The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry





Editors in Chief:G.D. Christian





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Talanta provides a forum for the publication of original research papers, preliminary communications, and critical reviews in all branches of pure and applied analytical chemistry. Papers are evaluated based on established guidelines, including the fundamental nature of the study, scientific novelty, substantial improvement or advantage over existing technology or methods, and demonstrated analytical applicability. Original research papers on fundamental studies, and novel sensor and instrumentation development, are especially encouraged. Novel or improved applications in areas such as clinical and biological chemistry, environmental analysis, geochemistry, and materials science and engineering are welcome.

Analytical performance of methods should be determined, including interference and matrix effects, and methods should be validated by comparison with a standard method, or analysis of a certified reference material. The developed method should especially comprise information on selectivity, sensitivity, detection limits, accuracy, and reliability. However, applying official validation or robustness studies to a routine method or technique does not necessarily constitute novelty. Proper statistical treatment of the data should be provided. Relevant literature should be cited, including related publications by the authors, and authors should discuss how their proposed methodology compares with previously reported methods.

Since classical spectrophotometric measurements and applications (including derivative spectrophometry), fluorimetry, solvent extraction, titrimetry, chemometrics, etc. are well established and are considered routine analytical methods, studies in such areas should demonstrate a unique and substantial advantage over presently known systems. New reagents or systems should demonstrate clear advantage, and their presentation should be comprehensive rather than generating a series of similar papers for several analytes or similar reagents. Modifications of reagents should demonstrate significant improvements. Obvious application of known chemistries or methods to established instrumental techniques are discouraged.

Application of established analytical approaches to relatively simple matrices having no major interferences, such as pharmaceutical preparations, are discouraged unless considerable improvements over other methods in the literature are demonstrated. Papers dealing with analytical data such as stability constants, pKa values, etc. should be submitted to more specific journals, unless novel analytical methodology is demonstrated, or important analytical data are provided which could be useful in the development of analytical procedures.


Analytical Chemists.

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Analytical Abstracts, Aqualine Abstracts, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Curr Cont ASCA/Phy Chem & Earth Sci, EIC/Intelligence, Elsevier BIOBASE, Research Alert, SCISEARCH, Science Citation Index, Scopus
Editors in Chief G.D. Christian Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington, Bagley Hall, Box 351700, Seattle, WA 98195-1700, USA, Fax: +1 206 685 3478, J-.M. Kauffmann Inst. de Pharmacie, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Campus Plaine CP 205/6, Boulevard du Triomphe, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium, Fax: +32 2 650 5187, Associate Editor, South America, Africa and the Middle-East J.L. Burguera Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, Associate Editor China J-H. Wang Research Ctr. for Analytical Sciences Northeastern University, Wenhua Road 3 -1 1, Box 332, 110006 Shenyang, China, Assistant Editors R.E. Synovec University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, J.C. Viré Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium, Advisory Board R. Apak Istanbul, Turkey, E. Bakker Geneva, Switzerland, D. Barceló Barcelona, Spain, J.S. Becker Jülich, Germany, B.J. Birch Luton, UK, J-L. Capelo-Martinez Ourense, Spain, O. Chailapakul Bangkok, Thailand, Doo Soo Chung Seoul, South Korea, S. Cosnier Grenoble Cedex 9, France, S. Daniele Venezia, Italy, M. del Valle Barcelona, Spain, A. Galal Giza, Egypt, A.G. González Sevilla, Spain, P. Hubert Sart-Tilman Liège 1, Belgium, J. Kalivas Moscow, ID, USA, A.A. Karyakin Moscow, Russian Federation, S.D. Kolev Melbourne, VIC, Australia, J-M. Lin Beijing, China, S. Motomizu Okayama, Japan, R. Niessner München, Germany, J.A. Nóbrega São Carlos, SP, Brazil, A.C. Olivieri Rosario, Argentina, S.A. Ozkan Ankara, Turkey, J.M. Pingarrón Madrid, Spain, M.D. Porter Salt Lake City, UT, USA, V. Remcho Corvallis, OR, USA, M. Shamsipur Kermanshah, Iran, Y. Shao Beijing, China, P. Solich Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, D.G. Themelis Thessaloniki, Greece, K. Thurbide Calgary, Canada, D.L. Tsalev Sofia, Bulgaria, B. Walczak Katowice, Poland, J. Wang La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA, J.D. Winefordner Gainsville, FL, USA, X.-H. Xia Nanjing, China, X-P. Yan Tianjin, China, E.A.G. Zagatto Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, X.R. Zhang Beijing, China
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