The Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XL will take place on June 2017 in Pisa (Italia). After a peer review process, selected papers presented to the conference will be published on special issue of Spectrochimica Acta A or B Journals.


Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (SAA) 

Guest Editor of the SAA VSI: CSI XL 2017: Prof. Alexander A. Kamnev (E-mail:;, SAA Editorial Board member

Spectrochimica Acta, Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (SAA) is an interdisciplinary journal which spans from basic to applied aspects of molecular spectroscopy in materials, mathematic, chemistry, medicine and biology. Topics of particular interest of Spectrochimica Acta Part A include:

  • Fundamental aspects of bioanalytical, biomedical, environmental, and atmospheric measurements
  • Novel experimental techniques or instrumentation for molecular spectroscopy
  • Novel theoretical aspects
  • Novel applications in chemistry and photochemistry
  • Novel and unique information derived from the spectroscopic data
  • Novel interpretational approaches as well as methodic advances in chemometric studies based on electronic or vibrational spectroscopy.

Information from the Guest Editor of the Virtual Special Issue (VSI) of Spectrochimica Acta A (SAA)

The call for papers of the Virtual Special Issue (VSI) of SAA is addressed to the participants of the CSI XL who use mainly molecular spectroscopy techniques. The schedule for paper submission and VSI processing has been setup in agreement with the Publisher (“Elsevier”).

In what follows you can find information about timelines, including deadlines, and some most important points which, if followed, should help us to prepare a very interesting and informative collection of papers to be rapidly published.

Timeline for Manuscript Submission and Processing for the VSI 
Start of Manuscript Submission (via the SAA Online System): 20.06.2017
Deadline for Manuscript Submission: 05.09.2017
Date by which Final Decisions will be made on all manuscripts: 20.10.2017
Date of Final Publication of the VSI: 30.12.2017

Our main goal is to have all peer-reviewed, revised and accepted papers to be finally published already within 2017. This task is challenging for both the authors and the Guest Editor, as relatively short periods are set up for final evaluation of manuscripts. Owing to this, all the prospective authors are kindly advised to plan their CSI XL related manuscripts well in advance and, particularly, try to submit them (via the SAA submission portal; note that the paper type should be chosen as “VSI: CSI XL 2017”) preferably well before the deadline (ideally, before August).

While the strict reviewing standards will be maintained, in order to achieve the goal, it will be necessary to shorten the time allowed both for reviewing (2 weeks instead of usual 3–4 weeks) and, particularly, for making recommended revisions (maximum 1 month instead of usual 3 months). Thus, highly qualified CSI participants who might be chosen as potential reviewers are kindly requested to be prepared and to assist us in fulfilling this task whenever possible by agreeing to review and observing the time allowed to complete their reports. The requirement of the Publisher is to adhere to the above timelines for submission and review, so that those accepted manuscripts which fail to meet the deadlines may be excluded from the VSI (while still published in regular issues of SAA).

Thank you all in advance for your understanding and helpful assistance,

Prof. Alexander A. Kamnev


Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy (SAB) 

Editors: M.T.C. de Loos-Vollebregt, N. Omenetto

Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, is intended for the rapid publication of both original work and reviews in the following fields:

  • Atomic Emission (AES), Atomic Absorption (AAS) and Atomic Fluorescence (AFS) spectroscopy;
  • Mass Spectrometry (MS) for inorganic analysis covering Spark Source (SS-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-MS), Glow Discharge (GD-MS), and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS).
  • Laser induced atomic spectroscopy for inorganic analysis, including non-linear optical laser spectroscopy, covering Laser Enhanced Ionization (LEI), Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy (RIS) and Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry (RIMS);
  • Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS); Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy (CRDS), Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (LA-ICP-AES) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS);
  • X-ray spectrometry, X-ray Optics and Microanalysis, including X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and related techniques, in particular Total-reflection X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (TXRF), and Synchrotron Radiation-excited Total reflection XRF (SR-TXRF).