Chemical Science HOT Articles: Janaury 2023

We are pleased to share a selection of our referee-recommended HOT articles for January 2023. We hope you enjoy reading these articles, congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured! As always, Chemical Science is free for authors and readers.

You can explore our full 2023 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection here!

 

Browse a selection of our January HOT articles below:

The spatial distribution of cobalt phthalocyanine and copper nanocubes controls the selectivity towards C2 products in tandem electrocatalytic CO2 reduction
Min Wang, Anna Loiudice, Valery Okatenko, Ian D. Sharp and Raffaella Buonsanti
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Compact hydrophilic electrophiles enable highly efficacious high DAR ADCs with excellent in vivo PK profile
Philipp Ochtrop, Jahaziel Jahzerah, Paul Machui, Isabelle Mai, Dominik Schumacher, Jonas Helma, Marc-André Kasper and Christian P. R. Hackenberger
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Germanium hydrides as an efficient hydrogen-storage material operated by an iron catalyst
Yoshinao Kobayashi and Yusuke Sunada
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

In vivo singlet state filtered nuclear magnetic resonance: towards monitoring toxic responses inside living organisms
Daniel H. Lysak, Flavio V. C. Kock, Salvatore Mamone, Ronald Soong, Stefan Glöggler and Andre J. Simpson
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

BOINPYs: facile synthesis and photothermal properties triggered by photoinduced nonadiabatic decay
Lizhi Gai, Ruijing Zhang, Xiuguang Shi, Zhigang Ni, Sisi Wang, Jun-Long Zhang, Hua Lu and Zijian Guo
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Low-cost machine learning prediction of excited state properties of iridium-centered phosphors
Gianmarco G. Terrones, Chenru Duan, Aditya Nandy and Heather J. Kulik
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

From symmetry breaking to symmetry swapping: is Kasha’s rule violated in multibranched phenyleneethynylenes?
K. Swathi, Meleppatt Sujith, P. S. Divya, Merin Varghese P, Andrea Delledonne, D. K. Andrea Phan Huu, Francesco Di Maiolo, Francesca Terenziani, Andrea Lapini, Anna Painelli, Cristina Sissa and K. George Thomas
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

 

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January 2023 Chemical Science Reviews & Perspectives

Welcome to January’s Perspective & Review round up!

Our on-going 2023 Chemical Science Perspective & Review Collection showcases all of the Perspective and Review articles published in Chemical Science in 2023. You can find our 2022 collection here.

We hope you enjoy reading and as always, all of our articles are open access so you can easily share your favourites online and with your colleagues.

Explore the full collection!

 

Designing strategies and enhancing mechanism for multicomponent high-entropy catalysts
Haitao Xu, Zeyu Jin, Yinghe Zhang, Xi Lin, Guoqiang Xie, Xingjun Liu and Hua-Jun Qiu
Chem. Sci., 2023, 14, 771-790

Synchrotron radiation based operando characterization of battery materials
Ashley P. Black, Andrea Sorrentino, François Fauth, Ibraheem Yousef, Laura Simonelli, Carlos Frontera, Alexandre Ponrouch, Dino Tonti and M. Rosa Palacín
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Sustainable and practical formation of carbon–carbon and carbon–heteroatom bonds employing organo-alkali metal reagents
Lu-Qiong Huo, Xin-Hao Wang, Zhenguo Zhang, Zhenhua Jia, Xiao-Shui Peng and Henry N. C. Wong
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Regulation of the Si/Al ratios and Al distributions of zeolites and their impact on properties
Jialiang Li, Mingkun Gao, Wenfu Yan and Jihong Yu
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

 

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Wishing you a happy Year of the Rabbit!

From all of us here at Chemical Science, we would like to wish you a Happy Year of the Rabbit! In celebration we are delighted to present a special collection of our most popular recent articles, highlighting the work of authors from across China.

Chemical Science Happy New Year

You can find the full collection here and we have highlighted a selection of these below.

Read our Chinese New Year collection here

We also have four dedicated Chinese Associate Editors: Prof. Jinlong Gong at Tianjin University, Prof. Zaiping Guo at the University of Adelaide, Prof. Ning Jiao at Peking University and Prof. Yi-Tao Long at Nanjing University.

Professor Gong is interested in heterogeneous catalysis and kinetics with a focus on catalytic conversions of small molecules, production of hydrogen energy, and syntheses and applications of nanostructured catalytic materials. Professor Guo’s research interests include the design and application of electrode materials and electrolyte for energy storage and conversion, including rechargeable batteries, hydrogen storage, and fuel cells. Professor Jiao’s current research efforts are focused on new methodology development in atom-incorporation reactions, first-row transition metal catalysis and inert chemical bonds functionalization, and the synthesis of bioactive compounds and drug discovery. Professor Long is interested in the development of new electrochemical measurement methods to reveal the characteristics and dynamics of single entities.

 

Prof. Jinlong Gong Prof. Zaiping Guo
Prof. Jinlong Gong Prof. Zaiping Guo
Prof. Ning Jiao Prof. Yi-Tao Long
Prof. Ning Jiao Prof. Yi-Tao Long

 

We are pleased to send along their best wishes to our authors, reviewers, and readers.

 

Prof. Jinlong Gong: 衷心感谢各位读者、作者、编委和朋友对Chemical Scienc

e的厚爱与支持,何其有幸,年岁并进!启一元复始,待四序更新,衷心祝福大家大展宏兔,兔步青云,奋发兔强,万事顺遂!

Prof. Zaiping Guo: 副主编郭再萍向大家拜年了,感谢作者,审稿人,以及读者朋

友们一直以来对Chemical Science的支持, 在兔年到来之际,我们衷心的期待与您的进一步合作,携手再创一个丰收的2023!祝大家新年快乐,身体健康,工作顺利,万事如意!

Prof. Ning Jiao: 感谢大家长期以来对 Chemical Science的支持和帮助!兔年就要到了,衷心祝愿所有关心 Chemical Science的朋友们新的一年大展宏“兔”、工作“兔”飞猛进!恭祝大家新春愉快!身体健康!阖家幸福!皆得所愿!

Prof. Yi-Tao Long: 感谢Chemical Science的读者、作者、编委及广大朋友的厚爱,新的一年我们将更加努力,期待大家的继续关注和支持。恭祝各位老师兔年吉祥,身体健康,万事如意!

 

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Chinese New Year Special Collection Highlights:

 

NIR TADF emitters and OLEDs: challenges, progress, and perspectives
Xiao, Yuxin; Wang, Hailan; Xie, Zongliang; Shen, Mingyao; Huang, Rongjuan; Miao, Yuchen; Liu, Guanyu; Yu, Tao; Huang, Wei
Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 8906-8923
Review Article

Cu-catalyzed enantioselective decarboxylative cyanation via the synergistic merger of photocatalysis and electrochemistry
Yuan, Yin; Yang, Junfeng; Zhang, Junliang
Chem. Sci., 2022, 14, 705-710
Edge Article

Surfactant-chaperoned donor–acceptor–donor NIR-II dye strategy efficiently circumvents intermolecular aggregation to afford enhanced bioimaging contrast
Han, Tianyang; Wang, Yajun; Xu, Jiajun; Zhu, Ningning; Bai, Lang; Liu, Xiangping; Sun, Bin; Yu, Chenlong; Meng, Qinglun; Wang, Jiaqi; Su, Qi; Cai, Qing; Hettie, Kenneth S.; Zhang, Yuewei; Zhu, Shoujun; Yang, Bai
Chem. Sci., 2022, 14, 13201-13211
Edge Article

Exhaustive Baeyer–Villiger oxidation: a tailor-made post-polymerization modification to access challenging poly(vinyl acetate) copolymers
Ma, Pengfei; Plummer, Christopher M.; Luo, Wenjun; Pang, Jiyan; Chen, Yongming; Li, Le
Chem. Sci., 2022, 14, 11746-11754
Edge Article

We hope you enjoy reading this selection of articles from our collection celebrating the Chinese New Year.

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Chemical Science Reviewer Spotlight – January 2023

To further thank and recognise the support from our excellent reviewer community, we are highlighting reviewers who have provided exceptional support to the journal over the past year.

This month, we’ll be highlighting Esther Heid, Nicholas White, Sarit Agasti and Sharon Neufeldt. We asked our reviewers a few questions about what they enjoy about reviewing, and their thoughts on how to provide a useful review.

Esther Heid, Technische Universität Wien.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esther Heid, Technische Universität Wien. Esther’s research focuses on machine learning and heuristics to describe the properties of molecules and chemical reactions.

Nicholas White, Australian National University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas White, Australian National University. Nicholas’ group are focussed on supramolecular chemistry. They are particularly interested in systems that can self-assemble in water, for example cage molecules and hydrogen bonded frameworks.

Sarit Agasti, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarit Agasti, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). The central theme of Sarit’s research is ‘Molecular recognition in synthetic systems. Areas of application include super-resolution imaging, sensing, and developing new approaches for delivering and activating therapeutic materials.

 

Sharon Neufeldt, Montana State University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Neufeldt, Montana State University. The Neufeldt lab’s research focuses on mechanistic organometallic chemistry, with a particular interest in controlling the selectivity of transition metal catalysts.

 

What encouraged you to review for Chemical Science?

Sharon Neufeldt: Chemical Science publishes a lot of work that is relevant to my group’s research interests, so I am generally interested in supporting this journal through peer review. Furthermore, my experience publishing in Chem. Sci. was really amazing – we received the most constructive and thorough reviewer comments I’ve ever had, which gave me a deeper appreciation of this journal’s review process.

Nicholas White: I think reviewing is an important part of the job. I submit papers and expect people to review them, so it’s only fair that I return the favour. I really like reviewing for Chemical Science in particular because most of the papers I review are high quality and interesting – they’re papers I’ll end up reading any way so it’s fun to review them.

 

What do you enjoy most about reviewing?

Esther Heid: I enjoy helping researchers improve their work by providing constructive comments. Furthermore, it is exciting to read about the newest research before it is actually published.

Sarit Agasti: Besides reading science first-hand, I enjoy giving critical thinking to an experimental outcome or an unusual finding. The thing about being a reviewer is that you get to clarify your doubts directly from the authors-which is precious.

 

What advice would you give a first-time author looking to maximise their chances of successful peer review?

Nicholas White: Minimise the hype! Reviewers are researchers themselves and can see through it straight away. Personally, if a paper starts with two paragraphs of hyperbole about improbable applications or changing the world or “paradigm shifts,” I get pretty grumpy. I’d much rather read a paper that probes an important question, is open about its limitations and comes to valid conclusions than one that makes outlandish claims. I’d also suggest being selective with your citations, huge lists of citations just make it harder to find the really relevant prior work.

Sharon Neufeldt: It’s so important to clearly articulate why your research matters and how it represents an advance in knowledge or application. If a reviewer happens to be one of the small number of other researchers in the world working on nearly the same thing, they will immediately recognize the importance without you having to spell it out. However, it’s more likely that one or more of your reviewers will be pretty unfamiliar with the specifics of the research area and can’t easily appreciate why your work is exciting unless you make it obvious.

 

What makes a paper truly stand out for you when reviewing a paper?

Esther Heid: In my opinion, high-quality manuscripts should be compelling, reproducible, and supported by data. A great piece of research might not get published if it is written poorly, has no clear message or is described insufficiently, thus constructing a compelling story is a must. A manuscript that is not reproducible due to missing information or code cannot produce a large impact on the community. Finally, a bold conclusion that is not or only partially supported by data might prove false later and hinder scientific advancement.

 

What has been your biggest learning point from reviewing?

Esther Heid: When writing a manuscript, I try to look at it also from the perspective of a reviewer: Is the message clear, interesting, and supported by data? Is the given information enough to reproduce all results? Through reviewing, I learned to focus on these important points.

 

How do you balance reviewing with your other activities?

Sarit Agasti: I usually give a few thorough readings before I am ready to write the comments. I try to include the reading part within my daily schedule of reading newly published articles. Once I am prepared to write the comments, I book the earliest empty slot in my calendar and finish the review.

Tune in next month to meet our next group of #ChemSciReviewers!

 

If you want to learn more about how we support our reviewers, check out our Reviewer Hub.

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Chemical Science HOT Articles: December 2022

We are pleased to share a selection of our referee-recommended HOT articles for December 2022. We hope you enjoy reading these articles, congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured! As always, Chemical Science is free for authors and readers.

You can explore our full 2022 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection here!

 

Browse a selection of our December HOT articles below:

Multiple C–C bond formation upon electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 by an iron-based molecular macrocycle
Si-Thanh Dong, Chen Xu and Benedikt Lassalle-Kaiser
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

The anti-breast cancer stem cell properties of gold(i)-non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug complexes
Alice Johnson, Chibuzor Olelewe, Jong Hyun Kim, Joshua Northcote-Smith, R. Tyler Mertens, Ginevra Passeri, Kuldip Singh, Samuel G. Awuah and Kogularamanan Suntharalingam
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Vacancy-cluster-mediated surface activation for boosting CO2 chemical fixation
Wenxiu Liu, Lei Li, Wei Shao, Hui Wang, Yun Dong, Ming Zuo, Jiandang Liu, Hongjun Zhang, Bangjiao Ye, Xiaodong Zhang and Yi Xie
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Streptocyanine as an activation mode of amine catalysis for the conversion of pyridine rings to benzene rings
Tatsuya Morofuji, Shota Nagai, Airi Watanabe, Kota Inagawa and Naokazu Kano
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

Thermally activated delayed fluorescence with dual-emission and pressure-induced bidirectional shifting: cooperative effects of intramolecular and intermolecular energy transfer
Chenyue Zhao, Zhipeng Ding, Yibin Zhang, Zhigang Ni, Shijun Li, Shaolong Gong, Bo Zou, Kai Wang and Ling Yu
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article

On-surface synthesis of non-benzenoid conjugated polymers by selective atomic rearrangement of ethynylarenes
Alejandro Jiménez-Martín, Federico Villalobos, Benjamin Mallada, Shayan Edalatmanesh, Adam Matěj, Juan M. Cuerva, Pavel Jelínek, Araceli G. Campaña and Bruno de la Torre
Chem. Sci., 2023, Advance Article
 

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Chemical Science Reviewer Spotlight – December 2022

To further thank and recognise the support from our excellent reviewer community, we are highlighting reviewers who have provided exceptional support to the journal over the past year.

This month, we’ll be highlighting Venkat Kapil, Shina Kamerlin, Douglas Stephan and Ruth Brenk. We asked our reviewers a few questions about what they enjoy about reviewing, and their thoughts on how to provide a useful review.

Venkat Kapil, University of Cambridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venkat Kapil, University of Cambridge. I develop advanced computational methods in the domains of high-end electronic structure, statistical mechanics, and machine learning to push the accuracy and efficiency of first-principles simulations. I apply them to study molecular systems at bulk, interfaces and in nanoscale confinement.

Shina Kamerlin, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shina Kamerlin, Georgia Institute of Technology. I’m a computational biochemist, my research group uses a variety of molecular simulation approaches to understand the chemical basis for complex biological problems. We are particularly interested in understanding how new proteins evolve, and how they can be engineered to be used in biomedical and industrial applications.

 

Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Stephan, University of Toronto. Our research is focused on frustrated Lewis pairs and main group Lewis acids in the activation of small molecules and derived applications in catalytic reactions and organic synthesis.

 

Ruth Brenk, University of Bergen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruth Brenk, University of Bergen. In my group, we make use of the 3D structures of target molecules to design new ligands that have the potential to be further developed to new drugs. Currently, we work on RNA and protein targets, mainly in the field of antibiotics.

 

What encouraged you to review for Chemical Science?

Shina Kamerlin: I want to support the journal. As a long-time RSC member, I very much value our society, and supporting the RSC including through peer review for RSC journals is important to me. Furthermore, Chemical Science has been a great success story as a flagship journal for the RSC, publishing excellent science, as well as providing a best-practice template for what a high-quality Diamond Open Access journal could look like.

Douglas Stephan: Chem Sci is a journal focused on a broad range of exceptional chemistry where the editorial standards rank with the best in chemistry.

 

What do you enjoy most about reviewing?

Venkat Kapil: I learn a lot about the latest advances in the field.

Douglas Stephan: I always learn something from reviewing a paper. It may be new techniques, new reagents, or simply new chemistry.

Ruth Brenk: I enjoy reviewing high quality science about topics that interest me. It is also fun if I can give some advice on how to improve an article, but for sure, it’s most fun if I can recommend an article for publication without any further revisions needed.

 

What are you looking for in a paper that you can recommend for acceptance in Chemical Science?

Shina Kamerlin: First of all, scientific rigor is really important to me as a reviewer. Is the work done to the highest quality standards in the author’s field? Are there any glaring technical errors that need to be addressed? Secondly, does the paper push forward the boundaries science? Are there important conceptual or methodological advances in the work? I am also mindful of the broad readership Chemical Science, and consider whether this is a manuscript that will be appreciated also by other chemists (and chemistry-adjacent scientists from other disciplines), not just those within the authors’ immediate area of expertise? Finally, a well-written paper that reads well is important, in that the paper is ideally well-structured with arguments that can be followed in a logical way, without confusing the readers, especially those that are not experts in the immediate area of the paper.

Venkat Kapil: New scientific discoveries or innovative methods that advance the state-of-the-art in the broad subject of Chemistry. In terms of the scientific methods, I set the same benchmarks that I set for myself. I also emphasize the need to provide data / code for reproducibility.

 

What advice would you give a first-time author looking to maximise their chances of successful peer review?

Ruth Brenk: 1) Put a lot of effort in the writing and using precise language. A reviewer is not an editing service. 2) Chose a journal in which your article fits in. Find out in which journal similar articles have been published, they are probably a good start.

 

Do you have any advice to our readers seeking publication in Chemical Science on what makes a good paper?

Douglas Stephan: As I mentioned the standards are very high, so I would encourage authors to be thorough, in the chemistry, the writing and referencing. In addition, I would say be your own worst critic, so you can see the flaws before the referees.

 

Are there any steps that reviewers can undertake to improve the quality of their review?

Shina Kamerlin: It’s important that reviewers remember that even if they don’t necessarily know the authors personally, these are colleagues. The authors may include students as well, for some of whom this may be their first paper and experience publishing. It is important to be mindful of the fact that one is interacting with real people during the review process, and even if one disagrees with methodology or conclusions of the paper, the aim is to be constructive in conveying this information. Think about how you would feel if you were the one receiving the report you are writing, and write the kind of report you would like to receive yourself. The ideal report will highlight strengths and weaknesses of the paper, be specific when it comes to weaknesses (rather than vague or generalized comments that can be hard for the authors to improve from), and ideally provide suggestions as to how the weaknesses can be addressed and improved upon. The hoped for outcome would be that upon receiving the review, the authors receive the information they need to improve their work to the level that it is either suitable for publication in Chemical Science, or another high-quality specialist journal, as relevant.

 

How do you balance reviewing with your other activities?

Douglas Stephan: I often use weekends or evenings as a great time for reviewing. You read something interesting and offer a constructive assessment, while trying to place the work in larger context for the editor, and at the same time trying to help the authors make an even better paper.

 

Tune in next month to meet our next group of #ChemSciReviewers!

 

If you want to learn more about how we support our reviewers, check out our Reviewer Hub.

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Chemical Science HOT Articles: November 2022

We are pleased to share a selection of our referee-recommended HOT articles for November 2022. We hope you enjoy reading these articles, congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured! As always, Chemical Science is free for authors and readers.

You can explore our full 2022 Chemical Science HOT Article Collection here!

 

Browse a selection of our November HOT articles below:

Synthesis and characterization of bi(metallacycloprop-1-ene) complexes
Wei Bai, Long Yiu Tsang, Yilun Wang, Yang Li, Herman H. Y. Sung, Ian D. Williams and Guochen Jia
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Native mass spectrometric studies of IscSU reveal a concerted, sulfur-initiated mechanism of iron–sulfur cluster assembly
Sophie P. Bennett, Jason C. Crack, Rita Puglisi, Annalisa Pastore and Nick E. Le Brun
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Endofungal bacteria boost anthelminthic host protection with the biosurfactant symbiosin
Hannah Büttner, Sacha J. Pidot, Kirstin Scherlach and Christian Hertweck
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Experimental assignment of long-range magnetic communication through Pd & Pt metallophilic contacts
Emil M. H. Larsen, Niels A. Bonde, Høgni Weihe, Jacques Ollivier, Tom Vosch, Thomas Lohmiller, Karsten Holldack, Alexander Schnegg, Mauro Perfetti and Jesper Bendix
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Placing gold on a π+-surface: ligand design and impact on reactivity
Wei-Chun Liu and François P. Gabbaï
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

 

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Chemical Science Reviewer Spotlight – November 2022

To further thank and recognise the support from our excellent reviewer community, we are highlighting reviewers who have provided exceptional support to the journal over the past year.

This month, we’ll be highlighting Bhisma Kumar Patel, Gloria Mazzone, Ting Yang and Xiaodong Michael Shi. We asked our reviewers a few questions about what they enjoy about reviewing, and their thoughts on how to provide a useful review.

Bhisma Kumar Patel, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Our group is focused on transition-metal catalyzed cascade/annulation and C-H bond functionalization. We also develop sustainable protocols employing photo and electrochemistry.

Gloria Mazzone, University of Calabria. My research is focused on the use of computational approaches in medicinal chemistry for studying the mechanism of action of drugs and rationally designing new potential therapeutic agents.

Ting Yang, Northeastern University. My research interest is focused on affinity interfaces and their applications in liquid biopsy, pathogen detection and immune-sensing.

Xiaodong Michael Shi, University of South Florida. Our research focuses on the development of new synthetic methodologies from new catalyst and reagent development.  We are particularly interested in applying 1,2,3-triazole derivatives as ligands in tuning transition metal reactivity with applications in synthesis.

 

What encouraged you to review for Chemical Science?

Bhisma Kumar Patel: Chemical Science is a prestigious journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in interdisciplinary science that always brings novel and cutting-edge research. So, it’s always a treat to read and review excellent works that keep me up-to-date with the latest trends in scientific research. The review process gives me the opportunity to improve the quality of the publication by providing constructive suggestions.

Xiaodong Michael Shi: Chemical Science is one of the highest quality journals in the field of chemical research.  It is always a great pleasure to be a reviewer for the journal where I proudly publish my own work.  In addition, the constructive communication from reviewers to me has been extremely helpful and I would like return the favor to the community as it is my honor and responsibility.

 

What has been your biggest learning point from reviewing?

Ting Yang: The reviewing paper is a mirror that reflects the flaws you might have when submitting your own papers, so during judging, you also learn and improve.

 

What would you recommend to new reviewers to ensure their report is helpful?

Gloria Mazzone: Looking at the paper with two perspectives, the first one that wants to catch the strengths of the work, the second one searching for weakness. Combining the reports deriving from the two analysis should provide a surely helpful report for the authors.

 

What do you enjoy most about reviewing?

Xiaodong Michael Shi: Be the first reader of the exciting works and educate myself with the most recent discovery in the community.  This is particular true while reviewing works for top-tier journals, like Chemical Science.

Ting Yang: To help the authors to improve their manuscript together is the most enjoyable part about reviewing.

 

How do you find that Chemical Science has contributed to your research field?

Bhisma Kumar Patel: Chemical Science always publishes high-impact results supported by properly analyzed data. The published works consist of unexploited synthetic problems that become the foundation of other positions and pave the way to build something meaningful for society. Thus, I believe that Chemical Science has greatly contributed to the field of synthetic methodology.

 

What advice would you give a first-time author looking to maximise their chances of successful peer review?

Gloria Mazzone: Undoubtedly to present the results in as clear as possible highlighting the novelty and strengths of the work looking to all the literature in the specific field.

 

Tune in next month to meet our next group of #ChemSciReviewers!

 

If you want to learn more about how we support our reviewers, check out our Reviewer Hub.

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Malika Jeffries-EL selects her Editor’s Choice in organic electronics

Chemical Science welcomes our newest Associate Editor, Professor Malika Jeffries-EL, who brings a wealth of experience in organic electronics and functional materials to Chemical Science.

Malika recently came to the end of her time as an Associate Editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances and, in celebration of her joining the Editorial Board for Chemical Science, she has selected her Editor’s Choice from papers published in Chemical Science, Journal of Materials Chemistry C and Materials Advances. We hope you enjoy reading through this selection!

Malika Jeffries-EL

 

You can explore the full collection of papers that are in Malika’s Editor’s Choice here!

Highlighted articles include:

A cell membrane-targeting AIE photosensitizer as a necroptosis inducer for boosting cancer theranostics
Niu Niu, Ying Yu, Zhijun Zhang, Miaomiao Kang, Lei Wang, Zheng Zhao, Dong Wang and Ben Zhong Tang
Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 5929-5937

Detection of multi-reference character imbalances enables a transfer learning approach for virtual high throughput screening with coupled cluster accuracy at DFT cost
Chenru Duan, Daniel B. K. Chu, Aditya Nandy and Heather J. Kulik
Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 4962-4971

Acenaphthene-triphenylamine (acceptor-donor) based luminophores for organic light emitting diodes: combined experimental and theoretical study
Jairam Tagare, Aravind Babu Kajjam, Kasturi Singh, Sabita Patel and Sivakumar Vaidyanathan
Mater. Adv., 2022, 3, 399-408

Synthesis and photoswitchable amphiphilicity and self-assembly properties of photochromic spiropyran derivatives
Yiwei Zhang, Maggie Ng, Eugene Yau-Hin Hong, Alan Kwun-Wa Chan, Nathan Man-Wai Wu, Michael Ho-Yeung Chan, Lixin Wu and Vivian Wing-Wah Yam
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020, 8, 13676-13685

Open-circuit-voltage shift of over 0.5 V in organic photovoltaic cells induced by a minor structural difference in alkyl substituents
Mitsuharu Suzuki, Kengo Terai, Cassandre Quinton, Hironobu Hayashi, Naoki Aratani and Hiroko Yamada
Chem. Sci., 2020,11, 1825-1831

 

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Chemical Science HOT Articles: October 2022

We are pleased to share a selection of our referee-recommended HOT articles for October 2022. We hope you enjoy reading these articles, congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured! As always, Chemical Science is free for authors and readers.

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Browse a selection of our October HOT articles below:

Discovery of a monomeric green fluorescent protein sensor for chloride by structure-guided bioinformatics
Weicheng Peng, Caden C. Maydew, Hiu Kam, Jacob K. Lynd, Jasmine N. Tutol, Shelby M. Phelps, Sameera Abeyrathna, Gabriele Meloni and Sheel C. Dodani
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Impact of a polymer modifier on directing the non-classical crystallization pathway of TS-1 zeolite: accelerating nucleation and enriching active sites
Jiani Zhang, Risheng Bai, Yida Zhou, Ziyi Chen, Peng Zhang, Jiyang Li and Jihong Yu
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

A broadly applicable quantitative relative reactivity model for nucleophilic aromatic substitution (SNAr) using simple descriptors
Jingru Lu, Irina Paci and David C. Leitch
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Tandem electrocatalytic CO2 reduction with Fe-porphyrins and Cu nanocubes enhances ethylene production
Min Wang, Vasilis Nikolaou, Anna Loiudice, Ian D. Sharp, Antoni Llobet and Raffaella Buonsanti
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Anthranilamide-protected vinylboronic acid: rational monomer design for improved polymerization/transformation ability providing access to conventionally inaccessible copolymers
Hiroshi Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Nishikawa, Hiroshi Makino and Makoto Ouchi
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

Controlling the fluorescence quantum yields of benzothiazole-difluoroborates by optimal substitution
Patryk Rybczyński, Manon H. E. Bousquet, Anna Kaczmarek-Kędziera, Beata Jędrzejewska, Denis Jacquemin and Borys Ośmiałowski
Chem. Sci., 2022, Advance Article

 

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