Journal Title


2297-8739 / 2297-8739
Aims and Scope
Separations (formerly Chromatography, ISSN 2227-9075, CODEN: CHROBV) provides an advanced forum for separation and purification science and technology in all areas of chemical, biological and physical science. It publishes reviews, regular research papers and communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. There are, in addition, unique features of this journal:

Manuscripts regarding research proposals and research ideas will be particularly welcomed.
Electronic files and software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.
Manuscripts concerning summaries and surveys on research cooperation and projects (that are funded by national governments) to give information for a broad field of users.

The scope of the journal includes but is not limited to:

Theory and methodology (theory of separation methods, sample preparation, instrumental and column developments, new separation methodologies, etc.)
Equipment and techniques, novel hyphenated analytical solutions (significantly extended by their combination with spectroscopic methods and in particular, mass spectrometry)
Novel analysis approaches and applications to solve analytical challenges which utilize chromatographic separations as a key step in the overall solution
Computational modelling of separations for the purpose of fundamental understanding and/or chromatographic optimization
Subject Area


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CiteScore Ranking
Category Quartile Rank
Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry Q3 #91/141
Chemistry - Filtration and Separation Q3 #14/20
Web of Science Core Collection
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
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Category (Journal Citation Reports 2023) Quartile
Country/Area of Publication
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Annual Article Volume
Open Access
Verified Reviews
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2022.11.29 submitted
2022.11.30 under review
2022.12.14 major revise
2022.12.31 revised submitted Three reviewers, with over 30 comments. Due to the pandemic, there were a few days when I couldn't make the necessary improvements. Requested an extension until 12.31 to submit the revised version.
2023.1.26 accept Made two revisions, mainly due to not fully understanding the ore beneficiation yield and production balance. However, the reviewers were very kind and provided helpful guidance. Even though it was an invited special issue, there was an 15% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC). After the revisions suggested by the reviewers, the paper clearly felt improved. I expanded my research from electrochemistry to ore beneficiation and felt that I learned a lot. Overall, I feel that treating the work seriously yielded positive results.
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