About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Mongolian Journal of Chemistry (Mong. J. Chem.) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal edited and published by the Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences.

Mongolian Journal of Chemistry founded in 1963 at the Institute of Natural Sciences, Mongolian Academy of Sciences under the title Scientific Proceedings of the Institute of Natural Sciences. It was renamed as Mongolian Journal of Chemistry in 2010. We received ISSN number (2226-6739) in 2011 and e-ISSN number (2414-0082) in 2014.

The journal publishes several types of articles.

  • Research articles presenting original research findings
  • Mini-reviews and Critical reviews describing all aspects of the chemistry and chemical technology. The Critical reviews are welcomed with prior consulting with the Editor-in-Chief. 
  • Method reports (Technological advancements) describing the novel or improved methodology and analytical approaches.

A broad outline of the journal's scope includes:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic synthesis and bioorganic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Food chemistry
  • Natural Product Chemistry and Phytochemistry
  • Material Science and Technology
  • Environmental and Ecological chemistry


Chemical engineers and chemists in all disciplines of the chemical fields

Peer Review Process

Mong. J. Chem. follows the double-blind peer-review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. All submitted manuscripts are subjected to an intensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external referees (usually 2-3 reviewers).

Reviewers are asked to evaluate a manuscript for:

  • Suitability in terms of content and novelty;
  • Coverage of appropriate existing literature;
  • Adequacy of methodology, analysis, and interpretation;
  • Relative importance;
  • Language of composition

All manuscripts are assessed within a suitable time and the decision based on all the peer reviewers’ comments, taken by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief.

Submissions from the Editor-in-Chief will undergo independent peer-review and will be submitted to another editor for a decision on acceptance.

The average duration of manuscript processing from submission to the final decision is 9-10 weeks.

Publication Frequency

Starting in 2024, the journal will publish two issues per year.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles in this journal, or to use them for any other lawful purpose.

Abstracting and indexing

The Mongolian Journal of Chemistry is indexed in the following databases 

Publication Ethics

Publishing ethics of the Mong. J. Chem is based on those by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct guidelines available at https://publicationethics.org/

Exemption of responsibility
Mong. J. Chem. assumes no responsibility for all contents of the published articles.


Roles and Responsibilities of the Editorial Board


  • Deciding or rejecting manuscripts not to forward them to the peer review process;
  • Assigning manuscripts/papers to Editors;
  • Ensuring a fair and transparent peer review procedure and making a final decision on whether a submitted manuscript will be published;
  • Taking direct responsibility for dealing with any issues arising subsequent to publication, and handling complaints in line with the editorial decisions;
  • Strategic planning including policy development and innovation for the journal;
  • Maintaining the journal’s scientific quality, integrity, and reputation while guiding its strategic direction and operational efficiency.


  • Handling manuscripts/papers assigned by the EiC;
  • Selecting and inviting the qualified reviewers, managing the peer-review process, and ensuring that reviewers are completed in a timely and fair manner;
  • Deciding for manuscript acceptance or rejection based on the reviewer’s reports and their assessment and providing a recommendation to the EiC;
  • May also recommend the up-front rejection of unsuitable or scarcely relevant papers;
  • Enforcing ethical guidelines to prevent issues like plagiarism, data fabrication, and conflict of interest;
  • Getting feedback from the authors, reviewers, and readers to continually improve the journal’s operations and standards;
  • Maintaining quality and credibility of publication.

Editorial board members

  • Serving as a peer reviewer;
  • Providing scientific expertise for the journal;
  • Improving the journal’s visibility and impact within the academic community e.g helping the journal to attract high-quality manuscripts;
  • Providing feedback and suggesting improvements for the journal;
  • Submitting manuscripts as encouraged.

Editorial advisory members

  • Providing input and suggestions in journal management;
  • Acting occasionally as Guest Associate Editor for specific papers or Guest Editor for special thematic issues;
  • Proposing critical reviews;
  • Acting as a reviewer for problematic/controversial papers.

Managing (technical) editors

  • Operating activities related to editing the accepted papers;
  • Operating activities in the journal system and columns;
  • Processing submissions and the peer review procedure. 

Reviewer's Responsibilities

  • Evaluating manuscripts/papers in a timely and professional manner based on the journal requirements, predefined criteria, quality, completeness, and accuracy of the research;
  • Providing feedback on the manuscript and suggesting improvements;
  • Making a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject, or request changes for the manuscript;
  • Must disclose any potential conflicts of interest up to a publication to prevent bias or unfairness.

Author Responsibilities

  • Authors must confirm that the manuscript is entirely their own work. If they have used the work or words of others, they should cite or quote them properly.
  • Authors must confirm that the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere and is not under consideration elsewhere.
  • Each author quoted in the text must significantly contribute to the conception, design, implementation, and interpretation of the study. All authors must agree to the submission and ensure their inclusion as cosignatories.

For the detailed Author’s ethical responsibilities, please see from Author’s Guidelines  https://www.mongoliajol.info/index.php/MJC/about/submissions

(Updated: 3 June 2024)