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Full Papers present results of experimental or theoretical studies of general interest or great importance to the development of a specific area of research. In addition, articles that are mainly of a theoretical chemistry nature must address a question that is of topical interest to organic chemists in the field and add insight to their work. Full Papers, which generally contain an Experimental Section and/or Computational Methods, have no length restrictions. However, the space should be used thoughtfully and economically (e.g., additional experimental data for derivatives and intermediates should be placed in the Supporting Information). EurJOC does not publish Full Papers that consist mainly of results reported in previous Short Communications with an added experimental section. Full Papers require: 1) An Abstract, which should be brief (600–1000 characters) and not too technical. 2) An Introduction that includes the motivation for the study which cites relevant references and 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. 3) The Results and Discussion may be combined or kept separate. These sections may be further divided by subheadings. 4) Conclusions should summarize the results succinctly and comment should be made on their significance and, if appropriate, the next challenges.
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).
In the event of rejection, referees can recommend a different journal 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:
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 EurJOC. Thus, a paper can be considered to be very important or important for a broad and heterogeneous readership of organic chemists and is thus suitable for publication in EurJOC. A highly specialized paper might not be important for EurJOC but only for a specific area of organic chemistry (e.g., heterocyclic chemistry).
Based on our experience, we anticipate that:
The top 10% of the submitted manuscripts are very important:
Approximately 40% of the submitted manuscripts are important:
The remainder (50%) of the submitted manuscripts is either important but too specialized, less important or minor:
Full Papers have no length restrictions. However, the space
should be used thoughtfully and economically (e.g., additional
experimental data for derivatives and intermediates should be
placed in the Supporting Information).
Please include any comments for the further improvements in the "Comments to Author" box. If major revision is still required in this revised version, please consider whether a new extended submission should be recommended.
In the event that the work is considered more suitable for another journal, referees' can recommend another journal, e.g.:
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 Author or for the Handling Editor.