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Manuscript Type: Essays Revised Version

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 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 Use of unpublished results from original research should be extremely limited.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.

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


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 ChemNanoMat. Thus, a paper can be considered to be very important or important for a broad and heterogeneous readership and is thus suitable for publication in ChemNanoMat. A highly specialized paper might not be important for ChemNanoMat but only for a specific area of materials chemistry.

2. Please rate the length of the manuscript

Essays should have up to 15000 characters.

3. Are further changes/additions required

Please include any comments for the further improvement of the paper in the "Comments to Author" box.

4. 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.

Review Form

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

Question 1

  • Very important, of wide interest for both specialists and nonspecialists
  • Important for the wider field of materials chemistry
  • Too specialized, should be published elsewhere. Please indicate which other journal you consider more appropriate in the Comments to Author text box.
  • Not important, should not be published

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/additions 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.

Comments for the Authors

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Comments for the Editors

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