Electroanalysis

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 7

Editor-in-Chief: Joseph Wang, Associate Editors: I-Ming Hsing, José M. Pingarrón, Yoon-Bo Shim

Impact Factor: 2.471

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 11/27 (Electrochemistry); 27/75 (Chemistry Analytical)

Online ISSN: 1521-4109

Associated Title(s): ChemElectroChem, ChemPhysChem, ChemSusChem, ELECTROPHORESIS, Fuel Cells

Author Guidelines

1 Aims and Scope

Electroanalysis is an international, strictly peer-reviewed journal containing critical Reviews, Short Communications and Full Papers, devoted to fundamental and practical aspects of electroanalysis. The scope of Electroanalysis includes advances in analytical voltammetry and potentiometry, new electrochemical sensors and detection schemes, novel electrode materials, advanced instrumentation, nanoscale electrochemistry, advanced electromaterials, nanobioelectronics, point-of-care diagnostics, wearable sensors, and practical applications in the biomedical, environmental, industrial, pharmaceutical, and food fields. Electroanalysis is a vital medium for research scientists and serves as a bridge between the research laboratory and the routine analytical laboratory. Electroanalysis is published 12 times a year.

2 General Information

Electroanalysis publishes Reviews, Full Papers and Short Communications. Reviews are usually written upon invitation. Unsolicited manuscripts, however, are welcome, as long as they fit into the scope of the journal.

Authors are solely responsible for the contents of their contribution. It is assumed that they have the necessary authority for publication. The contents of manuscripts submitted to Electroanalysis must not have been submitted to any other journal in parallel or published previously. The authors must inform the Editors of manuscripts submitted, soon to be submitted, or in press at other journals that have a bearing on the manuscript being submitted to Electroanalysis.

All submissions and publication issues must be in keeping with the Ethical Guidelines for Publication in Journals and Reviews of the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS). In particular, authors should reveal all sources of funding for the work presented in the manuscript and should declare any conflict of interest.

All manuscripts submitted to Electroanalysis are subject to a thorough pre-screening process performed by the Editors, in order to warrant the high quality standards of the journal and to deal with the precious time of our referees in a considerate way. Due to the sheer number of manuscripts that are deemed unsuitable for publication after pre-screening, no detailed comments, advice or justification can be provided to the authors. All manuscripts that pass the pre-screening process will be sent out for peer review. Authors are encouraged to suggest suitable referees (full names and affiliations). However, not necessarily those referees nominated by the authors will be contacted. If accepted for publication, all manuscripts will be edited with a view to clarity, brevity, and consistency.

If authors have to or want to make their publications freely available at the moment they are published (open access), Electroanalysis offers such a service. Under the keyword OnlineOpen you can find all the information about this subject on our homepage.

On behalf of our authors who are US National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees, we will deposit in PubMed Central (PMC) the accepted, peer-reviewed version of the author's primary research manuscript, which will be made public after 12 months. By assuming this responsibility, we will ensure our authors are in compliance with the NIH request, as well as make certain the appropriate version of the manuscript is deposited. We reserve the right to change or rescind this policy. For more information, please go to http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. To guarantee that your publication is uploaded correctly in PMC, please make sure that 1) the NIH grant numbers are free from misspellings: clearly distinguish between letters (i, o, l) and digits (1, 0), no spaces or hyphens and 2) the e-mail address that is known at NIH/PubMed is identical to the one given in the publication.

In general we recommend that authors link on their homepage to their Electroanalysis publication through the "Digital Object Identifier" (DOI). Only in this way can CrossRef function correctly and full-text downloads be tallied.

3 Manuscript Submission

Electroanalysis offers web-based manuscript submission and peer-review. This service guarantees fast and safe submission of manuscripts and rapid assessment processes. Online submission is mandatory — conventional submission of manuscripts via courier service or e-mail is not accepted. Please prepare your manuscript in keeping with the guidelines given below (§5)..

  • For the submission of new manuscripts, a single Word DOC file needs to be uploaded as "Main Document" on the File Upload screen (for use of the Electroanalysis manuscript templates, please refer to §5.1). Tables and all graphics should be embedded in the DOC file in the text where they belong (not collected at the end). Do not choose the file designation "Image" when uploading new manuscripts. Supporting Information can be uploaded, e.g., as a single, separate Word DOC or PDF file with all graphics embedded by choosing the file designation "Supporting Information".
  • For the submission of revised manuscripts and final manuscript files for production, text, tables and graphics prepared with ChemDraw, ISIS Draw and Excel need to be uploaded as a single Word DOC file; the graphics need to be linked to those programs within the Word file. Upload this file as "Main Document". All other graphics need to be uploaded as separate files in a graphic format such as TIFF or JPG with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher; for these graphic files choose the designation "Image" on the File Upload screen. Figure and Scheme captions should not be embedded into the graphic files, but rather included at the end of the text file of the manuscript. Supporting Information is uploaded as a single, separate Word DOC or PDF file with all graphics embedded by choosing the file designation "Supporting Information".

Steps for using the Electroanalysis online submission system:

  • Go to http://www.editorialmanager.com/elan.
  • Login as an "Author". Click on "Submit a Manuscript" and follow the step-by-step instructions.
  • If applicable, please choose a Special Issue to which you have been invited to contribute.
  • Please note that authors are required to view the generated PDF and confirm that it is suitable before the submission process can be completed. All submissions are kept strictly confidential.

Authors are asked to make their manuscripts suitable for a heterogeneous readership—please use a simple, clear style, and avoid jargon. In some cases, it might be helpful for manuscripts to be checked by a third party, such as Wiley English Language Editing Services for correct language usage before submission.

4 Types of Contributions

Reviews deal with topics of current interest in any area of electroanalysis. Rather than an assemblage of detailed information, they should give a critical overview of a particular field, providing the reader with an appreciation of the importance of the work, a summary of recent developments, a balanced discussion of problems and progress, and well selected literature coverage. Reviews should be composed with the general perspective of the topic as the central thread. Although Reviews are generally written on invitation, unsolicited manuscripts are also welcome provided their contents are in keeping with the character of the journal. Authors should discuss the article with the Editors at an early stage. Reviews should not exceed 25 typewritten pages and can include up to 20 camera-ready display items (figures and tables). The first section of the article itself, the Introduction, should primarily introduce the non-specialist to the subject in as clear a way as possible. A biographical sketch (500-700 characters) and a portrait-quality black & white photograph (at least 300 dpi) of each author should also be submitted.

Full Papers must be either of current general interest or of great significance to a more specialized readership and should report comprehensive details of completed studies, whether experimental or theoretical, and have well developed discussions, background information, and literature coverage. Manuscripts must not have been published previously, except in the form of a preliminary Communication (reprint requested). Details that could be of importance to the referees, but that are unlikely to be of interest to the reader, can be submitted as an enclosure for the referees. Only articles that have already been published in a scientific journal should be cited. Copies of cited publications not yet available for the referees should be submitted along with the manuscript. Unpublished results and lectures should only be cited for exceptional reasons. The manuscript should be divided into numbered sections in the following order: Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, and References, and should be limited to 15 type-written pages plus no more than 8 display items (figures and tables).

Short Communications are unsolicited, peer-reviewed, short reports. Preliminary results might be presented, which will usually be followed up by a Full Paper. The results must be of great significance and contribute to the development or further development of an important area of research. As for Full Papers, Communications will be sent to two independent referees. There should be no section headings except for an Experimental section (where appropriate) at the end of the article before the References. The first paragraph should summarize the reasons for undertaking the work, and the main conclusions which can be drawn. The final paragraph should summarize the major findings of the paper. Short Communications should be limited to 6 typewritten pages (approximately 10,000 characters) plus references and no more than 4 display items (figures and tables).

5 Preparation of Manuscripts

5.1 General Remarks

The following remarks aim to assist you in preparing your manuscript for submission to Electroanalysis. Authors are encouraged to consult recent issues of Electroanalysis for examples of format. We strongly encourage our authors to adhere closely to these guidelines as it facilitates both the peer-review and the editorial process.

From 2014 (volume 26) onwards, Electroanalysis is published fully online. No issues will be printed. All color figures in Electroanalysis are reproduced free of charge to authors. All author benefits and services remain in place, e.g., authors will continue to be able to order reprints of their articles or print-on-demand issue copies.

For all types of contribution described above, a suitable color graphic (formula or part of a figure) for the Table of Contents should be included. Pictures should be kept small with minimum detail, as the maximum final width is 5 cm.

We recommend the use of the Electroanalysis manuscript templates (MS Word for Win/Mac), which are available on the journal homepage at www.electroanalysis.wiley-vch.de under "Author Guidelines". Each template can be downloaded and saved as a DOC file, in which the positions for inserting the parts of the text and graphics of the manuscript have been clearly indicated. Supporting Information should be submitted as a separate file (cf. §5.3). In the revised or final accepted manuscript, graphics prepared with ChemDraw, ISIS Draw or Excel need to be embedded into the Word file and linked to those programs. All other graphics need to be supplied as separate files in a graphic format such as TIFF or JPG with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

Spelling may be either UK or US standard English, but consistency should be maintained within a manuscript.

Abbreviations and acronyms should be used sparingly and consistently, following the system of abbreviations and symbols recommended by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Where they first appear in the text, they should—apart from the most common ones such as NMR, IR, or UV—be defined. You may prefer to explain large numbers of abbreviations and acronyms in a Glossary at the end of the text.

5.2 Manuscript Styling

Your manuscript can be processed more rapidly if it is arranged as described below. Unless stated otherwise, the following instructions apply to all categories of contributions.

Title page (in order): title; authors names, alphabetical designation (a,b,...) referring to addresses, and an asterisk to denote the correspondence author; series title, number, and reference to the previous paper in the series, if applicable; dedication, if applicable.

Keywords: A maximum of five keywords should be given in alphabetical order. In order to aid online searching, at least two keywords should be taken from the Keyword Catalog.

Experimental section (applicable to Full Papers and Communications only) should be given in sufficient detail to enable others to repeat your work.

Computer-aided image enhancement is often unavoidable. However, such manipulation cannot result in data that are less relevant or unrepresentative being shown and/or genuine and significant signals being lost. A clear relationship must remain between the original data and the electronic images that result from those data. If an image has been electronically modified, the form of the modification shall be given in the Figure caption. If computer-aided processing or modification of an image is a fundamental part of the experimental work, then the form this processing takes must be clearly described in the Experimental section.

Manuscripts containing animal experiments must include a statement in the Experimental section to state that permission was obtained from the relevant national or local authorities. The institutional committees that have approved the experiments must be identified and the accreditation number of the laboratory or of the investigator given where applicable. If no such rules or permissions are in place in the country where the experiments were performed, then this must also be clearly stated.

Manuscripts containing experiments with human subjects or tissue samples from human subjects must contain a disclaimer in the Experimental section to state that informed signed consent was obtained from either the patient or from next of kin.

References: In the text numbers corresponding to the appropriate reference should be typed in square brackets (e.g., "as shown by Kissinger [1a,6] and Wang [7-9]."). References must be listed in order of their appearance in the text and collected at the end of the manuscript under the heading "References". Please do not format the references section with the Numbering function on your word-processing program. If you use the automatic reference collation system of your word-processing program (Footnotes, EndNote), please convert the references into normal, typed text before submission of the final manuscript, otherwise they may disappear when typeset. Journal titles should be abbreviated according to the Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI). Unpublished results and lectures should only be cited for exceptional reasons. Please follow the examples below.

Journals:

[1] P. T. Kissinger, Anal. Chem. 1986, 59, 1287; b) H. Fujimori, K. Osada, Chem. Lett. 1994, 456.

Books:

[2] E.J. Bentz, Synthetic Fuels Technology Overview with Health and Environmental Impacts, Ann Arbor Scientific Press, Ann Arbor, MI 1981.

[3] M. Hite, in Laboratory Safety, Theory and Practice (Eds: A. A. Fuscaldo, B. J. Erlick, B. Hindman), Academic Press, New York 1983, pp. 29-57.

[4] E.B. Sansone, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1967.

Legends: each figure and scheme should have a legend. These should be listed together at the end of the reference section of the text file rather than being included with the drawings in the graphics files.

Tables must have a brief title and should only be subdivided by three horizontal lines (head rule, neck rule, foot rule). Footnotes in tables are denoted [a], [b], [c], etc. Tables should not be created as graphics files or contain line brakes within single cells.

Illustrations (structural formulae, figures, schemes) should, if possible, be designed for reduction to a one-column format (8.5 cm wide). The maximum width is the two-column format (17.5 cm wide). For optimum reproduction, illustrations should be larger than the desired final size. We recommend: Helvetica font for script; size of lettering, 3–3.5 mm; total maximum width, 14 cm (or 28 cm for two-column width) for 60% reduction. Please use only one size of writing in any one diagram. Good quality graphics should be submitted for referees and editors. For high quality reproduction, high resolution graphics must be supplied (at least 300 dpi).

Please italicize symbols of physical quantities in both graphics and the text, but not their units (e.g., T for temperature, in contrast to T for the unit Tesla; J, but Hz; a, but nm). Stereochemical information (cis, Z, R, etc.), locants (N-methyl, α-amino), and symmetry designations (C2v) should also be italicized. Chemical formulae should be numbered with boldface Arabic numerals (e.g., 1). Labels of axes should be separated from their units by a slash (e.g., T/K). Abbreviations such as Me, Et, nBu, iPr, sBu, tBu, and Ph (not α) may be used. General substituents should be indicated by R1, R2 (not R2, which means 2R), or R, R′. The spatial arrangement of the substituents should be indicated by hatched lines or a wedge. A minus sign must be as long as the crossbar of a plus sign.

Mathematical formulae should not be incorporated into the text as graphic files. Please type mathematical formulae as normal text in the body of the text, as far as is possible. They must be labeled with Arabic numerals in parentheses in the right-hand margin and in the order of their appearance.

5.3 Supporting Information

Supporting Information may be included for deposition on the internet. The author must keep a copy to make available to readers who do not have internet access. This material is peer-reviewed and must therefore be included with the original submission. After acceptance, succinct text and the necessary graphics should then be sent as a separately saved single MS Word (preferably Word 7) or MS Word for Macintosh file, with the final revised version of the manuscript. Only in this case should the graphics be present as imports in the file and not as separate files. Animated multimedia applications are welcome for Supporting Information.

6 Proofs and Reprints

The correspondence author will receive page proofs as compressed PDF files via e-mail. They should be returned within three days. Issue copies, reprints and high-resolution PDFs can be ordered for a reasonable price when the corrected proofs are returned. The corrected page proofs should be returned to copyed@triltsch.de. Reprint order forms should be sent to SHillenb@wiley.com.

We look forward to the submission of your next excellent manuscript!

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