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
  • Ales Fajgelj,
  • Adriaan M.H. van der Veen
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.8 (2018)
Impact factor
0.746 (2018)
Five year impact factor
71 days
Submission to first decision
171 days
Submission to acceptance
94,343 (2019)
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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Meet the Editors-in-Chief

    Dr. Ales Fajgelj and Dr. Adriaan van der Veen have taken the role of Editor-in-Chiefs for Accreditation and Quality Assurance as of January 2018. Find out about their views on the journal's future direction in their Editorials. 

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Electronic ISSN
1432-0517
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0949-1775
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