The Journal of the Association of Public Analysts (JAPA) was published in printed format from 1963 to 1997 as ISSN 0004-5780. For a number of reasons publication was suspended after Volume 33, 1997.

Now that desktop publications packages have become readily accessible re-launching the Journal in electronic format and making it freely available over the internet has become possible.

The first paper in the new format was published in January 2006. For continuity the numbering system for the online format started at Volume 34. The links below go to a summary page from where the full text of the paper may be obtained in pdf format.

For convenience, the 33 printed volumes have now been scanned and made available on-line and can be accessed through the new Historic Volumes section.

Enquiries, and papers intended for publication, should be directed to the JAPA Editor

Latest Papers

APA (Online)(2021) Volume 49 pg 01-28
Cannabinoids – a Tutorial Review
Psychoactivity, Regulation, Common and IUPAC Nomenclature, Structures and Abbreviations in Relation to Cannabidiol (CBD) Products
M J Walker, D T Burns, Ian Axford and GP Moss

APA (Online)(2020) Volume 48 pg 01-10
The Stability of Urine for the Forensic Analysis of Samples in Alleged Driving-Under-the-Influence-of-Alcohol Cases – a Review and Case Report
D Thorburn Burns and MJ Walker

APA (Online)(2019) Volume 47 pg 36-45
The Stability of Ethanol in Forensic Blood Samples with Storage Conditions
D Thorburn Burns, C Breen and MJ Walker

APA (Online)(2019) Volume 47 pg 01-35
Validation of a Method for the Determination of Theobromine in Feed Materials and Compound Feeds by Liquid Chromatography with UV Detection or with Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Kirstin M Gray and D Thorburn Burns

APA (Online)(2018) Volume 46 pg 32-40
Joan Davena Peden, BSc, C Chem, FRSC, MChemA, (1920-1997) - An Exemplar Public Analyst and the First Female President of the Association of Public Analysts
D Thorburn Burns and MJ Walker

APA (Online)(2018) Volume 46 pg 20-31
Targeting of Analytical Sampling - Avoiding the Echo-Chamber Trap
John Points, Consultant Analytical Scientist, UK

APA (Online)(2018) Volume 46 pg 09-19
Gordon Wickham Monier-Williams OBE, MC, MA, PhD, FRIC (1881-1964)
D Thorburn Burns and Michael J Walker

APA (Online)(2018) Volume 46 pg 01-08
Injury and Induration: - George William Wigner and Cleopatra’s Needle
Chris Elliott, Doctoral student in Archaeology, University of Southampton

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