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Aim and Scope

The double-blind peer-reviewed scientific journal Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] publishes research results from Russian and international scientists related to the fundamental and applied aspects of the development and implementation of fine chemical technologies.

Fine chemical technologies are characterized by the participation of highly qualified personnel at all stages of the creation, implementation, and operation of technologies, using original approaches, modern research methods, including mathematical modeling and information technology, as well as complex and unique equipment.

The development of fine chemical technologies requires comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of chemical transformations: the effects of catalysts, knowledge regarding nanoparticle penetration, representing biological processes occurring in living organisms as technological schemes (for example, membranes as well as combined and conjugate processes), and identification of patterns with predictive capabilities.

Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] publishes original experimental and theoretical works, literature reviews, as well as forecasting and analytical articles on the most relevant and current issues regarding fine chemical technologies and related sciences. To preserve scientific continuity, the journal periodically publishes materials that reflect the history of the development of a particular subject area.

The main goals of this journal are:

  • Creation of a forum for exchange of opinions and expansion of cooperation between Russian and international scientists with the aim of obtaining new promising products, including organic and inorganic materials, drugs, and biologically active compounds, as well as developing synthetic and processing methods for the production of polymers and polymeric composites.
  • Dissemination of original ideas on the theoretical foundations and principles of fine chemical technologies as well as on analytical and mathematical methods in chemistry and chemical technologies.
  • Promotion of historically significant achievements that form the scientific and methodological basis for the development of fine chemical technologies, characterized by the complexity and comprehensiveness of the study of micro and macro objects.
  • Supporting the research activities of students, postgraduates, and applicants.

The journal's publications are addressed to a wide range of scientists representing academic and industrial research organizations, universities, and engineering companies, whose scientific interests are related to various aspects of the development of fine chemical technologies. The content of the journal will also be useful for students, postgraduates, and applicants, who must prepare scientific publications as part of their magistracy, postgraduate, and doctoral studies.


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Peer Review Process

A double-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technology] journal.

1. Manuscripts and all necessary supporting documents (see Author Guidelines) must be submitted to the Editorial Office via the submission form.

2. The Managing Editor assesses whether the manuscript is in accordance with the subject matter of the journal as well as the publication and design requirements approved by the Editorial Board. The Managing Editor checks the manuscript for plagiarism/self-plagiarism using the Anti-Plagiarism system. If the formal requirements are not met, the Managing Editor does not accept the manuscript for publication on formal grounds.

3. Members of the Editorial Board and leading Russian and international experts in the corresponding fields are invited as independent readers and conduct peer reviews. Editor-in-Chief selects the readers for peer review. Typically, two reviewers are invited. Manuscripts received by peer reviewers for examination do not include the names, affiliations, or contacts of the authors. We aim to limit the review process to 2–4 weeks; however, in some cases, the schedule may be adjusted at the reviewer’s request.

4. We kindly ask the reviewers to inform the Managing Editor of their decision to accept the manuscript for peer review within three days of receiving a request from the Editorial Office. The reviewer has an option to reject the request due to lack of time, experience, or in case of any conflict of interests that may affect the perception or interpretation of the manuscript. In case of refusal to peer review, the reviewer should immediately notify the Editorial Office.

5. The reviewer evaluates the relevance of the presented research, scientific novelty, and the compliance of the manuscript with the journal guidelines. Based on this assessment, the reviewer makes comments on the required corrections. The reviewer's objectives are to assess the following: 1) novelty and scientific merit of the presented work, 2) authenticity of the findings, 3) content of the article (including the scope of the problem under consideration), 4) principles of exposition (including logic and style), 5) relevance of the manuscript's title and abstract to its content, 6) relevance to research topic and completeness of the list of publications mentioned in the article, 7) composition of the list of references, and 8) quality and adequacy of illustrations and tables included in the article.

6. Upon scrutiny, the reviewer is expected to present the Managing Editor with one of the following recommendations:

  • to accept the paper in its present state;
  • to invite the author to revise their manuscript and to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached;
  • to obtain a further review from another specialist prior to reaching a final decision;
  • to reject the manuscript outright.

7. The Managing Editor sends the review to the author without the signature, name, or affiliation of the peer reviewer. If the peer reviewer recommended any corrections, the Editorial Staff will suggest that the author either implements the corrections or reasonably disputes them. Authors are kindly requested to perform any revisions within 10 days and to resubmit the adapted manuscript within this period for final evaluation. Authors should attach a written response to the peer reviewer to the modified manuscript. Following final approval of the article by all peer reviewers, the Managing Editor transfers the manuscript to the Scientific Editor of the relevant section. The Scientific Editor can make further scientific and technical comments, which should be addressed by the author.

8. The Editorial Board reserves a right to reject manuscripts in case of unwillingness of the author to make amendments in accordance with the recommendations of the peer reviewers and/or the Scientific Editor. We politely request that the Editor-in-Chief be notified in writing should the author decide against publishing the manuscript. If the author fails to do so and does not send the adapted manuscript back within 14 days from receiving copies of the initial peer reviews, the Managing Editor takes the manuscript off the register and notifies the author accordingly.

9. If author and peer reviewers meet insoluble contradictions regarding the revision of the manuscript, the Editorial Board has the right to send the manuscript for additional peer review. In conflict situations, the Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision at a meeting of the Editorial Board.

10. Manuscripts will not be accepted for publication in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] in the following situations:

  • if the manuscript contains previously published material;
  • if the manuscript does not meet the author guidelines;
  • if the authors do not apply changes suggested by the peer reviewers or do not refute them with arguments; 
  • if the authors refuse technical adaptation of the manuscript;
  • if the work is submitted as a series of manuscripts describing individual stages of unfinished research.

11. The Editorial Board reaches a final decision to reject a manuscript based on the recommendations of the peer reviewers and duly notifies the authors of their decision via e-mail. The Editorial Board does not accept previously rejected manuscripts for re-evaluation. Kindly note that positive peer review does not guarantee acceptance of the manuscript, as the final decision in all cases is made by the Editorial Board. By their authority, the Editor-in-Chief rules on the final solution to any conflict.

12. Upon the decision to accept the manuscript for publishing, the Managing Editor notifies the authors of the scheduled publication date. The date of receipt is the date of the final version of the article.

13. The percentage of rejected manuscripts is approximately 25%. Original peer reviews of submitted manuscripts remain deposited for 5 years. The Editorial Office does not keep manuscripts not accepted for publication. Manuscripts accepted for publication are not returned.
14. Works devoted to particularly relevant scientific problems and manuscripts containing essential new information can be published out of turn according to the decision of the Editor-in-Chief.

15. The editors do not discuss the writing methods and design of scientific articles with the authors. They are also not involved in updating manuscripts to the required scientific level.


Publication Frequency

The publication frequency is six issues per year.


Open Access Policy

Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] is an open access journal. All articles are made freely available to readers immediately after publication.

Our open access policy is in accordance with the definition of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI). This means that articles are freely available on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

For more information, please read the BOAI statement.

The printed version of the Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] journal is not available for retail sale. It is distributed by subscription on the territory of the Russian Federation and CIS countries in the United catalog "Press of Russia", index 36924. Subscription to the journal is possible at any post office, as well as on the website under "Subscription Press".



  • Russian State Library (RSL)
  • National Electronic-Information Consortium (NEICON)



Articles in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] are indexed by several systems:

- the database of Russian scientific journals, i.e., Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI), hosted on the Web of Science platform;

- Google Scholar;


- Chemical Abstracts (CAS Source Index);

- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory;

- Crossref;

- Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE);

- Dimensions;

- Open Archives Initiative;

- Hinari Access to Research for Health.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

The Editorial Board of Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] follows the requirements for peer-reviewed journals in accordance with the internationally accepted ethical rules regarding scientific publications accepted by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), including the rules concerning copyright, confidentiality, inadmissibility due to plagiarism, consideration of possible conflicts of interest.

The policy pursued by the Editorial Board of the Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] journal is based on the ethical principles accepted by the global community of scientific publishers, which are stated in the following standards:

The Editorial Board advises anyone participating in the process of preparing and publishing the journal (i.e., authors, reviewers, editors, and publishers) to follow the publishing ethics standards given below. The members of the Editorial Board of the Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] journal make efforts to prevent any violation of the editorial ethics standards. In case of any suspicions that the principles given below are violated, the Editorial Board will act in accordance with the COPE instructions.

Ethical principles of the journal editors and the Publisher

  • The Editor-in-Chief has an exclusive right to accept a manuscript for publishing or to reject it.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is guided by the reliability and the scientific significance of the work when deciding on its publication.
  • The Editor-in-Chief is obliged not to disclose any information about the manuscript to anyone except for the reviewers, possible reviewers, other scientific consultants, and the Publisher.
  • The journal editors are to comprehensively study all of the original information included in a manuscript; however, they do not have any right to use it in pursuing personal goals. They can use such information only after the article has been officially published and in accordance with all the citing requirements.
  • When inviting peer reviewers to evaluate a manuscript, the Editor-in-Chief should take into account that peer reviewers should not participate in reviewing manuscripts in case of any conflicts of interest arising from competitive, collaborative, or other interactions and relationships with any of the authors, companies, or other organizations associated with the submitted manuscript.
  • The Editor-in-Chief and other editors must keep the anonymity of the peer reviewers.
  • The Editor-in-Chief can reject an article before review for the following reasons:

- the subject matter of the article does not agree with that of the journal;

- scientific quality of the article is evidently low;

- the article has previously been published in another edition;

- the manuscript is not arranged properly;

- the editor has every reason to believe that the information in the manuscript is plagiarized;

- the submitted materials contain principle contradictions with the ethical principles, which the journal adheres to.

  • The editor, together with the Publisher, should not leave any claims concerning the reviewed manuscripts or published materials unanswered and take all necessary measures to restore the violated rights in case of a conflict situation.
  • Editors should guarantee that published materials are in agreement with the international standards of scientific and publishing ethics.
  • Editors should guarantee high quality of materials published in the journal. They should also publish corrections, explanations, and apologies, or retract an article if it is deemed necessary.
  • Materials published in the journal contain authors' personal views, which may be different from those of the Editorial Office. Authors take full responsibility for the facts and data included in the manuscripts.

Malpractice Statement

Academic misconduct in any form will not be tolerated by the Editorial Board of Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies]. If the suspected misconduct (e.g., plagiarism, fraud, breached intellectual property rights) is supported by evidence, the article in question will be rejected for consideration in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] and all authors as well as their affiliations will be informed. In cases where the article has already been published before the misconduct was discovered, a retraction by the authors or by the Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] Editorial Board will have to take place and the case will be made public (see Retraction Policy). Evident cases of misconduct may result in a long-term ban from future submission to Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies]. The term of the ban is decided by the Editor-in-Chief. All appeals regarding the Editorial Board’s decisions should be submitted to the Editorial Office within 30 days of the decision date.

Reviewing ethics

  • Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with anyone except for those who were authorized by the editor.
  • Peer reviewers should not use any unpublished data included in the reviewed manuscripts for personal purposes.
  • Peer reviewers are obliged to give an objective and reasoned assessment of the study results. Personal criticism of the author is inadmissible.
  • Peer reviewers should identify any relevant published work that was not cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument has been previously reported should be accompanied by a relevant citation. The peer reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published article of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Any selected expert who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript, knows that its prompt review will be impossible, or has a conflict of interests with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the article, should notify the editor and excuse themselves from the review process.
  • Reviews of the manuscripts must be kept confidential.

Author ethics

  • Authors should provide reliable results of their research. Fabricated and knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable.
  • The authors should guarantee that the results presented in the manuscript are original, have not been published previously in other editions, and are not under consideration in the editorial offices of other publishers. Authors should first resolve any possible conflicts of interests related to copyright and publication of the manuscript.
  • Borrowed fragments or statements must be given in accordance with the citation rules. Excessive borrowing, word-for-word copying, and plagiarism in any form, including unformed quotations, paraphrasing, use of images, figures, photos, tables, graphs, diagrams, and any other graphic information, without reference to the source or assignment of rights to the results of someone else's research, are unethical and unacceptable.
  • Word-for-word copying of previous own works and paraphrasing are unacceptable. Previous research can only be used as a basis for new conclusions. If the elements of the manuscript were previously published by the authors in another article, including articles in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies], the authors should refer to the earlier work and clearly indicate the significant differences between the present and previous study. In addition, the authors should state the relevance of the previously presented research results and conclusions. The editors recommend indicating in the list of references articles that the authors have reported previously; however, self-citation should not exceed 20%.
  • Manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Office should not contain scientific and technical data relating to state, official, or commercial secrets. Authors should submit a document confirming the absence of confidential information to the Editorial Office.
  • When using any content that is freely available on the Internet, the authors should clarify the information about the copyright owner and, if necessary, obtain permission to borrow it.
  • If the work involves the use of chemical products, procedures, or equipment that present an unusual risk, the authors should make this clear in the manuscript.
  • It is necessary to recognize the contribution of all persons who influenced the course of the study. In particular, the manuscript should contain references to all works that were important in the study. The authors should clearly indicate information about received grants as well as other sources of funding for the study and forms of support, i.e., facts that can be perceived as having influenced the results or conclusions presented in the work.
  • Authorship should be limited to those who made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all relevant co-authors are indicated, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication. It is not acceptable to indicate persons who did not participate in the study among the co-authors.
  • The authors should inform the editors about the discovery of any significant errors or inaccuracies to promptly correct them or retract the article.

The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject the article in case of violation of these rules.


Founder and Publisher

The Founder and Publisher of the journal is MIREA - Russian Technological University (RTU MIREA). The journal was founded in 2006 by the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies. The former name of the journal was Vestnik MITHT (2006–2014) (ISSN 1819-1487).


Author Fees

Publication in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] is free of charge.

The journal does not have any article processing charges.

The journal does not have any article submission charges.


Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Any relationship, financial affiliation, financial or political interest in the manuscript in whole or in part, including employment and other obligations that may lead to concealment, intentional misrepresentation, or adverse interpretation, is considered as conflict of interest and must be clearly indicated as such.

Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the article. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used for reviewer’s own research purposes without the written consent from the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Conflict of interest disclosure form

The policy of the Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] journal is to ensure independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in the journal's activities. All authors of articles published in the journal are required to declare any potential or existing conflict of interest, the manifestations of which could have a direct impact on the conducted work and the obtained results.

Any potential conflict should be identified directly so that the reader can make their own judgment about the article, taking into account all facts. The provided information should allow the reader to conclude whether third-party interests of the authors may have caused bias in the presentation of the research results.

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the presented results or their interpretation. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Examples of potential conflicts of interest, which should be disclosed, include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding sources. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

The author responsible for correspondence must fill out a form on the behalf of all co-authors and submit it together with the manuscript for consideration by the Editorial Board.

Please note that a conflict of interest statement is published in the metadata of each article.

If there is any conflict of interest, please report it below.


Article title _________________________________

Authors _________________________________

Conflict of interest (if absent, specify: "none", or report financial or other relationships with organizations that may be interpreted as a conflict of interest in relation to this work), for example, “I confirm that there is no actual or potential conflicts of interest with respect to this article.”



Full Name _________________________________________

Signature _________________ Date ____________


Send the completed and signed form to the Editor along with the submitted article.


Plagiarism Detection

During the review process, the Editorial Board of Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] checks all submitted materials using the Antiplagiat software.

Plagiarism is considered as:

– copying text from other publications without any reference to primary sources;
– copying ideas, images, or data from other publications without any reference to primary sources;
– repeated use of text from previous publications by the authors of the manuscript;
– use of ideas obtained from other publications, described in in the author’s own words, without clearly indicating authorship.

If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the article may be rejected. 

If multiple borrowings are detected, the Editorial Board acts in accordance with the COPE guidelines.



Preprint and Postprint Policy

Prior to acceptance and publication in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies], the authors may make their submissions available as preprints on personal or public websites.

As part of the submission process, the authors are required to confirm that the submitted manuscript has not been previously published, nor has been submitted for publication elsewhere. After publication of the manuscript in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies], we suggest that a link to the article on the journal's website is used when sharing it on personal or public websites.

Preprint – In the context of Open Access, a preprint is a draft of an academic article or other publication before it has been submitted for peer review or other quality assurance procedure as part of the publication process. Preprints include initial and successive drafts of articles, work-in-progress articles, or draft conference papers.

Postprint – The final version of an academic article or other publication, i.e., after it has been peer-reviewed and revised into its final form by the author. Generally, this covers both the author's final version and the published version of the article with formatting and copy-editing changes in place.


Retraction Policy

The aim of retraction is to correct published information and notify the readers that the publication contains serious flaws or erroneous data that cannot be trusted. Data inaccuracy may be a result of honest mistakes or deliberate violations.

Retraction of the article is carried out by the Editorial Board of the journal or at the official request of the authors. The Editor-in-Chief makes a decision on retraction of the article based on their expertise or the information received by the Editorial Office. The article can be retracted on the following grounds:

  • duplication of the article in several journals;
  • detection of serious errors in the article after publication (for example, incorrect interpretation of the results), which calls into question its scientific value;
  • violation of ethical standards for publication by the authors (for example, concealment of conflicts of interest);
  • detection of plagiarism after publishing the article;
  • detection of falsification or fabrication in the article (for example, falsification of the experimental data);
  • incorrect authorship (for example, one who meets the authorship criteria is absent from the author list or persons who do not meet the authorship conditions are included).

If the Editorial Board discovers such circumstances, the Managing Editor informs the author or authors of the article, specifying the reasons for retraction and requesting a reasonable explanation for these circumstances.

  • If only a small part of the article is plagiarized, the article can be corrected by publishing revisions including correct citations.
  • In case of duplicate publication, the editorial offices that published the article can either retract it together, or leave it in one of the versions, usually the earliest one.
  • If it is not possible to obtain convincing evidence of the validity of the publication, the Editors may publish doubts about the article. This information is passed to the Committee on Publication Ethics. If doubts are confirmed, the article is retracted. If doubts are not confirmed, the Editors publish a corresponding comment and inform the Committee on Publication Ethics.
  • If not all of the authors of the publication are responsible for incorrect conduct, the corresponding comment is written in the notification concerning the retraction.

To retract an article, the author or the author's team can independently contact the Editorial Office with an official letter explaining the reasons for their decision.

If the Editorial Board decides to retract the article, it publishes the reason for retraction and gives the date of retraction. If plagiarism is detected, the sources of borrowing are indicated. The article and its description remain on the journal's website as part of the corresponding issue of the journal; however, the electronic version of the text is labeled with a “RETRACTED” mark and the date of retraction. The same mark is applied to the article in the table of contents of the issue.

The Editorial Board of Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] strives to guarantee that all articles published in the journal are of consistently high scientific quality. Because of this, when receiving articles, the Editorial Board takes all necessary measures to identify plagiarism, duplicated publications, and conflicts of interest. The Editorial Board does not permit any violations of ethical standards of publication and carefully peer reviews articles to identify any errors in research and prevent falsification and fabrication of results. The Editorial Boards also determines the contribution of all authors to the study. As a consequence of these actions, no articles have been retracted from the journal to date.