Pakistan Journal of Analytical & Environmental Chemistry is biannual publication by National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro. Journal covers fields of pure and applied analytical chemistry, environmental, material, agricultural and food chemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences, development and modification of instruments and techniques with potentials in environmental sciences. The Journal started publishing in year 2000 with the title, 'Pakistan Journal of Analytical Chemistry', later title was changed to its current in the year 2006.
ISSN: 1996-918X; E-ISSN:2221-5255.

This is an 'Open Acess Journal', you can share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format provided that articles are properly cited. We follow Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International. Full details on the licensing are available at

All published articles are available free to readers for online reading or download at;; and  Article Processing charges of Rs. 17,000/- per accepted article (Rs. 2,000/- initially as handling charges and Rs. 15,000/- after acceptance of manuscript) for National and USD 100/- for international authors, respectively. (applies for submissions received after 17th April 2023)
All articles are assigned 'digital object identifier' number. Linking of references through CrossRef has been initiated from year Vol 17(2).

Accelerated Publication option

If speed is crucial in your publishing strategy, our Accelerated Publication options are here to assist. These options are applicable to a limited number of articles and can facilitate faster publication of your research. It's important to note that opting for accelerated peer review does not mean compromising the quality of the review process. We ensure that the same high standards of review are maintained.

By choosing Accelerated Publication, you can achieve the following benefits:

Align your publishing timeline with conferences, new methodologies/processes to communicate

Maintain a competitive advantage by swiftly bringing your discoveries to the market.

Expedite the peer review process without compromising on the quality or rigor of the review.

Publication time: 90 days from submission to online publication.

These timelines rely on authors making revisions and returning required paperwork on schedule. We can meet the tight turnaround times by putting additional resources into monitoring and administering peer review and production processes.

To meet such requests without compromising the peer review quality, editorial staff employ additional efforts.

 Extra efforts encompass the following measures:

 -Making international phone calls or using messaging platforms like WhatsApp to communicate with potential reviewers and assess their availability for fast-track peer review.

-Typically, the number of potential reviewers contacted for accelerated peer review is 2-5 times higher than that for standard peer review.

-Conducting close monitoring of selected reviewers to ensure adherence to deadlines.

In regular peer review, a final decision is made by at least one editor. However, in the case of accelerated peer review, the final decision is typically made by two editors. If necessary, these two editors can seek assistance from a third editor. Consequently, it can be concluded that more checks are in place for accelerated peer review compared to standard peer review in order to maintain a high standard of peer review.

Publication charges for accelerated mode: For accelerated processing of manuscripts, authors are required to pay 15000 Rs. as additional charges [Total charges 30,000; Rs. 10,000 as handling (non-refundable) and 20,000 upon acceptance] and USD 200 total charges; 100  as handling (non-refundable) and 100 upon acceptance for international authors, respectively.

Financial resources: Journal is financially supported by National Centre of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Also, a small amount of fund is generated from formatting services provided by Journal.
Submission of a manuscript to the Journal will be taken to imply that:
The work is original and has not been previously published (except in the form of an abstract or a part of a published lecture, review or thesis).
It is not being considered for publication elsewhere, and if accepted for publication, it will be NOT published commercially elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the Editor or Publisher.
Readership: Chemists, Environmentalists, Industrial Hygienists and all others with interest in Analytical & Environmental Chemistry.