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Application Notebook

Application Notebook, Application Notebook-09-01-2010, Volume 0, Issue 0

Spectroscopy is planning to publish the next issue of The Application Notebook in December.

Spectroscopy is planning to publish the next issue of The Application Notebook in December. As always, the publication will include paid position vendor application notes that describe techniques and applications of all forms of spectroscopy that are of immediate interest to users in industry, academia, and government. If your company is interested in participating in this special supplement, contact:

Michael J. Tessalone, Group Publisher,

(732) 346-3016

Edward Fantuzzi, Publisher,

(732) 346-3015

Stephanie Shaffer, East Coast Sales



(508) 481-5885

Application Note Preparation

It is important that each company's material fits within the allotted space. The editors cannot be responsible for substantial editing or handling of application notes that deviate from the following guidelines:

Each application note page should be no more than 500 words in length and should follow the following format.


  • Title: short, specific, and clear

  • Abstract: brief, one- or two-sentence abstract

  • Introduction

  • Experimental Conditions

  • Results

  • Conclusions

  • References

  • Two graphic elements: one is the company logo; the other may be a sample spectrum, figure, or table

  • The company's full mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and Internet address

All text will be published in accordance with Spectroscopy's style to maintain uniformity throughout the book. It also will be checked for grammatical accuracy, although the content will not be edited. Text should be sent in electronic format, preferably using Microsoft Word.


Refer to photographs, line drawings, and graphs in the text using arabic numerals in consecutive order (Figure 1, etc.). Company logos, line drawings, graphs, and charts must be professionally rendered and submitted as .TIF or .EPS files with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. Lines of spectrums must be heavy enough to remain legible after reduction. Provide labels and identification. Provide figure captions as part of the text, each identified by its proper number and title. If you wish to submit a figure or spectrum, please follow the format of the sample provided below.

Figure 1: The ion suppression trace is shown on the bottom. Column: 75 mm × 4.6 mm ODS-3; mobile-phase A: 0.05% heptafluorobutyric acid in water; mobile-phase B: 0.05% heptafluorobutyric acid in acetonitrile; gradient: 5–30% B in 4 min. Peaks: 1 = metabolite, 2 = internal standard, 3 = parent drug.


Each table should be typed as part of the main text document. Refer to tables in the text by Roman numerals in consecutive order (Table I, etc.). Every table and each column within the table must have an appropriate heading. Table number and title must be placed in a continuous heading above the data presented. If you wish to submit a table, please follow the format of the sample provided below.

Table I: Factor levels used in the designs


Literature citations must be indicated by arabic numerals in parentheses. List cited references at the end in the order of their appearance. Use the following format for references: (1) T.L. Einmann and C. Champaign, Science 387, 922–930 (1981).

For more information, contact: Mike Tessalone at (732) 346-3016, Ed Fantuzzi at (732) 346-3015, or Stephanie Shaffer at (508) 481-5885.

Materials Due: October 22, 2010

Direct Submissions to: Megan Evans, Associate Editor