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Templates and Guidelines

Everything you need to prepare and submit your manuscript

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  • Author Guidelines
  • Journal Scope
  • Data and Figure Requirements
  • Open Access and Preprint Policies
  • Contact Information

Review-Ready Submission

Accounts of Chemical Research presents short, concise and critical overviews of basic research and applications in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry.

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Language and Editing Services

Want to ensure your paper stands out from the crowd? ACS Publications’ English Editing Service was designed to help scientists communicate their research more effectively. Our subject-matter expert editors will review and edit your manuscript for grammar, spelling, and other language errors so your ideas are presented at their best.

Figure and Illustration Services

The impact of your research is not limited to what you can express with words. Tables and figures such as graphs, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, and other visuals can play a significant role in effectively communicating your findings. Our Figures service generates publication-ready figures that conform to your chosen journal’s specifications. This includes changes to file type, resolution, color space, font, scale, line weights, and layout (to improve readability and professional appearance).

ACS Journal Publishing Agreement

ACS must receive a completed and signed Journal Publishing Agreement in order to publish any manuscript. Please take a moment to learn more about this agreement, including your rights as an author and your responsibilities.

File Type Requirements

ACS Publications aims for flexibility when it comes to submission of manuscripts and supporting information. When submitting a manuscript in ACS Paragon Plus, you will be able to select from a series of File Designations during the File Upload step.

Data Requirements

To help you present your data in a clear manner, please follow the below guidelines when formatting equations and NMR text.

ACS Paragon Plus

All manuscripts must be submitted through ACS Paragon Plus, which requires an ACS ID to log in. Registering for an ACS ID is fast, free, and does not require an ACS membership.