Anal. Chim. Acta Special Issue

"Analytica Chimica Acta has in the past published special issues from the triennial flow analysis conference. The editors have agreed to continue this tradition. Given the high status the journal has attained and its continual efforts to publish the most significant leading work for its readership, the full rigor of the journal's current standards will be applied. No special considerations will be given in the review process for submissions intended for a conference publication. Papers deemed to not meet the standards of the journal may be rejected without review. The editors have expressed a particular interest in receiving submissions of review papers from authors with recognized expertise in the topic area."


Virtual Special Issue (VSI) Publication in Analytica Chimica Acta for Flow Analysis

Participants are invited to contribute manuscripts connected to their presented work at the Flow Analysis XIV Conference for possible publication in Analytica Chimica Acta with the intention of eventual publication in a Virtual Special Issue (VSI) that is dedicated to the conference.

A Virtual Special Issue essentially rules out possible delays in publication for contributors to the special issue and will make this conference special issue more complete and accessible than it has ever been. Please see below its advantageous charac  teristics:

  • All submissions will go through normal peer review process per journal standard;
  • Papers will be published individually in the earliest possible regular journal volumes at Science Direct as soon as they are accepted;
  • They will also be simultaneously added to the online Virtual Special Issue hosted at Science Direct, which is gradually built up as individual articles are published;
  • Articles grouped together in a Virtual Special Issue will retain their original citation details.


Full-manuscript submission instructions:

  • Submission link:
  • Click on the “Submit Paper” option from the top menu;
  • Enter your user name and password (first time users will need to register);
  • After entering the title of your manuscript, please select article type “VSI: Flow Analysis XIV” from the drop-down menu;
  • Follow the remaining step-by-step instructions to submit your paper.
  • Submission deadline for research articles is  31st March 2019.
  • Submission deadline for review articles is 31st May 2019.

When preparing your manuscript(s), please carefully follow the Guide to Authors of the journal. In the cover letter, please mention that your manuscript is intended for the Flow Analysis XIV Virtual Special Issue.

Please note that all manuscripts will be subjected to the mandatory selection process for the journal, including the strict peer review procedure; therefore acceptance for presentation at the conference is not a guarantee for publication in the journal.

If you experience any technical problems during the submission process, please contact . For any queries regarding the VSI publication, please contact We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution.


The Elsevier Team