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Viewpoints are opinion-based contributions used to give an Author?s own thoughts on important developments in a specific area and the implications for future research. Viewpoints may be controversial, and while the Author should put forward their own point of view, they should not ignore the counter arguments but rather refute them through discussion. Viewpoints should include a short Abstract (600–800 characters) that succinctly describes the context and the point of view being presented. Viewpoints should be not more than 20000 characters, including references, tables, and legends. The conservative use of schemes and figures is recommended. The final paragraph or section of a Viewpoint should summarize the motivation behind the Viewpoint and the core conclusions arising from the discussion put forward.
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:
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
Viewpoints should have up to 20000 characters.
Please include any comments for the further improvement of the
paper in the "Comments to Author" box.
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