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Spectroscopy SupplementsSpecial Issues-10-01-2011
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Spectroscopy invites researchers to submit their work for publication.

Readers interested in sharing the results of their research with more than 27,000 other spectroscopists are encouraged to submit manuscripts for review and possible publication.

Spectroscopy publishes articles dealing with practical applications of modern spectroscopic techniques and instrumentation. Contributed manuscripts commonly address any of the following topics:

  • emerging techniques

  • new applications of spectroscopic instrumentation

  • current trends in hot research areas

  • improved methods for common applications

  • data-handling strategies

  • solutions to sample-handling problems.

The full range of atomic, mass, and molecular spectroscopic techniques is suitable for coverage in Spectroscopy.

Manuscript Preparation

Manuscripts for regular issues should be approximately 3500–4500 words long, plus figures and tables as needed, including an abstract of approximately 150–200 words. Figures and tables, along with their captions, should appear at the end of the manuscript, and figures also must be sent as separate files, preferably in JPG, TIF, PNG, or XLS format.

References. Number the literature citations in the text consecutively in order of appearance and indicate them by Arabic numerals in parentheses. Number each reference separately. Group the references at the end of the manuscript in the order of their appearance in the text, not alphabetically.

Use Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index for journal abbreviations. Use the following format for references:

(1) R. Salzer and H.W. Siesler, Infrared and Raman Spectroscopic Imaging Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2009), pp. 90–103.

(2) P. Matousek, Appl. Spectrosc. 60, 1341 (2006).

Author Benefits

Publishing your work in Spectroscopy has many advantages.

Audience: The size of Spectroscopy's audience, with more than 27,000 readers, makes Spectroscopy the ideal vehicle for communicating information of broad significance to the spectroscopy community.

Peer Review: Contributed technical papers published in Spectroscopy have passed a thorough peer-review process. Our pool of referees includes the members of our distinguished Editorial Advisory Board and other recognized leaders in the field.

Rapid publication: Spectroscopy can generally achieve rapid publication of accepted articles. Our target is less than six months between submission and publication.

Special Supplements

A number of supplemental issues are planned for 2012, for which we also invite contributions. Manuscripts for the Raman, FT-IR, and ICP/ICP-MS supplements should be 2500–3000 words long, plus up to eight figures and tables, and should include an abstract of approximately 150–200 words.

Raman supplement, June 2012

Submission deadlines:

Abstracts: February 8, 2012

Manuscripts: March 8, 2012

FT-IR supplement, August 2012

Submission deadlines:

Abstracts: April 8, 2012

Manuscripts: May 8, 2012

ICP & ICP–MS supplement, November 2012

Submission deadlines:

Abstracts: July 8, 2012

Manuscripts: August 8, 2012

Current Trends in Mass Spectrometry supplement series

Our supplement series on mass spectrometry will continue in 2012 with four issues, in March, May, July, and October. Manuscripts for this series should be approximately 3500–4500 words long, including an abstract of approximately 150–200 words, plus up to eight figures and tables.

Submission Deadlines:

March 2012 issue

Abstracts: November 8, 2011

Manuscripts: December 8, 2011

May 2012 issue

Abstracts: January 8, 2012

Manuscripts: February 8, 2012

July 2012 issue

Abstracts: March 8, 2011

Manuscripts: April 8, 2011

October 2012 issue

Abstracts: May 8, 2012

Manuscripts: June 8, 2012

Contact Us

For more information about contributing to Spectroscopy, contact

Laura Bush, Editorial Director


485F Route One South, Suite 100 Iselin, NJ 08830


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