Analyst (journal)

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Former names
The Analyst (1876-2008)
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Discipline Analytical chemistry
Language English
Publication details
Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
Publication history
Frequency Biweekly
ISSN 0003-2654 (print)
1364-5528 (web)
OCLC no. 01481074

Analyst is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original research and review articles on any aspect of analytical chemistry, bioanalysis, and detection science. It is published biweekly by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The editor-in-chief is May Copsey.

Analyst was established in 1876 by the Society for Analytical Chemistry as The Analyst and obtained its current name in 2009. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2013 impact factor of 3.906.[1] It is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE and Analytical Abstracts.

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 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

Article types[edit]

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 "i-section" appears in every issue and contains a mix of commissioned reviews, highlights, and general interest articles aimed at the non specialist.


  1. ^ "Analyst". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2014. 

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