Refereeing Procedure and Policy
Refereeing Procedure and Policy for Journals Published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
6.0 Suggestions of Alternative Referees
The Editor welcomes suggestions of alternative referees competent to deal with particular subject areas. Such suggestions are particularly helpful in cases where referees consider themselves ill-equipped (in terms of specialist knowledge) to deal with a specific paper, and in highly specialized or new areas of research where only a limited number of experts may be available. If, in such a case, the alternative and the original referee work in the same institution, the manuscript may be passed on directly after informing the Editor.