Open Call for contributions in a Special Issue that will appear in Molecules (MDPI). Guest Editors: Victoria Samanidou and Irene Panderi

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

"Sample Preparation-Quo Vadis: Current Status of Sample Preparation Approaches-2nd Edition”

with Guest Editors our Members:

Victoria Samanidou and Irene Panderi

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.





Sample preparation is, and will always be, the most important step in chemical analysis. Numerous techniques, methods, methodologies, and approaches are published in the literature, offering a wide range of analytical tools to the lab practitioner. Analytical scientists all over the world are committed to developing protocols for a plethora of analytes in various sample matrices. In the past decade, advances in sample pretreatment has followed the demand for green chemistry and green analytical chemistry, focusing on miniaturization and automation, using the least possible amount of organic solvents. The question is, how far have we come, and what are the future perspectives?

Analytical chemists are invited to share their experience in the field and report on the recent advances in sample preparation approaches.


  • sample preparation
  • sample pretreatment
  • extraction techniques
  • microextraction techniques
  • green analytical chemistry
  • miniaturization
  • automated techniques

Author guidelines: