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Impact Factor of Applied Spectroscopy  2022  is 3.5, and it ranks 6th out of 41 spectroscopy journals!



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Applied Spectroscopy is one of the world's leading spectroscopy journals, publishing high-quality articles, both fundamental and applied, covering all aspects of spectroscopy. Established in 1948, the journal is owned by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy and is published monthly. The journal is dedicated to fulfilling the mission of the Society to “…advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences.”  All manuscripts are rigorously peer-reviewed. Learn More about the Applied Spectroscopy Journal.

Current Issue: Volume 77 Issue 09

About the Cover
Featured on the September 2023 cover of Applied Spectroscopy is a Focal Point Review on Linearly Polarized Infrared Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Biological Materials by Callum Gassner, Jitraporn Vongsvivut, Soon Hock Ng, Meguya Ryu, Mark J. Tobin, Saulius Juodhazis, Junko Morikawa and Bayden R. Wood.

This review discusses the application of linearly polarized infrared spectroscopy (p-IR) in the analysis of biological materials, with a focus on biomolecules, cells, and tissues. It explains how p-IR can provide insights into the structure and orientation of these materials. While initially used to study model biomolecules, recent developments in p-IR techniques, such as polarization-resolved mapping and imaging, have enabled researchers to analyze biomolecules within excised tissues. The review also mentions the advantages of p-IR over alternative techniques, including its accessibility, specificity, and minimal sample damage. It highlights the continued importance of p-IR in the analysis of biological materials, despite the availability of other methodologies.

In conclusion, this review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of p-IR, covering its theory, methodologies, instrumental configurations, and applications in the context of biological samples. It discusses the potential future directions of this field, considering emerging instrumentation and the shift towards clinical applications.












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In 1954 a number of spectroscopists, recognizing the existence of several regional societies of spectroscopists, organized a committee to promote a stronger exchange of information among these societies.  The efforts of this committee resulted in the formation of the Federation of Spectroscopic Societies on March 1, 1956 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

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