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Manuscript Type: Essays

Please only use the form below if you have been explicitly asked by the editorial office not to use Editorial Manager (for example, because a decision was already made) or if Editorial Manager is unavailable.

Reviewer Instructions

In Essays (up to 25000 characters) themes from every aspect of chemistry, including the philosophy or history of science, can be addressed freely. Use of unpublished results from original research should be extremely limited. Primarily, known topics should be discussed illuminatingly and critically from a new vantage point, and they should be suitably illustrated. Essays should usually have only one author.

Referee Recommendation

Referees should give an overall recommendation as to whether a manuscript should be published without, with minor, or with major alterations, or should be rejected.

Please formulate the comments for the authors in a polite form, even when heavy criticism is being delivered.

Minor alterations include:

Major alterations include:

Manuscripts that require major alterations will usually be re-evaluated by the referee(s).

To help us assess the paper we request that you answer the following questions:

1. Please rate the current interest of the topic to chemists

Naturally, the judgment of the importance of a paper is to a certain extent subjective. Please note, we are asking for an evaluation of the importance only with regard to publication in Angewandte Chemie. Thus, a paper can be considered to be very important or highly important for a broad and heterogeneous readership and is thus suitable for publication in Angewandte Chemie or it may be "only" important to a particular area and thus is more suitable for journals catering to a more specific audience.

2. Please rate the citation of previous publications

3. Please rate the length of the manuscript

Essays should have not more than 25000 characters.

4. Please rate the critical selection of presented content

5. Please rate the didactic presentation of the content

6. Please indicate whether you have included attachments

If you have information that is relevant to the comments and recommendation you have made, this can be sent either as an attachment for the Handling Editor or for the Author. Where the attachment is for the author, please ensure that any formulations or file information will not give away your identity.

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1. Please rate the current interest of the topic to chemists [help]

Question 1

  • Very important (top 5% of submissions)
  • Highly important (top 20% of submissions)
  • Important, for the wider field of chemistry, but not suitable for Angewandte Chemie
  • Too specialized, should be published in a sister journal
  • Not important, should be submitted elsewhere

2. Please rate the citation of previous publications [help]

Question 2

  • Good balanced overview
  • Few additions required
  • Better selection required

3. Please rate the length of the manuscript [help]

Question 3

Essays should have not more than 25000 characters.

  • Concise and correct length
  • Too long; contains unnecessary information
  • Too short; requires additional information

4. Please rate the critical selection of presented content [help]

Question 4

  • Good balanced overview
  • Few additions required
  • Better selection required

5. Please rate the didactic presentation of the content [help]

Question 5

  • Good logical approach
  • Can be improved
  • Not well organized

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