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2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry themed issue

We are delighted to say that once again, JAAS will be publishing a themed issue from the 2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry. 

The submission deadline for the issue will be 17th February 2014, with the option of having your article published online as soon as it is accepted. The issue will be published online and in print in summer 2014. If you need any extra time to complete your manuscript, do let us know and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

We welcome the submission of communications, full papers and technical notes, and all articles will be subject to peer-review. If you are interested in writing a review article for the issue, please do not hesitate to contact me (jaas-rsc@rsc.org) or JAAS Editorial Board Chair, Frank Vanhaecke, to discuss a possible topic.

You can submit your article by uploading your manuscript through the journal website. Don’t forget to mention in your cover letter that you article is intended for the Winter Conference themed issue.

We look forward to reading your next article!

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2015 European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry

Those of you who attended the Closing Ceremony of the recent 2013 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry in Krakow, will have heard that the RSC was planning to host the 2015 European Winter Conference in Glasgow, with Professor Joerg Feldmann from University of Aberdeen as Chair.

You may also have seen that nominations to host the conference in 2015 are now open again, and you could be wondering why this is.

We are sad to say that our submitted bid was not felt to be suitable by the Continuation Committee, and so we have respectfully acknowledged their decision. However we would like to take this opportunity to assure you that we did not withdraw our support, and that it has always been our intention to act in support of the community and in accordance with your wishes.

We became involved in the bidding process because after the Zaragoza conference, we were approached by members of the community who asked if the RSC would be willing to consider supporting a bid to bring the conference back to the UK after 20 years. Following careful consideration of the Conference Constitution, we consulted with the Chair of the Krakow conference to ask whether our involvement as a society would be possible. No concerns were raised with us that were not addressed in our bid and in discussions with the Committee, prior to the awarding of the bid to Glasgow.

After this initial agreement made in Krakow, the Committee still had serious concerns regarding aspects of the bid, including the level of the involvement of the RSC, such that they do not believe it to be in the best interest of the community for us bring the Winter Conference back to the UK in 2015.

The RSC has a long history of involvement with the atomic spectrometry community and the Winter Conferences.  Our intention with the Glasgow bid was and will continue to be, to support the community in whatever way we can. It goes without saying that we look forward to working with and supporting you in the future.

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European Winter Conference – JAAS themed issue

European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Kraków, Poland, 10-15 February 2013

Happy New Year everyone! As it is now the new year, then that must mean the next Winter Conference is just round the corner, and I’m definitely looking forward to my first visit to Poland and the beautiful city of Kraków.

As regular readers of JAAS will know, the journal publishes a themed issue from the Winter Conference each year, and this year is no different. On behalf of the organisers and the JAAS Editorial Board, I would therefore like to invite you to submit an article for a themed issue in JAAS, on your work presented at the conference.

The submission deadline for the issue will be 1st April 2013, and the issue will be published online, and in print, in summer of 2013. All authors will receive a PDF of their article and a print copy of this issue when it is published. We welcome the submission of communications, full papers and technical notes for consideration in the issue, and all articles will be subject to the usual high standards of the journal through peer-review. If you are interested in writing a review article for the issue, then please do not hesitate to contact me by email.

Articles should be submitted through the JAAS website, and we kindly ask all authors to indicate in their covering letter that their article is for consideration in the EWC 2013 issue. We will also have an Exhibition stand at the conference, so if you have any questions or would like to dicsuss this further, please do drop by and see me!

We will also be offering a JAAS Poster Prize of a personal electronic subscription to the journal, and one of the newly designed i-pod Nanos (so if you are presenting a poster, this could be yours!)

Further details about what we have to look forward to can be found on the conference website – but the Gala Dinner in the Wieliczka Salt Mine looks fantastic!

I look forward to seeing you in Kraków!

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JAAS Poster Prize: 2012 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference

We are pleased to announce that the JAAS Poster Prize from the recent 2012 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Jeju, Korea has been awarded to Ms. Hae-Jin Jung from Inha University Korea.

Ms Jung’s Poster was on the topic “Single particle analysis by the combined use of quantitative ED-EPMA, Raman microspectrometry, and ATR-FT-IR imaging techniques”.

Congratulations Hae-Jin! Jeju typhoon

 

For those who attended the conference, we hope that you managed to make it home safely! 

Don’t forget to submit your article to the JAAS themed issue which will include articles presented at the conference. The submission deadline for this is 1st October, and articles can be submitted through the journal website, www.rsc.org/jaas.

 
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Themed issue 5th Asia-Pacific Winter Conference (2012 APWC)

Will you be joining us in Jeju later this month?

If so, on behalf of the organisers and JAAS Editorial Board, we would like to invite you to submit an article for a themed issue in JAAS, on your work presented at the conference.

The submission deadline for the issue will be 1st October 2012, and the issue will be published online and in print in spring 2013. All authors will receive a PDF of their article and a print copy of this issue when it is published.

We welcome the submission of communications, full papers and technical notes for consideration in the issue, and all articles will be subject to the usual high standards of the journal through peer-review. If you are interested in writing a review article for the issue, then please do not hesitate to contact me by email. We will also have an Exhibition stand at the conference, so please do drop by and see me!

Articles should be submitted through the JAAS website, and we kindly ask all authors to indicate in their covering letter that their article is for consideration in the APWC 2012 issue. Further details about what we have to look forward to can be found on the conference website.

2012 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference (2012 APWC), Jeju Island, South Korea
August 26th-29th 2012

The 2012 APWC will feature developments in spectrochemical analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP), AAS, GFAAS, various plasma sources, laser sources (LIBS, laser ablation) and chromatography. More than 200 scientists are expected with over 300 papers on modern plasma spectrochemistry . A three-day exhibition will feature new plasma instrumentation and many supporting products.

Take a look at some of the papers published in the themed issue from the 2010 Asia Pacific Winter Conference, held in Chengdu, China!

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Join up with JAAS at the 2012 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference in South Korea!

2012 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference (2012 APWC), Jeju Island, South Korea
August 26th-29th 2012

South of Jeju Island

South of Jeju Island, South Korea

Reminder for Early Bird Registration - submission deadline May 1st, 2012

The 2012 APWC will feature developments in spectrochemical analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP), AAS, GFAAS, various plasma sources, laser sources (LIBS, laser ablation) and chromatography. More than 200 scientists are expected with over 300 papers on modern plasma spectrochemistry . A three-day exhibition will feature new plasma instrumentation and many supporting products. Three plenary lectures, Company Invitation Lectures, and about 20 invited speakers will highlight each topic.

JAAS will be publishing a themed issue from the conference (more details for this will follow soon). Take a look at some of the papers published in the themed issue from the 2010 Asia Pacific Winter Conference, held in Chengdu, China.

Its going to be hot! Did you know that the average August temperature in Jeju is 36.5 degrees!

We look forward to seeing you in Korea!

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11th European Workshop on Laser Ablation

If you are interested in finding out more about laser ablation, or just need a good excuse to visit Oviedo, please see the invitation below from Jorge Pisonero!

11th European Workshop on Laser Ablation & II Spanish Workshop on LA – Gijón, Spain, June 19-22, 2012

Organized by University of Oviedo (Chairman Dr. Jorge Pisonero)

Dear Colleagues ,

We are very proud and excited to continue this tradition of excellence by hosting the 11 EWLA (Gijón 2012).

Starting in 1994 this workshop has evolved from an informal meeting on laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass  spectrometry into an inter-continental meeting covering all topics relevant for laser ablation in elemental analysis. Nonetheless this meeting has ever since and shall continue to keep its workshop character as a base for an intense exchange of ideas between users and researchers of the techniques. It is thus open to everybody interested in laser ablation based analytical methods, fundamental and application oriented researchers, who want to present recent research highlights and applications but also to discuss problems and limitations that arise in this field.

All the information related to this workshop at www.ewla.es.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jorge Pisonero

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2012 Winter Conference themed issue

We are delighted to say that JAAS will be publishing a themed issue from the 2012 Winter Conference.

2012 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
9th-14th January 2012
Tucson, Arizona, USA

JAAS continues to be a strong supporter of the Winter Conference series, held in Asia, Europe or, the US, and maintains its position as the leading journal by impact for the publication of primary research in the field of elemental and isotope analysis.

The submission deadline for the issue is 10th February 2012, and articles can be submitted through the journal website. Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for this issue. The issue will be published online and in print in summer 2012.

We welcome the submission of communications, full papers and technical notes for consideration in the issue, and all articles will be subject to peer-review. If you are interested in writing a review article for the issue, please do not hesitate to contact me (jaas-rsc@rsc.org) or our Reviews Editor, Professor Joanna Szpunar (joanna.szpunar@univ-pau.fr), to discuss a possible topic.

Keep an eye on JAAS News for more details, or do let us know if you have any questions.

Take a look at articles from the 2011 Winter Conference issue, which was held in Zaragoza, Spain!

We will also be in the Exhibition, Stand #45, so please do pop by to say hello if you have a moment, and I look forward to seeing you all in Tucson in the New Year!

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7 great reasons to download the RSC Mobile App…

Martín Resano, JAAS Editorial Board member, provides an introduction to the new RSC mobile app, and some tips for how it can help you to stay in touch with the latest research from RSC journals

The RSC has made available a mobile App that permits access to more than 30 journals from the RSC publishing platform. The application entitles all iPhone/iPad/iPod touch users to follow the RSC Journals in which they are interested in a very simple way. As illustrated in the screen captures attached (from an iPhone), the App provides fast access to the latest articles of the selected Journals, which can be saved (as pdf or html) for off-line reading, or just shared with colleagues via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail, all with a single click. Moreover, there is also a fast search engine, such that all the on-line content of RSC Journals can be thoroughly explored.

In order to benefit from all these features, the users need to be connected to a wireless network from a subscribing institution/organisation (otherwise, only abstracts and not the full version of the papers will be visible). However, more forms of authentication will be implemented soon. An Android version is also expected to be available in early 2012.

Users who have an RSC Publishing personal account however can use this app to access all the free content available, without the need for a subscription!

The App is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8

Martín Resano

Reason 1: Follow RSC journals                                                                      Reason 2: Check the latest articles

RSC Mobile App screenshotRSC Mobile App screenshot

Reason 3: Save your favourite articles                                                       Reason 4: Read your article in PDF or HTML

 

Reason 5: Share with your friends and colleagues                         Reason 6: Search for new articles in your research area

 

Reason 7: …plus much more!

More information about the RSc Mobile App can be found here: http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/2011/09/26/rscmobile/

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Themed issue on Archaeometry

We are delighted to announce that JAAS will be publishing a themed issue on ‘Isotope ratios in archeaometry’ in spring 2012. This issue will be Guest Edited by Patrick Degryse from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

The submission deadline for this issue is 12th December 2011.

Please submit your article through the journal submission website, and indicate in your covering letter that your article is intended for the Archaeometry 2012 issue. Please note that all articles will be peer-reviewed, and to be suitable for publication, must meet the usual quality and significance standards of the journal.

Articles will be published as Advance Articles online as soon as they are ready, and the print issue will be published in spring 2012. For further information about the journal, please visit our homepage.

Please contact the Editorial office at jaas-rsc@rsc.org if you have any questions about the submission of articles to JAAS, either for this special compilation or a regular issue.

Also of interest, the International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA 2012) will be held in Leuven, Belgium from 28 May- 1st June 2012.

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