PeerJ Chemistry journals

PeerJ Chemistry journals are a set of peer-reviewed journals with the belief that it shouldn't cost many thousands to publish Open Access or maintain high scientific integrity.

Five PeerJ Chemistry journals

The following sections and related instructions apply to each of the five (5) separate journals within the PeerJ Chemistry group.

  • PeerJ Physical Chemistry
  • PeerJ Organic Chemistry
  • PeerJ Inorganic Chemistry
  • PeerJ Analytical Chemistry
  • PeerJ Materials Science

Aims & Scope

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PeerJ Chemistry journals are Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journals. They consider articles in the Chemical Sciences (Physical, Organic, Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, as well as Materials Science).
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PeerJ Chemistry journals do not publish in the Mathematical Sciences, the Social Sciences, or the Humanities (except where articles in those areas have clear applicability to the core areas of Chemistry and Materials Science).
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PeerJ Chemistry journals only consider Research Articles and Literature Review Articles. They do not accept Hypothesis Papers, Commentaries, Opinion Pieces, Systematic Review / Meta-Analysis Articles etc. which may instead be submitted to PeerJ Preprints.
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PeerJ Chemistry journals evaluate articles based only on an objective determination of scientific and methodological soundness, not on subjective determinations of 'impact,' 'novelty' or 'interest'.
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PeerJ Chemistry journals apply the highest standards to everything they do - specifically, the publications place an emphasis on research integrity; high ethical standards; constructive peer-review; exemplary production quality; and leading-edge online functionality.
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Where articles have more applicability to biology or medicine then they may be more suitable for PeerJ - the journal of Life and Environmental Sciences (which is focused on biology, medicine, and the life sciences).
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PeerJ Chemistry journals do not accept pre-submission enquiries; however, if you are unsure whether or not your article fits our Scope then please email us at: editorial.support@peerj.com.
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PeerJ Chemistry journals reserve the right to decline to consider, or publish, any submissions for any reason. This can include those studies that do not have a grounding in established scientific knowledge, or that conflict with the PeerJ's core values.

Peer Review Criteria

Articles are peer reviewed against criteria which aim to judge whether or not an article should join the Scientific Literature. These criteria are grouped into 3 broad categories:
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Basic Reporting
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Experimental Design
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Validity of the Findings
The specific guidelines for each of these categories can be found on the Editorial Criteria page.

Role of the Academic Editor

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All submissions which pass our basic submission checks are peer reviewed and the peer review process is overseen by an Academic Editor on the Editorial Board for the journal (See PeerJ Physical Chemistry, PeerJ Organic Chemistry, PeerJ Inorganic Chemistry, PeerJ Analytical Chemistry, PeerJ Materials Science ) .
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Academic Editors are experienced scientists in their field. They act independently from PeerJ and make independent decisions on submissions.
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Individual Academic Editors take on responsibility for individual submissions. They solicit expert peer reviewers to comment on the article and they make an editorial decision based on their knowledge of the field utilizing the input of those reviewers.
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We typically expect that all submissions will be reviewed by two external peer reviewers (in addition to the Academic Editor). Academic Editors are not permitted to accept a submission unless it has been reviewed by at least one external reviewer.
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Academic Editors are required to treat all submissions confidentially; to declare any potential conflicts of interest; and to adhere to the highest prevailing standards of publication ethics.
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The Academic Editor who made the Acceptance decision is named on all published articles.