Analytical Methods is an international journal publishing early applied demonstrations of new analytical methods with clear societal impact.

Launched in 2009, Analytical Methods is an international analytical chemistry journal publishing early applied demonstrations of new analytical methodologies and techniques of significant societal concern. Submissions are encouraged from the fields of healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biomedical diagnostics, environmental and forensic analysis, heritage science, agricultural science and food products, industrial process development and product validation.

Analytical Methods does not require that systems are fully validated, however it should be demonstrated that methods and technology are sufficiently robust and fit for purpose for application in the future.

When submitting a manuscript to the journal, authors are required to provide a statement of societal impact which details the significance, novelty and wider societal impact of the work reported.

Hot papers, those containing high impact science, are promoted through social media, and expanded as news stories in Chemistry World magazine.

Analytical Methods is one of the fastest growing general analytical chemistry journals and publishes 48 issues per year, with a mixture of article types including:

•    Communications, reporting preliminary research findings which justify urgent publication 
•    Full research articles
•    Review articles in topical areas of applied analytical chemistry including Critical reviews, Mini reviews and Tutorial reviews   
•    Technical notes, brief descriptions of developments, techniques or applications that offer definite advantages over those already available
•    Comments, for the discussion and exchange of scientific opinions concerning material published in Analytical Methods

The readership of the journal is cross-disciplinary and Analytical Methods appeals to readers across academia, industry and in education. These include, but are not restricted to, analytical and environmental scientists; biochemists and biotechnologists; process and industrial scientists; biomedical and clinical scientists; forensic and heritage scientists; agriculture, food, safety and product technologists; pharmaceutical scientists and toxicologists; educators and students.

You are no doubt aware of the horsemeat scandal in 2013 which sent shockwaves across the food industry and called the safety of consumers into question. Adulteration, contamination and spoilage of food is an international problem and there is increasing need for the development of analytical methods in order to detect food fraud as identified through the high profile Elliott inquiry. As a result, Analytical Methods teamed up with Analyst (a fundamental analytical chemistry journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry) to publish a themed collection dedicated to showcasing the latest discoveries and developments in detecting food authenticity and integrity.

Meet the team

Analytical Methods is led by Editor-in-chief Susan Lunte, along with Associate Editors from around the globe, who handle the peer review of submissions to the journal, and additional Editorial Board members Emanuel Carrilho, Anthony Killard, Jim Luong and Sabeth Verpoorte.

Current editorial team (see team photo)

Philippa Ross – Executive Editor
Guy Jones – Managing Editor
Rebecca Brodie– Deputy Editor
Sarah Rogers – Development Editor
Lucy Gilbert – Editorial Production Manager
Sue Askey – Publishing Editor
Harriet Brewerton – Publishing Editor
Sarah Farley – Publishing Editor
Ziva Whitelock – Publishing Editor
Charlotte Rowley – Publishing Assistant
Andrea Whiteside– Publishing Assistant

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