Refereeing Procedure and Policy
Refereeing Procedure and Policy for Journals Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
5.0 Speed of Refereeing
The RSC is anxious to maintain and to reduce further if possible the publication times now being achieved. In this connection, referees should submit their reports with the minimum of delay and within the specified time, or inform the Editor immediately if this is not feasible. If possible, referees should supply their reports in electronic format via the RSC's website. In these cases, there is no need for referees to send a printed version of their report or to return the manuscript unless they are requested to do so by the Editor.