Separations (ISSN 2297-8739; CODEN: SEPAF2) provides an advanced forum for separation and purification science and technology in all areas of chemical, biological, physical science, and separation performance. It publishes original research papers, reviews, and short communications.
Our aim is to provide rigorous peer review and enable rapid publication of cutting-edge research to educate and inspire the scientific community worldwide. Scientists are encouraged to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.
There are, in addition, unique features of this journal:
- Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed.
- Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published as part of the main manuscript, can be deposited as supplementary material.
- Manuscripts concerning summaries and surveys on research cooperation and projects (that are funded by national governments) are invited to give information for a broad field of users.
Separations covers all aspects of fundamental advances and applications in isolation and purification sciences.
The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:
- Theory and methodology (theory of separation methods, sample preparation, instrumental and column developments, new separation methodologies, etc.);
- Equipment and techniques, novel hyphenated analytical solutions (significantly extended by their combination with spectroscopic methods and in particular, mass spectrometry);
- Novel analysis approaches and applications to solve analytical challenges which utilize chromatographic separations as a key step in the overall solution;
- Computational modelling of separations for the purpose of fundamental understanding and/or chromatographic optimization.
Based on the application fields or subjects of:
- Chemistry (natural products, pharmaceuticals, sample preparation etc.);
- Biology (amino acids, proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, DNA, carbohydrates, metabolites, biomarkers, etc.);
- Environmental Science (pollutants, water, isotope, etc.);
- Food Science (colors, flavors and fragrances, vitamins, plant alcohols, dairy products, beverages, etc.)
- Forensic Medicine and toxicology (detection at the scene of a crime, etc.);
- Medicine human and veterinary (drugs, clinical samples, bioanalysis, cells, etc.);
- Dentistry (restoration materials, biosamples, etc.);
- Energy (crude oil, diesel, biomethane, asphalt, gases, minerals, etc.);
- Materials Science (membrane, polymer, etc.);
- Physics (physical separation process, separator, filter, etc.);
- Archaeology (archaeometry, etc.).
- Sample preparation.
- Chromatographic methods (high- and low-resolution chromatography).
- Hyphenated instrument configurations (e.g., LC–MS).
- Electroseparation methods.
- Purification technology.
- Equipment miniaturization.
- Automation of processes.
- Method development and validation.
- Equipment qualification and validation.
MDPI Publication Ethics Statement
Separations is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.
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