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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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Emerging analytical methods for global energy and climate issues

Analytical Methods 2013, 5, 2660-2665

Analytical Methods, 2013, 5, 2660-2665

We are delighted to announce we are still accepting submissions for a themed issue of Analytical Methods on

Emerging analytical methods for global energy and climate issues

The aim of this issue is to highlight important developments and novel applications in the area of analytical methods and their application to energy research, climate change and environmental issues. It is envisaged the issue will cover a range of topics, including a mixture of both fundamental advances and exciting new applications. Guest Edited by Alastair Lewis (The University of York) and Dermot Diamond (Dublin City University).

Submission Deadline: 31st  March 2014

Both Communications and Full Papers can be submitted for consideration; if you would like to contribute a review-type article, we would be happy to discuss with you.
Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for this themed issue. For more information email us at METHODS-RSC@rsc.org

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Themed Issue on Molecular Analysis for Art, Archaeometry and Conservation now published

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The new joint web themed Issue of Analyst and Analytical Methods on Molecular Analysis for Art, Archaeometry and Conservation has now been published online!

Take a look at this great collection of papers illustrating the most innovative research aimed at preserving our rich cultural heritage.

The themed issue highlights a great number of analytical techniques employed to study art and cultural objects at a molecular level, characterising their structure, properties and chemistry.

Bertrand et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 4463-4469

If you are interested in the study and preservation of art of the past and the present, discover the latest analytical breakthroughs described in our Web Collection.

“A deep connection to our past and shared cultural heritage must be preserved to foster a balanced society where all humanity can thrive”, from the Editorial of Francesca Casadio and Richard P. Van Duyne, Guest Editors of the Issue.

In addition, below are some articles of the issue that you might be interested to read. These papers will be free to read for the next 4 weeks. Enjoy!

Looking beneath Dalí’s paint: non-destructive canvas analysis
Marta Oriola, Alenka Možir, Paul Garside, Gema Campo, Anna Nualart-Torroja, Irene Civil, Marianne Odlyha, May Cassar and Matija Strlič
Anal. Methods, 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41094C

Caggiani et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 4345-4354

Alteration of Asian lacquer: in-depth insight using a physico-chemical multiscale approach
Anne-Solenn Le Hô, Chloé Duhamel, Céline Daher, Ludovic Bellot-Gurlet, Céline Paris, Martine Regert, Michel Sablier, Guilhem André, Jean-Paul Desroches and Paul Dumas
Analyst, 2013, 138, 5685-5696
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00608E

Analysis of cadmium based pigments with time-resolved photo-luminescence
Anna Cesaratto, Cosimo D’Andrea, Austin Nevin, Gianluca Valentini, Francesco Tassone, Roberto Alberti, Tommaso Frizzi and Daniela Comelli
Anal. Methods, 2013, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY41585F

Quantifying degradation of collagen in ancient manuscripts: the case of the Dead Sea Temple
Scroll R. Schütz, L. Bertinetti, I. Rabin, P. Fratzl and A. Masic
Analyst, 2013,138, 5594-5599
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00609C

Please click here to access the full web collection.

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Web Themed Issue on Food and Packaging: Submissions open!

We are pleased to announce the first web collection of Analytical Methods on Food and Packaging:

This web themed issue covers a range of topics, including a mixture of both fundamental advances and exciting new applications. The issue aims to encourage research on the analytical developments in food analysis combined with biological, nutritional and toxicological evaluations. Analytical research on food components arising from changes during food processing, packaging and storage will also be considered.

Guest Edited by Don Clarke, Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).

Do you work in the area of food analysis? Contribute to this web theme and submit your work now! New articles will be added to this collection as they are published. Email us at METHODS-RSC@rsc.org for more information.

Here are the first six papers of the Food and Packaging web theme free for you to read for the next four weeks. To read the full articles, please click on the links below:

Highly sensitive determination of Orange II based on the dual amplified electrochemical signal of graphene and mesoporous TiO2
Tian Gan, Junyong Sun,  Zuomin Lin and Yuling Li  
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 2964-2970
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40250A

Carotenoids extraction and quantification: a review
Héctor Arvayo-Enríquez, Iram Mondaca-Fernández, Pablo Gortárez-Moroyoqui, Jaime López-Cervantes and Roberto Rodríguez-Ramírez 
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 2916-2924
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY26295B

Lopez-Gutierrez et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 3434-3449

Analysis of triphenylmethane dyes in seafood

Analysis of triphenylmethane dyes in seafood products: a review of extraction methods and determination by liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry
Noelia López-Gutiérrez, Roberto Romero-González, José Luis Martínez Vidal and Antonia Garrido Frenich  
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 3434-3449
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40485D

Preparation of Fe3O4@TiO2/graphene oxide magnetic microspheres for microchip-based preconcentration of estrogens in milk and milk powder samples
Miaomiao Tian, Wei Feng, Juanjuan Ye and Qiong Jia  
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 3984-3991
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40662H

Determination of bisphenol-A, 2,4-dichlorophenol, bisphenol-AF and tetrabromobisphenol-A in liquid foods and their packaging materials by vortex-assisted supramolecular solvent microextraction/high-performance liquid chromatography
Yingtang Li, Yang Jiao, Yuhong Guo and Yaling Yang  
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 5037-5043
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40586A

Proficiency test results for PAH analysis are not method-dependent
Mark Sykes, Martin Rose, Joe Holland, Thomas Wenzl, Janet Kelly and   Dominic Anderson
Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 5345-5350
DOI: 10.1039/C3AY40850G

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Clinical Diagnostics Themed Issue: Submissions Open!

Ahmadrajia and Killard, Anal. Methods, 2013,5, 3612-3625

We are delighted to announce a new Themed Issue of Analytical Methods on

 Clinical Diagnostics

The aim of this issue is to highlight important developments and novel applications in spectroscopy, chromatography and metabolomics for clinical diagnostics through the evaluation of analytical data. Guest Edited by Salvador Garrigues and Miguel de la Guardia from the University of Valencia, Spain.

Submission Deadline: 15th December 2013

 Both Communications and Full Papers can be submitted for consideration; if you would like to contribute a review-type article, we would be happy to discuss with you.
Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for the Clinical Diagnostics themed issue. For more information email us at METHODS-RSC@rsc.org

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Analytical Sciences in Brazil Web Themed Issue: Submissions Open!

Analyst and Analytical Methods invites you to submit your next article to a web-themed issue on

Analytical Sciences in Brazil

Interdisciplinary analytical science is particularly welcome

Submission deadline: 31st Jan 2014
Articles published online in a web collection

Guest Editors: Boris Mizaikoff, University of Ulm
Ivo M. Raimundo Jr., UNICAMP

Analyst: The home of premier fundamental discoveries, inventions and applications in the analytical and bioanalytical sciences with an Impact Factor of 4.0

Analytical Methods: Publishing early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods with clear societal impact and the fastest growing general analytical journal.

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Analytical Methods Issue 2: Cosmetic Ingredients

Cosmetic ingredients: from the cosmetic to the human body and the environment

Chisvert & Salvador, Anal. Methods, 2013, 5,

The second issue of Analytical Methods is online now, and it features papers from a themed issue on Cosmetic Ingredients: from the cosmetic to the human body and the environment. Read all about this topic in the Editorial from Guest Editors Alberto Chisvert and Amparo Salvador from the University of Valencia, Spain. The outside front cover comes from our guest editors and represents the themes from this issue.

Cosmetic ingredients: from the cosmetic to the human body and the environment
Alberto Chisvert and Amparo Salvador
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 309-310
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY90060B

Extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for direct characterization of cosmetic products

Chen et al., Anal. Methods, 2013, 5,

On the inside front cover we have an image from Huanwen Chen at East China Institute of Technology, and colleagues from China. In their minireview they have covered the technical developments and applications of extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for the rapid analysis of cosmetic products.

Extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for direct characterization of cosmetic products
Xinglei Zhang, Nannan Wang, Yafei Zhou, Yan Liu, Jinghua Zhang and Huanwen Chen
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 311-315
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25876E

The cover articles will be free to read for 6 weeks.

There are also a number of interesting review papers and exciting research articles on a variety of issues including: analysis of perfumes, surfactants and UV filters in the environment, and microbial contamination of cosmetics. Take a look at a selection of these papers below, they will be free until January 18th.

Fragrances: from essential oils to the human body and atmospheric aerosols
Lai-Hao Wang
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 316-322
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25980J

Current trends in liquid–liquid and solid–liquid extraction for cosmetic analysis: a review
N. Cabaleiro, I. de la Calle, C. Bendicho and I. Lavilla
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 323-340
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25830G

Analytical methods for the characterization and determination of nonionic surfactants in cosmetics and environmental matrices
M. Beneito-Cambra, J. M. Herrero-Martínez and G. Ramis-Ramos
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 341-354
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25847A

A novel outlook on detecting microbial contamination in cosmetic products: analysis of biomarker volatile compounds by solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

A novel outlook on detecting microbial contamination in cosmetic products: analysis of biomarker volatile compounds by solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

Liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry for the multi-residue analysis of organic UV filters and their transformation products in the aquatic environment
Pablo Gago-Ferrero, M. Silvia Díaz-Cruz and Damià Barceló
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 355-366
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY26115D

A solid-phase extraction liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the percutaneous absorption assessment of 3-(4′-methylbenzylidene)camphor via human urine analysis
Zacarías León-González, Alberto Chisvert, Isabel Fernández and Amparo Salvador
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 367-375
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25490E

Measurement of iodide and caffeine content in cellulite reduction cosmetic products sold in the European market
Emilia Marchei, Daniela De Orsi, Carmine Guarino, Stefano Dorato, Roberta Pacifici and Simona Pichini
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 376-383
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25761K

A novel outlook on detecting microbial contamination in cosmetic products: analysis of biomarker volatile compounds by solid-phase microextraction gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
Gerardo Alvarez-Rivera, Trinidad De Miguel, Maria Llompart, Carmen Garcia-Jares, Tomas Gonzalez Villa and Marta Lores
Anal. Methods, 2013, 5, 384-393
DOI: 10.1039/C2AY25833A

Take a look at all the papers from this themed issue on Cosmetic Ingredients here.

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Themed issue: Cosmetic Ingredients

Analytical themed issue on cosmetic ingredientsWe’re delighted to announce that submissions are open for a new themed issue Guest Edited by Professor Alberto Chisvert and Professor Amparo Salvador of the University of Valencia, Spain.

Cosmetic Ingredients: from the cosmetic to the human body and the environment

The aim and scope of this themed issue is to compile articles focused on useful analytical methods to determine cosmetic ingredients not only in cosmetic products but also in biological and environmental samples.

Nobody can doubt the increasing demand for cosmetic products.  They may not have as many health implications as pharmaceutical products or food, but are chemical products that are used daily on skin, hair, nails and teeth.

Find out more details on what will be covered and how you can submit to the issue

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Themed issue on Analysis in Sport to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics

Submission are now welcome for an upcoming themed issue on Analysis in Sport.  We’re very excited about the London 2012 Olympics, which take place later this year, and are looking to highlight the importance of analytical science in sporting success.

We’d like to cover the whole spectrum of sport analysis: anti-doping tests, drug monitoring, athlete health, issues with equipment and animals, safety concerns and regulations.

The deadline for submissions is 18 May 2012.  The first articles will go online as the Olympics start, with the full issue to be published once the games have been completed.

You can submit your paper online, or contact us if you have any queries.  Of course, all submissions will undergo peer-review in the usual manner.

We look forward to publishing an exciting collection of papers!

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