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Journal of Solution Chemistry - Important Update to Our Submission Guidelines

Please be aware, that we have now added a detailed peer review description to our submission guidelines:

Peer Review Process

This journal is guided by the Springer Portfolio editorial peer review policy.

The following types of contribution to this journal are peer-reviewed:

Editorials, announcements and similar notifications are not usually peer reviewed. Published corrections may be peer-reviewed at the discretion of the editors.

All research papers and review articles are peer reviewed.

The corresponding author is notified by e-mail when the editor decides to send a paper for review. Manuscripts judged to be of potential interest to our readership are sent for formal review, typically to two or three reviewers. Reviewer selection is critical to the publication process, and we base our choice on many factors, including expertise, reputation, specific recommendations and our own previous experience of a reviewer's characteristics. When selecting reviewers, we seek to avoid conflicts of interest and close associates of the authors. Springer Nature is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; Springer journals strive for diverse demographic representation of peer reviewers.

At submission, authors may suggest reviewers; these suggestions are often helpful, although they are not always followed. Authors are strongly encouraged to consider geographical regions, gender identities, racial/ethnic groups, and other groups when providing such suggestions for peer reviewers. Authors may also indicate a limited number of scientists who should not review the paper. Excluded scientists must be identified by name.

This journal operates a single-anonymized peer review process. In line with policy, reviewers are not identified to the authors, except at the request of the reviewer.

This journal requires potential reviewers to disclose any professional and commercial competing interests before undertaking to review a paper, and requires reviewers not to copy papers or to circulate them to un-named colleagues. All reviewers agree to these conditions before the journal sends them a manuscript to assess. Although our Editors go to every effort to ensure manuscripts are assessed fairly, the journal is not responsible for the conduct of its reviewers.

The editors then make a recommendation based on the reviewers' advice, from among several possibilities: (a) Accept, with or without editorial revisions (b) Invite the authors to revise their manuscript to address specific concerns before a final decision is reached (c) Reject, but indicate to the authors that further work might justify a resubmission (d) Reject outright, typically on grounds of specialist interest, lack of novelty, insufficient conceptual advance or major technical and/or interpretational problems.

The Editors-in-Chief then makes a final decision of accept or reject.

Collections and special issues follow the standard peer review policy. The peer review process is handled by our regular Editors. Guest Editors are only responsible for inviting submissions.

The peer review of any submissions for which the Editor has a competing interest is handled by another Editor who has no competing interests, to ensure that the evaluation of these submissions is completely objective.