CALL FOR PAPERS
The Br. J. Anal. Chem. Editors have the great pleasure to invite researchers devoted to the Analytical Chemistry area to submit manuscripts for the next BrJAC issue.
BrJAC is a peer reviewed scientific journal intended for professionals and institutions acting mainly in the Analytical Chemistry area. From January 2016, BrJAC has a new publisher whose mission is to maintain the journal's quality, ensure the periodicity of publications, efficiently meet the demands of readers and manage the communication between authors and editors.
One of the most exciting and important fields of analytical chemistry is environmental chemistry. Currently, this area of investigation has been on the spot due to the concerns with water availability and quality for human consumption. Professor Wilson de Figueiredo Jardim, from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) is one of the pioneer scientists that did not overlook the social and political role of chemists that are involved with environmental chemistry. He talked to us for one hour about the history of this field of investigation in Brazil, of which he is a very important representative. Professor Jardim expressed his concerns about water, energy, sanitation, “green dogmas” and many other issues that are interesting for the experienced chemists – many of whom might have never thought about them – and also those in the beggining of the career. For the beginners, professor Wilson guarantees: with a mosquito repellent, a sun blocker and a good idea, any responsible and ethic scientist can explore the outdoor laboratories available in Brazil: Rain Forest, Pantanal, Cerrado, Caatinga, and many other ecosystems in our rich country. Chemists can leave the traditional labs and build their own in the open field. There is a lot to study... read more