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Talanta

  • ISSN: 0039-9140

Next planned ship date: June 10, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 5.4
  • Impact factor: 6.1

The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry Talanta provides a forum for the publication of original research papers, short communications, and critical rev… Read more

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The International Journal of Pure and Applied Analytical Chemistry



Talanta provides a forum for the publication of original research papers, short communications, and critical reviews in all branches of pure and applied analytical chemistry. Papers are evaluated based on established guidelines, including the fundamental nature of the study, scientific novelty, substantial improvement or advantage over existing technology or methods, and demonstrated analytical applicability. Original research papers on fundamental studies, and on novel sensor and instrumentation developments, are encouraged. Novel or improved applications in areas such as clinical and biological chemistry, environmental analysis, geochemistry, materials science and engineering, and analytical platforms for omics development are welcome.

Analytical performance of methods should be determined, including interference and matrix effects, and methods should be validated by comparison with a standard method, or analysis of a certified reference material. Simple spiking recoveries may not be sufficient. The developed method should especially comprise information on selectivity, sensitivity, detection limits, accuracy, and reliability. However, applying official validation or robustness studies to a routine method or technique does not necessarily constitute novelty. Proper statistical treatment of the data should be provided. Relevant literature should be cited, including related publications by the authors, and authors should discuss how their proposed methodology compares with previously reported methods.

Talanta is the companion title to the open access journal Talanta Open.

The name Talanta derives from the Greek word ταλαντα, used by Homer to mean a pair of scales. Such a balance was used for measuring talents or gold coins. See Talanta, 35(5)(1988)I-V for details. The symbol for the journal is a Greek balance taken from one of the Hope Vases.