Comptes Rendus

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Before submitting

Who can submit an article to Comptes Rendus Chimie?

Any researcher is able to spontaneously submit an article to Comptes Rendus Chimie, regardless of his or her institution.

On the other hand, the contribution to a special issue is subject to the invitation of an editor in chief or guest editor of the journal.

Researchers who have won prizes from the French Academy of Sciences are systematically invited to submit an article presenting their research in CR Chimie.


What is published in Comptes Rendus Chimie?

Comptes Rendus Chimie covers all fields of chemistry (organic, inorganic, bioinorganic, organometallic, macromolecular, physical, solid state, etc.). It mainly publishes original research articles, but also review articles, historical perspectives, pedagogical texts or conference proceedings, with no limit in length and in a format as flexible as necessary (figures, associated data, etc.). Articles are published in English or French.

For more information on the type of articles published, please refer to the editorial policy of the journal. For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the members of the editorial team.


Commitments of the author

By sending his manuscript to Comptes Rendus Chimie, the corresponding author affirms that :

  • The article corresponds to the editorial policy of the journal;
  • The Code of Ethics and Good Practice of the journal has been respected, and in particular:
    • The article has not been submitted to any other journal (including in another language),
    • The corresponding author has the permission of any co-authors to submit their contribution in their names,
    • If the submitted text includes elements protected by the copyright of third parties (for example illustrations, tables, animations...), the author has obtained all necessary authorizations for their publication in CR Chimie, under the CC-BY 4.0 license;
  • The text conforms to the technical, computer, stylistic and bibliographic requirements described in the instructions to authors.


Send us your manuscript

Submission platform

Articles must be submitted through the Comptes Rendus Chimie submission site.

The corresponding author must create an account, or connect to an existing account if he/she already has one (NB: an account created for another series of Comptes Rendus of the French Academy of sciences does not allow submission to CR Chimie, it is necessary to create a new account).

  • If you are submitting for the first time --> Create an account
  • If you already have a CR Chimie account --> Login

If you are having difficulty, contact for assistance.

You can also view the University of Montreal Library's tutorial that walks you through the registration and submission process.


Elements of the submission

As per the instructions to authors, your submission should include:

  • The full text of your article (including a short abstract and 3 to 7 keywords), in text format (Word, LibreOffice, LaTeX...),
  • The full text of your article (including a short summary and 3 to 7 keywords), in PDF format,
  • The illustrations and figures of your article, in high resolution and as separate files (one file per figure).
  • The Graphical Abstract is not mandatory at submission but will be required for accepted articles.


Review Process

All articles submitted to Comptes Rendus Chimie are reviewed by at least two experts who evaluate the scientific and editorial quality of the article and provide feedback to the authors to improve the article. The final decision on acceptance of the article, in its final version, is made by the associate editor in charge of the field concerned by the manuscript and/or by an editor in chief or guest editor.


After acceptance

The editorial decision of acceptance or rejection is communicated to the author as soon as possible, in general 4 to 5 months after the initial submission.

In case of acceptance, the author will have to sign a non-exclusive contract with the journal, for a diffusion of his article under a CC-BY 4.0 license. The author remains the owner of all his or her copyrights (for more information, see the instructions to authors).

The articles are then reviewed by the CR Chimie editorial team, which may contact the authors if necessary to obtain additional information or files (data and/or figures, in particular), and then formatted according to the journal's layout. A Graphical Abstract will be requested if not provided at submission.

The PDF proofs of the text in its original language are sent to the corresponding author. They must be carefully checked and returned as soon as possible. At this stage, only strictly formal corrections are possible. If no response is received within 8 days, the article will be published with the editor's corrections only.



Once the PDF proofs have been validated by the corresponding author, and the full text has been validated by the CR Chimie editorial team, the article is published on the journal's website. It has a DOI and can be cited immediately.

Under the Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license under which it is published, the article may be translated and distributed by the journal alongside the original article.