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In Essays (up to 15000 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 Use of unpublished results from original research should be extremely limited.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.
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.
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Essays should have up to 15000 characters.
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