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Manuscript Type: Research Articles Revised Version

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Reviewer Instructions

Research Articles report on experimental and/or theoretical studies in all branches of chemistry; they should be concise (see "Please rate the length of the manuscript" below for details). The results must be of general interest or at least contribute to the development of an important area of research. The essential findings presented in a Communication or significant parts of them may not already have appeared in print or in electronic online systems (for example, in online resources, in reviews, proceedings, or preprints). Research Articles may be divided into sections, in which experimental details or methods may be summarized concisely under the heading Experimental Section; comprehensive experimental details should be provided in the Supporting Information. The first paragraph of a Communication should be formulated as an introduction that provides the nonspecialist reader with a general idea of the state of the art of the field and allows the importance of the results to be put into perspective. In the final paragraph the results should be summarized succinctly and one sentence should be devoted to their significance and, if appropriate, to the next challenges.

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).

Manuscripts that cannot be accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie could perhaps be acceptable after minor or major improvements—either without further refereeing at all or after further refereeing by the same referees—for publication in one of Angewandte Chemie's sister journals.

In the event of rejection, referees can recommend a different journal, for example one of Angewandte Chemie's sister journals under "4. Please indicate which other journal you consider more appropriate". This procedure should have benefits for both authors and reviewers by facilitating the publication process.

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

1. Please rate the importance of the reported results

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.

Based on our experience, we anticipate that:

The top 5% of the submitted manuscripts are very important:

Approximately 20% of the submitted manuscripts are highly important:

Another 20% of the submitted manuscripts are important:

A third 20% of the submitted manuscripts are important but too specialized:

We also receive manuscripts that are less important and ill-suited for Angewandte Chemie or its sister journals. Most of these are directly rejected by the editors.

2. Please rate the length of the manuscript

The maximum length of a Research Article, inclusive of all literature citations, footnotes, and tables, is 40000 characters with spaces (ca. 5600 words); formulae and figures may be added. Longer Research Articles will be accepted only if their quality warrants special consideration. Details that are of importance to specialists, but not to most of the readers, should be submitted as Supporting Information, which will be made accessible on the Web.

3. Are further changes/additions required

Please include any comments for further improvements in the "Comments to Author" box.

4. Please indicate which other journal you consider more appropriate

In the event that the work is considered more suitable for another journal, referees' can recommend, for example, one of Angewandte's sister journals. These are:

5. 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 only 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.

Review Form

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1. Please rate the importance of the reported results [help]

Question 1

Very important, should be published as a VIP paper (top 5% of submissions)|Highly important, should be published as a Hot paper (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 length of the manuscript [help]

Question 2

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

3. Are further changes/additionas required? [help]

Question 3

No|Yes, see Comments to Author. Please include any comments for the further improvement of the paper in the "Comments to Author" box.

4. Please indicate which other journal you consider more appropriate [help]

Question 4

5. Please indicate whether you have included attachments [help]

Question 5

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 only, 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.

Comments for the Authors

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Comments for the Editors

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