Separations - formerly Chromatography - is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on separation and purification science and technology in all areas of chemical, biological, physical science, and separation performance published monthly online by MDPI. The Central European Group of Separation Sciences (CEGSS) is affiliated with Separations and their members receive discounts on the article processing charges.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), CAPlus / SciFinder, and other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 13.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
  • Companion journal: Purification.
Impact Factor: 2.6 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.7 (2022)
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Topic in Analytica, Energies, Materials, Molecules, Separations
Application of Aqueous Two-Phase System Topic Editors: Bin Jiang, Zhibiao Feng
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Topic in Analytica, Metabolites, Molecules, Separations, Toxins
Counter-Current Chromatography in Natural Products Isolation Topic Editors: Shihua Wu, Zhi Yang, Xinyi Huang
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in Analytica, Foods, Molecules, Processes, Separations
New Trends on Separation and Extraction of Bioactive Compounds and Respective Applications Topic Editors: Isabel Maria Duque Martins, Madalena M. Dias
Deadline: 30 April 2024
Topic in Energies, Molecules, Nanomaterials, Separations, Sustainability
Carbon Capture Science & Technology (CCST) Topic Editors: Zilong Liu, Meixia Shan, Yakang Jin
Deadline: 15 May 2024
Special Issue in Separations
Biological and Toxicological Activities of Plant Extracts and Their Extraction Methods Guest Editors: José Silvino Santos Da Rosa, Elisabete Maria de Castro Lima
Deadline: 28 February 2024
Special Issue in Separations
Food Volatilomics: Separation and Extraction of Food Aromatic Compounds Guest Editor: Zipora Tietel
Deadline: 10 March 2024
Special Issue in Separations
Determination of Pesticides and Drug Residues by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Guest Editor: Andreia Freitas
Deadline: 20 March 2024
Special Issue in Separations
Recent Advances in Separation and Recovery of Metals Guest Editors: Laurent Dupont, Aminou Mohamadou
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topical Collection in Separations
Feature Paper Collection in Section 'Materials in Separation Science' Collection Editors: Dimosthenis Giokas, Manolis Manos
Topical Collection in Separations
Recent Trends in the Separation of Natural Products and Pharmaceuticals Collection Editors: Paraskevas D. Tzanavaras, Susanne Wiedmer
Topical Collection in Separations
Synthetic Membrane Separation Science and Technology Collection Editors: Mohamed Khayet, Elena Guillen Burrieza
Topical Collection in Separations
State of the Art in Separation Science Collection Editor: Victoria Samanidou
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