24 Feb 2017
Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.
We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for JAAS in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.
We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.
Dr Dmitry Bandura, Fluidigm Canada
Professor Edenir Filho, Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos
Dr Erico Flores, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Professor Gábor Galbács, University of Szeged
Dr Heidi Goenaga-Infante, LGC
Professor Takafumi Hirata, University of Tokyo
Professor Zhaochu Hu, China University of Geosciences
Dr Dmitriy Malinovskiy, LGC
Dr Pawel Pohl, Wroclaw University of Technology
Dr Jose Vadillo, Universidad de Malaga
We would also like to thank the JAAS board and the analytical science community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.
If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre
18 Jan 2017
Will you be at EWCPS 2017 on 19th – 24th February in Sankt Anton Am Arlberg, Austria?
The European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (EWCPS) will be held in Sankt Anton, Austria, this February. If you are attending the meeting, why not find me and have a chat about JAAS, the important work of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and publishing in general. Allow me to explain why our journal is the best home for your research.
Please feel free to get in touch with me before the conference to arrange a meeting.
I look forward to meeting you in Sankt Anton!
Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS
10 Jan 2017
We are delighted to share with you the top 30 most downloaded articles in JAAS from January-December 2016. These 5 papers are free to access for the next two weeks with a free publishing personal account – register here.
Laser ablation molecular isotopic spectrometry (LAMIS): current state of the art
Alexander A. Bol’shakov, Xianglei Mao, Jhanis J. González and Richard E. Russo
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016,31, 119-134
Recent developments in the design of rapid response cells for laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and their impact on bioimaging applications
Stijn J. M. Van Malderen, Amy J. Managh, Barry L. Sharp and Frank Vanhaecke
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016,31, 423-439
Capabilities of fast data acquisition with microsecond time resolution in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and identification of signal artifacts from millisecond dwell times during detection of single gold nanoparticles
I. Strenge and C. Engelhard
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016,31, 135-144
Underwater measurements using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
S. Michael Angel, Joseph Bonvallet, Marion Lawrence-Snyder, William F. Pearman and Janna Register
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016,31, 328-336
Acquisition of fast transient signals in ICP-MS with enhanced time resolution
Amy J. Managh, David N. Douglas, K. Makella Cowen, Helen J. Reid and Barry L. Sharp
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016,31, 1688-1692
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13 Dec 2016
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr George Havrilla as a member of the JAAS Editorial Board.
George Havrilla is a scientist 5, in the Chemistry Division, at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1993. His research efforts have included elemental analyses using X-ray fluorescence for bulk, mesoscale and microscale characterization. Before LANL he was at BP Research R&D Cleveland, Ohio and spent 2 years as an NAS/NRC postdoc at the National Bureau of Standards. He has a PhD from West Virginia University (1980) and 2 R&D 100 awards. He has developed novel XRF instruments including MXRF, confocal MXRF and hiRX along with many materials characterization methodologies. Current research interests include XRF applications to materials characterization and international safeguards.
We welcome Dr Havrilla and his expertise and experience to the JAAS Editorial Board. This appointment strenghtens the Board and we look forward to working with Dr Havrilla going forward.
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13 Oct 2016
We are delighted to announce Sohail Mushtaq as the recipent of the 2016 JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. This Lectureship was launched to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.
Introducing Sohail Mushtaq, London Metropolitan University:
Sohail Mushtaq received his M.Sc degree in 2005 and his M.Phil in 2007, both from the Government College University Lahore (GCUL), Pakistan. During his M.Phil research project, he was awarded a scholarship by the ICSC-World Laboratory and also appointed as M.Phil Research Fellow at Salam Chair, Physics Department, GCUL. After his M.Phil degree he was selected as the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Imperial College London to work with Prof. J. C. Pickering in the EC Research Training Network on Analytical Glow Discharges (GLADNET). After his PhD in 2011 at Imperial College on the effects of small amounts of molecular gases in analytical glow discharges, he took up a postdoctoral position with Prof. Edward Steers at London Metropolitan University. He has extensive experience of using the Imperial Fourier Transform spectrometer and glow discharge sources, and has carried out experimental work at EAG (Syracuse, USA), EMPA (Thun, Switzerland), BAM (Berlin) and IFW Dresden (Germany). He has made a significant impact in the field with 17 publications; including three papers with work featured on the front cover of JAAS and is internationally known for his work on molecular gases in glow discharges. He was awarded the Payling prize for the best contribution by a young scientist at the 2nd IGDSS (Internl. GDS Symposium), Prague. His main research interest is in the fundamental processes in glow discharges and their dependence on the plasma constituents.
05 Oct 2016
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. This Lectureship was launched to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career and we received many exceptional and highly deserving nominations this year.
Congralutaions to Sohail Mushtaq, London Metropolitan University!
Lectureship award details
As a winner of the lectureship, Sohail will be able to present his research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £2000 each to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. He will be awarded a certificate and invited to contribute a paper to JAAS.
You can read more about eligibility and the selection process in the call for nominations post.
We will be posting more information about our winner soon!
22 Sep 2016
In celebration of Peer Review Week, with the theme of Recognition for Review – we would like to highlight the top 10 reviewers for JAAS 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 JAAS board and all of the analytical community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.
Wroclaw University of Technology
Jose Miguel Vadillo
Universidad de Malaga
University of Oviedo
University of Oviedo
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
University of Szeged
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
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.
14 Sep 2016
The annual seminar “A Guide to Plasma Spectrochemistry – From sample digestion to practical analytical examples” was held at the JASIS Conference in Makuhari, Japan on 6th September 2016.
One of the winners of the Poster Prize competition was Ms Mari Aida from Tokyo Institute Technology with her poster “Desorption/ionization mass spectrometry method for mapping of skin-surface compounds using low power laser and non-thermal plasma”.
The other winner was Mr Yuuki Tanaka from Kyoto University with his poster “Evaluating the changes in bone mineral balance for CKD and Diabetic model rat through the Calcium isotopic signatures”.
Congratulations to Yuuki and Mari!
26 Aug 2016
The new themed issue for JAAS dedicated to showcasing the latest high impact research in speciation analysis is now published.
Guest edited by Professor Gunda Koellensperger and Dr Heidi Goenaga-Infante, this issue is dedicated to the newly emerging work in this exciting area of research.
Read their introductory editorial here .
You can check out the complete issue here.
24 Aug 2016
Written by Thomas Prohaska, Johanna Irrgeher, Stephan Hann, Daniel Pröfrock and Andreas Zitek
Dear Plasma Spectrochemists!
The registration deadline for abstracts for the oncoming European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry held in Sankt Anton Austria (19 – 24 February 2017) is approaching!
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS FOR THE EWCPS2017 until September 30 2016!
(NOTE: It is also about time to book your accommodation in advance since the venue is very popular – and absolutely worth coming!!! A (rapidly decreasing!) contingent of hotel rooms is still blocked exclusively for conference attendees. Please see more important details on the booking.)
We are also happy to announce that we have awarded 10 YOUNG SCIENTISTS GRANTS – for PhD students to support their participation in the EWCPS2017. The Scientific Committee of EWCPS2017 was in charge of the selection of the grant winners. The ten awardees are already informed about their successful applications and details about the awardees will be available online, soon.
Please note that the nomination deadlines for the PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY awards are approaching, as well:
EUROPEAN AWARD FOR PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY – The “European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry” is sponsored by Agilent and promotes analytical plasma spectro-chemical developments and applications in Europe. The prize is awarded for a single outstanding piece of work or for continued important contributions in the field.
Application deadline: August 31 2016. More details and application conditions here.
EUROPEAN RISING STAR AWARD FOR PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY –The new “European Rising Star Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry” sponsored by Agilent should honor and promote outstanding contributions of upcoming younger scientists at the beginning of their career within the field of plasma spectrochemistry. Application deadline: August 31 2016. More details and application conditions here.
Looking forward to receiving your abstracts for the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2017 in Sankt Anton!