Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Official Journal of The Association for Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL)

Clinical Mass Spectrometry - ISSN 2376-9998
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.344 Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP):
SNIP measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.321 SCImago Journal Rank (SJR):
SJR is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. SJR uses a similar algorithm as the Google page rank; it provides a quantitative and a qualitative measure of the journal’s impact.
Impact Factor: 1.172 (2019) Impact Factor:
The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two preceding years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
5 Year Impact Factor: 1.368 (2019) Five-Year Impact Factor:
To calculate the five year Impact Factor, citations are counted in 2016 to the previous five years and divided by the source items published in the previous five years.
© 2017 Journal Citation Reports ® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)
Volumes: Volumes 15-18
Issues: 4 issues
ISSN: 23769998

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Clinical Mass Spectrometry publishes peer-reviewed articles addressing the application of mass spectrometric technologies in Laboratory Medicine and Clinical Pathology with a focus on diagnostic applications. It is the first journal dedicated specifically to the application of mass spectrometry and related techniques in the context of diagnostic procedures in medicine. The journal has an interdisciplinary approach aiming to link clinical, biochemical and technological issues and results.

Beyond the application of mass spectrometric technologies in the routine clinical diagnostic setting, by publishing critically validated analytical protocols, Clinical Mass Spectrometry also addresses the translation of experimental techniques and analytical research into patients' care and the use of mass spectrometry in clinical research, studies, and routine patient care. The scope of the journal is not restricted to any particular mass spectrometric technologies, but covers the entire methodological range of mass spectrometry and hyphenated technologies.
In addition to manuscripts directly targeting patient care, the journal will consider Basic and/or Translational research with Clinical Implications on the pathway to patient care.

Subject areas covered by the journal include, but are not restricted to:

  • Endocrinology
  • Protein quantification
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Toxicology
  • Neonatal screening
  • Clinical lipidomics
  • Clinical glycomics
  • Clinical metabolomics and metabolic analyses
  • Protein variant detection
  • Microbiology
  • Imaging
  • On-site technologies
  • New technologies including automation
  • Data Science
  • Cross technology investigations
  • Validation, standardization and quality management
  • Reference methods, materials and measurement services
  • Regulatory aspects in diagnostic applications
  • Mass spectrometry based clinical studies
  • Error sources, risk assessment and patient safety

Types of papers: Reviews, mini-reviews, full papers, short papers (letters, case studies, protocols, application notes), guidelines and best practice documents, tutorials, invited editorials.