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General References on Rigor and Reproducibility in Science/Chemistry

Perspective articles on Rigor, Reproducibility, and Best Practices in Catalysis

  • To Err is Human; To Reproduce Takes Time; S. L. Scott, T. B. Gunnoe, P. Fornasiero, C. M. Crudden, ACS Catal. (2022) doi: 10.1021/acscatal.2c00967

  • Best practices in catalysis: A perspective; A. Bhan and W.N. Delgass, Journal of Catalysis (2022) doi: 10.1016/j.jcat.2021.12.014

  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Turnover Rates; R.S. Weber, Journal of Catalysis (2021) doi: 10.1016/j.jcat.2021.06.024

  • Facts and alternative facts in chemical kinetics: remarks about the kinetic use of activities, termolecular processes, and linearization techniques; G. Lente, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering (2018) doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2018.03.007 

  • Common Pitfalls of Catalysis Manuscripts Submitted to Chemistry of Materials; F. Schüth, M.D. Ward, J.M. Buriak, Chem. Mater. (2018) doi: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b01831

  • A Matter of Life(time) and Death; S.L. Scott, ACS Catal. (2018) doi: 10.1021/acscatal.8b03199

  • Toward Benchmarking in Catalysis Science: Best Practices, Challenges, and Opportunities; T. Bligaard, R.M. Bullock, C.T. Campbell, J.G. Chen, B.C. Gates, R.J. Gorte, C.W. Jones, W.D. Jones, J.R. Kitchin, S.L. Scott, ACS Catalysis (2016) doi: 10.1021/acscatal.6b00183

  • Fundamental principles of laboratory fixed bed reactor design; D.A. Hickman, J.C. Degenstein, F.H. Ribeiro, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering (2016) doi: 10.1016/j.coche.2016.07.002

  • Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission to ACS Catalysis; C.W. Jones, D.J. Smith, T.B. Gunnoe, H. Zhao, P. Sautet, S.L. Scott, B. Xu, ACS Catal. 2014 doi: 10.1021/cs501043q

  • “Turning Over” Definitions in Catalytic Cycles; S. Kozuch, J.M.L. Martin, ACS Catal. 2012 doi: 10.1021/cs3005264

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