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 (Kings College London, 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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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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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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Racing tyre analysis shows ‘undetectable’ treatments the chequered flag

Written by Christopher Bernard for Chemistry World

Graphical AbstractResearchers in the US have punctured the appeal of prohibited tyre softening agents, marketed to racing teams as ‘undetectable’, by releasing a method for identifying them. The technique has already detected banned substances in 10 of 71 real tyre samples from competitors in United States Auto Club (USAC) races.

Softened tyres offer drivers improved grip and handling, shaving valuable seconds from lap times. However, racing associations have long recognised the dangers of hydrocarbon- and plasticiser-based softening agents. These chemicals act by penetrating and degrading the rubber in tyres, which can create unpredictable weak spots, and many are potent carcinogens that are easily inhaled or absorbed through the skin.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>


Detection of prohibited treatment products on racing tires using headspace solid phase microextraction (SPME) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS)
William Kranz, Clinton Carroll and John Vincent Goodpaster
Anal. Methods, 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY02657A, Paper

Do you fancy submitting an article to Analytical Methods? Why not submit to us here today or alternatively email us with your suggestions!

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Call for papers: Themed issue on portable instrumentation and point of care technologies

You are invited to contribute to the upcoming Analytical Methods themed issue showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in portable instrumentation and point of care technologies.

Guest Edited by Professor Zheng Ouyang (Purdue University, USA) and Professor Jean-François Masson (Université de Montréal, Canada) this upcoming themed issue will highlight 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.

For your article to be considered for this special themed issue we must receive your manuscript by May 30th 2016.

Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting a paper for this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

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Themed Issue on Detecting Food Authenticity and Integrity now published

The new joint themed issue of Analyst and Analytical Methods on detecting food authenticity and integrity is now published.

Guest edited by Professor Roy Goodacre and Dr David Ellis at the University of Manchester, this collection showcases the latest developments in food analysis, including the analysis and detection of food fraud, contamination, adulteration and spoilage, by leading researchers in academia, industry and government.

If you are interested in this important and topical area of research, discover the latest analytical breakthroughs in this special themed issue.

The following papers from the issue are free to access for the next four weeks – food for thought!

Point-and-shoot: rapid quantitative detection methods for on-site food fraud analysis – moving out of the laboratory and into the food supply chain

David I. Ellis, Howbeer Muhamadali, Simon A. Haughey, Christopher T. Elliott and Royston Goodacre
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 9401-9414
DOI: 10.1039/c5ay02048d


Development of a real-time PCR approach for the relative quantitation of horse DNA

Gavin J. Nixon, Timothy M. Wilkes and Malcolm J. Burns
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 8590-8596
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY01867F

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Top 10 most accessed Analytical Methods articles from July – September 2015

From July – September 2015, our most downloaded Analytical Methods articles were:

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

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

A novel ratiometric fluorescence probe based on BSA assembled silver nanoclusters for mercuric ion selective sensing
Dongtao Lu, Caihong Zhang, Li Fan, Hongjuan Wu, Shaomin Shuang and Chuan Dong
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 5522-5527
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40901E, Paper

Identification of materials’ binding peptide sequences guided by a MALDI-ToF MS depletion assay
Sascha Steckbeck, Julian Schneider, Linda Wittig, Klaus Rischka, Ingo Grunwald and Lucio Colombi Ciacchi
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 1501-1509
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY42042F, Paper

In-gel detection of biotin–protein conjugates with a green fluorescent streptavidin probe
Alanna E. Sorenson, Samuel P. Askin and Patrick M. Schaeffer
Anal. Methods, 2015,7, 2087-2092
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY02666G, Paper

Development and validation of a presumptive colour spot test method for the detection of piperazine analogues in seized illicit materials
Morgan Philp, Ronald Shimmon, Natasha Stojanovska, Mark Tahtouh and Shanlin Fu
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 5402-5410
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40511G, Paper

Comparison of different characterization methods for nanoparticle dispersions before and after aerosolization
Heinz Fissan, Simon Ristig, Heinz Kaminski, Christof Asbach and Matthias Epple
Anal. Methods, 2014,6, 7324-7334
DOI: 10.1039/C4AY01203H, Paper

Let there be chip—towards rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices: one-step manufacturing processes
Ansgar Waldbaur, Holger Rapp, Kerstin Länge and Bastian E. Rapp
Anal. Methods, 2011,3, 2681-2716
DOI: 10.1039/C1AY05253E, Critical Review

Contributors to the emerging investigators issue
Anal. Methods, 2015,7, 6937-6946
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY90060C, Profile

Nanoparticles: a global vision. Characterization, separation, and quantification methods. Potential environmental and health impact
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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And remember, you can submit direct to Analytical Methods here

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