European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Copyright © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Editor: Karen Hindson, Deputy Editor: Preeti Vashi
Impact Factor: 3.12
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 11/44 (Chemistry Inorganic & Nuclear)
Online ISSN: 1099-0682
Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, ChemistryOpen, ChemCatChem, Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie
Guidelines for Referees
Referees should be experts in the relevant field(s) or a technique used in the work, not have a conflict of interest and thus be able to assist us in evaluating whether a manuscript is suitable for publication in EurJIC. In rare cases it can happen that we select an inappropriate referee—if this occurs, please inform us immediately.
The journal is owned by ChemPubSoc Europe, a consortium of 14 European chemical societies. These Societies insist on very high quality to maintain their responsible position as advisors to their governments. At present the Impact Factor of EurJIC is 3.049.
Types of Articles
EurJIC publishes short highly focused reviews (the Microreview), Full Papers, and Short Communications in the fields of inorganic, organometallic, bioinorganic, physical inorganic, solid-state chemistry, and nanochemistry.
Full Papers are high-quality original contributions with a complete experimental section. We do not want to publish peripheral contributions, such as simply more examples of well-explored chemistry, or nonessential variations on a research theme, so your recommendation to us should be based on both the significance of the results and the solidity of the experimental foundation.
The Short Communication is defined as a very important paper on a highly significant topic for inorganic chemists, which therefore needs rapid publication. It is not a depository for short papers to wrap up research that is not going anywhere or where funds have run out! These we call a "Note", and recommend publication in a journal of lesser impact. In general we discourage publication of such papers to avoid fragmentation of research into many short papers and recommend expansion of the content into a full paper. If the paper falls into the category "Note" the author will either be unable or unwilling to do this.
For Short Communications and Full Papers you will have two weeks for the peer review. For a review-type article, the time is extended by one week. A short extension of the refereeing deadline is certainly possible; please let us know if this is required. If we do not hear from a referee we assume that a referee report will be sent in time. As your refereeing must be strictly confidential, please contact us if you wish to seek the advice of a colleague and identify this person by name. You may be assured that we will keep your identity as a referee anonymous; however, the author will be provided with your comments unless you specifically request otherwise.
Scientific correctness is essential, but not enough, for publication. It is difficult to give you hard and fast rules on what to look for in your area of expertise. In general, the paper must move the field on significantly. Most important is the authors' discussion of the relevance of the work (for inorganic chemists) and comparison to other similar compounds or methodologies (if applicable). Also, proper characterization of new compounds by appropriate methods is necessary. If you consider the importance minor (1–2 on a scale of 5, where 5 is very important), you should recommend rejection. If less important (2.5–3.5 on a scale of 5) you should state what is needed to improve the paper for EurJIC, say what other community (or journal) would be more interested, or mention the point that makes the paper acceptable for EurJIC in spite of its lesser importance in general. If you think the work is publishable, but rather in a different journal, please click rejection, but give this information in the comments.
Submitting Your Referee Report
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