|The Analyst (1876-2008)|
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
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 2011 impact factor of 4.230. 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
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.