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Manuscript Template:

1) Title Page (download)

2) Main File (without Author names)

3) Copyright Form (dowload)

4) Conflict of Interest Form

EndNote Reference format:  Adv. J. Chem. Sect. B. Nat. Prod. Med. Chem.endnote style


Screening and initial selection of articles (Research Policy)

Screening and initial selection of articles is done in 2 to 3 days by the Editor-Chief of the journal. Then, the article sent to a specialized editor and he/she can select the appoints a reviewers. The reviewers must review the article within 24 days and send their comments to the specialized editor. The editor reviews the Reviewer's comments and sends them to the Editor-in-Chief.


General Information

Advanced Journal of Chemistry, Section B: Natural Products and Medical Chemistry has been launched since 2019 by Sami Publishing Company (SPC) in cooperation with the "Iranian Chemical Science and Technologies Association". This double-blind peer-reviewed and indexed journal aim to provide a platform for researchers from all around the world to share their latest findings in all subjects of Natural Products and Medical Chemistry (please see the Aims and Scope). The journal policy is Open Access based with no article processing charges and all published articles of this journal are freely available for readers through online system at the journal homepage;  without any subscription fee and authors retain the copyright of their work.


Journal policy

Note 1: Before submission, you should grammatically check your manuscript. In order to do that, please, download and install the Ginger software.  Link:

Note 2: For scan your manuscript before submission, please download and install Plagiarism software via the link:

Note 3: Download the template of Adv. J. Chem. Sect. B. Nat. Prod. Med. Chem. and rearrange your manuscript according to our standards.

Note 4: You must add all co-authors when you submit your manuscript. This ensures they are included in our production system and fully acknowledged in the published article.

Note 5: The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Note 6: If paper accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language.

Note 7: Authors accept full responsibility for the factual accuracy of the data presented and should obtain any authorization necessary for publication.

Note 8: Authors are encouraged to suggest the names of several experts in the field when papers are first submitted or at any time in the evaluation process.

 Note 9: It is essential that authors prepare their manuscripts according to established specifications. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected.

Note 10: Manuscripts must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The decision to accept a contribution rests with the Editorial Committee of the Adv. J. Chem. Sect. B. Nat. Prod. Med. Chem.



Submission of a manuscript implies that the author(s) agreed to transfer copyright to the Adv. J. Chem. Sect. B. Nat. Prod. Med. Chem. when the contribution is accepted for publication. Reproduction of the text, figures, or tables of this journal is allowed only by permission of the Editorial Committee.



Templates are provided in order to allow authors to view their paper in a style close to the final printed form. The template is only intended to be used in assisting with the preparation and submission of manuscripts. It should be noted that the use of the journal template is not a requirement and its adoption will neither speed nor delay publication.


Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts for Original Research Papers submitted to the Adv. J. Chem. Sect. B. Nat. Prod. Med. Chem. should be divided into the following sections:

  • Title
  • Authors' Names and Affiliations
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Graphical abstract
  • Introduction
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References



-The title should be concise and accurately reflect the content. The title should capture important keywords.


Author names and affiliations

Please clearly indicate the given first name(s) and surname(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled.

The names and addresses of the institution(s) where the work was performed should be listed immediately below the author names.

The name of the corresponding author(s) should be marked with an asterisk (*) and provide his or her e-mail address on this page 1.    

Author affiliations should include complete information, including institution, department, city and country.



-The abstract should be a clear, concise, one-paragraph synopsis (100–300 words) and placed directly after the title and author information. It should indicate the subject and scope of the review, listing the major topics covered, as well as the overall objectives. The abstract should be self-contained for direct use in Chemical Abstracts or other secondary services.



-The keyword should be a maximum of 3-6 keywords.


Graphical abstract

The graphical abstract is mandatory for this journal. It should summarize the contents of the article in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership online. Authors must provide images that clearly represent the work described in the article. Graphical abstracts should be submitted as a separate file in the online submission system. Image size: please provide an image with a minimum of 531 × 1328 pixels (h × w) or proportionally more. The image should be readable at a size of 5 × 13 cm.



-The Introduction, usually one or two manuscript pages, should state precisely the purpose and goals of the review and its scope and limitations, as well as the years of literature covered.  Historical material and references to earlier pertinent reviews, as well as a limited amount of material of personal or anecdotal nature, may be included. Date and location of the research carried out throughout the study must be mentioned at the end of this section.


Materials and Methods

- The Materials and Methods section should provide enough information to permit repetition of the experimental work. It should include clear descriptions and explanations of sampling procedures, experimental design, and essential sample characteristics and descriptive statistics, hypothesis tested, exact references to literature describing the tests used in the manuscript, number of data involved in statistical tests, etc. Authors must emphasize any unexpected, new, and/ or significant hazards or risks associated with the reported work. This information should be in the experimental details section of the full article or communication.


Results and Discussion

The Results section should describe the outcome of the study. Data should be presented as concisely as possible - if appropriate in the form of tables or figures, although very large tables should be avoided. The Discussion should be an interpretation of the results and their significance with reference to work by other authors. Please note that the policy of the Journal with respect to units and symbols is that of SI symbols.

- Tables

Do not submit tables and graphs as photograph. Tables should be set within the text. Do not use internal horizontal and vertical rules. Tables should be set within the text and should have a clear and rational structure along with consecutive numerical order. All tables should be numbered (1, 2, 3, etc.). Give enough information in subtitles so that each table is understandable without reference to the text. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Tables should be with the captions placed above in limited numbers.

Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

- Figures

Figures/ illustrations should be in high quality art work, within 200-300 dpi and provided in the text. Ensure that figures are clear, labeled, and of a size that can be reproduced legibly in the journal. Figures should be set within the text. Following remarks should be applied to the figures:

- Each Figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file.

- Figure captions begin with the term Fig. Figures should be with the captions placed below in limited numbers.

- No punctuation is to be placed at the end of the caption. 

- Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs.

- Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.



This section should highlight the major, firm discoveries, and state what the added value of the main finding is, without literature references.



There are standard reference formats for most types of document. Below are examples of the most common types of document you might want to reference. Each of the following gives a suggested standard format for the reference followed by examples for the different document types.

 Example of references using Vancouver

Journal article

Author’s Surname INITIALS. Title of article. Title of journal (abbr). Date of publication;volume number(issue):pages.doi

Example: Pollack CV, Reilly PA, Eikelboom J, Glund S, Verhamme P, Bernstein RA, et al. Idarucizumab for Dabigatran reversal. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 6;373(6):511-20. DOI

Rowe SM, Miller S, Sorscher, EJ. Cystic Fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 2005 May 12;352(19):1992-2001. DOI


- If there are more than 6 authors, list the first six then add et al.

- Journal titles are abbreviated. You can use the NLM Catalog ( to find the correct journal abbreviation.

- Give the date as Year Month (abbreviated) Day

- Do not repeat page numbers unless they are followed by a letter. For example 123-125 becomes 123-5 but 124A-126A is correct



Author’s Surname INITIALS. Book Title. Edition (if not first). Place of publication: Publisher; Date.

Example: Glover IA, Grant PM. Digital communications. 3rd ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall; 2009.

Note: If there are no authors, only editors, use the same format as above and follow the last named editor with a comma and the word editor or editors.


Chapter in edited book

Author of chapter's surname INITIALS. Title of chapter. In: Editor's surname INITIALS, editor(s). Book Title. Edition (if not first). Place of publication: Publisher; Date. Pages

Example: Li CW, Wang GJ. Mems manufacturing techniques for tissue scaffolding devices. In: Bhansali S, Vasudev A, editors. Mems for biomedical applications. Cambridge: Woodhead; 2012. p. 192-217.

Note: Pagination is always shortened to the fewest numbers necessary. For example you would write 23–5, not 23–25.


Conference paper

Author of paper's Surname INITIALS. Title of paper. In: Editor of proceedings' surname INITIALS, editor(s). Conference Title; Conference date; Place of conference. Place of publication: Publisher; Publication date. Pages.

Example: Rice AS, Farquhar-Smith WP, Bridges D, Brooks JW. Cannabinoids and pain. In: Dostorovsky JO, Carr DB, Koltzenburg M, editors. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Pain; 2002 Aug 17-22; San Diego, CA. Seattle (WA): IASP Press; 2003. p. 437-68.


Electronic Book

Author’s Surname INITIALS. Book Title [Internet]. Edition/version. Place of publication: Publisher; Date of original publication [Date cited]. Available from: URL.

Example: Foley KM, Gelband H, editors. Improving palliative care for cancer [Internet]. Washington: National Academy Press; 2001 [cited 2002 Jul 9]. Available from:

Note: The dates in Vancouver are in the format: year month day (the month is abbreviated to 3 letters). For example [cited 2018 Oct 10]


Electronic Journal article

Author’s Surname INITIALS. Title of article. Title of journal (abbr) [Internet]. Date of publication [Date cited];volume number(issue):pages. Available from: URL

Example:  Hulka BS, Stark AT. Breast cancer: cause and prevention. Lancet [Internet]. 1995 Sep 30 [cited 2022 Nov 22];346(8979):883-7. Available from:

Abood S. Quality improvement initiative in nursing homes: the ANA acts in an advisory role. Am J Nurs [Internet]. 2002 Jun [cited 2018 Sep 12];102(6):23. Available from:

Li Y, Li S, Meng X, Gan R-Y, Zhang J-J Li, H-B. Dietary natural products for prevention and treatment of breast cancer. Nutrients [Internet]. 2017 Jul 8 [cited 2022 Nov 14]; 9(7): [38 p.]. Available from:


- If there are more than 6 authors, list the first six then add et al.

- Journal titles are abbreviated. You can use the NLM Catalog ( to find the correct journal abbreviation.

- Give the date as Year Month (abbreviated) Day

- Do not repeat page numbers unless they are followed by a letter. For example 123-125 becomes 123-5 but 124A-126A is correct.

- If no numbers appear on the pages of the article, it is usual to give an estimation of the length in square brackets. For example [20 p.] or [10 paragraphs].



Author(s)/Organisation. Title of webpage [Internet]. Place of publication: Publisher; Year of original publication OR Year of Copyright [updated year month day; cited year month day]. Available from: URL.

Example:  National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Antiplatelet treatment: management [Internet]. London: NICE; c2018 [updated 2018 Jun; cited 2018 Sep 28]. Available from:


- Use the date that the page was first placed on the Internet. If it cannot be found, use the date of copyright, preceded by the letter ‘c’.

- If neither a date of publication nor a date of copyright can be found, use the date of update/revision and/or the date cited.


Color charges

Authors should restrict their use of color to situations where it is necessary on scientific, and not merely cosmetic, grounds. Color figures will be reproduced in color in the online edition of the journal free of charge. If it is necessary for the figures to be reproduced in coloring in the print version, a charge will apply.


Proof correction

Corresponding authors will receive an e-mail contains the copyright form and the galley proof file. All instructions for proofing will be given in the e-mail we send to the authors. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately - please upload all of your corrections and the signed copyright letter within 72 hours. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as the inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility.

Note that Journal may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.

The average time between submission and final decision is eight weeks and the average time between acceptance and publication is three weeks.


All types of the paper accepted are below:

(a) Review Article (5-25 pages)

(b) Original Research Article (3-10 pages)

(c) Short Communication (2-5 pages)


It is necessary to upload these files separately:

1-" Main File” without title page (*)

2- Title Page (*)

3- Cover Letter

4- Graphical Abstract (JPEG or cdx.) (*)

5- Highlight

6- Completed Copyright Form (*)