SynOpen Author Guidelines

General Instructions for Authors

Before you submit a manuscript, please be sure to have carefully read the Instructions for Authors available for download here:

Instructions for Authors (253 kB)

The use of the SynOpen Word template for manuscript preparation is strongly encouraged; please download the appropriate version for your configuration from the Author Tools section.

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Publication of Primary Data

Primary data are all types of analytical data in their original format as obtained from the technical apparatus used for compound characterization (spectrometers, chromatographs, etc.). Submission of primary data is optional.

All data should be supplied in a logically structured form and submitted together with the other article files. Data for specific compounds should be summarized in separate folders with subfolders for each analytical technique (1H NMR, 13C NMR, MS, HRMS, etc.). An additional Word document (converted into PDF format before publication) has to be prepared, describing the software which allows processing the data, as well as giving the structures and corresponding compound numbers for all provided data sets.

An excellent example of how primary data should be structured for publication is available for download at Thieme E-Journals. Once you have downloaded and extracted the zip file, you will find a “Read me” document with the required information, along with the folders for each compound as described above.

Primary data will be published in zip format and will receive a unique DOI different from that of the corresponding article. This allows independent citation of the data and the possibility to locate and retrieve them at any time in the future.

For more information on primary data publication, click here.


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