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Writing an article for Spectroscopy Europe and Spectroscopy World is often a pleasant change from the rigid requirements of a peer-review article. Articles, whilst of course written in a scientific manner, can explore interesting applications or review the current state of the art in a particular field. Colour figures are encouraged, and we are always delighted to include other material including animations, video and audio now that our publications are purely digital. Overall, articles should be written so as to be of interest to readers regardless of their own speciality.

Spectroscopy Europe and Spectroscopy World are not peer-reviewed, however, your article will be edited carefully and, of course, very widely distributed. The circulations of Spectroscopy Europe and Spectroscopy World are in excess of 26,000. In these days, when “Alternative Metrics” are growing in importance, this level of exposure can be a significant boost for your research. We also promote all articles through social media and direct to readers with table of contents alerts and e-newsletters.

Authors retain the copyright in their articles, which are published under the authors’ choice of Creative Commons licence.

If you are interested in writing an article for Spectroscopy Europe and Spectroscopy World, contact us first. E-mail Ian Michael with a brief synopsis of the proposed article, details of the authors and likely date of submission.

Our Guide for Authors (see Downloads below) gives information on preparing and submitting an article. In summary:

We welcome:

  • Novel and interesting applications
  • Overviews of recent developments in a particular area
  • Reviews
  • Good science

These are unsuitable for an article:

  • Descriptions of new products
  • Marketing pieces
  • Articles rejected by peer review journals
  • Too specialised work