Unformatted text preview: Sample Response to Referee Report INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY UNIVERSITY OF _ Institut for Fysik og Astronomi, -Universit.et
_Denmark Re: Your file no. A5.07.165 Professor LC. Light
Editor, Journal of Chemical Physics Dear Professor Light, I was very pleased to read the most favorable comments by the referee on our manuscript "me me... or when made w...— The referee had two concerns with the manuscript as written: one ooncerning the presentation,
while the other concerned the science. We are grateful, especially for his second oomrrient
which is very valuable. The first cement was a request for a clearer indication of the crystallography involved. We
have responded to this by adding crystallographic axes to Fig. 1(a), and by including Figs. 1(a)
and (t), which are atomic ball models of the surface prior to and after reconstruction into the
p[2x1} phase induced by oxygen. Furthermore, the oxygen atoms have been identiﬁed in Fig.
5(c). In his second comment, the referee proposes that oxygen deserts during reaction with C01.
He points out that this would resolve the discrepancy between previous measurements of the
reaction stoidiiometry. We have followed his advise and discussed this point thoroughly (p. 13-14 in the revised
manuscript). In fact we support his idea and present additional evidence from our own
measurements. Please ﬁnd enclosed: a) One revised manuscript with all modifications/additions indicated
b) One revised manuscript without these indications
c) One complete set of ﬁgures (Figs. 1 and S are revised). d) A signed copyright agreement We hope and trust that the revised manusc‘ipt will be accepted for publication in The Journal
of Chemical Physics. Note the tone ofthe response. Though the referee found fault with
their paper, the author's did not take offense. Instead. they looked
upon the comments as a valuable addition to their work. This letter
was also written with an eye towards the editor. The author’s clearly listed both the referee’s suggestiorrs (in condensed farm) and their
own response. ...
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- Fall '08