Statement einer Ad-hoc-Kommission aus Vertretern des Verlags Wiley-VCH, des Angewandte-Editorial-Boards, des GDCh-Präsidiums und der GDCh-Geschäftsführung:
Dear Readers, Authors, and Reviewers of Angewandte Chemie,
Dear Members of the Chemical Community,
First and foremost, we want to acknowledge the pain and anger that was caused as the result of the Accepted Article by Tomas Hudlicky in our Journal. This was a clear mistake and we deeply apologize. At best, it was poor judgment and at worst, it highlights the bias displayed in our field and many others. The opinions expressed in this essay are those of the author and they violate the values and codes of conduct of the journal, the members of staff, the Editorial Board, and the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the owner society of Angewandte Chemie.
As a first immediate response, the article was removed from the Wiley Online Library. Furthermore, two editors have been suspended from their positions. The two international referees who reviewed the Essay will no longer be used by the journal for peer review. A full investigation of the case has been initiated. As we continue down the path to strengthen diversity and earn back the trust of our community, we will implement specific programs and procedures at all levels of Angewandte Chemie in response to the results and recommendations of the investigation.
Prof. Annette G. Beck-Sickinger Prof. Peter R. Schreiner
Editorial Board Chair President of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)