Special Issues

Separations runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Method Development and Applications for Reduced-Risk Products
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submission deadline 15 Jan 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 6803
Keywords: tobacco harm reduction; reduced-risk products; analytical chemistry; extraction techniques; sample preparation; separation techniques; chromatography; detection techniques; flavors; constituenets; HPHCs; target and non-targeted analyses; product characterizations; structural characterizations; method development; method validation; method applications
The Application of ICP Spectroscopy in the Environment Research
edited by and Derek Bussan
submission deadline 18 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 201
Keywords: ICP-MS; ICP-OES; sediments; soils; water; grains; aquatic life; heavy metals; elemental analysis
Chromatographic Methods in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) submission deadline 20 Jan 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2339
Keywords: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM); LC-MS/MS; Chromatographic Method; HPLC-UV or FLD; Drugs; Monoclonal Antibody; Extraction from bioloigcal matrices
Thin Films or Mixed Matrix Membranes for Adsorption- or Membrane-Based Separations
edited by Shaowei Yang
submission deadline 25 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 148
Keywords: Adsorption; Diffusion; Material structure; Fiber adsorbent; Thin film; Mixed matrix membranes
Applications of Liquid Chromatography – Tandem Mass Spectrometric Technique for the Detection and Quantification of Contaminants in Food Samples
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submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | Viewed by 215
Keywords: LC-MS/MS; food analysis; contaminants; methodology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Food and Beverages)
Current Trends in Chromatography for Bioanalytical Applications submission deadline 31 Jan 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4608
Keywords: drug analysis; bioanalysis; toxicology; doping control; food chemistry; medicine; dried blood spots
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioanalysis/Clinical Analysis)
Preparation and Quality Control of Natural Products
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submission deadline 6 Feb 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 3070
Keywords: Chinese medicines; Quality control; Process analytical technology; Quality by design; Separation and purification; Precipitation; Chromatography; Steam distillation; Percolation; Drying
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Natural Products and Pharmaceuticals)
Separations Techniques in Cell Biology: Research and Applications
edited by and Tzong-Ming Shieh
submission deadline 10 Feb 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 601
Keywords: Primary cell culture; Liquid biopsy; Cancer; Immunology; 3D printing; Tissue engineering
Current Status and Prospects of Extraction and Separation Technology of Mixed Rare Earth Elements
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submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1313
Keywords: rare earth elements; lanthanide separations; liquid– liquid extraction; ion exchange; chromatography; mass-transfer kinetics; medical isotopes; advanced analytical methods
Development of New Adsorbent Materials and Understanding Adsorption Mechanisms
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submission deadline 15 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 266
Keywords: adsorption; adsorbate; renewable; environment; waste; recyclable; mechanisms
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials in Analysis)
Innovation of Analysis Methods in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
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submission deadline 20 Feb 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2851
Keywords: phamaceutical analysis; USP alternative methods; method scaling; method adaptations; ion chromatography; HILIC; multivariate approaches; design of Experiments; quality by Design; changes in compendial methods
Membrane Separation Technology Research
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 99
Keywords: membrane; separation; desalination; water treatment; gas separation; green production; flow battery; membrane reactor; membrane fabrication; process intensification
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials in Analysis)
Spectroscopic, Chromatographic, and Chemometric Techniques Applied in Food Products Characterization submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3858
Keywords: UV-Vis spectroscopy; NIR and MIR spectroscopy; FT-IR spectroscopy; Gas chromatography (GC); Liquid chromatography (LC; HPLC); Thin-layer chromatography (TLC); Chemometrics; Food fraud and adulteration; Food authenticity and origin; Food chemical safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Food and Beverages)
Advances in CO2 Adsorptive Separation for CO2 Capture
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 350
Keywords: CO2 adsorption; temperature swing adsorption (TSA); pressure swing adsorption (PSA); vacuum swing adsorption (VSA); amine-based adsorbents; carbon-based adsorbents; zeolite-based adsorbents; waste-based adsorbents.
Research on Coupling of Electrochemical-Membrane Separation
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 79
Keywords: Electrochemical– membrane separation; Coupled separation membrane; Membrane processes; Nanofiltration; Membrane distillation; Electrodialysis; Electrochemical decontamination; Electrochemical metallurgy; Electrochemical detection; Ion separation
Comprehensive and Off-Line Two-Dimensional Liquid Chromatography (2D LC) Separations
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submission deadline 28 Feb 2022 | Viewed by 134
Keywords: multidimensional LC; comprehensive LCxLC; peak capacity; offline 2D LC; serial 2D column coupling; stop-and-go LC; heartcutting 2D LC; 2D LC separation modes; 2D LC biopolymer chromatography
Application of LC-MS/MS Technology in Newborn Screening
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submission deadline 1 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 206
Keywords: Newborn screening; FIA-MS/MS; Second-tier test; Sample preparation; Dried blood spots; Acylcarnitines; Aminoacids; Inborn error of metabolism; Lysosomal storage disorder; Biomarkers
Analysis of Metabolites in Biological Fluids submission deadline 10 Mar 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1669
Keywords: clinical metabolomics; environmental metabolomics; volatile organic compounds; gas-chromatography; high performance liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; environmental pollutants; human biomonitoring; biological fluids; exposome
Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Selective Extraction Materials for Sample Preparation submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2627
Keywords: Molecular imprinting; Selective extractions; Sample preparation; (Micro) solid-phase extraction; Solid-phase microextraction; Stir-bar sorptive extraction; Liquid-phase microextraction; Environmental analysis; Bio-analysis; Food analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials in Analysis)
Separations and Analysis of Proteins in Biological Samples
edited by Ivan Mikšík
submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1714
Keywords: protein analysis; sample preparation; target analysis; glycoprotein; peptide analysis; mass spectrometry; biological sample; chromatography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioanalysis/Clinical Analysis)
Analysis of Complex Samples: Liquid Gas and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Methods submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 241
Keywords: Gas chromatography; Liquid chromatography; Supercritical fluid chromatography; Volatiles; Semivolatiles; Complex samples
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials in Analysis)
Preparative Chromatography of Aqueous Solutions
edited by Svatopluk Henke and
submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 77
Keywords: Separation; Isolation; Organic ions; Inorganic ions; Carbohydrates; Lipids; Proteins; Pharmaceuticals; Discontinuous chromatography; Continuous chromatography
Hydrometallurgical Separation for Metal Recovery and Removal—Extractants, Adsorbents, Concepts, and Processes
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submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2496
Keywords: New extractants and adsorbent; New concepts; New processes; Applications; Critical metals; Hazardous elements; Microreactor
Preconcentration Methods for the Analysis of Trace Elements and Their Species in Environmental Matrices submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 210
Keywords: Trace element analysis; Soils; Sediments; Water; Plants; Air; Atomic spectroscopy; Preconcentration; Solid phase extraction; Liquid phase extraction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Analysis)
Advances in Food and Biological Samples Analysis submission deadline 15 Mar 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4184
Keywords: Food analysis; Quality and authenticity; Bioanalysis; Metabolomics
Application of Mass Spectrometry in Metabolomics and Lipidomics in Clinical Research
edited by Karolina Sulek and Julie Courraud
submission deadline 20 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 191
Keywords: metabolomics; lipidomics; clinical; mass spectrometry; bioinformatics; liquid chromatography; gas chromatography; biomarker; small molecules
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioanalysis/Clinical Analysis)
Investigating the Urban Environment Using Chemical Analysis
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submission deadline 20 Mar 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 774
Keywords: Anthropogenic pollution; Natural pollution; Elemental pollutants; Organic pollutants; Chemical analysis; Atomic spectrometry; Chromatography; Urban environment; Semi-urban environment; Sampling; Sample preparation; Data analysis; Environmental Risk Assessment; On-site detection; Remote detection; Air pollution; Water pollution; Land pollution; Indoor pollution; Outdoor pollution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Analysis)
Development and Application of Green or Sustainable Strategies in Analytical Chemistry
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2881
Keywords: Green analytical chemistry (GAC); Sustainable analytical chemistry (SAC); Microextraction techniques; Ambient mass spectrometry (Ambient MS); Life Cycle Thinking (LCT); Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); Circular economy; Natural products; Novel materials
Application of Single Cell Mass Spectrometry in Biological Tissue Analysis
edited by Elizabeth Neumann and N. Heath Patterson
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 214
Keywords: Single cell analysis; Sample preparation; Sampling approaches; Capillary electrophoresis; Multimodal analysis; Liquid chromatography; Lipidomics; Metabolomics; Proteomics; Mass spectrometry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioanalysis/Clinical Analysis)
Screening, Separation and Applications of Metal-Chelating Peptides
edited by Katalin Selmeczi and
submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 351
Keywords: metal-chelating peptides; screening; separation; simulation; complexation; coordination
Advances in Chromatographic Techniques in Bioanalysis
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submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | Viewed by 275
Keywords: drug metabolism; pharmacokinetics; chromatography; HPLC; GC; mass spectrometry; metabolomics; metabolic phenotyping; metabolite identification
Natural Products and Human Health: Understanding and Application submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1490
Keywords: natural products; civilization diseases; bioactive compounds; prevention and treatment; bioavailability; nutraceuticals
Analytical Methods and Application of Separation Techniques in Food Science submission deadline 31 Mar 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2324
Keywords: bioactive compounds; volatolomics; metabolomics; flavouromics; sensomics; analytical advancements; HPLC; LC-MS; GC-MS; GC-O
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Food and Beverages)
Additive Manufacturing for Bioseparation
edited by Peter Satzer
submission deadline 1 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 155
Keywords: additive manufacturing; geometry; 3D-printing; chromatography; bioseparation
Chemical Diversity and Anticancer Activity of Natural Compounds
edited by Biliana Nikolova
submission deadline 5 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 220
Keywords: anticancer effect; natural anticancer products; cytotoxicity; chemotherapy; cytostatic drugs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Natural Products and Pharmaceuticals)
Recent Advances in the Identification of Minor Constituents in Plants and Microorganisms
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submission deadline 10 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 152
Keywords: Natural products; Plants; Microorganisms; Minor constituents; Novel scaffolds; Isolation; Structural identification; Drug leads; Bioactive NPs; Therapeutic mechanisms
Multi-Omics and Bioinformatics Approach to Identify Novel Disease Biomarker
edited by and Wei-Jan Wang
submission deadline 10 Apr 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 540
Keywords: Metagenomics; Metabolomics; Microbiome; Proteomics; Genomics; Epigenomics; Transcriptomics; Systems biology and multimodal analysis; High throughput screening via mass spectrometry; Microarray; RNAi; Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS); Drug discovery and disease biomarkers; Natural compounds; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Chemometrics in Metabolomics and Proteomics
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submission deadline 15 Apr 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 529
Keywords: Chemometrics; Chromatography; Metabolomics; Proteomics; Chromatographic peak separation; Computational peak deconvolution; Simulations; Chromatographic data processing; High-throughput data integration; Chromatographic data analysis
Chromatographic Techniques in Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology submission deadline 20 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 286
Keywords: forensic chemistry; forensic toxicology; chromatographic techniques
Advances in the Analysis of Food Constituents, Residues, and Contaminants submission deadline 25 Apr 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1179
Keywords: chromatography; contaminants; foodomics; genuineness; mass spectrometry; multidimensional separation; sample preparation; traceability
Advances in Blood Microsampling Methods and Their Application in Bioanalyses/Clinical Analyses
edited by Konstantinos Kouremenos and Andrew Gooley
submission deadline 25 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 146
Keywords: blood; microsampling; dried blood spot; chromatography; mass spectrometry; clinical analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioanalysis/Clinical Analysis)
Synthesis and Characterization of New Nanostructured Materials as Adsorbents for Water Pollutants submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 814
Keywords: adsorption; water pollutants; nanoparticles; synthesis; characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Environmental Analysis)
Purification of Plant Extracts
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submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 140
Keywords: HPLC; GC; plants; terpenes; aromatic compounds; polyketides; alkaloids; analytical methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Fragrances)
Application of Chromatography and Different Extraction Techniques in Analysis of Polyphenolic Compounds
edited by Danijela Ašperger and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1524
Keywords: polyphenolic compounds; plants; food; extraction techniques; liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Food and Beverages)
Advances in Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography
edited by Alessia Ciogli and
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 93
Keywords: HILIC; stationary phases; basic analytes; oligopeptide analysis; sugar separations
Extraction and Isolation of Compounds from Food or Natural Products
edited by Jun Dang
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | Viewed by 218
Keywords: Chromatographic recognition of active compounds; New technologies and methods; Preparative isolation of compounds; Food or natural products; Purification and preparative isolation; New natural products and bioactivity; LC-MS characterization of active compounds; Two-dimensional or multidimensional chromatography separation technology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Food and Beverages)
Chromatographic Analysis of Biological Samples
edited by Slawomir Neffe, and Eduardo Sommella
submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3776
Keywords: sampling and processing of biological material; techniques of separation and concentration of the analytes; chromatographic analysis of biomedical samples; liquid chromatography; gas chromatography; capillary electrophoresis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Bioanalysis/Clinical Analysis)
Identification and Analysis of Compounds in Food Samples submission deadline 30 Apr 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1537
Keywords: food samples; quantitative analysis; active compounds; aroma compounds; volatiles determination; extraction; biomolecules; analytical methods; chromatography; flavor formation; volatolomics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Analysis of Food and Beverages)
LC-MS/MS Method Development in Lipid Analysis and Applications
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submission deadline 1 May 2022 | Viewed by 136
Keywords: Lipidomics; Mass spectrometry; Liquid chromatography; Quantification; Characterization; Fragmentation; Bioactive lipids; Biomarkers
Advances of Accurate Quantification Methods in Food Analysis
edited by and Rui Weng
submission deadline 5 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1323
Keywords: sample pretreatment; GC-MS; LC-MS; qNMR; statistical strategy; pesticides and veterinary drugs; mycotoxin; persistent organic pollutants; nutrient content
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