Analyst (journal)

Analyst is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal covering all aspects of analytical chemistry, bioanalysis, and detection science. It is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the editor-in-chief is Norman Dovichi (University of Notre Dame). The journal was established in 1877 by the Society for Analytical Chemistry.

DisciplineAnalytical chemistry
Edited byNorman Dovichi
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Analyst
Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom)
4.616 (2020)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Analyst
ISSN0003-2654 (print)
1364-5528 (web)
OCLC no.01481074

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in MEDLINE and Analytical Abstracts. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 3.864.[1]

Analytical Communications

In 1999, the Royal Society of Chemistry closed the journal Analytical Communications because it felt that the material submitted to that journal would be best included in a new communications section of Analyst. Predecessor journals of Analytical Communications were Proceedings of the Society for Analytical Chemistry, 1964–1974; Proceedings of the Analytical Division of the Chemical Society, 1975–1979; Analytical Proceedings, 1980–1993; Analytical Proceedings including Analytical Communications, 1994–1995.


  1. "Analyst". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science OR Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.
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