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Peer Review Training: ACS Reviewer Lab
Readability
Is the Manuscript Appropriately Organized?
Are There Under- or Over-developed Areas of the Manuscript?
Is the Writing Clear?
Does the Manuscript Require Professional Editing?
Are the Data Presented Clearly Enough?
Are the Figures Presented in Order in the Manuscript?
Are the Data Properly Partitioned Between the Manuscript and the Supporting Information?
Are the Various Parts of the Figures Labeled Well Enough to Allow Them to be Easily Understood?
Are the References to Previous Work Appropriate and Complete?
EXERCISE 1
EXERCISE 2
A manuscript that is well written and easy to unde...
Evaluating Graphics
Are the Images of Acceptable Quality?
Are the Graphics Properly Labeled?
Do the Figures Look Like They Should be in a Published Paper?
Is the Table of Contents Graphic Suitable and Appropriate?
EXERCISE 3
Graphics and figures are meant to enhance the text...
Evaluating the Supporting Information for a Manuscript
Compare the Manuscript to the Supporting Information
Review the Experimental Procedures
Confirm Adequate Data Are Provided
Consider the following for computational papers:...
EXERCISE 4
Although the Supporting Information is not the mos...
Evaluating Safety
What Could Go Wrong?
Safety First!
Examples
Remember that although it is of utmost importance...
Author Misconduct
Types of Author Misconduct
How to Handle Ethical Issues
Potential concurrent submission to multiple journa...
Plagiarism or self-plagiarism As a reviewer, it i...
Confidentiality and Ethical Issues
EXERCISE 5
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