If I post my research findings and data to ChemRxiv, why do I need to submit to a peer-reviewed journal?
The ACS believes that the peer-review process espoused by ACS journals adds significant value to articles, and also provides a layer of validation and filtering. Peer review provides great value and places researching findings in context for authors, readers, and their research funders. Ultimately, the ACS believes that the preferred version for many readers is the version of record, that is, the final published article. However, some authors value speed and early dissemination--particularly when results have significant relevance to the scientific or global community, when establishing priority is important, or when the author desires broader feedback.