Focus and Scope

Communications in Inorganic Synthesis is an international journal dedicated to the rapid publication of short communications in the major areas of inorganic synthesis: metal complexes, salts, organometallic compounds, nanomaterials, quasicrystals, inorganic polymers, and supramolecular structures. Emphasis is placed on the synthesis, structure, spectroscopy and bonding properties of significant new and known compounds. Papers reporting synthesis and X-ray structural data will be considered.



Peer Review Process

All submissions are carefully examined by the Editor-in chief and Associate Editors prior to being sent for assessment by Referees (Double Blind Review: The names of the reviewers are hidden from the author. This is the traditional method of reviewing and is the most common type by far.) who are specialists in their respective areas. The rigorous review of submissions ensures that the journal maintains the highest levels of originality, integrity, and international readership.

Open Access Policy

Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed.

Open access has gained tremendous support from both authors, who appreciate the increased visibility of their work, as well as science institutions and funders, who value the societal impact of freely available research results.


What are the benefits of open access publishing?

  • Free availability thanks to unrestricted online access
    Open access publications are freely available online to anyone, which maximizes the visibility, and thus the uptake and use of the work published.
  • Authors retain copyright
    The use of a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
    CC BY-NC-SA) enables authors/editors to retain copyright to their work. Publications can be reused and redistributed as long as the original author is correctly attributed.

Ethics in publishing

Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal, the professionalism of scientific authorship, and ultimately the entire scientific endeavor. Maintaining integrity of research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice, which include:

  • The manuscript has not been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration.
  • The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full), unless the new work concerns an expansion of previous work (please provide transparency on the re-use of material to avoid the hint of text-recycling (“self-plagiarism”)).
  • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various journals or to one journal over time (e.g. “salami-publishing”).
  • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support your conclusions
  • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the author’s own (“plagiarism”).
  • Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted. Important note: the journal may use software to screen for plagiarism.
  • Consent to submit has been received explicitly from all co-authors, as well as from the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out before the work is submitted.
  • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.

Compliance with Ethical Standards: To ensure objectivity and transparency in research and to ensure that accepted principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed, authors should include information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), informed consent if the research involves human participants, and a statement on welfare of animals if the research involved animals.

The corresponding author should be prepared to collect documentation of compliance with ethical standards and send if requested during peer review or after publication. The Editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned guidelines. The author will be held responsible for false statements or failure to fulfill the abovementioned guidelines.


Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Usach)


Editorial Board

Dr. Manuel I. Azócar G. / Universidad de Santiago de Chile / Santiago, Chile
Editor Emeritus
Dr. Juan Costamagna M./ Universidad de Santiago de Chile / Santiago, Chile
Associate Editor
Carlos Kremer Antúnez,  PhD. / Universidad de la República / Montevideo, Uruguay
International Editorial Board
Dr. Moamen S. Refat  / Taif University / Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Prof. Dr. Yong Heng Xing  / Liaoning Normal University / Dalian, China
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Lawrence Barton / University of Missouri-St. Louis / St. Louis, USA
Dra. Sandra R. Signorella /  Instituto de Química Rosario (IQUIR) / Rosario, Argentina
Prof.  Marina Cindric, Ph. D. / University of Zagreb / Zagreb, Croatia
Dr. (MRS.) Rukhsana I. Kureshy / Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute Gijubhai Badheka Marg / Bhavnagar, India
D.Sc. Nailyevich Sokolov / Novosibirsk State University / Novosibirsk, Russia
Victor Barba, PhD. /Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos /Cuernavaca Morelos, México.
Dr. Sulekh Chandra / University of Delhi / New Delhi, India
Dr. Damir A. Safin / Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Dr. Boris Kharissov / Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, México
Dr Rose Haque / The School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
Dr. Shilie Pan /Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, China.
Dr. Joseph S. Merola / Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech, USA.

Dr. David Morales-Morales / Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F.

Communications in Inorganic Synthesis is sponsored and supported by:

Universidad de Santiago de Chile. Av. Bernardo O´Higgins 3363, Estación Central, Santiago, Chile and supported by: LatinAmerican Research Group.

ISSN: 0719-2827