Applied Spectroscopy (journal)

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Applied Spectroscopy  
Former names
Bulletin of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Appl. Spectrosc.
Discipline Spectroscopy
Language English
Edited by Michael W. Blades
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0003-7028 (print)
1943-3530 (web)
LCCN 56056515
OCLC no. 1577663

Applied Spectroscopy is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and it is also the official journal for this society. The editor-in-chief is Michael W. Blades (The University of British Columbia). The journal covers applications of spectroscopy in analytical chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, and chemical characterization.[1]

The journal is a continuation of Bulletin of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (ISSN 0096-8706), which was first published in February 1946. This title continued until July 1951. The frequency of this publication varied between 1951 and 1991. Then in 1992 it became a monthly journal.[2][3][4]

Aims and Scope[edit]

The journal seeks to be comprehensive in scope, with its primary aim the publication of papers on both the fundamentals and applications of photon-based spectroscopy. These include, but are not limited to, ultraviolet-visible absorption, fluorescence and phosphorescence, mid-infrared, Raman, near-infrared, terahertz, and microwave, and atomic absorption, atomic emission, and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopies (and ICP-MS), as well as cutting-edge hyphenated and interdisciplinary techniques.

Fundamental topics include, but are not restricted to, the theory of optical spectra and their interpretation, instrumentation design, and operational principles. Reports of spectral processing methodologies such as 2D correlation spectroscopy (2D-COS), baseline correction, and chemometric methods applied to spectra are also strongly encouraged.

Application papers are intended to feature novel, innovative applications of spectroscopic methods and techniques. Papers from all fields of scientific endeavor in which applied spectroscopy can be utilized will be considered for publication. Representative fields include chemistry, physics, biological and health sciences, environmental science, materials science, archeology and art conservation, and forensic science.

In addition to full papers, the journal publishes Rapid Communications, Spectroscopic Techniques, Notes, and Correspondence related to previously published papers. A regular feature of the journal, ‘‘Focal Point Reviews,’’ provides definitive, comprehensive reviews of spectroscopic techniques and applications and is available as open access.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

This journal is abstracted and indexed in:[5][6]


  1. ^ "Applied Spectroscopy: About the Journal". OpticsInfobase. Optical Society of America. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  2. ^ Applied Spectroscopy @ WorldCat, OCLC 1577663
  3. ^ Applied Spectroscopy @ Library of Congress, LCCN 56-56515
  4. ^ Bulletin of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy @ Library of Congress, LCCN sn82-1893
  5. ^ Journal Master List: "Applied Spectroscopy". Thomson Reuters. 2011
  6. ^ "Magazines and Journals". Academic Search Alumni Edition. EBSCO. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 

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