Cannabis Science and Technology broadly covers science and product quality issues in the cannabis industry. We welcome manuscripts that describe analytical methods for product quality control (including sample preparation techniques); the development of standard (consensus) methods; proper laboratory techniques and laboratory best practices; laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and interlaboratory comparison testing; equipment and technology for testing and processing; regulatory issues; current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs); research on cannabinoids and terpenes; cultivation and extraction best practices, challenges, and tips; and topics related to processing/manufacturing.
Information For Authors:
Manuscripts are reviewed with the understanding that they have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work. All manuscripts are subject to copyediting. Authors of accepted papers will have an opportunity to review galleys. If illustrations or other material in a manuscript have been published previously, the author is responsible for obtaining permission to republish.
We welcome article submissions on the topics listed above and are happy to consider topics not specifically listed.
Before submitting a complete article, please send a proposal or abstract to Meg L'Heureux at email@example.com
Types of Manuscripts:
Technical articles describe improvements in methods or techniques. Papers should be ~3500-4500 words long and should be of immediate relevance to the analytical and quality issues facing the cannabis industry. Authors should not make comparisons between commercially available products from different manufacturers. We urge authors to submit a proposal to the editor before completing a manuscript.
Tutorial articles should be presented as a how-to on a technique, application, or method related to cannabis analysis or processing (for example, QuEChERS extraction). Papers should be ~2000-2500 words long and should be of immediate relevance to the analytical and quality issues facing the cannabis industry. We urge authors to submit a proposal to the editor before completing a manuscript.
Review articles survey recent developments and the state of the art of current techniques or emerging technologies. Manuscripts should be ~3500-4500 words long. We urge authors to submit a proposal to the editor before completing a manuscript.
For papers with multiple authors, designate a single author to handle correspondence. Include this author's full mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address in the e-mail message that accompanies the manuscript. Before submitting the completed work, authors are urged to review manuscripts for clarity of expression, details of grammar, and typographical accuracy.
Key words or phrases
All manuscripts should include a list of approximately five key words or phrases.
Technical manuscripts should be presented in an abbreviated scientific format and should include the following:
Abstract: Very brief (100-150 words). Mention subjects studied, methods used, principal observations made, and conclusions reached.
Introduction: Without repeating published information, discuss the relationship of your work to previously published work. Describe the novelty or importance of the research presented.
Experimental: Present enough information that an experienced analytical scientist would be able to reproduce the work. List those components of the experimental design that are of a specialized nature, including equipment manufacturers names in parentheses after reference to specific types of equipment. Do not list equipment, reagents, or procedures that are normally found in the laboratory or that are common knowledge in the field. For example, for a chromatography-based analysis, include information such as column dimensions, film thickness, packing type, mobile-phase composition, flow rate, detection method, injection conditions, instrument temperatures, applied potential, and instrument program.
Results and discussion: Focus your comments on the needs of users in the cannabis science field, stress the practical importance of your findings.
Conclusion: Summarize the main points of your article, state important conclusions or recommendations.
Begin each of the following on a separate page: title page (with each author's name, affiliation, and title), abstract, the first page of the text, references, captions for illustrations, and tables. Titles should be short, specific, and clear. Beginning with the first page of text, number each page consecutively.
If figures or other illustrations in a manuscript have been published previously, the author is responsible for obtaining permission to republish.
Each figure should be placed on a separate page, at the end of the manuscript. Figures should not be distributed throughout the manuscript. Provide figure captions on a separate page, each identified by its proper number and title.
In addition to including the figures in the manuscript, please also attach a separate file for each figure, in the original file format (.jpg, .tiff, etc.) or embedded in PowerPoint or Excel.
Refer to photographs, line drawings, and graphs in the text using Arabic numerals in consecutive order (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Omit all figures that do not enhance the reader's understanding of the text. Do not include photographs of commercial instruments. Figures must be submitted in a high-resolution file.
Each table should be placed on a separate page. Refer to tables in the text by roman numerals in consecutive order (Table I, Table II, etc.). Every table and each column must have an appropriate heading. Table number and title must be placed in a continuous heading above the data presented. Omit tables that contain information already included in the text.
We have made changes to our referencing format for 2023 and going forward. Use the American Chemical Society (ACS) style for references. For detailed instructions please refer to the ACS reference formatting and style.
Notes regarding journal articles: Always include the article title of journal articles. If an article has many authors, list three, followed by “et al.” If an article has only four or five authors, list all of them. Reference format examples A fairly complete set of reference format examples is available in the open-access chapter of the ACS Style Guide at this link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsguide.40303
USE DOI CITATIONS OR OTHER LINKS FOR ALL REFERENCES
Book in print: (1) Frankel, F. Picturing Science and Engineering; MIT Press, 2018.
ebook: (1) Hammond, C. The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction, 4th ed.; International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography, Vol. 21; Oxford University Press, 2015. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738671.001.0001
Book chapter: (1) Bard, A. J.; Faulkner, L. R. Double-Layer Structure and Absorption. In Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd ed.; John Wiley & Sons, 2001; pp 534−579.
Book with editor(s): (1) Mom the Chemistry Professor: Personal Accounts and Advice from Chemistry Professors Who Are Mothers, 2nd ed.; Woznack, K., Charlebois, A., Cole, R. S., Marzabadi, C. H., Webster, G., Eds.; Springer, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78972-9
Chapter in a book: (1) J Bard, A. J.; Faulkner, L. R. Double-Layer Structure and Absorption. In Electrochemical Methods: Fundamentals and Applications, 2nd ed.; John Wiley & Sons, 2001; pp 534−579.
Thesis: (1) Tsien, R. Y. The Design and Use of Organic Chemical Tools in Cellular Physiology. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 1976
JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
Journal article: (1) Foster, J. C.; Varlas, S.; Couturaud, B.; Coe, J.; O’Reilly, R. K. Getting into Shape: Reflections on a New Generation of Cylindrical Nanostructures’ Self-Assembly Using Polymer Building Block. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (7), 2742−2753. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08648
Government publications: (1) Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office. Section 706.02 Rejection of Prior Art [R-07.2015]. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), 9th ed., rev. 08.2017, last revised January 2018. https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s706.html#d0e58220 (accessed 2019-03-20).
Conference abstract: (1) Okita, J.; Iwamoto, T.; Kira, M. Novel Synthetic Route for Hydrosilyllithiums. In Book of Abstracts, 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM 2000), Honolulu, HI; Paper INOR 216.
Database: (1) SpectraBase. Bio-Rad Laboratories. https://spectrabase.com/ (accessed 2020-01-05).
Patent: (1) Lois-Caballe, C.; Baltimore, D.; Qin, X.-F. Method for Expression of Small RNA Molecules within a Cell. US 7 732 193 B2, 2010.
Software: (1) Schrödinger Release 2019-3: BioLuminate; Schrödinger, LLC: New York, 2019. https://www.schrodinger.com/products/bioluminate (accessed 2019-09-08).
Standard: (1) ASTM International. Standard Test Method for Tensile Properties of Plastics; ASTM D638-14; West Conshohocken, PA, 2014. DOI: 10.1520/D0638-14.
Technical report: (1) Hung, C.-C.; Hurst, J.; Santiago, D. Boron Nitride Nanoribbons from Exfoliation of Boron Nitride Nanotubes; NASA/TM-2017-219455; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center: Cleveland, OH, 2017. https://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=2017000388 (accessed 2019-09-10).
Where to Submit Manuscripts:
Send proposals or manuscripts for Cannabis Science and Technology to Meg L’Heureux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editorial Advisory Board:
Cannabis Science and Technology's Editorial Advisory Board is a group of distinguished individuals assembled to help the publication fulfill its editorial mission to educate the legal cannabis industry about the science and technology of analytical testing and quality control. To see a full list of our board members, please visit www.cannabissciencetech.com/editorial-board.