Extended deadline for JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship

In order to ensure we receive as many high quality nominations as we can, we have extended the deadline for nominations for the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship to 1st July 2016.

Lectureship details

The recipient of the lectureship will present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £2000 to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and asked to contribute a Perspective or Research Article to JAAS.

Eligibility

The lectureship is open worldwide to researchers working in atomic spectrometry within the scope of JAAS who are at an early stage of their independent career. The nominee has to be under ten years from gaining their PhD and those who hold a senior permanent position are not eligible for the award.

Nominations

Nominations must be received by the Editorial Office by 1st July 2016; researchers cannot nominate themselves and members of the Editorial Board judging panel are not eligible to receive the lectureship.

Nominations must include:

A letter of recommendation, including achievements and evidence of research independence of the nominee

A brief biography of the nominee, including a summary of education and career

A list of relevant publications, highlighting those of particular significance as judged by the nominator

Selection

The lectureship winner will be selected by the JAAS Editorial Board based on the originality, quality, impact and significance of the candidate’s research, as highlighted in their nomination.

Submit a nomination

To make a nomination please send the Editorial Office a letter of recommendation, nominee biography and publication list no later than 1st July 2016.

JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship Nomination

You can read about last year’s inaugural winners here.

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EWLA 2016 themed issue with JAAS

As with previous EWLA conferences in the past, JAAS is proud to be publishing a themed issue on laser ablation to feature papers from the conference and to highlight the latest advances in laser-based microanalytical techniques.

The deadline for submission is 30 September 2016.

  • 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
  • This themed issue is scheduled to be published in early 2017

You can submit your article using the JAAS portal

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In memory of Shan Gao

Professor Shan Gao

Recently, we received the very sad news that our former colleague and Editorial Board member Professor Shan Gao had passed away, only 53 years old.

Shan Gao was Professor of Geochemistry at the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) and part-time professor at Northwestern University. He received his doctor’s degree from the China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in 1989 and was selected to be a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2009 and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. He also worked as associate editor and editorial board member of JAAS successively. His research mainly focused on laser ablation ICP-MS and its application in the analysis of minerals in situ elements and isotopes, chemical compositions of continental crust and the chemical exchange between the crust and mantle.

His contributions to these areas of research will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

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LIBS 2016

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The 9th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy will be held at the Centre de Congres in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc between 12-16 September 2016

“From laser plasmas to analyses” will be the guiding thread of the conference, because between the science and the technology, there is knowledge to be elaborated and expertise to be shared!’

Dates for your diary:

31st May 2016: Abstract submission deadline
13th July 2016: Early registration fee payment deadline

What to expect on the day:

Five different forms of presentation
Plenary lectures
Invited talks including a snapshot of the LIBS technique by the most active and representative  LIBS R&D teams
Oral presentations
Vendor session talks
Poster presentations

For more information about the lectures and for details on specific topics please see the conference program

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW

For more information about the conference please see their website

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Open Access articles in JAAS

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in JAAS that may be of interest to you. These research papers are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

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, Critical Review

Alexandra Sixto, Marta Fiedoruk-Pogrebniak, María Rosende, David Cocovi-Solberg, Moisés Knochen and Manuel Miró
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, 31, 473-481
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00387C, Paper

Alexander Nyrow, Christian Sternemann, John S. Tse, Christopher Weis, Christoph J. Sahle, Kolja Mende, D. C. Florian Wieland, Valerio Cerantola, Robert A. Gordon, Georg Spiekermann, Tom Regier, Max Wilke and Metin Tolan
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, 31, 815-820
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00261C, Technical Note
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Top 10 most accessed JAAS articles between January – March 2016

During the months January – March 2016, the most downloaded JAAS articles were:

N. J. Evans, B. I. A. McInnes, B. McDonald, M. Danišík, T. Becker, P. Vermeesch, M. Shelley, E. Marillo-Sialer and D. B. Patterson
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 1636-1645
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00085H, Paper

Owen T. Butler, Warren R. L. Cairns, Jennifer M. Cook and Christine M. Davidson
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, 31, 35-89

M. Wacker and A. Seubert
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 707-714
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50358E, Paper

David P. Bishop, David Clases, Fred Fryer, Elizabeth Williams, Simon Wilkins, Dominic J. Hare, Nerida Cole, Uwe Karst and Philip A. Doble
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2016, 31, 197-202
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00293A, Paper

Margaret West, Andrew T. Ellis, Philip J. Potts, Christina Streli, Christine Vanhoof and Peter Wobrauschek
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 1839-1889
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA90033F, Atomic Spectrometry Update

Phillip. L. Manning, Nicholas P. Edwards, Roy A. Wogelius, Uwe Bergmann, Holly E. Barden, Peter L. Larson, Daniela Schwarz-Wings, Victoria M. Egerton, Dimosthenis Sokaras, Roberto A. Mori and William I. Sellers
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 1024-1030
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50077B, Paper

S. Wagner, S. Legros, K. Loeschner, J. Liu, J. Navratilova, R. Grombe, T. P. J. Linsinger, E. H. Larsen, F. von der Kammer and T. Hofmann
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 1286-1296
DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00471J, Paper

Owen T. Butler, Warren R. L. Cairns, Jennifer M. Cook and Christine M. Davidson
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 17-50
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA90068A, Atomic Spectrometry Update

Claudia Cascio, Otmar Geiss, Fabio Franchini, Isaac Ojea-Jimenez, François Rossi, Douglas Gilliland and Luigi Calzolai
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 1255-1265
DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00410H, Paper
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BNASS 2016

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The 18th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium will be held at Liverpool John Moores University between the 4th and 6th July 2016.

Call for Abstracts

“We invite you to submit abstracts for consideration for oral and poster presentations at the 2016 BNASS Conference to be held at the Byrom Street Campus, School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University.”

Abstracts on a variety of topics are invited, with a main focus of analytical and speciation analysis in theory, research and applications, including but not limited to the following areas:

Elemental Impurities in Pharmaceuticals/ ICH Q3D/ USP 232/233
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
Speciation Analysis
Electrochemistry
Recent developments in Analytical Sciences
Food and Water analysis
Environment and Health
Hyphenated techniques
Bioimaging
Nano-particle analysis
Analytical Chemistry in the Energy and Fuel sector

The conference programme includes themed sessions, so in case your abstract aligns specifically to one of these sessions, please indicate this on abstract submission.

How to Submit an Abstract

The abstract submission process is handled by Oxford Abstracts – you will be asked to set up a password which you can use to access and update your submission until the closing deadline.  Please also note your abstract submission number and quote this in all conference correspondence.

Briefly, abstracts must include a title and an outline of the work you wish to present, identify the main author, presenting author and co-authors, limited to 250 words in total.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW

The deadline for all submissions is now 24 March 2016.

For more information about the Symposium please see their website.

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Deadline Now Extended for the Speciation Analysis Themed Issue

This upcoming Themed Issue in JAAS will aim to showcase the latest discoveries and developments in speciation analysis.

For your article to be considered for the themed issue, we must receive your manuscript by the new deadline of 1st April 2016.

Guest Edited by Professor Gunda Koellensperger (University of Vienna, Austria) and Dr Heidi Goenaga-Infante (LGCGroup, London, UK), this upcoming themed issue will highlight the most outstanding work in the area of speciation analysis, and also provide some insight into the newly emerging work in this exciting area of research.

Communicationsfull papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting to this themed issue please contact us to let us know.

Guidance on preparing your papers can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers/.

Submissions can be made online here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ja

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Nominations are now open for the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship

We are delighted to announce we are welcoming nominations for the next JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. This lectureship was launched last year to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the journal, and is awarded annually to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career. You can read about last year’s inaugural winners here.

Lectureship details

The recipient of the lectureship will present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £2000 to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and asked to contribute a Perspective or Research Article to JAAS.

Eligibility

The lectureship is open worldwide to researchers working in atomic spectrometry within the scope of JAAS who are at an early stage of their independent career. The nominee has to be under ten years from gaining their PhD and those who hold a senior permanent position are not eligible for the award.

Nominations

Nominations must be received by the Editorial Office by June 1st 2016; researchers cannot nominate themselves and members of the Editorial Board judging panel are not eligible to receive the lectureship.

Nominations must include:

A letter of recommendation, including achievements and evidence of research independence of the nominee

A brief biography of the nominee, including a summary of education and career

A list of relevant publications, highlighting those of particular significance as judged by the nominator

Selection

The lectureship winner will be selected by the JAAS Editorial Board based on the originality, quality, impact and significance of the candidate’s research, as highlighted in their nomination.

Submit a nomination

To make a nomination please send the Editorial Office a letter of recommendation, nominee biography and publication list no later than June 1st 2016.

JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship Nomination

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Asia-Pacific Winter Conference collection now published!

We are pleased to announce that the collection of papers from last year’s meeting is now available to read online.

This is a collection of papers showcasing some of the topical research presented at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, held in Xiamen, China, May 19-22, 2015.

Make sure to read the Introductory Editorial from Guest Editor and Conference Chairman Wei Hang.

You can access the online version of the collection here .

We hope you enjoy reading the collection!

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