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can be somewhat laborious. However,
other authors of reviews certainly share
my experience that both versions benefit
significantly from this exercise. The act
of translating forces one to reconsider
definitions and formulations in the original version (whether English or German) in terms of clarity and precision,
many share my experience, and that which leads to the revision and improvereviews in Angewandte Chemie have ment of the language and content of
fascinated them and shaped their devel- both versions. In this way, the result is a
opment to an unusual extent since the better review in both German and
beginning of their academic careers.
It is discussed every year in Editorial
Angewandte Chemie is not only the
flagship of the GDCh journals, but of Board meetings of Angewandte Chemie
whether the German
Edition should be mainworldwide. In the more
… the status of the
tained alongside the Inthan thirty years that I
Reviews is increasing …
ternational Edition. The
have been reading the
recommendation is a
journal, its appearance
has been transformed significantly; a clear “yes” each time, as the German
number of changes, such as the intro- edition makes a valuable contribution to
duction of the coveted cover picture and the preservation and further developthe tantalizing graphical table-of-con- ment of the German language in chemtents entries, led the way for many other ical research and teaching. Another
journals. Despite the changes and ad- reason for its importance is that it is
justments to the details, the highly one of the few remaining places where it
successful combination of Reviews and is possible to publish in German; even
Communications, which is unique funding applications are often submitted
among chemistry journals, has been in English. This influence of the German
preserved in essence. The need for the Edition, and in particular of the reviews,
rapid communication of information has is not only of importance for the acabeen met through weekly publication, demic and industrial world, but also
helps make it possible to
and the popular “Highteach modern chemistry
lights” have joined the
… a valuable contribution
in German at high
Reviews and Minireto the scientific German schools and other eduviews. In a broader sense,
language …
cational establishments.
the Essays also fall into
From my own experithis category, so that the
ence, I know that it is
status of the reviews in
Angewandte Chemie has, if anything, easier for students from German-speaking countries to first use the German
Indeed, reviews are of particular version to become accustomed to readimportance in our highly interdiscipli- ing Angewandte Chemie and the general
nary, rapidly developing scientific world. chemical literature regularly.
Therefore, it was an apt and useful
Besides high scientific quality, one of the
main requirements of a review for initiative taken in 2003 for the first time
Angewandte Chemie is that the content by the GDCh to ask about 200 people
can be “digested” by as many readers as from the German-speaking readership
possible and doesnt only interest spe- of Angewandte Chemie to act as a jury
cialists. If these criteria are fulfilled, a and select the best reviews of the year.
review is almost unbeatable in the Everyone benefits from this initiative:
function of the rapid transmission of the authors, whose reviews are recognized, the GDCh, who with Angewandte
knowledge beyond subject boundaries.
The reviews in Angewandte Chemie Chemie delivers the forum for the reare also unique in that they appear in views, and the readers, who via the
both German and English. Admittedly selected jury play an active part in the
the task of translating a review takes scientific publication process with their
time, if one undertakes it oneself, and judgment. Furthermore, the jurors par-
Reviews in Angewandte Chemie:
Influence, Language, Competition
Franois Diederich*
When I joined the German Chemical
Society (GDCh, Gesellschaft
Deutscher Chemiker) as a
student member in the fall
of 1974, I took out a personal
subscription to Angewandte
Chemie, as did many of my
fellow students at the University of Heidelberg. I received
the first issue at the beginning
F. Diederich
of October, and in the second
October issue I already found a review
that influenced me significantly in the
orientation of my research interests and
which I still often cite and recommend
today, namely, the progress report by
R. H. Martin on “The Helicenes”, elegantly translated into German by F.
Vgtle, who was a young professor in
Wrzburg at the time. I am sure that
[*] Prof. Dr. F. Diederich
Laboratorium fr Organische Chemie
ETH-Hnggerberg, HCI
8093 Zrich (Switzerland)
Fax: (+ 41) 01-632-1109
Figure 1. The cover pictures of the most popular Reviews of 2004 …
2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
DOI: 10.1002/anie.200500233
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 2308 – 2309
The results are shown in Table 1.
ticipate in a draw with attractive prizes
to the value of almost 13 000 Euro. The The selection is representative of the
main winners are the student members diversity of the topics covered in Angeof the GDCh, who are given a comple- wandte Chemie: The theoretical treatmentary copy of the special issue of ments of gold clusters described by
Angewandte Chemie with the twelve P. Pyykk and physical chemical models
for enzyme–ligand interactions of D. H.
reviews that received the most votes.
Those allowed to vote in the review Williams et al. appear next to I. Krossing and I. Raabes deselection in 2004 were:
a) lecturers at four Ger- … everyone benefits from scription of salts with
noncoordinating anions
man tertiary institutions
the competition …
and reviews with a focus
with full chemistry proon preparative organic
grams selected at random
(the universities of Bremen, Frankfurt, chemistry by T. Mukaiyama as well as
Jena, and Karlsruhe); b) 40 principal P. I. Dalko and L. Moisan. Natural prodauthors of scientific publications in the ucts are represented with the story of
previous 12 months; these authors from the total synthesis of colchicine by H.Germany, Austria, and Switzerland were G. Schmalz and T. Graening, and the
selected at random, with authors of review by B. Hauer and colleagues
reviews excluded; and c) 20 chemists in offers insight into modern industrial
industry, who were selected at random synthetic processes. The popularity of
from the referee database of Ange- instrumental methods is recognizable
wandte Chemie. As the reviews are from the fact that C. O. Kappes review
directed above all at students, the jurors on heating with microwaves occupies
were encouraged in the invitation letter first place, and S. W. Homanss report on
to involve their research group (univer- the application of NMR spectroscopy in
sity jurors) and young colleagues (in- drug design is likewise high on the list.
D. R. Liu and X. Li build a bridge to
dustry jurors) in the nomination.
Table 1: The twelve “best reviews of 2004”; correspondence authors are marked with a star.
Rank Authors
C. O. Kappe*
Controlled Microwave Heating in Modern Organic Synthesis
T. Mukaiyama*
Explorations into New Reaction Chemistry
E. Katz, I. Willner*
Integrated Nanoparticle–Biomolecule Hybrid Systems:
Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
P. I. Dalko*, L. Moisan
In the Golden Age of Organocatalysis
T. Graening, H.-G.
Total Syntheses of Colchicine in Comparison: A Journey through
50 Years of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
N. Budisa*
Prolegomena to Future Experimental Efforts on Genetic Code
Engineering by Expanding Its Amino Acid Repertoire
S. W. Homans*
NMR Spectroscopy Tools for Structure-Aided Drug Design
X. Li, D. R. Liu*
DNA-Templated Organic Synthesis: Nature’s Strategy for
Controlling Chemical Reactivity Applied to Synthetic Molecules
I. Krossing*, I. Raabe
Noncoordinating Anions—Fact or Fiction? A Survey of Likely
M. Breuer, K. Ditrich,
T. Habicher, B. Hauer*,
M. Keßeler, R. Strmer,
T. Zelinski
Industrial Methods for the Production of Optically Active
P. Pyykk*
Theoretical Chemistry of Gold
D. H. Williams*,
E. Stephens,
D. P. O’Brien, M. Zhou
Understanding Noncovalent Interactions: Ligand Binding Energy
and Catalytic Efficiency from Ligand-Induced Reductions in
Motion within Receptors and Enzymes
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 2308 – 2309
Figure 2. … express the diversity of the topics.
biochemistry with their description of
DNA-supported organic syntheses, and
as is the case in the articles by I. Willner
and E. Katz on hybrids formed from
biomolecules and nanoparticles and by
N. Budisa on the engineering of the
genetic code, two conceivably distinct
subdisciplines are covered. It is precisely
these interdisciplinary topics that show
that chemistry is no longer limited to
core fields—themselves far from exhausted—such as inorganic and organic
synthesis, but is developing in cooperation with neighboring disciplines. The
review selection presented in Table 1
reflects this development, as such reviews with topical themes deliver new
stimuli and are particularly valued by
Prof. F. Diederich, Chairman of the Editorial
Board of Angewandte Chemie
2005 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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