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Author Guidelines

The peer-reviewed scientific and technical journal Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] is issued 6 times a year in English and in Russian. The journal publishes the results of original experimental and theoretical works, literature reviews, lectures, and forecasting and analytical articles in the field of fine chemical technologies and related sciences. The main topics of the journal include:

  • Theoretical bases of chemical technologies;
  • Chemistry and technology of organic substances;
  • Chemistry and technology of medicinal compounds and biologically active substances;
  • Synthesis and processing of polymers and polymeric composites;
  • Chemistry and technology of inorganic materials;
  • Analytical methods in chemistry and chemical technology;
  • Mathematical methods and information systems in chemical technology.
  • Reviews on research in the above areas.

Liability of the authors

The authors must submit reliable research results. Obviously erroneous or falsified statements are unacceptable.

The authors who submit their works for publication in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] shall guarantee that the manuscripts are original, i.e., they have not been published elsewhere in the present form or similar to it in content, and that the works are not under consideration by editorial boards of other publications. The authors shall also guarantee that all potential conflicts of interest relating to the copyright and publication of the respective articles have been settled.

Each author must meet the following authorship criteria:

- The author must make a substantial contribution to the conception and design, or acquisition and analysis of the data or their interpretation.

- The author should contribute to the refinement or significant reworking of the content of the study.

- The author needs to make a decision on the final approval of the version to be published.

- The author must agree to be responsible for all aspects of the work and guarantee appropriate consideration and resolution of potential issues related to the accuracy and integrity of all parts of the work.

The principles that the authors of all manuscripts should follow are presented in full in the Publishing Ethics section.

Liability of the Editorial Board

All manuscripts are accepted for publication on the grounds of the results of the peer review. A double-blind peer review method is mandatory for processing of all scientific manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Office of Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies]. Members of the Editorial Board and external experts, who specialize in fields close to those of the reviewed works, are engaged in the review process.

The Editorial Board is liable for the quality of the research articles; therefore, appropriate measures are taken to prevent inadequate actions on the part of the authors and reviewers. Additionally, the Editorial Board ensures that all norms of publishing ethics are complied with. In all cases related to compliance with the publication ethics, the Editorial Board follows the COPE instructions.

All manuscripts submitted to Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] are reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief to ensure their conformity to the profile of the journal and the requirements regarding the text layout and formatting. Articles that fail to meet the profile of the journal or its requirements are rejected by the Editorial Board without any review.

It is the prerogative of the Editorial Board to select a suitable peer reviewer. Importantly, the names of the reviewers are never disclosed. Articles accepted for publication are thoroughly edited. Minor amendments and stylistic corrections, including modifications of the formal and editor’s lists, are performed in the article without the approval of the authors. If as a result of the review or editing processes the necessity for more substantial corrections are identified, the article will be sent back to the authors for finalization. The authors will have to incorporate all necessary amendments and make comments regarding the critical remarks in a response letter to the Editorial Board. The finalized manuscript should be returned to the Editorial Board within a maximum of 10 working days.

A full description of the peer review process is provided in the Peer Review section.

Rules for submitting articles

Manuscript requirements. We recommend authors to submit their manuscript online via the WEB-form available at Please complete the registration process on the journal's website, which will enable to you to send any materials via the specified form. In case of any enquiries, we recommend that you contact us by e-mail:

Manuscripts are accepted either in Russian or in English. All articles submitted to the Editorial Office in Russian are translated into English by qualified scientific translators. The manuscripts are then professionally edited by native English speakers (Enago).

Length of the manuscript. A lecture or literature review should not exceed 8000 words or 60000 characters with spaces (including tables and list of references). Original articles should be limited to 4000 words or 27000 characters with spaces. Brief reports and letters to the editor should not exceed 1500 words. Please consult the MS Word built-in statistics feature prior to submission to determine the exact length of your manuscript. Should your manuscript exceed the aforementioned limits, the Editorial Board will make the final decision on its publication based on the recommendations from the reviewer.

Using the WEB-form to submit a manuscript. Indexing in Russian and international databases requires certain metadata to be provided for your paper.

    1. Authors. Please provide us with:
  • names, affiliations, and scientific degrees of all authors;
  • contact information (e-mail address as well as name and address of organizations with which the authors affiliate, ORCID, ResearсherID, and Scopus Author ID) for all authors. The corresponding author's email address will be publicly available to facilitate contact with the research team.
    1. Article title and Abstract. These should exactly match the text of the corresponding fields in your manuscript file.
    2. Keywords. Please make sure to add 5 to 10 concise and accurate keywords. 
    3. Language. Indicate the language (or languages in case of a bilingual manuscript) of your paper (e.g., [ru; en]).
    4. List of references should be organized according to the guidelines of the U.S. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010] in Vancouver style. For detailed instructions on bibliographic formatting, refer to «References list guidelines».
    5. Highlights or Supplementary materials should be submitted as separate files with appropriate captions (e.g., Fig. 1. Scheme of an industrial process for isolation and purification of cyclohexanone). Highlights should include three to four key ideas, which describe the novel results of your research as well as new methods that were used during the study (if any). Highlights offer your paper a considerable advantage online, as they ensure that search engines bring your article to the attention of a suitable audience. Highlights broaden the reach of your work and help to ensure that your article is brought to the attention of any interested researchers. Highlights can also lead to new collaborations with researchers in different countries and communities. 
    6. Completing submission. Please carefully check the list of attached files prior to completing the submission process. Within 7 days, the Editorial Board will confirm the receipt of the submitted materials by e-mail. Please contact the editors in case of any questions regarding the processing of your manuscript. Accessing your personal account on our website allows you to monitor the progress of the review process.

In addition to the main manuscript signed by all authors, please submit the following documents as separate files:

  • a cover letter on behalf of the organization where the work was conducted;
  • a statement from the authors regarding any potential conflicts of interest;
  • a completed contract regarding the transfer of the rights to use the submitted work signed by all authors.

Furthermore, please provide the names of at least four preferred peer reviewers, specifying their full names, affiliation, and e-mail addresses. Please note that the suggested peer reviewers should not be working at the same organization as the authors and there should be no conflicts of interest. The Editorial Office reserves the right to select and appoint peer reviewers at own discretion.

Rules for preparing the manuscript

Text formatting. Please prepare your manuscript as a Microsoft Office Word document (*.doc and *.docx formats are accepted) with the end-to-end page numbering. The Times New Roman font is preferable in all cases (12 point size font with 1.5 line spacing and 2 cm margins). Kindly refrain from using underscore in your document (italic and bold formatting is acceptable).

File structure. The Editorial Board prefers to receive manuscripts as single complete files, which include all figures, tables, and any additional supplemental materials. Please organize the text according to the following template:

  • Article title. Best article titles include short, clear, and distinctive messages. Write the title in bold formatting;
  • Authors and their affiliated institutions, indicated by superscript numbers, should be listed below the title on the first page of the manuscript;
  • E-mail address of the author responsible for correspondence (@Corresponding author, e-mail address);
  • Abstract of an original article should start with a brief background and statement on the study Objectives, followed by the description of the employed Methods, and the obtained Results. The closing sentence should outline the key Conclusions of the study in the most comprehensible terms. Please note that the abstract should not exceed 350 words.
  • Choice of keywords. Scientific terms from articles included in the reference list should preferably be used for choosing appropriate keywords (5–10 words or word combinations separated by comma). Please include terms that the readers will potentially be looking for online.
  • The body of the text should start with a brief introduction, describing the significance of the presented work. In the case of an original article, the body of the manuscript should follow a common structured approach to the description of the study objectives, i.e., Materials, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusion sections should be included.
  • The Acknowledgments section should comprise the following:

- Clarification regarding any potential or actual conflicts of interest of the authors. Any affiliations, financial relations, financial or political interests in the manuscript as a whole or in part, including employment and other liabilities that may result in withholding or deliberate corruption of the presented data or its adversely influenced interpretation, are considered a conflict of interest and must be explicitly stated as such. Please note that conflicts of interest do not impede publication; however, failure to disclose them does.

A brief list of funding sources for the research reported in the paper as well as for the publication process itself (e.g., commercial organizations, foundations, government grants).

- An optional note describing the roles or responsibilities of the authors. You may also include an acknowledgment of any individuals or organizations that provided assistance during the study.

The list of references should be organized according to the guidelines described by the U.S. National Information Standards Organization NISO Z39.29-2005 [R2010] in Vancouver style. For detailed instructions on bibliographic formatting, please refer to «References list guidelines». The key points that you should be aware of while preparing your manuscript for submission include the following:

  • References should be numbered in the order in which they are cited.
  • Number of references is limited to 80 for literature reviews and to 35 for original articles and lectures.
  • References in the main body of the text should be indicated by Arabic numerals in square brackets. A complete list of all authors should be presented in every bibliographical entry. Do not shorten the titles of your citations.

Example list of references

1. Ivanov A.E., Zubov V.P. Smart polymers as surface modifiers for bioanalytical devices and biomaterials: Theory and practice. Russ. Chem. Rev. 2016;85(6):565-584 (in Russ.).

2. Zhou Y., Yin Y., Yuan Y., Lin T., Huang H., Yao L., Wang X., Tam A.M.W., Fan F., Wen S. Liquid crystal Pancharatnam-Berry phase lens with spatially separated focuses. Liq. Cryst. 2019;46(7):995-1000.

3. Peshekhontseva M.E., Maevskiy M.A., Gaganov I.S., Frolkova A.V. Areas of energy advantage for flowsheets of separation modes for mixtures containing components with similar volatilities. Tonk. Khim. Tekhnol. = Fine Chem. Technol. 2020;15(3):7-20 (in Russ.).

4. Petlyuk F.B. Distillation Theory and Its Application to Optimal Design of Separation Units. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2004.

5. Tret'yakov Yu.D., Martynenko L.I., Grigor'ev A.N., Tsivadze A.Yu. Neorganicheskaya khimiya (Inorganic Chemistry). Moscow: Khimiya; 2001. V. 1. 472 p. (in Russ.).

6. Schlosser K., Taha M., Stewart D. J. Systematic assessment of strategies for lung-targeted delivery of microRNA mimics. Theranostics. 2018;8(5):1213-1226.

Information about the authors:

At the very end of the article, information about all authors should be provided in conformity with the attached example. The authors should specify their ORCID number, Researcher ID, and Scopus Author ID (if any). The transliteration of the authors' names should be conducted in accordance with the BSI standard.

About the authors:

Irina S. Silina, Postgraduate Student of the Chair of General Chemical Technology, M.V. Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies, MIREA – Russian Technological University (86, Vernadskogo pr., Moscow, 119571, Russia). Е-mail. ResearcherID (if any), Scopus Author ID (if any), ORCID.

Yuriy A. Treger, Dr. of Sci. (Chemistry), Professor, Advisor of General Director, LLC Scientific Research Engineering Center Sintez (86, Vernadskogo pr., Moscow, 119571, Russia). Е-mail. ResearcherID (if any), Scopus Author ID (if any), ORCID.

Full name and contact number of the author who is responsible for any correspondence regarding the publication should be specified on a separate page.

Additional requirements for the layout and formatting of the text, figures, graphs, and tables:

We allow archiving text documents and figures (e.g., as RAR or ZIP files).

Please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • automatic hyphenation should not be used;
  • the «–» sign (dash) should be separated by spaces; however, the signs indicating “minus”, “interval”, or “chemical bond” should not be separated by spaces;
  • only «×» should be used as the multiplication symbol;
  • a full stop should be used to separate whole numbers from fractional (decimal) parts in the text and figures (e.g., 0.25 instead of 0,25);
  • Latin and Greek letters should be used in formulas;
  • units should be metric and follow the CI convention;
  • abbreviations used in the article, with the exception of commonly known ones, should be defined at first mention in the text;
  • repetition or duplication of data in the text, tables, and figures is not permitted.

Unless the nature of your study dictates otherwise, reduce the use of graphical material to minimum. The contrast of the photographs should be appropriately adjusted. All illustrative artwork should be clear and exhibit high resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

  • If you wish to include any graphical material in your paper, which was created by non-standard means (e.g., results of diagnostic imaging, photographs, screenshots, digital artwork), please submit it as a separate file via the provided WEB-form in the *.jpeg, *.png, or *.tif format. The absolute minimum for acceptable resolution is 300 dpi, although higher resolution is preferable. Figures should be captioned informatively, so that they can be understood without referring to the text.
  • Image files should be tagged with numbers corresponding to the enumeration within the manuscript and should contain the name of the first author (e.g., Jonson_Fig_1.tif). Each file should contain one figure. If only one figure in present in the text, it should not be numbered. The contrast of all images and photographs should be appropriately adjusted. The width of each figure should not exceed 75 mm when placed in a single column, or 150 mm when placed across the page.
  • Vector drawings should be presented in the format of the program used for their creation or in the EPS format.
  • Graphs should be labeled on the ordinate and abscissa with the parameter or variable being measured, units of measure, and scale. The creation of graphs in Microsoft Excel is permitted.


Fig. 4. Scheme showing parameters for mixing solutions in a passive microfluidic chip.


a                                                          b

Fig. 6. Dependence of the Dn and Pe numbers on the flow rates for mixing an aqueous solution of azorubine with Milli-Q water; a) double-bend shaped channel; b) straight channel (diamonds, blue line) and double-bend shaped channel (squares, red line).

  • All tables in the manuscript should be numbered and labeled with a heading. Tables should include clearly marked columns, which should be easily readable and comprehensible. Please make sure that the data in the table are consistent with the data quoted in the body of the text. However, be sure that the data is not simply duplicated. If there is only one table in the text, it should not be numbered. Tables should include only the necessary numerical data. The use of data, which is not discussed in the text, is not permitted. The width of each table should not exceed 75 mm when placed in a single column or 160 mm if placed across the width of the page. The alignment of horizontal lines and vertical columns in each table should be consistent.
  • Formulas should be typed using the Microsoft Equation 3.0 or MathType programs. The use of other programs must be approved by the Editorial Board. Font sizes to be used in the mathematical editor are as follows: regular symbol – 10 pt, large index – 8 pt, small index – 6 pt, large symbol – 12 pt, small symbol –8 pt. If several formulas or equations are used in the text, they should be numbered sequentially.
  • Structural chemical formulas and reaction schemes should be created in the ChemWindow program and placed in the main body of the manuscript. The following settings are recommended: line length 14.4 pt (0.508 cm), line thickness 0.6 pt (0.021 cm). Arial or Helvetica fonts (9 pt) are preferred in formulas. Chemical compounds in the schemes should be numbered in bold Arabic numerals without brackets (font: Arial bold 9 pt). In the text, the number of the full title of each compound should be given in brackets. In other cases, the number should be given without brackets, but with necessary explanation.
  • The width of each formula should not exceed 75 mm when placed in a single column or 150 mm when placed across the page. Formulas and schemes should be presented in the format suitable for direct reproduction. Scheme number and explanatory inscription should be placed under each scheme in the center. Each scheme should be separated from the subsequent text by one empty line.
  • Please provide references for all supplementary materials, including tables and graphs, in the main body of the text.
  • Footnotes should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Footnotes may contain links to anonymous online sources, statistical reports, articles in socio-political newspapers and magazines, textbooks, and manuals, references to abstracts and theses as well as author comments.

Cover letter

The Editorial Board requires authors to submit a scanned copy of a cover letter from their institution in a *.pdf format. We expect a cover letter to concisely summarize why your paper would be a valuable addition to the scientific literature and to briefly relate your study to the previously published work. The cover letter should be authenticated by a seal and signed by the head of your institution as well as by all co-authors of the manuscript. We require a separate letter for each of the affiliations declared in the manuscript.

Submission of a manuscript for publication indicates that all authors accept the given instructions.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Manuscripts are only accepted if they have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  2. The materials should be prepared in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF.
  3. Internet links are provided as complete URLs. 

  4. Manuscripts should be typewritten with 1.5 line spacing. The Times New Roman font (12 pt) should be used throughout. Italics rather than underscore should be used for emphasis (except for Internet links). All images, graphics, and tables should be placed at the point of relevance and not at the end of the document.
  5. Text should follow the stylistic and bibliography requirements stated in Author Guidelines.

  6. Please remove author information from the title page and other parts of the document to ensure anonymity of the reviewing process.

  7. The information and opinions presented in Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] reflect the views of the authors and not of the journal or its Editorial Board or the Publisher. The Tonkie Khimicheskie Tekhnologii [Fine Chemical Technologies] journal has used its best endeavors to ensure that the information is correct and current at the time of publication but takes no responsibility for any error, omission, or defect therein.


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  3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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