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Sensors & Diagnostics – the first articles, free to read

We are delighted to share with you today the first articles published in Sensors & Diagnostics.

Sensors & Diagnostics is a gold open access journal for high-impact sensors research. We highlight emerging research on physical, chemical and bio sensors, as well as sensor devices and systems.

Read the first articles now

There are 4 fantastic free to read articles on topics ranging from in situ recalibration of electrodes to a colorimetric assay involving aggregation of gold nanocomposites for the detection of proteins.

Read on to see the 4 papers and to hear the thoughts of our authors.



Electroanalytical overview: the electroanalytical sensing of hydrazine
Robert D. Crapnell and Craig E. Banks
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00006C


Professor Craig Banks on his work: Our paper, one in a series providing an electroanalytical overview of…hydrazine, provides an authoritative overview of the past sensing of hydrazine with a summary of the current approaches, in addition to providing researchers with targets/goals of what is needed to push this field further.”




In situ recalibration of ion selective electrodes
Neel Sisodia, Kay L. McGuinness, Jay D. Wadhawan and Nathan S. Lawrence
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00003A


Dr Nathan Lawrence comments that When we first read the scope of Sensors and Diagnostics we knew this work would be an ideal fit. Our inaugural article in Sensors & Diagnostics focuses on improving classical glass pH sensors by real time monitoring and compensation for reference electrode drift (one of the key causes of routine field calibration of pH sensors).”






Quad-band terahertz metamaterial absorber enabled by an asymmetric I-type resonator formed from three metallic strips for sensing application
Ben-Xin Wang, Yangkuan Wu, Wei Xu, Zhuchuang Yang, Liming Lu and Fuwei Pi
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00005E


Professor Ben-Xin Wang explains the key features of their work: “Dimension changes of the [I-type] resonator, especially the metallic strip in the vertical direction, have an important role in controlling quad-band absorption performance, these results should have potential applications in terms of detection, sample composition identification or sensing.”



Colorimetric assay based on iron(III) ions triggering the aggregation of a poly(tannic acid) coated Au nanocomposite for carbonic anhydrase II detection
Jiale Pan, Junjiao Yang, Shiman Yao and Jing Yang
Sens. Diagn., 2022, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/D1SD00015B


Dr Jing Yang comments that a domino-type protein sensor was explored, in which….released iron (III) ions from mesoporous silica nanoparticles coordinate with poly(tannic acid), leading to AuNP aggregation and the change of the visual colour.”


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Sensors & Diagnostics: Open for submissions

Sensors & Diagnostics is now open for submissions

Sensors & Diagnostics publishes critical advances in sensors, sensing devices and systems that apply to monitoring and medical diagnostics.

Advancement for sensors and screening means advancement for many fields of research. We publish sensors research from across the natural sciences – think chemistry, but also physics, biology, engineering, environmental, food and medical research.

This gold open access journal is now open for submissions, and all article processing charges are currently waived.

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Key techniques. Interdisciplinary applications. Open access research

Development of new sensors helps to improve underlying techniques and tools. It can bring about more accurate diagnosis of health conditions, food and environmental monitoring, and interpretation of complex results in real-world conditions.


“I want the journal to educate, engage and encourage by publishing innovative research that will bridge the gap between sensing in the lab and field-based applications.”
Sabine Szunerits, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Sensors & Diagnostics


If your work contains crucial developments in the field of sensors and you want it to be available to all, we want to hear from you.

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Royal Society of Chemistry


Sensors & Diagnostics – The home for innovative research on sensors, sensing devices and systems

Sensors & Diagnostics – The home for innovative research on sensors, sensing devices and systems

With a broad scope covering physical, chemical and bio sensors as well as sensor devices and systems, Sensors & Diagnostics journal will be the Royal Society of Chemistry’s gold open access home for high impact sensors research.

The journal will complement our existing journal Lab on a Chip, allowing it to retain its strong focus on microfluidics and miniaturised devices.

Open for submissions mid-August 2021

Article processing charges are waived until mid-2024

Sabine Szunerits and Xueji Zhang are the co-Editors-in-chief of Sensors & Diagnostics.

To reach a future in which researchers make faster progress, knowledge is shared freely, and collaboration crosses boundaries, there must be more choice about where to publish open access.

Through consultation with active researchers in the community, the Royal Society of Chemistry is expanding our journal portfolio into rapidly growing areas to offer dedicated, open access homes for high quality, interdisciplinary research in these areas.

We hope you are as excited as we are about the launch of this new journal, and we invite you to sign up for the latest editorial board news, scope details and announcements, news and issue alerts.


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Royal Society of Chemistry