A Comment on the comments


  • Pance Naumov New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Harvard University




comments, scientific publishing, publishing ethics, scientific bias


Commenting on the work of other authors is justified when there are serious concerns related the scientific content, and the authors do not respond with valid arguments so that such concerns cannot be addressed. It should not be used to advertise one’s own work.  


M. Szafrański, Comment on “Ferroelectricity in Bis(imidazolium) L-Tartrate”, Angew. Chem. 2013, 125, 7214–7216.

M. Szafrański, Comment on the “Phase Transition Mechanism in Diglycine Methanesulfonate”, Chem. Asian J. 2014, 9, 3342–3343.

M. Szafrański, Comment on “1,4-Diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane-based disalts showing non-centrosymmetric structures and phase transition behaviors” by X.-B. Han, P. Hu, C. Shi and W. Zhang, CrystEngComm, 2016, 18, 1563.

M. Szafrański, Comment on “Unprecedented 30 K hysteresis across switchable dielectric and magnetic properties in a bright luminescent organic–inorganic halide (CH6N3)2MnCl4” by A. Sen, D. Swain, T. N. Guru Row and A. Sundaresan, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2019, 7, 4838.

M. Szafrański, Comment on “Phase transitions, screening and dielectric response of CsPbBr3” by Š. Svirskas, S. Balčiūnas, M. Šimėnas, G. Usevičius, M. Kinka, M. Velička, D. Kubicki, M. E. Castillo, A. Karabanov, V. V. Shvartsman, M. R. Soares, V. Šablinskas, A. N. Salak, D. C. Lupascu and J. Banys, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, 8, 14015.

M. Szafrański and Andrzej Katrusiak, Comment on “Improper molecular ferroelectrics with simultaneous ultrahigh pyroelectricity and figures of merit” by Li et al. Sci. Adv. 2022, 8, eabi6220

D. Prasad Karothu, R. Ferreira, G. Dushaq, E. Ahmed, L. Catalano, J. Mahmoud Halabi, Z. Alhaddad, I. Tahir, L. Li, S. Mohamed, M. Rasras, P. Naumov, Exceptionally high work density of a ferroelectric dynamic organic crystal around room temperature” Nat. Commun. 13, 2823.

M. Szafrański, A. Katrusiak, On the giant deformation and ferroelectricity of guanidinium nitrate. (both the original comment and the revised comment are available from this link: https://arxiv.org/abs/2301.13481.



2024-04-18 — Updated on 2024-05-20


How to Cite

Naumov, P. (2024). A Comment on the comments. Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 43(1), 165–167. https://doi.org/10.20450/mjcce.2024.2822 (Original work published April 18, 2024)