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The Analyst (chemistry journal)

The Analyst
Abbreviated title The Analyst
The Analyst (Cambridge, UK)
Discipline analytical chemistry
Language English
Publication details
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
Publication history 1876 to present
ISSN 0003-2654
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The Analyst is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original (primary) research and review articles on any aspect of analytical, bioanalytical and detection science. The Analyst is published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Dr Claire Darby is the managing editor and Professor Elizabeth (Lisa) Hall, University of Cambridge is the chairman of the editorial board.

The Analyst was first published in 1876 by the Society for Analytical Chemistry, one of the forerunner societies of the RSC, and has become one of the leading analytical science journals, with an impact factor of 3.198 (2006).[1] It has been selected by the US National Library of Medicine for inclusion in MEDLINE and is abstracted in Analytical Abstracts thereby increasing its visibility to the bioanalytical and detection science communities.

In 1999, the Society closed the journal Analytical Communications because it felt that the material submitted to that journal would be best in a new communications section of the Analyst. Predecessor journals of Analytical Communications were:-

  • Proceedings of the Society for Analytical Chemistry, 1964 - 1974
  • Proceedings of the Analytical Division of the Chemical Society, 1975 - 1979.
  • Analytical Proceedings, 1980 - 1993
  • Analytical Proceedings including Analytical Communications, 1994 - 1995

The Analyst hosts another RSC publication, Chemical Technology.


Subject coverage and techniques

The Analyst publishes articles on the following topics and techniques
Chemometrics and Statistics
Clinical and biochemical analysis, including proteomics and genomics
Detection science
Environmental, agricultural and food analysis
Imaging techniques
Novel Assays
Pharmaceutical analysis
Sampling and sample handling
Spectrometry and spectroscopy

Article types

The Analyst publishes the following types of articles: Research Papers (which contain original scientific work that has not been published previously); Communications (which contain original scientific work that has not been published previously and is of an urgent nature. The popular i-section appears in every issue and contains a mix of reviews, highlights and general interest articles aimed at the non specialist. These are commissioned articles and include critical reviews, tutorial reviews, highlights, forum (profiles and perspectives).


Educators, students and researchers active in the theory and application of analytical and bioanalytical techniques.


  1. ^ Journal Citation Reviews, 2007
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