Analyst is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published biweekly by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The journal was first published in 1876 by the Society for Analytical Chemistry. It is one of the leading analytical science journals in the world. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is May Copsey.

Analyst publishes original research and review articles on any aspect of analytical, bioanalytical, and detection science. The popular i-section appears in every issue and contains a mix of reviews, highlights and general interest articles aimed at the non specialist. These are commissioned articles and include critical reviews, tutorial reviews, highlights, and forum.

Analyst publishes articles on the following topics and techniques: Acoustics, Chemometrics and Statistics, Chromatography, Clinical and biochemical analysis, including proteomics and genomics, Detection science, Electrophoresis, Electrochemistry, Environmental, agricultural, and food analysis, Imaging techniques, Miniaturization, Novel assays, Optics, Pharmaceutical analysis, Sampling and sample handling, Sensors, and Spectrometry and spectroscopy.

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