Journal of Chemical Metrology

A scientific open access journal in the field of analytical chemistry and accreditation

Aims & Scope

The journal publishes scientific and technical contributions, review articles, short communications, discussion and position papers as well as other information on all aspects relevant to quality and reliability in chemical measurements and also discussions on the modern analytical techniques, results, new applications to other areas, such as bioanalytical and pharmaceutical studies . In determining the suitability of submitted articles for publication, particular scrutiny will be placed on the degree of novelty and significance of the research and the extent to which it adds to existing knowledge in analytical chemistry. On the other hand, papers describing the use of routine analytical methods or straightforward extension of these methods to new sample matrices will normally not be published unless new developments are described which can be demonstrated to give very clear and quantifiable advantages over existing methods. The validation of the method should be provided, together with proper statistical treatment of data.

The journal gives special attention to problem solving for practitioners, e.g. accreditation practice and implementation of quality assurance schemes in all laboratories involved in chemical measurement. In addition developments in proficiency testing and discussions on interlaboratory comparisons as well as accreditation studies are welcome to the journal. The journal also aims at providing an information forum for the exchange of views and to faster cooperation between all national and international bodies operating in the fields of accreditation, certification, validation, quality assurance and traceability The journal will focus on the following topics:

- accreditation
- certification
- ISO/IEC 17025
- ISO 9001:2000
- GLP/GMP- quality assurance
- traceability
- measurement uncertainty
- validation
- calibration
- proficiency testing- interlaboratory comparisons
- reference materials
- definitions
- quantities and units

All published research articles in Journal of Chemical Metrology are undergone rigorous peer review (please click to see peer review process scheme), based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by expert referees.