ELECTROPHORESIS

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Editor-in-Chief: Ziad El Rassi

Impact Factor: 3.161

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 16/76 (Chemistry Analytical); 25/78 (BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH METHODS)

Online ISSN: 1522-2683

Associated Title(s): Journal of Separation Science

Call for Papers

March 20, 2015

Mass Spectrometric Detection in Liquid Phase Separations 2016

Special Issue - Mass Spectrometric Detection in Liquid Phase Separations 2016

The hyphenation of separation methods with mass spectrometry (MS) can be seen as one of the major topics in analytical chemistry. Nearly every liquid phase separation technique has been combined with MS and in many areas MS is going to replace other detection methods as the detector of choice. Major reasons for that is the excellent performance of MS with respect to selectivity and sensitivity as well as the additional gain in information due to the availability of (high resolution) MS and multi-stage MS spectra.

ELECTROPHORESIS has a long tradition in publishing Special Issues covering all areas of capillary electroseparation techniques and their combination with MS, leading to at least eight issues describing the newest developments in "Capillary Electrophoresis — Mass Spectrometry". Due to the great success of the 2014 issue, for 2016 a Special Issue covering all aspects of Mass Spectrometric Detection in Liquid Phase Separations has also been scheduled. This Special Issue will contain original research contributions from all areas of pressure-driven and electro-driven techniques coupled to MS, including theory, techniques, methodology, detection, and all kinds of applications.

It is my great pleasure to invite you to contribute a manuscript to this special issue. Your work can be either an original paper describing full investigations or a short communication describing brief, timely and important results. Also review articles are welcome, provided prior discussion of the topic of the review with the editor. The deadline for manuscript submission is October 1st 2015. Each manuscript will be reviewed according to the policy of ELECTROPHORESIS. Please also note the mandatory page charge for contributions exceeding 8 printed pages (except for reviews; see Author Guidelines online for details). The special issue Mass Spectrometric Detection in Liquid Phase Separations is scheduled for spring 2016.

Online submission is encouraged (please see http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elpho and click YES when asked for special issue). Please send an e-mail with the tentative title of your contribution to christian.klampfl@jku.at at your earliest convenience. I hope that with your article the Special Issue will again be a success and a significant contribution in the fields of LC/CE-MS.

Looking forward to hearing from you I remain with best regards

Christian W. Klampfl
Institute of Analytical Chemistry
Johannes-Kepler-University Linz
Altenbergerstrasse 69
A-4040 Linz / Austria
Tel.: +732-2468-8722
Fax: +732-2468-8679
Email: christian.klampfl@jku.at

March 06, 2015

Foodomics and Advanced Food Analysis

Special Issue - Foodomics and Advanced Food Analysis 2016

Dear colleague,

Following the two special issues on Foodomics & Food Analysis published in 2012 and 2014, it is my pleasure to announce with this letter that a new ELECTROPHORESIS issue on “Foodomics and Advanced Food Analysis” will appear in spring 2016.

This publication will contain both research and review papers by recognized experts in the field concerning various aspects related to Food Analysis and Foodomics, including assessment of food safety, quality and authenticity, control of technological processes, determination of nutritional values, characterization of bioactive molecules with beneficial or toxic effects, etc. The methodologies covered by this special issue will include liquid chromatography, capillary electromigration and chip-based miniaturized techniques combined with UV, laser-induced fluorescence, electrochemical detection or mass spectrometry. Besides, innovative applications in the new field of Foodomics (including “non-electrophoretic” approaches for Transcriptomics, Proteomics or Metabolomics) are also welcome.

This special issue on “Foodomics and Advanced Food Analysis” should include top of the line research papers from experts in the field showing technologically and methodologically innovative strategies, together with the current trends and applications of liquid-based separation methods in Food Analysis and advanced analytical approaches for Foodomics.

I would like to invite you to participate in this special issue by presenting your current results as a research article. Review articles are also welcome provided the topic of the review is discussed with me. The deadline for manuscript submission is November 02, 2015. Each manuscript should be written according to the Author Guidelines and should solely be submitted electronically via the website of ELECTROPHORESIS (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elpho). Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to the policy of the journal, and please also note the mandatory page charge for contributions exceeding 8 printed pages (except for reviews).

If you can accept my invitation to contribute to this issue with an article, please, give me a positive answer by e-mail at your earliest convenience providing also the tentative title of your contribution.

I am confident that, with your contribution, the special issue will be an important document in the field of Food Analysis and Foodomics.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.
Sincerely yours,

Alejandro Cifuentes
Deputy Editor, Electrophoresis
a.cifuentes@csic.es

February 27, 2015

Microfluidics and Miniaturization 2016

Special Issue - Microfluidics and Miniaturization 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite you to submit a paper for a special issue focused on microfluidics and miniaturization. Since its start in 1999, this special issue has generated significant interest leading to a re-definition of the original scope of the journal and the addition of the new category of “Microfluidics and Miniaturization” to any regular issue of ELECTROPHORESIS. Nonetheless, the special issue on Microfluidics and Miniaturization has become a well- anticipated annual tradition focusing entirely on this exciting and ever evolving field.

With Microfluidics and Miniaturization 2016 we would like to continue this tradition, and we encourage submission of articles covering all aspects of miniaturized systems, including theoretical and practical considerations in their design, fabrication and applications. The suggested topics include (but are not limited to) chip design, miniaturized separations, micro total analysis systems (μ-TAS), lab-on-a-chip systems (LOC), miniaturized chemical and optical sensors, detection aspects, microfluidic interfacing, sample preparation, mass spectrometry coupling, bioreactors and cell manipulation. Theoretical aspects as well as their application to analytical and bioanalytical challenges (pharmaceuticals, environment, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, diagnostics, forensics, food, ...) will also be considered.

The deadline for submission of the manuscripts is set for June 20, 2015. The publication date of the Microfluidics and Miniaturization 2016 will be the first half of February 2016; however, all papers will be available on-line as soon as possible after acceptance. Additional information and directions for authors are available on the web at: http://www.electrophoresis-journal.com. Please submit your manuscripts electronically at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elpho indicating that it is intended for this special issue, or contact one of the co-editors directly.

Dr. Frantisek Foret
Institute of Analytical Chemistry
Veveri 97, 61142 Brno
Czech Republic
foret@iach.cz

Prof. Jörg P. Kutter
Department of Pharmacy
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 2, 2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
jorg.kutter@sund.ku.dk

December 15, 2014

Pharmaceutical Analysis 2015

Special Issue - Pharmaceutical Analysis 2015

Dear Colleague,

ELECTROPHORESIS is one of the leading journals in analytical chemistry specifically in the area of electrophoretic techniques. This is, in part, due to the regularly appearing paper symposia covering important topics by review articles and research papers in a precise and comprehensive way. Issues 12 of 2006, 17 of 2008 and 11 of 2012 reported paper symposia entitled Pharmaceutical Analysis recognizing the importance of electrophoretic techniques in drug analysis. Currently, we are planning another paper symposium on this topic covering all aspects of electrophoretic analysis techniques such as capillary electrophoresis, capillary electrokinetic chromatography, micellar electrokinetic chromatography, capillary electrochromatography, capillary gel electrophoresis, isoelectric focusing, SDS-PAGE, 2-dimensional electrophoresis, etc. The emphasis is on pharmaceutical analysis, practical problems and applications of electrophoretic techniques in drug development and quality control including regulatory issues, bioanalysis, validation, quantitation and method development will be covered. Articles comparing electrophoretic approaches to other techniques such as liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry are very welcome as well.
This special issue of ELECTROPHORESIS will not only highlight the importance of electrophoretic techniques in drug analysis but will also have a strong impact on further developing such analytical methods for the characterization of pharmaceuticals.

It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute to this special issue of ELECTROPHORESIS. The article could be either a full research paper or a short communication describing timely and important new developments. The deadline of submission is April 30, 2015. Manuscripts will be reviewed according to the policy of the journal. The issue is scheduled to appear in Autumn 2015.

Please submit your contribution electronically via ELECTROPHORESIS Manuscript Central at the website http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elpho and refer to the special issue Pharmaceutical Analysis on submission. Please note the mandatory page charge for contributions exceeding 8 printed pages (except for reviews; see Author Guidelines for details).

Please forward this call for papers to any colleague who may be interested in contributing.

Please send an e-mail to either of us with a tentative title of your contribution at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Dr. Gerhard K. E. Scriba
School of Pharmacy
University of Jena
Philosophenweg 14
07743 Jena
Germany
E-mail: gerhard.scriba@uni-jena.de

Dr. Hermann Wätzig
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Braunschweig
Beethovenstrasse 55
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
E-mail: h.waetzig@tu-bs.de

Dr. Sami El Deeb
Department of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Braunschweig
Beethovenstrasse 55
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
E-mail: s.eldeeb@tu-bs.de

September 22, 2014

Metabolomics 2015

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Dear Colleague:

It is my pleasure to invite you and members of your research group to submit an article for a special issue of ELECTROPHORESIS, on the subject of Metabolomics for which I serve as Guest Editor. The article may be an original research paper describing complete investigations, or a brief communication reporting recent results that are timely and important. Review articles highlighting recent innovations in electrophoresis, liquid phase separations and related microseparation technique development (including their hyphenation to mass spectrometry), detailed experimental studies, theory, or applications in metabolomics related research are also welcomed. Please note that papers in this area are not limited to electrophoresis-based methods, but can include all liquid phase separation and MS-based analysis.
While we expect most contributions focusing on non-targeted metabolomics, we also hope to include a good number of papers that describe improvements in sample preparation, data treatment and novel targeted profiling methods, in conjunction with mass spectrometry.
Contributions from your coworkers are, of course, also welcome. The deadline for manuscript submission is March 15, 2015, with an intended publication date in July/August 2015. Please submit your article on-line using the journal website (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elpho). All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to standard Journal procedures and policies. Please also note the mandatory publication charge for contributions exceeding 8 printed pages (except for reviews; see Author Guidelines online for details).

I do hope that you will be able to accept this invitation and join in the on-going success of this special issue. Please let me know of your decision, and of the tentative title of your contribution, at your earliest convenience, preferably by October 31, 2014 (cbarbas@ceu.es)

Thanks for considering this invitation.

Sincerely Yours

Coral Barbas

Coral Barbas
CEMBIO - Center for Metabolomics and Bioanalysis
Universidad CEU San Pablo
Campus Montepríncipe
Boadilla del Monte
28668 Madrid, SPAIN
Email: cbarbas@ceu.es
URL: www.metabolomica.uspceu.es

July 11, 2014

Electrochemistry in (Bio-)Nanoanalysis, Microfluidics, Electromigration and Liquid Phase Separations (2015)

Special Issue - Electrochemistry in (Bio-)Nanoanalysis, Microfluidics, Electromigration and Liquid Phase Separations (2015)

Dear Colleagues,
After successful and well-accepted previous special issues in 2009, 2011 and 2013; it is our great pleasure to invite you to submit a paper for the special issue of ELECTROPHORESIS:

Electrochemistry in (Bio-)Nanoanalysis, Microfluidics, Electromigration and Liquid Phase Separations (2015).

We wish to emphasize that we welcome manuscripts containing new finding in Electrochemistry (not necessarily only electrochemical detection but electrochemistry in general) in Bio and Nanoanalysis, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics (including “non-electrophoretic” approaches), as well as in Electromigration and Liquid Phase Separations

The special issue will cover all aspects of the use of Electrochemistry for Nanoanalysis, Microfluidics and Liquid Phase Separations, such as (but not limited to):

- Fundamental studies (including theoretical approaches)
- Micro and nanotechnologies
- Electrochemical microfluidics
- Innovative bioanaltical methods and devices
- Innovations in analytical instrumentation
- Novel analytical applications in forensics, food, environmental and clinical fields

The deadline for manuscript submission is February 28, 2015. Please note that manuscripts should be submitted via electronic submission system at the website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/elpho. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed according to standard Journal procedures and policies. Please also note the mandatory page charge for contributions exceeding eight printed pages (except for reviews; see Author Guidelines online for details). This special issue is planned for publication in Aug 2013 (issue 15).

We look forward to receiving your contribution.

Alberto Escarpa and Martin Pumera
Guest editors

Alberto Escarpa
Department of Analytical Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry
University of Alcalá
28871 Alcalá de Henares
Madrid, Spain
email: alberto.escarpa@uah.es

Martin Pumera
Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
21 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637371
email: pumera@ntu.edu.sg

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