Open call for contributions in the Special Issue "Criticality of Sample Preparation in Analytical Characterization" in Advances in Sample Preparation (Elsevier)

The EuChemS Sample Preparation Study Group and Network supports the Special Issue to appear in Advances in Sample Preparation (Elsevier), entitled:
Criticality of Sample Preparation in Analytical Characterization
with Guest Editors our Members:
Frank David
Rafael Lucena
Gangfeng Ouyang
Stig Pedersen-Bjergaard
Elefteria Psillakis
Deadline for manuscript submissions: December 1, 2021
Current analytical practices suggest that sample preparation should be avoided or kept to a minimum. However, evidence shows that the most robust analytical results can be obtained if an appropriate sample preparation is introduced in the analytical procedure. The benefits of sample preparation include among others, less ionization suppression, less instrument maintenance, less matrix interference and more accurate results. This Special Issue aims to demonstrate the criticality of sample preparation by presenting latest advances of sample preparation in a wide range of analytical areas. Through these success stories, the need for sample preparation will be emphasized.
This Special Issue invites original high-quality research articles, reviews describing the latest advances in sample preparation in terms of new materials, technologies, methods and breakthrough applications. Analytical areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Food analysis
  • Environmental analysis
  • Medical analysis
  • Industrial hygiene/Exposome analysis
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Microplastics

Submission Instructions:
You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the submission deadline. For any inquiries about the appropriateness of contribution topics, please contact Dr. Frank David via frank.david<at>
The journal’s submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue. Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript, and select the article type of “CriticalitySP” when submitting your manuscript online. Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the Journal Homepage here: