribute an unlimited number of e-reprints via e-mail free of charge. Accepted papers will be published immediately. Authors are kindly asked to prepare and submit manuscripts according the following instructions.



[Submission] [Manuscript Preparation] [Review / Referees] [English Corrections] [Copyright / Open Access] [Reprints] [Sample Deposit] [Natural Product Chemistry special requirement]

Please use a template file to prepare your paper.


Submission of Manuscripts

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Manuscript Preparation
Special Notes regarding MS Word files:
8. Bowman, C. M.; Landee, F. A.; Reslock, M. A. Chemically Oriented Storage and Retrieval System. 1. Storage and Verification of Structural Information. J. Chem. Doc. 1967, 7, 43-47.
Journal titles should be abbreviated according to standard ISO rules. A useful list of journal title abbreviations is available on the Molecules website at  http://www.mdpi.org/molecules/journallist.htm. Other relevant listings are widely available on the Internet, for example: http://www.cas.org/sent.html (CASSI abbreviations).

References to books should cite the author(s), title, publisher, publication date, and page(s).

9. Smith, A. B. Textbook of Organic Chemistry; D. C. Jones: New York, 1961; pp 123-126.
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Referees


Authors should suggest at least five referees with the appropriate technical expertise, although the Editor will not necessarily approach them. Their addresses, homepage addresses, phone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses should be provided as fully as possible.

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English corrections

This journal is published in English, so it is essential that for proper refereeing and quick publication all manuscripts be submitted in grammatically correct English. For this purpose we ask that non-native English speakers ensure their manuscripts are checked before submitting them for consideration. We suggest that for this purpose your manuscript be revised by an English speaking colleague before submission. Additional fees of 250 CHF will be paid by authors if extensive English corrections must be done by the editors.

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Copyright / Open Access 

Articles published in Molecules will be open-access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license. MDPI will insert following note at the end of the published text:
 
200... by the authors; licensee Molecular Diversity Preservation International, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open-access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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Reprints

Printed reprints may be ordered at a nominal cost. Electronic files of the published papers (e-reprint) can be distributed by the authors for noncommercial purposes.
 
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Sample Deposit and Exchange

In adition to the payment of Open Access publishing fees, authors are encouraged to register or submit samples of the key compounds and appropriate intermediates from each paper to MDPI in Switzerland for deposit and distribution at a reasonable price to help defray the publication costs. Contributions of starting materials, intermediates or other non-commercially available samples are also acceptable. Sample Availability information should be included after the "References and Notes" section of the manuscript, and before the copyright notice. For details, visit: http://www.mdpi.org/. Samples should be sent to

Correct identification of components of natural products

The correct identification of the various components of extracts from natural sources is of key importance, and as publishers we are keenly aware of our responsibility to the scientific community in this area. Consequently, for papers on this topic, we have adopted the recommendations of the Working Group on Methods of Analysis of the International Organization of the Flavour Industry (IOFI), as published in Flavour Fragr. J. 2006, 21, 185. These recommendations may be summarized as follows:

Any identification of a natural compound must pass scrutiny by the latest forms of available analytical techniques. This implies that its identity must be confirmed by at least two different methods, for example, comparison of chromatographic and spectroscopic data (including mass, IR and NMR spectra) with those of an authentic sample, either isolated or synthesized. For papers claiming the first discovery of a given compound from a natural source, the authors must provide full data obtained by their own measurements of both the unknown and an authentic sample, whose source must be fully documented. Authors should also consider very carefully potential sources of artifacts and contaminants resulting from any extraction procedure or sample handling.

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