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Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors

The Bombay Technologist (ISSN: 0067-9925) is the annual peer-reviewed research journal of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. It was started in 1951, by the erstwhile Technological Association, the highest decision making student body of the institute.

Professor K. Venkatraman, a pioneer in Chemical Technology himself, envisioned the concept of an in-house research journal run by the institute and thus laid the foundation of Bombay Technologist.

The Institute of Chemical Technology is itself an internationally renowned centre for research. It churns out hundreds of quality research publications and numerous patents every year solely in Chemical Engineering and Technology. Such a distinction is enjoyed by few, globally.

Six decades later, there is no looking back. Over sixty volumes have been published since.

Types of publication

  1. Full length research articles
  2. Review articles

Guidelines for manuscript preparation

Focus and Scope

Bombay Technologist, as a journal, does not believe in hindering the spread of Science. We, thus entertain all scientific articles for publication.

Peer Review Process

This journal follows a strict double-blind peer review policy. Every article is reviewed by one distinguished scientist on parameters such as depth, novelty and originality.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Word software

File should be saved in the native word format as a singly column text. Text can be subjected to word effects viz. bold , italics, underline, superscript, subscript however text justification mode should be avoided. Use of word processor applications like spell-check and/or grammar check is highly encouraged.

Article structure

 Each section of the manuscript should be numbered in sequential manner. Each subsection should be numbered as 1.1 followed by further subsections as 1.1.1, 1.1.2 etc. with brief headings. Abstract should not be numbered. Particular section may be cross-referred in the text with its section number


It should be concise describing central idea of the manuscript in preferably less than 15 words.

Author names and affiliations

Authors name must be written in surname followed by name format. Affiliations must be designated with superscript lower-case letter after the name and in the beginning of respective address.

Corresponding author must be clearly indicated and affiliation, full postal address and email address with contact details (telephone and fax number along with country and area code) are mandatory.



Abstract should be consized comprising not more than 250 words and should cover the summary of manuscript in brief with all the major findings. Avoid use of abbreviations and/ or references in abstract.


This should follow the abstract and must comprise maximum 6 words for indexing purpose. Abbreviations must be avoided. 


Uncommon abbreviations must be mentioned as a footnote which will appear on the first page. Avoid use of abbreviations in abstract. Abbreviations must be mentioned at its first use in the manuscript. The abbreviation consistency must be accurately followed throughout the article


Should be brief describing the objective of manuscript with brief background, rationale.

Material and methods

Sources of material should be indicated in datails with company source and country location. Methods should be described in a manner that they can be reproduced if methods are employed from available literature same must be indicated with proper cross-reference.

Results and Discussion

Results and discussion section can be combined. This section must be clear and consisted and appropriate correlation of results with the discussion is appreciated.


This section should summarise all the major findings and preferably should be kept as a separate section.


This should appear as a separate section before the references.


Tables should be numbered according to their sequence in the text. Tables should be prepared using single grid. Tab can be used instead of grid use of space bar should be discouraged in segregating the columns. Tables should be cross-referred in the text as table.1, table.2 etc.


Figures should be numbered according to their sequence in the text and should be cross-referred in text as fig. 1, fig.2 etc.

Use a standard uniform font (Arial, Times new roman) throughout the illustration.

Captions for the figures must be brief describing the illustration and must be provided separately.

Each illustration should be submitted as a separate file in the native format.

Microsoft office format files should be submitted as is.

Photographs must be submitted with resolution of minimum 300 dpi (TIFF or JPEG).

Line drawings must be submitted with resolution of minimum 1000 dpi (TIFF or JPEG).


SI system, the International system of units must be followed throughout the manuscript.

Math formulae

Formulae must be presented in simple text format preferably with solidus (/) with variables in italics and can be referred to as Eq.1, Eq. 2 etc.. in the text.

Chemical compounds

These must be written in compliance with PubChem compound database.


All the references listed must be cross-referred in text. Avoid use of references in abstract and if so a complete reference must be listed as abstract is stand alone. Use of reference management softwares like Endnote is encouraged.

Reference style

All citations in text should be referred to as follows

1. Single author: the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication;

2. Two authors: both authors' names and the year of publication;

3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication. Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically.

Book with authors

Beall, H.; Trimbur, J.  A Short Guide to Writing about Chemistry, 2nd  ed.; Longman: New York, 2001,17-32.

Books with editors

Editors’ names can appear in either the author (first example) or the editor position (second example).

Richey, H. G., Ed.  Grignard Reagents: New Developments; John Wiley & Sons: Chicester, U.K., 2000.

Grignard Reagents: New Developments; Richey, H. G., Ed.; John Wiley & Sons: Chicester, U.K., 2000.

Chapter in an edited book

McBrien, M.  Selecting the Correct pH Value for HPLC.  In HPLC Made to Measure: A Practical Handbook for Optimization; Kromidas, S., Ed.; Wiley-VCH: Weinheim, Germany, 2006, 89-103.

Books in a series

Books published in a series may be cited either as a book (first example) or as a journal (second example)

Seeber, G.; Tiedemann, B. E. F.; Raymond, K. N.  In Supramolecular Chirality; Crego-Calama, M., Reinhoudt, D. N., Eds.; Topics in Current Chemistry 265; Springer: Berlin, Germany, 2006, 147-183.

Organic Syntheses and Inorganic Syntheses

Cumulative volumes of Organic Syntheses are cited as books (first example); annual volumes of Organic Syntheses and Inorganic Syntheses are often cited as journals (second example).

Organic Syntheses; Wiley & Sons: New York, 2004, Collect. Vol. No. X, 437-441.

Yamamoto, T.  Inorganic Synthesis 1989, 26, 204-207.

Print full paper

Lindén, M.; Schunk, S.; Schüth, F. In Mesoporous Molecular Sieves 1998, Proceedings of the 1st  International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, July 10-12, 1998, Bonneviot, L., Béland, F., Danumah, C., Giasson, S., Kaliaguine, S., Eds.; Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1998, 45-52 (Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, v 117).

Print abstracts of papers

Pere, J. J.  Abstracts of Papers, Part 1, 223rd  National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Orlando, FL, Apr 7-11, 2002; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2002, CELL 30.

Electronic abstracts of papers

Costello, C. E.  Development of “Biomolecule-Friendly” MS Methods.  In PITTCON 2006, Orlando, FL, March 12-17, 2006 [CD-ROM]; Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy: Pittsburgh, PA, 2007, Session 10, Paper 1.


TRC Spectral Data Ultraviolet; Texas A&M University: College Station, TX, Apr 30, 1966; No. 969 (4-Methyl-1-phenyl-3-tiapentane).

Data from web sites

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Spectral Database for Organic Compounds: SDB;, No. 2185 (1,2-ethanediol) (accessed March 19, 2007).

Commercial databases

Reaxys, version 1.0.5968; Elsevier Properties SA: Frankfurt, Germany, 2010; Reaxys RN 2154 (1,2- benzisoxazole).

SciFinder Scholar, version 2006; Chemical Abstracts Service: Columbus, OH, 2006; RN 50-78-2 (acetylsalicylic acid).

Print articles (full name of the Journal as well as full title of the article)

Larabee, D. C.; Reynolds, T. Y.; Hochberg, R. B. Estradiol-16α-carboxylic Acid Esters as Locally Active Estrogens.  Journal of Medicinal Chemisty 2001, 44, 1802-1814.

Electronic articles

The format for citing e-articles does include the article title.

Vandenabeele, P.; Edwards, H. G. M.; Moens, L. A Decade of Raman Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology.  Chemical Review [Online] 2007, 107, 675-686. (accessed Mar 19, 2007).

Early access articles

Padwa, A.; Bur, S. K. The Domino Way to Heterocycles.  Tetrahedron [Online early access].  DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2007.03.158.  Published Online: Apr 3, 2007. (accessed Apr 3, 2007)  (accepted manuscript, has not undergone final copyediting, typesetting, or proof review).

Patents (print)

Sarubbi, D. J.; Leone-Bay, A.; Paton, D. R.  Oral Drug Delivery Compositions Comprising Modified Amino Acids and Bioactive Peptides.  U.S. Patent 5,792,451, August 11, 1998; SciFinder Scholar 1998:542693.

Electronic patent from government web site

Sarubbi, D. J.; Leone-Bay, A.; Paton, D. R.  Oral Drug Delivery Compositions Comprising Modified Amino Acids and Bioactive Peptides.  U.S. Patent 5,792,451, August 11, 1998.  United States Patent and Trademark Office Web site.,958,879.PN.&OS=PN/5,958,879&RS=PN/5,958,879 (accessed Mar 23, 2007); SciFinderScholar 1998:542693.

Electronic patent from non-government web site

Sarubbi, D. J.; Leone-Bay, A.; Paton, D. R.  Oral Drug Delivery Compositions Comprising Modified Amino Acids and Bioactive Peptides.  U.S. Patent 5,792,451, August 11, 1998. (accessed Apr 2, 2007); SciFinder Scholar 1998:542693.

Web sites                 

Penn State Department of Chemistry. (accessed June 7, 2010).



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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. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word or RTF document file format.
  3. References in compliance with guidelines, listed references are cross referred in the manuscript and where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. Figures and Tables in prescribed format

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. Figures are supplimented with captions
  7. Details of corresponding author: Affiliation, email address, full postal address, contact details (Telephone number)

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