Gordon F. Kirkbright Bursary Award, 2018

The Gordon F. Kirkbright bursary award is a prestigious annual award that enables a promising student/non-tenured young scientist of any nation to attend a recognised scientific meeting or visit a place of learning. The fund for this bursary was established in 1985 as a memorial to Professor Gordon Kirkbright in recognition of his contributions to analytical spectroscopy and to science in general. Although the fund is administered by the Association of British Spectroscopists (ABS) Trust, the award is not restricted to spectroscopists.

Applications are invited for the 2018 Gordon Kirkbright Bursary.

To download an Application Form or for further information visit, http://www.abstrust.org/, or contact abstrustuk@gmail.com

The closing date for entries is 31 December 2018.

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Royal Society of Chemistry Seminar at UFSM – Aiming at Excellence in Chemistry

Our JAAS  board members have certainly been busy this month. Many of them attended the 14th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry meeting, in Vitória City, Brazil, 2nd – 7th April. They barely had time to catch their breath before attending the Royal Society of Chemistry Seminar at UFSM, 10th April, at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. This was organised by JAAS Editorial Board member Erico Flores (UFSM). It was attended by JAAS Editorial Board member Jörg Feldmann (University of Aberdeen) and JAAS Editorial Board Chair Martin Resano (University of Zaragoza). Lectures and talks were given by Erico, Jörg and Martin, along with Eva Krupp (University of Aberdeen).

Erico Flores (right)

The meeting was a complete success, with registration demand exceeding the number of available spaces. Meeting participants were a mixture of researchers from various scientific fields. Audience engagement was exceptional and the questions and answers at the end had to go on for an extra hour!

The quality of the seminar’s content was top notch, which is no surprise, considering the line-up of speakers. Participants now have no excuse about not knowing how to  submit to JAAS after Martin Resano’s talk: “How to publish in RSC journals”. Other topics included “From rice to whales – a journey into mercury speciation”. All of the talks and lectures were met with great enthusiasm.

Congratulations to Erico, for the success of the seminar, and a huge thank you to all participants and speakers. Due to the success of the meeting, JAAS will very certainly look into holding future events in Brazil.

(From left to right) Eva Krupp, Esperanza Garcia-Ruiz, Martin Resano, Jörg Feldmann and Erico Flores

Click here for further details on the JAAS Editorial Board

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CSI XL 2017

Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XL

CSI XL 2017 will be held from 11th – 16th June, 2017, in Pisa, Italy.

The 40th Edition of CSI “represents a historic forum among scientists presenting and discussing recent developments in fundamentals and applications in all branches of  Spectroscopy”.

The conference’s programme includes a mixture of oral presentations, poster presentations, plenary, invited and keynote lectures. Topics covered will be wide ranging, from nuclear techniques to food analysis.

JAAS Deputy Editor Rebecca Brodie will be attending CSI XL. Come and say hello to Rebecca and have a chat about JAAS, the Royal Society of Chemistry and publishing in general.

Please feel free to get in touch before the conference to arrange a meeting.


























Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS

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Outstanding Reviewers for JAAS in 2016

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

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Will you be at EWCPS 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

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Top 30 Most Accessed JAAS Articles of 2016

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
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00310E

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
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00430F

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
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00177C

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
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00314H

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
DOI: 10.1039/C6JA00140H

We hope you enjoy reading the top 30 most accessed articles of 2016 and wish you all the best for 2017.
For up to date journal information, why not follow JAAS @JAASnews on Twitter.
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Introducing new JAAS Editorial Board member Dr George Havrilla

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.

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

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship recipient

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.

Sohail Mushtaq

Sohail Mushtaq

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.

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JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship 2016 Winner announced

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!

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Top 10 Reviewers for JAAS

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.

Name

Institution

Pawel Pohl

Wroclaw University of Technology

Dmitriy Malinovskiy

LGC group

Jose Miguel Vadillo

Universidad de Malaga

Jorge Pisonero

University of Oviedo

Jorg Bettmer

University of Oviedo

Sun Lanxiang

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Gábor Galbács

University of Szeged

Zhe Wang

Tsinghua University

Norbert Jakubowski

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)

Thomas Prohaska

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.

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