Open Call for contributions in a Special Issue “Nanomaterials in Sample Preparation” that will appear in Molecules (MDPI). Guest Editors: Prof. J. Hernández-Borges and Dr. J. González-Sálamo

The EuChemS Sample Preparation Task Force and Network supports the Special Issue to appear in Molecules (MDPI), entitled:

Nanomaterials in Sample Preparation

with Guest Editors our Members:

Prof. Dr. Javier Hernández-Borges and Dr. Javier González-Sálamo


Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2020




Nanoscience and nanotechnology, which produce materials for their applications well below the submicroscopic level (<100 nm), have reached an extraordinary level of development. At the nm level, surface physics and chemistry start to dominate the material’s properties. If such a fact is properly considered and managed, it can be of high utility in different disciplines.

In the case of Analytical Chemistry, nanomaterials occupy an important place in current research, especially in sample preparation procedures. Proof of this is the extremely high number of publications that appear each year that broaden more and more the applications and utilities of these materials with unique properties.

This Special Issue intends to compile recent and novel application of nanomaterials (metal–organic frameworks, covalent–organic frameworks, magnetic or nonmagnetic coated and noncoated nanoparticles, carbon-based nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, nanohorns, graphene, fullerenes, and others, etc.) in sample preparation procedures. Applications of nanomaterials in solid-phase extraction (SPE), including its dispersive (dSPE) or conventional mode as well as its miniaturized (µSPE, pipette tip SPE, etc.) or magnetic versions (m-dSPE, m-µdSPE, etc.), in solid-phase microextraction (SPME), matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD), stir bar (SBSE) or stir cake (SCSE) sorptive extraction, among others, and their combinations with liquid-phase extraction procedures, are highly welcome as well as review articles.

I hope you will find this Special Issue of interest. Your contribution will absolutely promote its success.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Javier Hernández-Borges
Dr. Javier González-Sálamo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.