ASMS Bibliometric Project

Bibliometric Analyses Reveal Patterns of Collaboration between ASMS Members

Magnus Palmblad (Leiden University Medical Center) and Nees Jan van Eck (Leiden University)

We have explored the collaborative network of the current American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) membership using bibliometric methods. The analysis shows that in May 2020, 4,643 members are connected in a single, large, co-authorship graph, including the majority of the most published authors in the field of mass spectrometry. The map reveals topographical differences between university groups and national laboratories, and that the co-authors with the strongest links have long worked together at the same location. We have collected and summarized information on the geographical distribution of members, showing a high coverage of active researchers in North America and Western Europe. Looking at research fields, we could also identify a number of new or ‘hot’ topics among ASMS members.

Read the JASMS article describing the Bibliometric Project.

Instructions on How-To Use the Bibiliometric Resource

Collaborative Co-Author Network Map: Go to *

Research Topics Map: Go to *

 * Latest version of Java is required

  • Go to
  • Download and install Java.
  • Click on either of the two map links to download the map files.
  • Both files are executable so your browser will alert you that the file could be potentially harmful.
  • Open and run the file.
  •  You will get a message saying that is being downloaded.
  • Then you will get a message asking if you want to run
  • Click Run.