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The Journal Hemijska industrija (abbreviation Hem. Ind.) is an international journal publishing papers in the field of Chemical Engineering (Transport phenomena; Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization; Thermodynamics; Separation Processes; Reactor Engineering; Electrochemical Engineering; Petrochemical Engineering), Biochemical Engineering (Bioreactors; Protein Engineering; Kinetics of Bioprocesses), Materials Engineering (Polymers; Metal materials; Composites; Biomaterials), Environmental Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Six issues are published annually.

The Editorial Board expects the editors, reviewers and authors to respect the well-known standard of professional ethics.


All manuscripts have to be original and not previously published. The journal Hemijska industrija accepts the following types of contributions (number of pages in brackets refer to text without figures and tables):

-        Original scientific papers (up to 24 pages),

-        Review articles (up to 36 pages with at least 10 auto citations including all authors ofpapers published in journals listed in the Science Citation Index (SCI) journal list), present a concise and critical survey of a specific research area. Generally, these are prepared at the invitation of the Editor.

-        Technical papers (up to 12 pages) presenta brief description of a specific development, technique or procedure, or it may describe a modification of an existing technique, procedure or device applicable in industry or practice.

-        Letters to the Editorreport miscellaneous topics directed directly to the Editor.


Manuscripts must be prepared as MS Word files (.doc, .docx or .rtf). Manuscripts should be written in good English (either standard British or American English, but consistent throughout). Authors for whom English is not their native language are encouraged to have their paper checked before submission for grammar and clarity by a native English speaker.


Manuscripts should be typed using Calibri, font size 12 with double line spacing on A4 size page leaving 2.5 cm for margins. Hemijska industrija requires authors to include tables and figures in the body of the article at the appropriate position, not at the end of the article (see also the “Figures” and “Tables” sections). Footnotes should be avoided. Pages must be numbered, and lines must be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript.

Title page

Title page should contain: the title, full names of all authors and their affiliations. The title should be concise, attractive and informative. Abbreviations, except for very common terms (e.g. DNA, NMR), should not be used in the title.The author’s affiliation should be indicated by an Arabic number placed as a superscript after the name as well as before the affiliation. Use * to denote the corresponding author. At the bottom of the page, state the name, affiliation, postal addressand the e-mail address of the corresponding author.


One-paragraph abstract consisting of 150-200 words should be provided on the second page. Authors from Serbia and former Yugoslavia should also submit an abstract in Serbian including the title, authors and affiliations on a separate page after References.


Up to 6 keywords should be given after the Abstract.

Manuscript structure

Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. The text may contain: Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion and Conclusion. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

INTRODUCTION - The Introduction should include the aim of the research and a concise description of background information and related studies directly connected to the paper. A detailed literature survey or a summary of the results should be avoided.

EXPERIMENTAL (or Materials and Methods)- The Experimental section should provide the purity and source of all employed materials, as well as details of the instruments used. The employed methods should be described in sufficient detail to enable experienced persons to repeat them. Standard procedures should be referenced and only modifications described in detail.

Adequate evidence to enable the identity and purity of all newly synthesized compounds should be provided (m.p. or b.p., UV-vis, IR, NMR, MS and/or elemental analysis). Known compounds must have adequate references (m.p.).

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION - The Results and discussion may be combined or kept separate. Results should be concisely presented whilediscussion should explore the significance of the results, not repeat them.

CONCLUSIONS- The inclusion of a Conclusion section, which briefly summarizes the principal conclusions, is highly recommended.

NOMENCLATURE (optional) - Nomenclature is optional but, if the authors wish, a list of employed symbols may be included.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - These should be kept to a minimum.

REFERENCES -List of references should start on a separate page. Indicate references in the text by numerals in square brackets in consecutive order (e.g. [1], [3-6]). All publications cited in the text should be presented in the list of references. The list of references should be arranged according to their appearance in the text leaving 1 blank row between each reference. Give names of all authors (do not use "et al.") with their initials after the respective surnames. Abbreviations of journal titles should conform to those adopted by Chemical Abstracts.


[1] Smith WV, Cudra JH, Cambell HN. Kinetics of alkane pyrolysis. J Chem Phys. 1958; 15: 338−356.

[2] Levenspiel O. Chemical Reaction Engineering. 3rd ed., New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons; 1999.

[3] Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.

If the reference is not in English, French, German or Russian, the language of the reference should be given in parentheses at the end of reference citation, e.g.:

[4] Savaşkan M, Taptık Y, Ürgen M. Deney tasarımı yöntemi ile matkap uçlarında performans optimi-zasyonu. İTÜ Dergisi/Mühendislik. 2004; 3: 117–128. (in Turkish)

[5] Delević VM, Zejnilović RM, Jančić-Stojanović BS, Zrnić Ćirić MD, Đorđević BI, Stanković IM. Uticaj termičkih tretmana na sintezu akrilamida i njegova kvantifikacija metodom gasne hromatografije sa azot–fosfornim detektorom. Hem Ind. 2016; 70: 31-36. (in Serbian)

If conference proceedings, standards, and patents are cited, please indicate them as:

[6] Surname AB, Surname CD. Title of the Proceeding. In: Proceedings of Name of the Conference or Symposium. Place of the Conference, Country, Year, pp. 100-102.

[7] EN ISO 250: Title of the Standard. Year

[8] Inventor AB, Inventor CD. Title of the patent. Country Code and patent number, registration year

Online citations should be avoided, but if essential they should include the author, title, website and date of access:

[9] Wright NA. The Title of the Online citation. URL in full. Accessed June 7, 2014.

[10] Title of the website. URL in full. Accessed June 7, 2014.

For non-readily available literature, the Chemical Abstracts reference should be given in square brackets

[11] Boixassa A, Pons J, Solans X, Font-Burdia M, Ros J. New dinuclear Pd(II) complex with pyrazolate bridges. Synthesis and crystal structure of [Pd(μ-pz)(pzH)2]2(BF4)2 (pzH=pyrazole). Inorg Chem Comm. 2003; 6: 922-925 [C. A.139/2003 357348t]

TABLES - Tables must be embedded in the main text of the manuscript and should follow the paragraph in which they are mentioned for the first time. Tables should be numbered consecutively in order to which they are referred by Arabic numerals. Each table should have a brief descriptive title written above the table. Tables must be prepared with the aid of the WORD table function, without vertical lines. The minimum size of the font in the tables should be 10 pt. Table columns must not be formatted using multiple spaces. Table rows must not be formatted using any returns (enter key; ↵ key) and are limited to 12 cm length. Tables should not be incorporated as graphical objects. Footnotes to Tables should be typed below the table and are to be indicated consequently (in a single line) in superscript letters and separated by semi-column. Tables should not duplicate results presented elsewhere in the manuscript (e.g. in graphs).

FIGURES - Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)". Figures should be embedded in the main text of the manuscript and should follow the paragraph in which they are mentioned for the first time.Figures should be numbered (by Arabic numerals) consecutively in the order to which they are referred, and given a descriptive caption placed below the figure (not on the figure itself). The captions, either for tables or figures, should make the items comprehensible without reading of the main text (but clearly referenced in). Keep text in the captions to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used. Number of figures should be restricted to the minimum.

Figures should be in TIFF or EPS formats, as well as JPEG format (for color photographs, only). MS files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio) are NOT acceptable. Authors are responsible for the quality of their submitted artwork. Low resolution images should be embedded within the text while high resolution images should be provided separately and uploaded as individual files or as an archived file (.zip, .rar or .arj). Name your figure files with "Fig" and the figure number, e.g., Fig1. Every single Figure or Scheme, as well as any part of the Figure (A, B, C…) should be prepared according to following instructions:


TIFF (Tagged Image File Format) is the recommended file format for line art, grayscale and color images.

-          Color images should be in the RGB mode (only for the online version of the paper)

-          When supplying TIFF files, please ensure that the files are supplied at the correct resolution:

1. RGB image: minimum of 300 dpi

2. Grayscale image: minimum of 600 dpi

3. Line art: minimum of 1000 dpi

4. Combination artwork (line/grayscale/RGB): minimum of 500 dpi

-          Images should be tightly cropped, without frame and any caption.

-          If possible, for labeling in artwork, please use the font Calibri or Arial and ensure it is of the appropriate size.

-          Save the image in TIFF format with LZW compression applied.


For vector graphics, EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) format is preferred as long as it follows next guidelines:

- if bitmap images are included, they should be prepared according to instructions for TIFF files

- if the graphic is in color, it should be encoded as RGB

- only the following fonts should be used in artwork: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, Symbol

- spaces between parts of a multi-panel illustration should be limited to the bare necessity for visual clarity

- line weights should range from 0.35 pt to 1.5 pt

- all layers should be merged to one layer before saving the final image (Flatten Artwork)


JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) is the acceptable file format only for color photographs. JPEG can be created with respect to the photographs quality (low, medium, high, maximum; from 1 to 12), ensuring that the file sizes are kept to a minimum to provide an easy file transfer.

Sizing of artwork

Journal Hemijska industrija aspires to have a uniform look for all artwork contained in a single article. Hence, it is important to be aware of the style of the journal.

-          As a general rule, the lettering on an artwork should have a finished, printed size of 11 pt for normal text and no smaller than 7 pt for subscript and superscript characters. Smaller lettering will yield a text that is barely legible. This is a rule-of-thumb rather than a strict rule. There are instances where other factors in the artwork, (for example, tints and shadings) dictate a finished size of perhaps 10 pt. Lines should be of at least 1 pt thickness.

-          When deciding on the size of a line art graphic, in addition to the lettering, there are several other factors to address. These all have a bearing on the reproducibility/readability of the final artwork. Tints and shadings have to be printable at the finished size. All relevant detail in the illustration, the graph symbols (squares, triangles, circles, etc.) and a key to the diagram (to explain the graph symbols used) must be discernible.

General sizing of illustrations which can be used for the Journal of Hemijska industrija:

-          Minimum fig. size: 50 mm width

-          Small fig. size - 80 mm width

-          Large fig. size - 120 mm width

-          Maximum fig. size - 150 mm width

Pixel requirements (width) per print size and resolution for bitmap images:


Image width




Minimal size

50 mm




Small size

80 mm




Large size

120 mm




Maximal size

150 mm




A: 300 dpi >       RGB or Grayscale image

B: 500 dpi >        Combination artwork (line/grayscale/RGB)

C: 1000 dpi >     Line artwork

If some artwork/tablesis reproduced from already published papers in journals or books, permission for use of the above mentioned material has to be obtained from the publisher. Full acknowledgement has to be given to the original sourcein the form that publisher required in the permission.


Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.

Formulae and Equations

Formulae and math equations must be written using corresponding formula/equation editor (e.g. MathType, Equation Editor). Equations should be consecutively numbered (1), (2) etc.

Symbols, terminology, abbreviations and chemical nomenclature

IUPAC recommendations for the naming of compounds should be followed. The designation of physical quantities must be in italic throughout the text (including figures, tables and equations), whereas the units and indexes (except for indexes having the meaning of physical quantities) are in upright letters. They should be in Times New Roman or Calibri font. In graphs and tables, brackets or commas should be used to separate the designation of a physical quantity from the unit, example: p, kPa, or j (mA cm-1).

However, if the full name of a physical quantity is preferable, it should be given in upright letters and separated from the unit by brackets (example: Pressure (kPa); Temperature (K); Current density (mA cm-1)). Please do not use the axes of graphs for additional explanations; these should be mentioned in the figure captions and/or the manuscript (example: “pressure at the inlet of the system (kPa)” should be avoided). The axis name should follow the direction of the axis (the name of y axis should be rotated by 90°).

Latin words, as well as the names of species, should be in italic, as for example: i.e., e.g., in vivo, ibid, Calendula officinalis L., etc. The branching of organic compound should also be indicated in italic, for example, n-butanol, tert-butanol, etc.

Decimal numbers must have decimal points and not commas in the text (except in the abstract in Serbian), tables and axis labels in graphical presentations of results. Thousands are separated, if at all, by a comma and not a point.


Authors are encouraged to presentthe information and results non-essential to the understanding of their paper as SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL (can be uploaded in Step 4 of Online Submission). This material may include as a rule, but is not limited to, the presentation of analytical and spectral data demonstrating the identity and purity of synthesized compounds, tables containing raw data on which calculations were based, series of figures where one example would remain in the main text, etc. The Editorial Board retains the right to assign such information and results to the Supplementary material when deemed fit. Supplementary material does not appear in printed form but can be downloaded from the web site of the journal Hemijska industrija.



Manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter (strictly uploaded in Online Submission Step 4 as a Supplementary File). The cover letter must include a statement with the type of the submitted manuscript and a warranty by which the Author(s) claim that the submitted manuscript is original, has not been published elsewhere and has been written and approved by all the stated author(s) as well as by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out. Also, the manuscript is currently not being considered for publication by any other journal and will not be submitted for publication elsewhere while in the reviewing process in the journal Hemijska industrija. If accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically, in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. The cover letter should also include the conflict of interest statement, informed consent statement and human and animal rights statement, if appropriate. The cover letter should state the novelty and scientific significance of the work presented. In addition, it is mandatory to suggest three potential reviewers. Reviewers should be experts in the field of the manuscript, and not associated with the institution, which the authors are affiliated to. The final choice of reviewers will remain entirely with the Editor. Also, optionally, the authors should state any person that is not desired as a reviewer.


As the journal is in the open access regime, for every contribution accepted for publication, author(s) are required to participate in publishing expenses in the amount of 100 € + VAT ( for authors from Serbia the equivalent in RSD at the rate of the National Bank of Serbia).

Upon the paper acceptance, the publisher’s office will send the authors an invoice with payment instructions. Please, bear in mind that the Editorial office will not be able to proceed with publishing without the Processing fee being paid.


Hard copy of the issue with the published paper is available for the authors at the price of 20 € + 10%, i.e. 50 € + 10% VAT including shipping and handling for the domestic and authors from abroad, respectively.

To get an invoice with payment instruction, please contact the AChE of Serbia office via e-mail or by Phone: + 381 11 3240 018


Authorship can be changed only before the manuscript is accepted for publication.

The corresponding author must send to the Editor a request to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, which must include:

  1. the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and
  2. written confirmation (by an e-mail, fax, or a letter) from all authors (including the author being added or removed) that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement.

If a request is incomplete the manuscript will be suspended until authorship has been agreed.


Manuscripts should be submitted OnLine by logging in to the Web Site of the journal Hemijska industrija ( Registration as an Author and login are required to submit a manuscript and to check the status of the current submission.

After login, please select New Submission link.

In the Step 1 of manuscript submission please: a) Select the appropriate section for the submission, b) Choose the primary language of the submission, c) Fill in the submission checklist and d) check the copyright agreement. Also, you may optionally add any comments to the Editor in the field “Comments to Editor” but, please note that this is NOT the place for the Cover Letter (has to be uploaded in the Online Submission Step 4 as one of the Supplementary Files).

Step 2 provides uploading of your manuscript file through the following stages:

  1. Click Browse (or Choose File), which opens a Choose File window for locating the file on the hard drive of your computer.
  2. Locate the file you wish to submit and highlight it.
  3. Click Open on the Choose File window, which places the name of the file on this page.
  4. Click Upload on this page, which uploads the file from the computer to the journal's web site and renames it according to the journal's principles.
  5. Once the manuscript is uploaded, click Save and Continue at the bottom of this page.

In the Step 3 please enter the submission's metadata: a) all authors’ names and affiliations, b) title and the abstract of the manuscript, c) keywords, d) contributors and supporting agencies and e) formatted list of cited references each separated with a blank line.

Step 4 provides uploading of “Supplementary files”, which comprise the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Figures in .TIF or .EPS format (JPG format is acceptable for color and grayscale photos, only), as separate files or as one archived (.zip, .rar or .arj). Figures should be prepared according to the Instructions for Authors! Maximum single file size is 32 MB.
  3. Supplementary Material (optional, does not appear in the printed form but can be downloaded from the web site of the Hem. Ind.).

Each SUPPLEMENTARY FILE must have a title, which clearly describes the type of the file, for example: Fig1, Fig2, Cover Letter, Supplementary Material.....

Please check the box Present to Reviewers for appropriate files, which should available for review (for example all figures).

Step 5 presents confirmation of the manuscript submission to the journal Hemijska industrija by clicking the button “Finish Submission”. The corresponding author will receive an acknowledgement by an email and will be able to view the progress of the submission through the editorial process by logging in to the journal web site.

A manuscript not prepared according to the instructions will be returned for resubmission without being assigned a reference number.

For any difficulties and questions related to the OnLine Submission, please refer to the OnLine Submission Journal Help Section. Also, in each of the 5 steps of the OnLine Submission there are brief instructions of actions that need completion. If difficulties still persist, please contact Hem. Ind. Editorial Office at


After evaluation of the manuscript by reviewers, the corresponding author will receive notification and reviewers’ reports by an email. The corresponding author should upload the revised manuscript according to the reviewers' suggestions and detailed answers to the reviewers’ comments within 60 days at the longest. If no communication from the corresponding author is received by this time period, the Manuscript will be considered as withdrawn. To submit the revised manuscript, please go to Hemijska Industrija OnLine article processing service and login as Author (with your registered username and password). Please upload:

  1. The corrected manuscript with clearly marked revised sections (as a .doc or .docx file in the "REVIEW" Section (in the second heading on the top of the page) –Editor Decision - Upload author version option);
  2. Detailed answers to all of the reviewers’ comments as a .doc or .pdf file in "ADD SUPPLEMENTARY FILE" option under "SUMMARY" Section (in the second heading on the top of the page) of your submission (in the Title field please write "Response to Reviewers")
  3. Corrected Figure(s) (also as SUPPLEMENTARY FILES - see the above figure; please give titles as Corrected, Type: Illistration(s)....).
Please note that all files supplied in revision have to be available to reviewers - hence, please mark "Present file to reviewers" during the upload of supplementary files.

If the metadata are changed in the meantime it is obligatory to insert new metadata (please correct it in "SUMMARY"section, EDIT METADATA option, if necessary).


Upon completion, send the Notify Editor email to the Editor ("REVIEW"section - Editor Decision option).


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, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

Authors grant to the Publisher the following rights to the manuscript, including any supplemental material, and any parts, extracts or elements thereof:

  • the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript in printed form, including print-on-demand;
  • the right to produce prepublications, reprints, and special editions of the Manuscript;
  • the right to translate the Manuscript into other languages;
  • the right to reproduce the Manuscript using photomechanical or similar means including, but not limited to photocopy, and the right to distribute these reproductions;
  • the right to reproduce and distribute the Manuscript electronically or optically on any and all data carriers or storage media – especially in machine readable/digitalized form on data carriers such as hard drive, CD-Rom, DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD), Mini-Disk, data tape – and the right to reproduce and distribute the Article via these data carriers; 
  • the right to store the Manuscript in databases, including online databases, and the right of transmission of the Manuscript in all technical systems and modes;
  • the right to make the Manuscript available to the public or to closed user groups on individual demand, for use on monitors or other readers (including e-books), and in printable form for the user, either via the internet, other online services, or via internal or external networks.


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Publication: 100.00 (EUR)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.