Call for Papers – Ambient Mass Spectrometry themed issue

Analytical Methods is delighted to announce a call for papers for its latest themed issue on the topic of Ambient Mass Spectrometry.

Guest Editors: Facundo M. Fernández (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Juan F. Garcia-Reyes (University of Jaen, Spain)

Deadline for Submission: 3rd March 2017

The purpose of this issue is to highlight the most outstanding work in ambient mass spectrometry, addressing fundamental studies and applications of these methodologies, and also to provide some insight into the newly emerging work in this important area of research.

Analytical Methods is the home of early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods with clear societal impact. The journal is one of the fastest growing general analytical journals and is published every two weeks by the Royal Society of Chemistry on a not-for-profit basis; more information about Analytical Methods can be found online. Publishing 48 issues per year, the journal will move to electronic only in 2017.

If you are interested in taking part in this issue, please email Analytical Methods at methods-rsc@rsc.org

Manuscripts can be submitted using our online submission system. Please state clearly that the manuscript you submit is for the themed issue for Ambient Mass Spectrometry. All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer review in the usual manner.

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Top 10 Reviewers for Analytical Methods

In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for Analytical Methods in 2016, as selected by the editorial team for their significant contribution to the journal.

We would like to say a massive thank you to these reviewers as well as the Analytical Methods board and all of the analytical community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

Name

Institution

Edward Randviir

Manchester Metropolitan University

Lingxin Chen

Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry

Liu Dingbin

Nankai University

Xiaoxiao He

Hunan University

Xuegang Shao

Nankai University

Elias Blancoo Gil

Universidad Autonoma De Madrid

Antonio Molina Diaz

University of Jaen

Xiang Cao

Britol-Myers Squibb Company

S Walorcyzk

Institute of Plant Protection-National Research Institute

Juewen Liu

University of Waterloo

As a little added bonus to celebrate Peer Review Week, for the next four weeks our reviewers will be in with a chance of winning a fantastic prize! Simply submit a review for any of our journals between 19 September and 16 October 2016 and you will be automatically eligible for a chance to win one of our fantastic prizes.

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Themed issue on portable instrumentation and point of care technologies now published

The new themed issue for Analytical Methods dedicated to showasing the latest research in portable instrumentation and point of care technologies is now published.

Guest Edited by Professor Zheng Ouyang (Purdue University, USA) and Professor Jean-François Masson (Université de Montréal, Canada) this themed issue highlights the most outstanding work in the area of portable instrumentation and point of care technologies, and also provide some insight into the newly emerging work in this exciting area of research.

Read the introductory editorial here.

Enjoy!

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6th Workshop on Microfluidics, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Invited keynote talk “Lab, Cells and Organ on a Chip” by Dr. Albert van den Berg (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

The 6th Workshop on Microfluidics was held at the Convention Center of UNICAMP (State University of Campinas) in Campinas, Sao Paulo (Brazil), from 20-22 July, 2016. Since 2011, the workshop has brought together young students, researchers, and companies from different states of Brazil to discuss topics related to fundamentals, fabrication technologies, innovations, and applications in microfluidic science. This field has been spread out around different regions of Brazil presenting outstanding contributions for microfabrication and microfluidic technologies.

The event was supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry for the fourth time. Prof Dosil P. de Jesus (UNICAMP), member of the 6th Workshop on Microfluidics scientific board, presented the poster competition awards, sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Lab on a Chip and Analytical Methods journals.

The winner of the Analytical Methods Poster Competition was Gabriela B. Almeida, from State University of Campinas, for her work “Microfluidic Devices Combining Dielectrophoresis Trapping and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy”.

Gabriela F. Giordano, from The Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano), Campinas, was the winner of the Lab on a Chip Poster Competition for her work “Gravity-Assisted Distillation on a Chip: a Novel Concept for Sample Preparation in Microfluidics”.

Gabriela Brito Almeida (centre), winner of the Analytical Methods Competition, with Prof. Dosil P. de Jesus (UNICAMP) (right) and Dr Elizabeth Magalhaes (RSC Manager, Brazil) (left)

Gabriela F. Giordano (centre), winner of the Lab on a Chip Competition, with Prof. Dosil P. de Jesus (UNICAMP) (right) and Dr Elizabeth Magalhaes (RSC Manager, Brazil) (left)

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Introducing new Analytical Methods Associate Editor Professor Juewen Liu

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Juewen Liu as our newest Associate Editor on the Editorial Board.


Professor Liu is Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada and is an expert in nanotechnology, targeted drug delivery and nanomedicine. He has a particular interest in using DNA and lipids as functional polymers and building blocks to interface with nanoparticles and hydrogels utilised for bioanalytical techniques. Applications include detecting heavy metals instantly in water samples and targeted drug delivery.


We welcome Juewen Liu and his expertise to the Analytical Methods Editorial Board as Associate Editor alongside our nine existing Associate Editors. This appointment strengthens the Editorial Board, with all papers handled by an expert in the field. Submit your paper to Professor Liu today!

You can keep up to date with the latest developments from Analytical Methods by signing up for free table of contents alerts and monthly e-newsletters.

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New Impact Factor for Analytical Methods announced

We are delighted to announce the latest Impact Factor for Analytical Methods is 1.915 according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports ®.

We would like to thank all of our authors, referees, Editorial and Advisory Board members for their contributions to the success of Analytical Methods.

Submit your best work to Analytical Methods today.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2015 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2016).

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Call for Papers: Themed issue on the analysis of microplastics in the environment

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analytical Methods themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in the analysis of microplastics in the environment.

Guest Edited by Professors Richard Thompson (Plymouth University, UK), Fiona Regan (Dublin City University, Ireland) and Chelsea Rochman (University of California Davis, USA) this upcoming themed issue will highlight the most outstanding work in the analysis of microplastics in the environment, and also provide some insight into the newly emerging work in this important area of research.

Microplastics, small pieces of plastic litter, have been reported in marine habitats worldwide and are present in a range of diverse media (e.g., sediment, water, biota). Because microplastics have only recently been described, the methodology to extract, quantify and characterize the debris remains inconsistent. Increasingly, management agencies and academic scientists are calling for harmonization of methods so that data can be compared and/or synthesized across studies.

For your article to be considered for this themed issue we must receive your manuscript by August 26th 2016.

Communications, Full Papers and Review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting an article for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

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ESEAC 2016 themed issue in Analytical Methods

Analytical Methods is proud to be publishing a themed issue on outstanding research in electroanalytical chemistry featuring papers presented at the ESEAC 2016 conference.

  • Submitted papers can be based on oral or poster presentations given at the meeting
  • There will be no upper limit to the number of papers an author can submit
  • All submissions will be subject to initial assessment and peer review in the usual manner and must meet the usual standards and requirements for the journal

The deadline for submissions is 31st July 2016

Submit your article using the Analytical Methods portal

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Open Access papers in Analytical Methods

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in Analytical Methods that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Grzegorz Boczkaj, Patrycja Makoś and Andrzej Przyjazny
Anal. Methods, 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY03043A, Paper

Neus Fabregat-Cabello, Jorge Pitarch-Motellón, Juan V. Sancho, María Ibáñez and Antoni Francesc Roig-Navarro
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 2895-2903
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00221H, Paper

Adam Cawley, Daniel Pasin, Namuun Ganbat, Laura Ennis, Corrine Smart, Candace Greer, John Keledjian, Shanlin Fu and Alex Chen
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 1789-1797
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00156D, Paper

Li Cui, Holly J. Butler, Pierre L. Martin-Hirsch and Francis L. Martin
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 481-487
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02638E, Communication

F. Rauh and B. Mizaikoff
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 2164-2169
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02874D, Paper

Janja Vidmar, Radmila Milačič, Viviana Golja, Saša Novak and Janez Ščančar
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 1194-1201
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY03305E, Technical Note

Friedrich Schuler, Clara Siber, Sebastian Hin, Simon Wadle, Nils Paust, Roland Zengerle and Felix von Stetten
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 2750-2755
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00600K, Paper

J. R. Buser, X. Zhang, S. A. Byrnes, P. D. Ladd, E. K. Heiniger, M. D. Wheeler, J. D. Bishop, J. A. Englund, B. Lutz, B. H. Weigl and P. Yager
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 2880-2886
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00107F, Paper

Fahmina Fardus-Reid, John Warren and Adam Le Gresley
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 2013-2019
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00111D, Paper

Marek Tobiszewski
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 2993-2999
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00478D, Critical Review

S. H. Holm, J. P. Beech, M. P. Barrett and J. O. Tegenfeldt
Anal. Methods, 2016, 8, 3291-3300
DOI: 10.1039/C6AY00443A, Paper
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Top 10 most accessed Analytical Methods articles from January – March 2016

From January – March 2016, our most downloaded Analytical Methods articles were:

Rasmus Bro and Age K. Smilde
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 2812-2831
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41907J, Tutorial Review

David I. Ellis, Howbeer Muhamadali, Simon A. Haughey, Christopher T. Elliott and Royston Goodacre
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 9401-9414
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02048D, Critical Review

Kathleen R. Murphy, Colin A. Stedmon, Daniel Graeber and Rasmus Bro
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 6557-6566
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41160E, Tutorial Review

Alanna E. Sorenson, Samuel P. Askin and Patrick M. Schaeffer
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 2087-2092
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02666G, Paper

S. Bibi, D. H. Bremner, M. Macdougall-Heasman, R. Reid, K. Simpson, A. Tough, S. Waddell, I. J. Stewart and K. H. Matthews
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 8597-8604
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY01711D, Paper

Heinz Fissan, Simon Ristig, Heinz Kaminski, Christof Asbach and Matthias Epple
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 7324-7334
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01203H, Paper

Oleg Klykov and Michael G. Weller
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 6443-6448
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY00042D, Technical Note

Morgan Philp, Ronald Shimmon, Natasha Stojanovska, Mark Tahtouh and Shanlin Fu
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 5402-5410
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40511G, Paper

Elizabeth J. McKenzie, Gordon M. Miskelly and Paul A. G. Butler
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 5418-5424
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40537K, Paper

Ana López-Serrano, Riansares Muñoz Olivas, Jon Sanz Landaluze and Carmen Cámara
Anal. Methods, 2014, 6, 38-56
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40517F, Critical Review
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