Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS) is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of mass spectrometry, including fields of scientific inquiry in which mass spectrometry can play a role.
JASMS was launched in 1990 as a bi-monthly publication with Michael L. Gross as Editor in Chief. In 1993, the publication frequency was increased to monthly. As a service to the community, beginning in 1996, the Journal’s archive of online content 12 months old or older was made freely accessible to all.
Comprehensive in scope, the journal publishes papers on both fundamentals and applications of mass spectrometry. Fundamental subjects include instrumentation principles, design, and demonstration, structures and chemical properties of gas-phase ions, studies of thermodynamic properties, ion spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, mechanisms of ionization, theories of ion fragmentation, cluster ions, and potential energy surfaces.
Papers that report on an application should have as a principal focus the use of mass spectrometry to solve a qualitative or quantitative problem. Application subjects include, but are not limited to, structural elucidation, biopolymer sequencing, development or validation of new methodology, proteomics and other 'omics related research, and environmental and forensic measurements. Papers describing computer applications will be considered.
In addition to full papers, the journal offers Communications, Application Notes, and Accounts and Perspectives.
ASMS members receive print and digital subscriptions. Online access to all JASMS content is available to current ASMS members only.
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