ECTOC Conference Series Electronic Conference on
Heterocyclic Chemistry.
29 June - 24 July 1998

Four categories of scholarly contributions to the conference are invited;
  1. 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.
  2. 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 HREF="">author</A>.
  3. 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.
  4. Electronic Mail discussion of the scholarly contributions is invited.
At the end of the discussion period on 24 July 1998, ECHET98 authors must indicate whether to place their contribution in one of two categories.
  1. 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 CD-ROM.
  2. 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 abstract).
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.

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 lecture.

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 in question.

Chemical Abstracts Policy

Chemical Abstracts 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".

Longevity of Articles

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 of ECHET98

Copying ECHET98 data or abstracting papers by commercial ventures at any time is unauthorized and a violation of copyright.
© ECHET98. March, 1998.