Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts should be typed in single-spaced with wide margins on the right side of the paper only. Text pages should be numbered consecutively. The graphs and tables must be inserted into the text pages. Please do not use footnotes. The preferred letter font is Times New Roman of 12 pt.

Initial Lay-out
All manuscripts should start with a title. The title should not contain less common acronyms. The title is followed by the first names (no abbreviation), middle initials and surnames (no abbreviation) of all authors. The author to whom correspondence should be addressed must be indicated by an asterisk. The complete address of the authors should be written. The email address of the corresponding author is also needed to send the pdf of the proofs. Acknowledgements of financial support should be included at the end of the paper.

Research papers and reviews begin with an abstract (50 to 250 words) which should comprise a brief factual account of the contents of the paper, with emphasis on new information. Abbreviations and jargon must not be used. The abstracts should be suitable for use by abstracting services without rewriting.

Key words reflecting the major features of the work should be inserted, but not more than five.

Every paper must have a concise introduction explaining the state of the art of the topic described, and stating clearly what is new in the paper now submitted.

The experimental methods and the materials used should be described after the introductory paragraphs. Detailed technical descriptions should be restricted to one section of the paper, and not scattered throughout the text. Sufficient information should be given to allow any reasonably experienced worker to carry out the procedure. Detailed descriptions of well-known techniques and equipment are unnecessary, as are simple preparations of reagents or solutions, and lists of common chemicals. In writing, complete sentences should be used.

Results and Discussion
Preferably these should be treated together to avoid unnecessary repetition. Unsupported elaboration of hypotheses, and verbose exposition of ideas should be avoided. Results and Discussion may be presented in different sections.

Acknowledgements should be kept as short as possible, and placed at the conclusion of the text.

Literature references are to be numbered consecutively and should be grouped together at the end of the paper under the heading “References”. In the text references are quoted by giving the corresponding numbers of the references list as Arabic numerals in square brackets.

For journal articles:

Bag H, Turker AR, Lale M and Tunçeli A (2000) Separation and speciation of Cr(III) and Cr(VI) with Saccharomyces cerevisiae immobilized on sepiolite and determination of both species in water by FAAS. Talanta 51: 895.

For books:

Jenniss SW,  Katz SA, and Lynch RW ( 1997) Applications of Atomic Spectrometry to Regulatory Compliance Monitoring, 2nd Edition, Wiley-VCH: New York, p 152.
Welz B (1985) Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, VCH, Weinheim, p 285.
Articles not yet published should be given as “accepted” or “in press” only if accepted for publication. Otherwise, unpublished articles should be referred to as “submitted for publication”, “in preparation” or “personal communication”, as appropriate.

Figures and Tables
All figures and tables should be put into the text (not a seperate page) and numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals throughout the paper. Footnotes to tables should be with lower-case letters. Line drawings are preferable to photographs. Scanned graphs are less preferred and acceptable only if adequately resolved. Inscriptions should be clearly legible. Letters 2–3 mm high are recommended in the desired final size. Half-tone illustrations, if any, should be well contrasted and trimmed at right angles in the desired final size. Graphs should not be present in large format (e. g. A4 full size), but rather in a typical size of 6—8 cm.

Nomenclature, symbols and abbreviations
In general, the recommendations of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) should be followed. Symbols, formulae and equations should be written with great care, capitals and lower case letters being distinguished where necessary. Particular care should be taken in typing mathematical expressions containing superscripts, and in proof-reading such equations. Unusual symbols employed for the first time should be defined by name in the left-hand margin. Abbreviations require definition when first used. Abbreviations for long chemical names (e.g. AAS, EDTA, ESI, ICP, Tris) are useful, especially in equations, tables or figures.
· The abbreviation of mL and L must be preferred  instead of  ml (l).
· 0.010 g should be written as 10 mg.
· exponential notations (such as, g-1; mL-1; cm-3; mmol-1, etc.) must be used.
· IUPAC rules must be used for designating chemical compounds. In some fields, e.g. pharmacology, generic or INN names may be used. The use of TRADE names alone to identify such compounds as medicines or pesticides is not allowed.
· Quantities and units must be designated using SI units whenever possible (e.g. Pa instead of bar). The metric system is to be used. Concentrations should be given exclusively as mass or amount-of-substance concentrations. The use of ppm, ppb, ppt, volume and weight percentages etc. is to be avoided.

Note: Authors must suggest at least three potential reviewers from different geographical locations. Authors must add the name, address and e-mails of reviwers to the part of "Author Comments" during the submission of the manuscript.