Information for Authors
Information for Authors
Advances in Green Chemistry (AGC) is a peer reviewed, open access, biannual journal serving as a means for scientific information exchange in international and national fora. All submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their scientific content and significance by the Editor-in-Chief &/or Managing Editor after seeking an expert opinion of at least two independent reviewers. All submitted manuscripts should contain unpublished original research which should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. In order to avoid unnecessary delay in publication, authors are requested to comply the following guidelines; differing these, the submission will be returned for additional revision. Please note that articles published in AGC are open access articles published under Creative Commons CC BY 3.0 License ( This license permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Online Submission and Peer Review
Authors should ensure that papers conform to the scientific and style instructions as given below. Please note that Adv Green Chem follows single blind peer review. Manuscript should be submitted online through our website using Email ( If you face any problem while online submission of your manuscript, please feel free to contact our Associate Editors Dr. Sana Malik ( or Dr. Ayesha Shahid (
Type of Manuscripts
Articles are comprehensive accounts of significant experimental or theoretical results, authors are asked to write their manuscripts in a clear and concise manner and to include only data crucial to arriving at their final conclusions.
Short communications are preliminary reports limited to approximately 1,500 words (including tables, figures, and references). They must be of sufficient importance and general interest to justify accelerated publication.
Reviews are by invitation only. Authors interested in preparing a review article should provide a brief outline to the Managing Editor requesting an invitation to submit a manuscript.
Structure of Article
All manuscripts should be in English, written in Times New Roman font with default MS Word settings.
Article should not exceed 15 pages, excluding tables, references and up to 6 figures.
There should be no more than 50 refer­ences in an original article (no more than 100 in a review article).
Brief reports containing less scientific data than the original articles and should not have more than one figure and/or table.
Please number the headings/subheadings as given below

1.     Introduction

2.     Materials and Methods

2.1.          Level 1 subheading in this section

2.1.1.     Level 2 subheadings in this section          Level 3 subheadings in this section

3.     Results (please follow the method section number format for the subheadings)

Submit your text in MS Word format.  Figures &/or tables should be placed at proper place in the same document. Separate files figures &/or tables will not be considered/entertained.
Title Page
The title page should include the name, complete address, and e-mail address of corresponding author. The title should be concise and informative. Include common name or the scientific name, but not both of the subject. Affiliation line includes a complete address. If appropriate, designate current addresses for all authors by numbered footnotes (superscripted numbers) placed at the bottom of the title page. 
Include all authors’ names below the title. Footnote numbers are placed outside commas in multi-authored articles. The transmittal letter should designate one corresponding author indicated by a superscript *(e.g., Mehmood*). Also give his/her complete address for postal and e-mail purpose.
An abstract should be concise (100-250 words) self-contained summary, should include the background/ objective, purpose of the study (including its statistical significance), methods, results and conclusion in one paragraph. Abstract should be continuous, without any heading/subsection.
For indexing purposes each submitted article should include three to five key words. In addition to facilitating indexing of articles, our keyword system assists in the assignment of qualified reviewers for your manuscript.
Standard abbreviations should be used without periods throughout the manuscript. All non-standard abbreviations should be kept to a minimum and must be defined in the text following their first use.
Materials and Methods
The experimental procedures should be described in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat the experiments. Names of products and manufacturers should be included only if alternate sources are deemed unsatisfactory. Novel experimental procedures should be described in detail, but published procedures should merely be referred to by literature citation of both the original and any published modifications. The purity of key compounds and descriptions(s) of the method(s) used to determine purity should be included in this section.
Manuscripts containing data generated from animal and/or human studies must specify the committee and the institution that approved the experimental protocols used to generate these data.
Concise tables and figures should be designed to maximize the presentation and comprehension of the experimental data. The same data should not be presented in more than one figure or in both a figure and a table. As a rule, interpretation of the results should be reserved for the discussion section of an article, but under some circumstances it may be desirable to combine results and discussion in a single section.
The purpose of the discussion is to interpret the results and to relate them to existing knowledge in the field in as clear and brief as possible. Information given elsewhere in the manuscript should not be repeated in the discussion. Extensive reviews of the literature should be avoided. To avoid the repetition of the data, a combined section of Results and Discussion can also be included.
Conclusion (Conclusion and recommendations/prospects)
The conclusion should very precisely indicate what you have got from your study. It should be very brief and to the point and should avoid long discussion and future recommendations.
This section should acknowledge financial support, technical assistance, advice from colleagues, gifts etc. Permission must be received from persons whose contribution to the work is acknowledged in the manuscript.
Disclaimer is a statement denying responsibility intended to prevent civil liability arising for any particular act or omission. If there is no disclaimer, then write “None”
Conflict of Interest
This relates to situations in which the personal interest of an individual researcher, organization or funding agency might adversely affect the results of the study and those results may be used to make decision for the benefit of a third party/funding agency/researcher. If there is no conflict of interest, then write “None”
Source of Funding
Author should clearly mention the funding source for their study. If no funding got from anywhere, then write “None”
References should be assembled al­phabetically on a separate sheet. In the text, they should be referred by name and year (Harvard system). When referring to more than one paper of a same author and same year, the alphabets a, b, c, etc. should be placed next to the year of publication. In the text, when referring to a work by sole author, the name of author should be given like (Robinson, 2011) and (Robinson, 2011; Jeong, 2012). When referring to a work by two authors, the name of authors should be given like (Robinson and Jeong, 2012). When more than two authors, the name of the first author should be given followed by et al. such as (Robinson et al., 2012). Literature references must consist of names and initials of all authors, title of the paper referred to, abbreviated title of the journal, the volume, and page numbers of the paper. List submitted manuscripts as “in press” only if formally accepted for publication; otherwise, use “unpublished results” after the names of authors.
Contribution of Authors
If the article has more than one author, then authors’ contribution should be mentioned after references (at the end of article). Examples can be seen from published articles on the journal website
The style and punctuation of the references should follow the following examples:
Journal Articles
Evans MA, 2012. Article title: subtitle (begin with lowercase after colon or dash unless first word is a proper noun). J. Abbr. 00:000–000.
Evans MA, 2011a. Title. J. Abbr. 00: 000–000.
Evans MA, 2011b. Title. J. Abbr. 00: 000–000.
Evans MA and Burns R, 2012. Title. J. Abbr. 00: 000–000.
Evans MA, Tyler A and Munro HH, 2010. Title. J. Abbr. 00: 000–000.
In Press
Evans MA, 2012. Title. Asian J. Agri. Biolog. (in press).
Burns R, 2011. Title: Subtitle. Publisher, City, State.
Evans MA, 2011. Colorado potato beetle, 2nd ed. Publisher, City, State or Country.
Tyler A, 2013. Western corn rootworm, vol. 2. Publisher, City, State or Country.
Article/Chapter in a Book
Tyler A, 2011. Article or chapter title, pp. 000–000. In T.A.J. Royer and R. B. Burns (eds.), Book title. Publisher, City, State or Country.
Tyler A, Smith RST and Brown H, 2011. Onion thrips control, pp. 178–195. In R. S. Green and P. W. White (eds.), Book title, vol. 13. Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD.
No Author Given
USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), 2011. Title. USDA, Beltsville, MD.
IRRI (International Rice Research Institute), 2013. Title. IRRI, City, State or Country
Harred JF, Knight AR and McIntyre JS, inventors; Dow Chemical Company, assignee. 1972 Apr 4. Epoxidation process. U.S. patent 3,654,317.
Martin PD, Kuhlman J and Moore S, 2011. Yield effects of European corn borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) feeding, pp. 345–356. In Proceedings, 19th Illinois Cooperative Extension Service Spray School, 24–27 June 2011, Chicago, IL. Publisher, City, State.
Rossignol PA, 2012. Parasite modification of mosquito probing behavior, pp. 25–28. In T. W. Scott and J. Grumstrup-Scott (eds.), Proceedings, Symposium: the Role of Vector-Host Interactions in Disease Transmission. National Conference of the Entomological Society of America, 10 December 2012, Hollywood, FL. Miscellaneous Publication 68. Entomological Society of America, Lanham, MD.
James H, 2010. Thesis or dissertation title. M.S. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
SAS Institute, 2011. PROC user’s manual, version 6th ed. SAS Institute, Cary, NC.
URL Citations
Reisen W, 2012. Title. Complete URL (protocol://
Tabulation of experimental results is encouraged when this leads to more effective presentation or to more economical use of space, tables should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals with a brief title and a brief heading for each column. Clearly indicate the units of measure (preferably SI). Explanatory material referring to the whole table is to be included as a footnote to the title which should be given lower case letter designations and cited in the tables as italicized superscripts.
Galley proof
Galley proof is sent to the corresponding author of the paper. Galley proof should be verified against the manuscript and appropriate corrections should be made within stipulated time. Substantial changes in a manuscript after typesetting require editorial approval and, in some cases, may be subject to re-reviewing of the said article.
If errors of consequence are found in the published paper, correction should be sent by the author to the Editor-in-Chief. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work and for the accuracy of the bibliographic information. The right is reserved to incorporate any change deemed necessary by the editorial board to make contributions harmonize with the editorial standards of the journal.
Publication charges
The Adv Green Chem is an Open Access where authors are supposed to pay USD 500 for each accepted article. However, this Fee is 100% waived off for the manuscripts submitted before 31 December 2025, till then the publication charges for each accepted article will be paid by the Life Sciences Society to support the authors.

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