Four categories of scholarly contributions to the conference are
At the end of the discussion period on 24 July 1998, ECHET98
authors must indicate whether to place their contribution in one of
- Invited Keynote Articles on key areas of heterocyclic
chemistry, written by acknowledged experts in the area. Such
articles can either review a particular area of heterocyclic
chemistry, and/or report novel new results in that area. There is
no restriction on length.
- Contributed Articles. Articles are expected to contain
experimental or other detail in reporting new results in an area of
heterocyclic chemistry. There is no restriction on length. Authors
are encouraged to make full use of 'multimedia' techniques in their
article, and in particular the use of "hyperlinks" within articles
that add value to the discussion. More than one article can be
submitted if on significantly different topics. Articles are
expected to contain experimental or other detail on the results
reported. Each article should have an indicated e-mail address for
all correspondence in the form of a hyperlink of the type <A
- Conference Posters. Posters are expected to report
preliminary results, and might not contain full experimental
details. We also encourage people to be innovative and creative in
how they present the posters.
- Electronic Mail discussion of the scholarly
contributions is invited.
The reason for offering the above choice concerns the desire some
authors may have to publish some or all of their work subsequently
in conventional journal form. Some journals (J.Am.Chem.Soc. and
Angew.Chem.) have an explicit policy of refusing to accept work
that has appeared on "electronic bulletin boards", such as this
conference. The editor of J.Am.Chem.Soc. has stated, however, that
he will consider acceptance of papers that contain new (and of
course novel) findings beyond those reported at ECHET98. That is,
insofar as J.Am.Chem.Soc. is considered, a paper appearing
in the present conference can be regarded as if it were a
Communication published in J.Am.Chem.Soc. or another
journal. The current J.Am.Chem.Soc. rules then apply to submitting
work as a full paper to the journal.
- Articles and posters to remain accessible on the web for at
least two years after the close of the discussion period, and to be
included on the formally published conference proceedings in a
CD-ROM, which will be liable to abstraction by Chemical Abstracts.
Authors have to agree to have their contribution included in the
conference proceedings, and copyright for any contribution in the
above categories resides with the conference organisers, to
facilitate subsequent abstracting and distribution of the
conference proceedings in CD-ROM form. The authors of any article
so included will collectively be entitled to a FREE copy of this
- In the second category, the ECHET98 contribution will be
removed at the end of the conference and will neither be abstracted
by CAS nor published on the CD-ROM (except for title and
Other journals (e.g. J. Org. Chem.) will accept an ECHET98
contribution for review so long as there is no permanent record and
no copyright distribution. Such papers should likewise avoid
presenting detailed experimental information. In other words, this
class of journals will accept work that appears at ECHET98 in a
form that is as close as possible to a face-to-face conference
The second author category mentioned above should accommodate
both types of journal policies. Any author who plans to submit
ECHET98 contributions for subequent printed journal publication is
advised to check the "Notice to Authors" for the specific journal
have indicated the following regarding the conference articles on
the conference CD-ROM; "We will regard them as genuine scholarly
works to be abstracted in the accepted way (assuming that they
report new chemical information and are original publications)" As
such we would not expect such contributions to be re-published
elsewhere in the substantive form as submitted to this conference.
Chemical Abstracts have stated the following regarding conference
posters included on the CD-ROM; "Whether we abstract and index the
posters will be based on our review of their individual contents.
We have treated such documents as brief scientific communications
suitable for abstracting as long as there is a clear presentation
of a novel finding supported by some discussion and experimental
data or scientific analysis, including equations, tables, graphs,
or structural diagrams, and references".
Those articles that authors have not withdrawn from ECHET98 on-line
will remain available for at least two years until July 22, 2000.
The conference proceedings are published in this CD-ROM form for
permanent archival in libraries.
Copying ECHET98 data or abstracting papers by commercial ventures
at any time is unauthorized and a violation of copyright.
© ECHET98. March, 1998.