Accreditation and Quality Assurance has established itself as the leading information and discussion forum for all aspects relevant to quality, transparency and reliability of measurement results in chemical and biological sciences. The journal serves the information needs of researchers, practitioners and decision makers dealing with quality assurance and quality management, including the development and application of metrological principles and concepts such as traceability or measurement uncertainty in the following fields: environment, nutrition, consumer protection, geology, metallurgy, pharmacy, forensics, clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, and microbiology.

Information is provided in the following main columns:

  • General Paper - scientific progress and new insights
  • Practitioner's Report - competent applications of metrological concepts in real-world cases, 'best practice' in metrology in chemistry
  • Reviews – critical evaluation of current practical and theoretical knowledge
  • Discussion Forum - unorthodox ideas, remarkable observations, diverging views, and stimulating questions

In addition, readers will learn more about recent developments of legislation and standardization, international bodies, or meetings, and get the latest news and announcements.

  • Detailed coverage of all topics relevant to quality and reliability in chemical measurement
  • Topics include accreditation practice and implementation of quality assurance programs
  • Presents scientific and technical contributions, short communications, discussion and position papers

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Hongmei Li,
  • Adriaan M.H. van der Veen,
  • Stephen L. R. Ellison
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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0.655 (2020)
Impact factor
0.681 (2020)
Five year impact factor
65 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
482,444 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1432-0517
Print ISSN
0949-1775
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