Information for Authors

August 1, 2007

LCGC North America

LCGC North America welcomes manuscripts that describe techniques and applications of all forms of chromatography and capillary electrophoresis and that are of immediate interest to users in industry, academia, and government.

LCGC North America welcomes manuscripts that describe techniques and applications of all forms of chromatography and capillary electrophoresis and that are of immediate interest to users in industry, academia, and government. Send manuscripts to: David Walsh, LCGC,Woodbridge Corporate Plaza, 485 Route 1 South, Building F, First Floor, Iselin, NJ 08830, USA. Telephone: (732) 346-3082, fax: (732) 596-0003, e-mail: david.walsh@advanstar.com.

Manuscripts are reviewed with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work. All manuscripts are subject to peer review and copyediting. Authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to review galleys. Upon acceptance, copyright of the manuscript is transferred to LCGC. If illustrations or other material in a manuscript have been published previously, the author is responsible for obtaining permission to republish.

Papers accepted for publication in LCGC may be considered for publication in other Advanstar publications.

Editorial Focus

Because LCGC is directed to experienced researchers and applications personnel in the field of spectroscopy, avoid describing details or techniques that are common knowledge among such specialists.

Two types of articles are suitable for LCGC:

Feature articles survey current techniques or emerging technologies. Manuscripts should be 10-15 pages (2500-3750 words) long. We urge authors to submit a proposal to the editor before completing a manuscript.

Technical articles describe improved methods or improvements in techniques. Papers should be 5-10 pages (1250-2500 words) long and should be of immediate relevance to spectroscopy users. Manuscripts should be presented in an abbreviated scientific format and should include the following:

Abstract:

Very brief. Mention subjects studied, methods used, principal observations made, and conclusions reached.

Introduction:

Without repeating published information, discuss the relationship of your work to previously published work. Describe the novelty or importance of the research presented.

Experimental

Present enough information that an experienced spectroscopist would be able to reproduce the work. List those components of the experimental design that are of a specialized nature, including equipment manufacturers names and locations in parentheses after reference to specific types of equipment. Do not list equipment, reagents, or procedures that are normally found in the laboratory or that are common knowledge in the field.

Results and discussion

Focus your comments on the needs of users of spectroscopy, stress the practical importance of your findings.

Conclusion

Summarize the main points of your article, state important conclusions or recommendations.

Manuscript Preparation

For papers with multiple authors, designate a single author to handle correspondence. Include this authors full mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address in the cover letter that accompanies the manuscript. Before submitting the completed work, authors are urged to review manuscripts for clarity of expression, details of grammar, and typographical accuracy.

When submitting the manuscript, please include a high-resolution Word document or PDF to provide higher quality graphics and to avoid having to provide new graphics later in the process.

Illustrations

If illustrations or other material in a manuscript have been published previously, the author is responsible for obtaining permission to republish. Refer to photographs, line drawings, and graphs in the text using arabic numerals in consecutive order (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Omit all illustrations that do not enhance the readers understanding of the text. Line drawings, graphs, and charts should be submitted with a resolution of 300 dpi or better, preferably in jpeg or tif format. Lines of graphs must be solid and heavy enough to remain legible after reduction. Provide peak labels and identification. Provide a figure caption for each illustration.

Tables

Refer to tables in the text by roman numerals in consecutive order (Table I, Table II, etc.). Every table and each column must have an appropriate heading. Table number and title must be placed in a continuous heading above the data presented. Omit tables that contain information already included in the text.

References

Literature citations in the text must be indicated by arabic numerals in parentheses. Number each reference separately in the order in which it appears in the text. List cited references at the end of the manuscript in the order of their appearance in the text not alphabetically. Designate submitted articles as in press only if they are formally accepted for publication and give the future volume number and year, if possible. Use the term "unpublished work" otherwise, giving the date when the work was completed. For personal communications, include name and date.

Use the following format for references:

(1) T.L. Einmann and C. Champaign, Science 387, 922–930 (1981).

(2) E. Mitosouki and F.G. Pleinum, in Natural Cell-Mediated Immunity Against Infection, W.J. Kinman, Ed. (Plenum Press, New York, 1980), pp. 345-376.

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