Scholarly articles go through the peer review process :
Articles submitted to a journal
Several Referees read submissions, judge quality of the manuscript
Rejection – not publishable
Accepted with changes
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Acceptance of a paper can be very selective or non-selective
Prestigious Journals in Chemistry – Some Examples
Types of Research Articles - Letters
Letter (or Communication) (1-2 pages)
Short article on a new research discovery or breakthrough
Usually a single experiment or idea is discussed
Part of the letter discusses the importance of the results shown
Types of Research Articles – Journal Articles
Journal Article (or Article) (5-20 pages)
Medium-length summary of a series of research experiments
Most common-type of peer-review publication
Usually written within one research group, but frequently collaborators in different labs and departments work together
Types of Journal Articles – Review Articles
Long review of developments in a general research field, usually 100 pages or more.
Usually written by one author, someone well known and respected in that field.
Will have many references to previous journal literature articles (over 100 references total.)
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Coghill, Anne M. and Lorrin R. Garson, The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information , 3 rd ed., ACS Publications, 2006 Science Library Reserves QD8.5 .A25 2006
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