Guide for Authors

Guide for Authors


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The journal's language is English. British English or American English spelling and terminology may be used. We appreciate any efforts that you make to ensure that the language is corrected before submission. This will greatly improve the legibility of your paper if English is not your first language.

Manuscript Presentation

Types of papers: The journal accepts the following types of contributions:

  •  Original paper
  •  Review/mini-review
  •  Reports on major technological breakthroughs in all areas of polyolefins 

The manuscript will be initially examined by editors and then sent to reviewers if it fulfills the following points:

  • The relevancy to the scope of the Polyolefins Journal.
  • The novelty and originality of the work.
  • Significance to the broadening and development of the field of Polyolefins Science and Technology.
  • Adherence to POJ “Guide for Authors”.

The editors kindly request the authors to make sure of the originality of their works and define and emphasize the novelty at the end of introduction section. POJ is committed to preserve the scientific publishing ethics.

Authors should therefore conform closely to the instructions given below:


Organization of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be typewritten on A4 paper, with a font Times New Roman of 11 pt, text in single column with 1.5 line spacing , leaving adequate margins on all sides to allow reviewers' remarks. Number the pages consecutively with the first page containing Title, Author's name and affiliation, Abstract, Keywords. The next pages includes the Text as well as figures and Tables. The text should be divided into sections such as: introduction, experimental (materials and methods), results and discussion, conclusion, references, symbols and abbreviations. Prepare your manuscripts in MS word 2003-2007. Please place the figures and Tables at the end of the manuscript and submit it as "The Main Manuscript" only in PDF format. In addition please send the figures separately during submitting the manuscript. 

Author’s Information: Please add author(s) information; the names, affiliations and addresses of all authors in a separate file as cover page. Please give full address, academic or professional e-mail address, telephone number and fax number for the corresponding author (asterisked).

Title: Title of the paper should contain as many meaningful terms as possible but limited to about 10-15 words in Times New Roman 14. Please avoid the following expressions: "study on/of", "presentation" or "novel", "new", "first", investigation.

Abstract: The abstract should summarize the whole paper, not the conclusion alone. Its length should not exceed 400 words, and to highlight the purpose, the methods used, the results obtained and the conclusions, with the results comprising at least 50% of the abstract.

Keywords: Five key words, expressing the precise content of the manuscript to be provided below the abstract.

References: The most recent published papers and books as references should be cited and identified in the text by enclosing in squared brackets. References should be numbered in order of their citations avoiding bulk referencing (e.g., [1-5]). List all authors (do not use et al.) in inverted style (last name followed by first initial). Literature references should be listed at the end of manuscript in Times New Roman 11 normal, using the following style:

Please give the full title of the paper(s) before the name of the journal(s) or the book(s) cited in your references list.

Journal: Kim Y S, Hiraoka Y, Taniike T, Terano M (2009) External donor induced direct contact effects on Mg(OC2H5)2-based Ziegler-Natta catalysts for propylene polymerization. Macromol Symp 285: 115-120

Book with Author(s): Zhibin G, Carnahan EM (2009) Metal Catalysts in Olefin Polymerization. 2nd ed., Springer, 200-210

Book with Editor(s): Malpass DB (2010) Introduction to Industrial Polyethylene: Properties, Catalysts, Processes. Wiley-VCH, Ch. 1, 21-33

Encyclopedia: Horn M, Horns U (2000) Alkoxides, Metal. In: Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, John Wiley, New York, 1-17

Handbook: Addeo A, Edward J, Moore JR (2005) Aluminum Metal Carbon Bond. In: Polypropylene Handbook, Hanser, Munich, 49-50

Proceedings: Razavi A (2002) Industrial Perspectives of Metallocene Catalysts. In: 1st Blue Sky Conference on catalytic Olefin Polymerization. Sorrento, Italy

Thesis: Amer I (2011) Molecular Weight Effects on Crystallization of Propylene. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Polymer Engineering, University of Stellenbosch

Patent:  Razavi A (2003 Apr 1) Process for Producing Polyolefines and Polyolefine Catalysts, US Patent 6,541,413

Website: Mauritz K, Ziegler-Natta Catalysts, catalysts‏, available in 2011 Feb 13

Unpublished works: Papers accepted for publication may be cited with the journal's name followed by "in press" with the digital object identifier (DOI)

Click here to download the POJ EndNote reference style


Review/mini-review Papers: A review manuscript should be produced by experts of the field with at least 10 references from the author(s) themselves. The length of a review paper should be at most 14000 words including the table of content and with the copyrights permission of all the figures and tables.

The Mini-reviews should summarize the main concepts related to a topic while reporting the most relevant and current findings. The length of a mini review paper should be at most 5000 words including the table of content and with the copyrights permission of all the figures and tables.


Legends: Please supply legends for all figures and compile these on a separate sheet.

Tables: Every table must be referred to in the text and the tables to be numbered in sequential order in which they occur. Place them at the end of the manuscript. As for the table itself, it must be written so that it can be read and understood without reference to the text. Every column and every line of a table must be labeled unambiguously and units to be given wherever data are reported.

Figures: All illustrations should be in 8.5 or 18 cm width excluded the margins, in TIFF formats, with resolution of at least 300 dpi. The original figures with appropriate resolution in word document is also acceptable. The figures must be referred in the text and numbered in the sequence in which they are cited. Particular care should be taken to ensure that figures reporting data are unambiguously labeled with regard to units and provide adequate information about the conditions under which the data were obtained. It is strongly suggested to upload the figures electronically generated from relevant software and/or equipment, NOT from a hard copy scanned file. Micrographs produced by SEM, TEM, AFM, etc. must include magnification and scale. Poor quality artwork will lead to delay in publication. Please supply captions for all figures at the end of the text as well as during uploading process.

Chemical structures: Chemical structures and reaction schemes should be drawn with an appropriate drawing program. The most suitable settings that should be used with Chem Draw are listed below. The settings of other programs should be adjusted similarly. All files must be saved as TIFF or EPS files and should not be submitted in its native application format.

The most suitable settings for Chem Draw are:

1. Drawing settings:

  • Chain angle: 120°
  • Bond spacing: 18% of width
  • Fixed length: 14.4 pt (0.508 cm, 0.2 in.)
  • Bold width: 2.0 pt (0.071 cm, 0.0278 in.)
  • Line width: 0.6 pt (0.021 cm, 0.0084 in.)
  • Margin width: 1.6 pt (0.056 cm, 0.0222 in.)
  • Hash spacing: 2.5 pt (0.088 cm, 0.0347 in.)

Quantities and Units: Use only SI quantities and units. If data are in non-SI units, put non-SI units in parenthesis after the corresponding SI data.

Abbreviations and Nomenclature: Symbols and abbreviations represent variables, constants, quantities, properties, etc. while must be defined in the text at their first occurrence. Otherwise, compile a list of all symbols and abbreviations at the end of the text under the heading "Symbols and Abbreviations".

The nomenclature should follow established rules wherever these are available. Information on conversion factors is available in many standard reference works.

Please use bold font for vector quantities. Use fractional exponents to avoid root signs. The nomenclature sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is requested for chemical compounds. Chemical bonds should be correctly placed, and double bonds clearly indicated. The ion valency must be indicated by superscript plus and minus signs.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements, if any, should appear after "Conclusion" section.

The Editorial Board would be interested to receive a resume of the author(s).

Online submission: to access to POJ online system for submission go directly to and click the “Login” button, enter your User ID and Password, and then follow the instructions provided on each page. Authors will receive an immediate acknowledgement of the receipt of their paper.

Authors are cordially requested to suggest two preferred referees, to accelerate the reviewing process. A notification of the reviewers’ comments and the Editorial Board’s assessments will be sent to the author. The manuscript should be submitted via corresponding author’s account. The system automatically sends a confirmation request e-mail to the corresponding author.

Electronic Proofing: Corresponding authors will be sent page proofs in PDF format via e-mail.

There are no page charges in POJ and you can find the full text of published manuscripts free of charge in POJ website.


No article can be published unless the author confirms publication agreement, which serves as a transfer of copyright from author to publisher after publication of the article in Polyolefins Journal.  

Polyolefins Journal is an Open Access journal. Article submission, processing, and publication fees are also free for authors. Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles under the following conditions: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4. International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).


Conflict of interest

Editors seek disclosure statements from all authors and peer reviewers and explain about the types of conflicts of interest.

All manuscripts for articles, original research reports, editorials, comments, reviews, book reviews, and letters that are submitted to the journal must be accompanied by a conflict of interest statement or a declaration by the authors that they do not have any conflicts of interest to declare. 




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