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Notice to Authors

1. General Information

ChemElectroChem is a European Journal of electrochemistry. It is co-owned and supported by a group of European chemical societies under the auspices of ChemPubSoc Europe and published by Wiley-VCH. Contributions in ChemElectroChem cover all aspects of electrochemistry, including interdisciplinary applications. ChemElectroChem publishes original Communications, full-length Articles, as well as Reviews, Minireviews, Highlights, Concepts, Book Reviews and Conference Reports.

ChemElectroChem does not publish manuscripts that have already appeared in print or are available electronically, including arXiv. The author must inform the editor of manuscripts submitted, soon to be submitted, or in press at other journals that have a bearing on the manuscript being submitted to ChemElectroChem. The Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews issued by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) are followed and applied by ChemElectroChem. When dealing with cases that result from possible violations of these guidelines, the journal follows procedures established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The journal may examine the prior history of manuscripts submitted to, but not accepted in, other Wiley-VCH journals, including (but not limited to) Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), Advanced Materials and Chemistry—A European Journal. Authors are encouraged to disclose such prior submissions in their cover letter and address any reviewer comments, when applicable. Please note that submissions to ChemElectroChem may not be under evalution at any other journal at time of submission. All submitted manuscripts are subject to plagiarism check. Excessive overlap, that is, overlap beyond standard phrases and definitions, will lead to immediate rejection and a warning.

Authors should declare any conflict of interest in their letter to the editor, for example support of the research by companies who stand to profit from publication of the results. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and to list in the online submission system all pertinent relationships. Should the manuscript be accepted, the information provided in the online submission system will be included in the published manuscript. Honorary authorship is forbidden, i.e., all co-authors of a submitted paper must have contributed significantly to the work being described and/or to the writing of research proposals or the manuscript. The contributions of each author should be specified as "Contributor Roles" when all other information on the author is entered into the Editorial Manager. Every author must be informed about the submission and must have agreed to the submitted version.

All Manuscripts that are considered will be peer-reviewed and, if accepted for publication, edited with a view to clarity, brevity and consistency. Authors are welcome to send referee suggestions to the Editor.

MSword templates for Reviews, Minireviews, Highlights, Concepts, Communications and Articles are available on our homepage in the section "Author Guidelines".

2. Types of Contributions

Reviews, Minireviews, Highlights, and Concepts are generally written upon invitation by the editor. Unsolicited manuscripts, however, are welcome as long as they fit into the scope of the journal.

2.1. Reviews and Minireviews

Reviews deal with topics of current interest in any of the areas covered by ChemElectroChem. Rather than an assemblage of detailed information with a complete literature survey, a critically selected treatment of the material is desired. Unsolved problems and possible developments should also be discussed.

Reviews should be divided into numbered sections and start with an abstract (1000 to 1500 characters). A Review should conclude with a summary and outlook section, in which the achievements of, and new challenges for the subject are presented succinctly. In addition, a biographical sketch (500 to 700 characters) and a black-and-white photograph of each author, as well as a suggestion for a full-page graphic ("frontispiece"), should be submitted. A Review should consist of a maximum of 40 pages (approximately 65000 characters) of main text, footnotes, literature citations, tables, and legends. (Formulas, schemes, and figures, appropriate to the text should be included.)

A Minireview introduces the reader to a particular area of an author′s research through a concise overview of a selected topic. The content should balance scope with depth, and reference to important work from others as well as the authors′ own should be included. A Minireview is more focused and shorter (15 pages of text, approximately 25000 characters) than a Review. It may, but does not have to, contain a frontispiece, or biographical sketch(es).

2.2 Highlights and Concepts

In a Highlight article very important new results of original research are described, in general by a third person, with a view to highlighting their significance. The results are presented as clearly and succinctly as possible, without the comprehensive details required for an original article. Highlights should not be more than five manuscript pages (approximately 8500 characters) in length. Formulas, figures, and schemes should be restricted to important examples, and the number of references kept to a minimum.

Concepts are short articles emphasizing the general concepts that have guided important developments in a specific area and their implications for future research. The reference section should include the key papers that have contributed to conceptual advances in the field. The author should aim to provide the nonspecialist reader with a useful guide and the expert with a new angle on a familiar problem. Concept articles include a short abstract (approximately 600 to 1000 characters). Articles should consist of around ten pages of text (approximately 17000 characters) including references, tables, and legends. They may, but do not have to, contain a frontispiece, and biographical sketch(es).

2.3. Communications and Articles

Communications and Articles present results of general interest or great importance to the development of a specific area of research. Only articles that have already been published in a scientific journal should be cited. Copies of cited publications not yet available publicly should be submitted along with the manuscript.

Inclusive of all references, footnotes, and tables, a Communication should be no longer than six manuscript pages (approximately 10000 characters); formulas, figures, and schemes should be added. Communications should not be divided into sections. However, experimental details can be summarized separately. For every Communication, please supply an abstract as the first paragraph. In this abstract, the motivation for the work, the methods applied, the results, and the conclusions drawn should be presented (maximum 1000 characters). When you write the abstract, please keep the following aspects in mind:

The abstract should awaken the curiosity of as many readers as possible.
The abstract should reflect the content of the paper, and the text should contain several keywords to aid finding the paper online.
The abstract should contain neither hints to graphical elements or tables in the paper nor to references, as the abstract will be found independently, for example in databases.
Please restrict the use of abbreviations to a minimum.

The next paragraph of a Communication should give an introduction outlining the importance of the results presented. In the final paragraph the results should be summarized succinctly.

Articles, which generally contain an "Experimental Section", have no length restrictions; however, data not deemed critical for the understanding of the paper should be placed in the Supporting Information. The abstract should be brief (600 to 1000 characters) and not too technical; please follow the same guidelines as outlined above for Communications. Articles should have an introduction including relevant references. The presentation of results and discussion may be combined or kept separate; these sections may be further divided by subheadings.

2.4. Correspondence

Critical comments on publications in ChemElectroChem are welcome if they contribute to scientific discussion. The author of the publication to which the Correspondence pertains will have the opportunity to reply. This reply will be sent to the author of the Correspondence.

2.5. Corrigenda

Scientifically incorrect or incomplete information in published articles should be corrected in a Corrigendum—which should be as short as possible. Corrigenda are printed directly after the Table of Contents. We request that authors submit the Corrigendum electronically like any other article through Editorial Manager and that they cite the publication to be corrected as well as its "digital object identifier" (DOI).

3. General Remarks

The reproduction of colour figures is free for all manuscripts in ChemElectroChem. Authors are encouraged to use colour in their figures in such a way to enhance scientific clarity.

Authors are encouraged to submit pictures for the cover page. Cover page pictures are chosen by the Editor and part of the additional cost for color printing must be paid by the author.

For all manuscripts a short text for the Table of Contents (up to 300 characters) and a colourful graphic should be submitted.

A maximum of five keywords (three of which should be from our Keyword List) should be given in alphabetical order.

Detailed information of importance to specialist readers can be submitted as Supporting Information. Please submit your supporting information as a pdf file, without your name, affiliation or the title of the paper. These will be added by the typesetter as a cover sheet. Color, animated multimedia applications and films are welcome and published online at no cost to the author or reader. Please refer to such applications in the article itself where appropriate. Please use suitable compression technology to avoid exceedingly large movie files.

If you feel that your paper could benefit from English language polishing, you may wish to consider having your paper professionally edited for English language by a service such as Wiley´s at Please note that while this service will greatly improve the readability of your paper, it does not guarantee acceptance of your paper by the journal.

The correspondence author will receive notice by email that their page proofs are ready for download at their author homepages on Editorial Manager (Word and PDF files); corrected page proofs should be returned to the editorial office within three days. Corrections after online (Early View) publication will only be accepted for formal mistakes or misprints. For all the other corrections a Corrigendum has to be submitted. The correspondence author will receive a reprint pdf file, restricted to 25 printouts.

4. Open Access

If authors have to or want to make their publications freely available at the moment they are published (open access), ChemElectroChem offers such a service. Under the keyword OnlineOpen you can find all the information about this subject on our homepage. ChemElectroChem also complies with the request or mandate from research funding agencies, for example the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), to make manuscripts freely available online in the unedited and not proof-read form after acceptance. In general we recommend that authors link on their homepage to their ChemElectroChem publication through the "Digital Object Identifier" (DOI). Only in this way can the CrossRef function correctly and full-text downloads be tallied.

5. Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online ( If you should experience any difficulties in uploading manuscripts please make use of the contact form at this site. Acceptable file formats are Word (.doc or .rtf), Acrobat (.pdf) or Poscript (.ps). Please ensure that each page is numbered. Any graphical materials, tables or Supporting Information should be included in the same file. In the box ″Cover Letter″ please avoid formatted text (e.g. italics, sub/superscript). Any information that is intended for the editorial office only (e.g suggested reviewers and conflict of interest with potential reviewers) should be given in the box ″Additional Upload Comment″.

6. Detailed Guidelines

Detailed information on conditions for publication and the preparation of manuscripts and graphical material can be found in the Full Notice to Authors on the journal′s homepage.