October 20, 2021

The Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL is seeking volunteers to fill the following open positions: Drug Formulations Section Editor and Statistical Analysis and Chemometrics Section Editor. View position descriptions and qualifications below and contact Jennifer Diatz ([email protected]), AOAC Director of Publications, for more information on how to apply.

Drug Formulations Section Editor

Scope of the Section

  • Analytical methods used to identify and analyze pharmaceutical ingredients and products
  • Secondary concerns: analysis of chemicals and products related to pharmaceutical excipients and dietary supplements
  • The scope spotlights modern analytical methodologies and technologies and provides opportunities to include some basic methodologies for assisting less developed countries in screening and guarding against any substandard and counterfeit drugs in their areas and marketplaces.
  • Basic biological, toxicological, and pharmacological studies in biological fluids such as plasma and urine, as well as dosage form testing and studies, are outside the scope of this section. 

Applicant Qualifications

  • An employment situation that allows time to perform Journal duties
  • A thorough knowledge, acquired through education and work experience, of basic concepts and trends in the subject area
  • Professionally active in the subject section
  • Credibility and visibility with reviewers and authors
  • Excellent communication skills

Contact Jennifer Diatz ([email protected]), AOAC Director of Publications, for more information.

Statistical Analysis and Chemometrics Section Editor

Scope of the Section

  • Papers that provide statistical information about analytical method performance, e.g., method reproducibility and repeatability
  • Comparison of actual method statistics versus those calculated for a method (HorRat)
  • Conformance to analytical models of response to data, e.g., calibration, comparison of methods, or how a given statistical approach can be used to mine more information from given sets of data

Chemometric papers should extend the possibilities of analytical techniques or provide reinterpretation of previously published data. Examples are

  1. Predication of elution order in a given chromatographic system based on structure,
  2. Qualitative and quantitative estimation of particular ingredients in mixtures using appropriate preprocessing and multivariate calibration to resolve overlapped chromatographic or spectrographic peaks, and
  3. Discussion on when noise and background removal techniques can be used to increase sensitivity. 

Applicant Qualifications

  • An employment situation that allows time to perform Journal duties
  • A thorough knowledge, acquired through education and work experience, of basic concepts and trends in the subject area
  • Professionally active in the subject section
  • Credibility and visibility with reviewers and authors
  • Excellent communication skills

Contact Jennifer Diatz ([email protected]), AOAC Director of Publications, for more information.