Aims and Procedures
One of the aims of ARKIVOC is to increase understanding and mutual awareness of research in organic chemistry throughout the world. Specifically, ARKIVOC encourages "Regional Issues" with the objective of collating ongoing research in organic chemistry in a particular country or region of the world.
Proposals for Regional Issues
Proposals for regional issues should define the country or region in question. The proposal should also make a suggestion for a "Facilitator" indicating the name, position, address, telephone, fax and e-mail of that person and confirming his/her consent to act as Facilitator. An estimation of the number of people who would be invited to submit papers should be given. Proposals for regional issues may be made either to Chris Stevens (Chris.Stevens@UGent.be) or to Alan Katritzky, with a copy to Dennis Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org). They will consult and decide whether a specific proposal should be accepted.
Procedure for the Implementation of a Regional Issue
The Facilitator and a Scientific Editor, the latter drawn from the Arkivoc Control Board, will be in charge of each regional issue
Duties of the Facilitator
(i) The Facilitator will write to a selected number of colleagues working within the region and invite them to submit a paper.
(ii) The Facilitator and ARK/CDH will decide on a closing date for the submission of manuscripts and a date for submission of the Introduction (see below under iv).
(iii) The Facilitator will send, periodically, brief reports to Dr. C. Dennis Hall with copies to the designated Scientific Editor. The reports should detail the number of letters sent out, the number and names of invitees who have accepted or refused and any other relevant information.
(iv) The Facilitator will prepare a short Introduction to the regional issue. This will consist of two to six pages of text about organic research in the region in question. The Introduction should be forwarded to CDH in the form of a Microsoft Word document, not an Acrobat pdf file. Since issues cannot be paginated until this front matter is available, it is important that Facilitators submit the Introduction by the agreed deadline.
Submission of Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Arkivoc "Instructions to Authors" and submitted via Online Submission.
Facilitators should note that, however early an Introduction is submitted, it will not be published before Jan. 1 of the year preceding the regional issue, i.e. an Introduction to a regional issue for 2009 would not be published before Jan. 2008. This also applies to papers submitted early and hence the received date for a manuscript would not be before Jan. 1 of the year preceding publication of the issue.