Separation sciences, in all their various forms such as chromatography and electrophoresis, now provide some of the most powerful techniques in analytical chemistry and are used in application areas, including archaeology, biotechnology, clinical, environmental, food, medical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, polymer and biopolymer research. Beyond serving analytical purposes, separation techniques are also used for preparative and process-scale applications. The scope and power of separation sciences are significantly extended by their combination with spectroscopic methods (e.g., laser-based approaches, nuclear-magnetic resonance, Raman, chemiluminescence) and in particular, mass spectrometry, to provide the so-called hyphenated techniques. In addition to new exciting areas in chromatography like ultra high-pressure and high-temperature approaches there have been great advances in hybrid methods combining chromatography and electro-based separations, especially on the micro- and nanoscale. The recent developments in separation-related sampling and sampling-preparation approaches, and in particular the combination of these techniques with the above-mentioned methodologies, are opening a wide variety of new possibilities in separation sciences.
CHROMATOGRAPHIA welcomes submissions that present significant scientific advances in any of these fields. Originality, novelty and scientific value are the key criteria of the Editorial Board for selecting publications appropriate for CHROMATOGRAPHIA. Submission of papers describing the application of established methods or techniques to individual compounds or matrices is discouraged.
The language of the journal is English and it is the author’s responsibility to ensure the quality of English used in the submitted manuscript.