Advancing Translational Science and Technology
JALA explores ways in which scientists adapt advancements in technology for scientific exploration and experimentation.
The Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) is a rigorously peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal devoted to the advancement of technology for conducting life sciences and biomedical R&D. It is an official journal of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), and provides a unique international forum for the presentation of method-focused scientific reports.
The journal emphasizes scientific and technical advances that enable and improve life sciences research and development; drug-delivery; diagnostics; biomedical and molecular imaging; and personalized and precision medicine. This includes high-throughput and other laboratory automation technologies; micro/nanotechnologies; analytical, separation and quantitative techniques; synthetic chemistry and biology; informatics (data analysis, statistics, bio, genomic and chemoinformatics); and more.
Together with the Journal of Biomolecular Screening (JBS, also published by SLAS), JALA readers, authors, editors and reviewers are life sciences R&D and technology professionals. They are academic, commercial and government researchers, scientists and engineers who conduct research, and develop and implement new technologies. These journals address the full spectrum of issues that are mission-critical to this important audience, enabling research teams to gain scientific insights; increase productivity; elevate data quality; reduce process cycle times; and enable research and development that otherwise would be impossible.
JALA scientific content opens for public access one year after final publication.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).