Instruction for Authors


Preparation of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be prepared in English using a word processor.

Authors are must use templates (Template file for original article) or (Template file for short report) for the preparation of manuscripts. The template offers the authors many features that ease manuscript preparation and submission; all graphics and Tables can be integrated into the manuscript where author wishes to place them. Requested supporting information must be prepared as shown in the template of supporting information.

The essential oil and fatty acids and related papers should be prepared the according to requested rules which is described in the following link"Guide for essential oils, fatty acids and related studies". Manuscripts related to essential oils and fatty acid directly should sent to

Review Articles are critically evaluated on the specific area in natural product chemistry. If you would like to contribute to the journal with a review article, the authors must initially contact to editorial office, as such articles are normally invited.

Original Articles are manuscripts describing structure elucidation novel compounds, synthesis of naturally occurring compounds and biological activities of natural compounds, as well as new analytical methods (analytical methods must include method validation and uncertainty evalaution parts in the main text and the details must be given in the supporting information file), chemotaxonomic investigations, chemical ecology, and biotechnology. These manuscripts should reflect completed investigations rather than fragmentary parts of a larger study. In order to reduce manuscript length, specific experimental details, NMR and HRMS (please check for the sample) spectra must be made available as supplementary material from the corresponding author for new compounds.

Short Reports are suitable for reporting known metabolites from new biological sources, essential oil compositions, and new activities of known compounds. Manuscripts describing routine bioactivity screening (e.g., antimicrobial, antioxidant, antifeedant, etc.) of crude extracts or predictable and/or unexceptional bioactivity (e.g., antioxidant activity of polyphenolics, antimicrobial activity of essential oils), are generally not acceptable. Short reports should be kept to a maximum of six pages, including references. In order to reduce manuscript length, specific experimental details and NMR and HRMS spectra must be made available as supplementary material from the corresponding author or new compounds. The short report articles should not have more than 25 references.

Special Issues and Book reviews are collections of articles on the specific topics in areas related to aims and scope of journal publishes in the journal. Offers for the special topics must be applied to the editorial office.

As the manuscript languages is English, any author who is not fluent enough in English is encouraged to consult a fluent colleague or a paid editing service for the preperation of the manuscripts. Manuscripts having language deficiencies, i.e. grammar, fluency, etc., create heavy problems during the review process. Such manuscripts might be returned to the authors for correcting the language deficiencies.

Authors are encouraged to attach an authenticate report during the submission to make sure that there is no plagiarism problem. Manuscripts submitted to ACG publications are routinely screened by a software to check the originality of the submitted articles. It should be noted that ACG publications are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism

Title of the manuscript should be as brief as possible and typed to the template file with affiliation and addresses of all the authors, including corresponding author with an asterisk. ORCID of all of authors should be added as shown in template of manuscripts. The e mail address, phone and fax numbers of the corresponding author should be provided as a foot note on the title page. Abstracts of all kind of submissions should be prepared maximum 200 words.

Manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: Title page; Abstract; Keywords; Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion, Acknowledgments; Appendixes (as appropriate); References; using a decimal system for subsections. Authors must adhere to SI units. When using a word which is or is asserted to be a proprietary term or trade mark authors must use the symbol ® or TM or alternatively a footnote can be inserted using the wording below:


References should be cited in the text by Arabic numbers in square brackets and should be arranged in the list of references according to the numbers in the end of the main text. Unpublished results and personal communications should not be in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If reference is made to papers submitted or in press, authors are requested to enclose a copy of manuscript or galley proof.

The following examples illustrate the format for reference:

Journal citation

A.C. Goren, B.N. Zhou and D.G.I. Kingston (2003). Cytotoxic and DNA damaging activity of some aporphine alkaloids from Stephania dinklagei, Planta Med . 69, 867-868.

Chapter citation

A. Ulubelen and G. Topcu (1992). Diterpenoids from Salvia species and their pharmacological activities, In: Studies in Natural Products, ed: Atta-ur Rahman, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp.363-381.

Book citation

R.P. Adams (1995). Identification of essential oil components by gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. Allured publishing Co. Carol Stream, Illinois.

Plagiarism  Check and Ethics

 Any manuscript submitted, soon to be submitted or in press at any other journal will not be considered by Records of Natural Products (RNP), and it is authors responsibility to inform the Editor of Records of Natural Products if such event exists. If the submitted manuscript is a revised version of a previously rejected by RNP, the authors must indicate previous submission in their cover letter and explain the reason/changes that they made in the revised one.

The   Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews  issued by the   European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences   are applied by Records of Natural Products. Authors of all the manuscripts submitted to Records of Natural Products automatically accept the guidelines given in the Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews .  

Authors are encouraged to attach an authenticate report during the submission to make sure that there is no plagiarism problem. Manuscripts submitted to Records of Natural Products publications are routinely screened by a software to check the originality of the submitted articles. It should be noted that RNP publications are committed to deterring plagiarism and self-plagiarism

ACG Publications journals use iThenticate ®  software to check the originality of submitted manuscripts for plagiarism.  If a duplication detected by the editorial office and reviewers, the manuscript will directly be rejected. If the authors use the same sentences of their or another authors previous work with citation without quotation mark, it will still be considered as self-plagiarism and plagiarism,respectively. Records of Natural Products has the right of removing any article published in RNP, and banning the authors submitting their studies in future if any ethical violation is identified.


It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in ACG Publications. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the Journal, to the widest possible readership in electronic formats as appropriate. Authors must accept the articles published in the journal for free in all around of world. To read and download of published papers is free for the scientific purposes.  

Supplementary Material

Supplementary materials could be sent together with manuscript submission such as spectra, video, Picture etc.

Publication Fee

Publication fees for the different kind of articles are given below.

Article Type

Publication fee

Review Article

450 USD

Book Reviews

100 USD

Original Articles

450 USD

Short Reports

380 USD

*18 % VAT should be applied to payments from Turkey

Wihtdrawal of a Manuscript : If you intend to withdraw your manuscript after it has been peer reviewed, or after it has been typeset, but not yet published, you will be asked to pay according to the following:

For peer review: 100 USD per article
For peer review and typesetting: 200 USD per article

Considering the primary aim of RNP, waivers are available for the authors who are from the least developed countries, respectively. To apply to this option, corresponding author and 70% of the authors of the concerning manuscript must be from those countries and the study must be conducted in the least developed countries. Please visit the page concerning the list of the least developed countries; . If you have any difficulties about this issue please contact with the editorial office.

Proof Corrections Fee

The proof corrections must be done carefully by authors. When proof corrections returned to Journal further corrections are not allowed. If the authors request corrections or withdraw the published paper because of their personal fault they have to pay corrections fee as 1500 USD. If the authors would like to publish their papers as fast track they must pay 1000 USD fee additionally and should declare it during submission .

 Peer Review Policy

All published research articles in Records of Natural Products have undergone rigorous single blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by expert referees.