Archive for the ‘Themed Issue’ Category

Microfluidic systems with societal impact: call for papers!

Analytical Methods is developing a themed collection to highlight the exciting area of microfluidic systems. This multi-disciplinary field has seen growth in recent years due to its increasing applicability to a range of areas, from inkjet print heads to DNA chips.

Due to the integration of microfluidic systems throughout science, the scope of this collection is intentionally broad and encompasses applications of these systems to diverse fields including biological, environmental, forensics and diagnostics.

Taken from: Hongyuan Jiang et al. Anal. Methods, 2017,9, 2511-2516

This online collection will be guest edited by Associate Editors Christopher Easley, Fiona Regan and Michael Roper.

To celebrate the 60th birthdays of Sue Lunte and James Landers, the collection will also feature a special editorial highlighting the important contributions of these two scientists to the field of microfluidics. This editorial will be written by the Guest Editors, along with Analytical Methods Editor-in-Chief Scott Martin.

Analytical Methods welcomes early applications of new analytical methods with clear societal impact. Articles included in the collection will be published as they are accepted and collected into an online collection which will receive extensive promotion. For more information about the journal or its scope, please visit the journal website or the recent editorial by the Editor-in-Chief, Scott Martin.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any questions, please contact methods-rsc@rsc.org.

Submission window:  1st August 2017 -30th April 2018!

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Themed issue on microplastics in the environment now published!

The new themed issue for Analytical Methods titled Microplastics in the environment” is now published.

Guest Edited by Professors Fiona Regan (Dublin City University, UK), Chelsea Rochman (University of California Davis, USA) and Richard Thompson (Plymouth University, UK), this themed issue highlights the outstanding work in microplastics analysis and provides insight into this emerging and important area of research, coinciding with the recent high-profile media coverage on this topic.

All articles in the collection are free* to read until the 17th April 2017 (Access is free through a registered RSC publishing account).

This themed issue is introduced by the Guest Editors in their Editorial:

On the harmonization of methods for measuring the occurrence, fate and effects of microplastics

There are also two additional Editorials from leaders in the field discussing the current challenges facing researchers in microplastics analysis:

Improving microplastics source apportionment: a role for microplastic morphology and taxonomy?

Paul A. Helm

Analytical challenges associated with the determination of microplastics in the environment

Robert C. Hale

We hope you enjoy reading this issue!

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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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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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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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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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Analytical Methods Emerging Investigators themed issue now published

Issue 17 is our themed issue on Emerging Investigators, featuring papers from some of the rising stars of analytical science. The aim of this issue was to highlight some of the outstanding young analytical scientists of today, and in doing so capture newly emerging high-impact areas of research – once you’ve taken a look at the papers, we hope you’ll agree that we’ve succeeded in doing this!

The issue is introduced in an Editorial from the Guest Editors: Lane Baker of Indiana University and Ryan Bailey of the University of Illinois.

Lane Baker and Ryan Bailey

Emerging investigators 2015
Anal. Methods, 2015, 7, 6936-6936
DOI: 10.1039/C5AY90061A

We’d like to thank Lane and Ryan for all their work, and all the authors for giving us such a great collection of papers. You can find out more about all of our Emerging Investigators in our profile piece:

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

Check out the rest of the issue here: http://rsc.li/1NJPGDE

We hope that you enjoy this themed issue – please let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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Call for papers: themed collection dedicated to food authenticity and integrity

Cover image for Analytical Methods issue 2You are invited to contribute to the joint Analyst and Analytical Methods themed collection showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in food authenticity and integrity; including the analysis and detection of food fraud, contamination, adulteration and spoilage.

For your article to be considered for the themed collection we must receive your manuscript by 13 July 2015.

Guest Edited by Professor Roy Goodacre and Dr David Ellis at The University of Manchester, this upcoming collection will showcase the latest developments on food analysis by leading researchers from academia, industry and government departments.

As you are no doubt aware the recent horsemeat scandal throughout Europe rocked the food industry and this precipitated the recent Elliott review. History across the globe reminds that our food is under constant threat from adulteration and previous examples include: melamine in milk, dioxins in pork, and microbial pathogens. Adulteration, contamination and spoilage of food has therefore always been an international problem and there is a constant requirement for analytical methods to be developed in order to assess the food we, our companion animals and veterinary animals consume.

Submissions are welcome to both Analyst and Analytical Methods for the themed collection which will include research and reviews across the fundamental and applied analytical sciences.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are interested in submitting a Communication, full paper or review article for the collection, or if you would like more information about the journals or themed collection

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