Drug Testing and Analysis (DTA)
Drug Testing and Analysis (DTA) will provide an important resource exploring
the analytical techniques used to determine controlled and potentially
In addition to the usual publishing fare of primary research articles, case
reports and letters, Drug Testing and Analysis offers a unique combination
of; How to¹ material such as Tutorials¹ and Reviews¹, Speculative pieces
(Commentaries¹ and Perspectives', providing a broader scientific and
social context to the aspects of analytical testing), Annual banned
substance reviews¹ (delivering a critical evaluation of the methods used in
the characterization of established and newly outlawed compounds) and a
bibliographical listing that pulls together all of the current literature in
the field on a bimonthly basis.
Rather than focus on the application of a single technique, Drug Testing and
Analysis employs a unique multidisciplinary approach to the field of
controversial compound determination. Papers discussing chromatography, mass
spectrometry, immunological approaches, 1D/2D gel electrophoresis, to name
just a few select methods, are welcomed where their application is related
to any of the six key topics listed below.
The journal will focus on six key topics
* Sports doping
* Illicit/recreational drugs use e.g. drug-testing methods by employers
* Pharmaceuticals e.g. pharmacokinetics, metabolism studies,
characterization and detection of new therapeutics, natural products,
biosimilars and generics
* Toxico-pathology e.g. determining posthumous drug presence
* Forensics/homeland security e.g. determining the presence of controlled
substances at a crime scene or use by perpetrators, analysis of compounds
with potential use as biological or chemical warfare agents
* Environment e.g. wastewater analysis, determination of
Online ISSN: 1942-7611
Print ISSN: 1942-7603
Manuscript submission via online system.
Prof. Mario Thevis
Professor for Preventive Doping Research
German Sport University Cologne
Institute of Biochemistry
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
Content available by subscription.
Abstracts available online. Articles available in HTML and PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1 Issue 4 (April 2009)