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Mass Spectrometry Lettersopen access


South Korea

Universities and research institutions in South Korea

Subject Area and Category


Korean Society Mass Spectrometry



Publication type



20938950, 22334203





How to publish in this journal


Mass Spectrometry Letters publishes brief letters (maximum length of 4 pages), technical notes, articles, reviews, and tutorials on fundamental research and applications in all areas of mass spectrometry. The manuscripts can be either invited by the editors or submitted directly by authors to the journal editors. Mass Spectrometry Letters topical sections are diverse, covering ion chemistry in a broad sense; gas-phase thermodynamics or kinetics; theory and calculations related with mass spectrometry or ions in vacuum; ion-optics; analytical aspects of mass spectrometry; instrumentations; methodology developments; ionization methods; proteomics and its related research; metabolomics and its related research; bioinformatics; software developments; database development; biological research using mass spectrometry; pharmaceutical research by mass spectrometry; food sciences using mass spectrometry; forensic results using mass spectrometry; environmental mass spectrometry; inorganic mass spectrometry; chromatography-mass spectrometry; tandem mass spectrometry; small molecule research using mass spectrometry; TOF-SIMS, etc. The scope of Mass Spectrometry Letters is not limited to the above-mentioned areas, but includes ever-expanding areas related directly or indirectly to mass spectrometry. Criteria for publication are originality, urgency, and reportable values. Short preliminary or proof-of-concept results, which will be further detailed by the following submission to other journals, are recommended for submission. Join the conversation about this journal

The set of journals have been ranked according to their SJR and divided into four equal groups, four quartiles. Q1 (green) comprises the quarter of the journals with the highest values, Q2 (yellow) the second highest values, Q3 (orange) the third highest values and Q4 (red) the lowest values.

Analytical Chemistry2011Q4
Analytical Chemistry2012Q4
Analytical Chemistry2013Q4
Analytical Chemistry2014Q4
Analytical Chemistry2015Q3
Analytical Chemistry2016Q3
Analytical Chemistry2017Q4
Analytical Chemistry2018Q4
Analytical Chemistry2019Q4
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2011Q4
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2012Q4
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2013Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2014Q4
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2015Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2016Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2017Q4
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2018Q3
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (miscellaneous)2019Q3

The SJR is a size-independent prestige indicator that ranks journals by their 'average prestige per article'. It is based on the idea that 'all citations are not created equal'. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from It measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is.

Citations per document

This indicator counts the number of citations received by documents from a journal and divides them by the total number of documents published in that journal. The chart shows the evolution of the average number of times documents published in a journal in the past two, three and four years have been cited in the current year. The two years line is equivalent to journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters) metric.

Cites per documentYearValue
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20110.222
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20120.375
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20130.571
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20140.240
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20150.663
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20160.483
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20170.494
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20180.442
Cites / Doc. (4 years)20190.488
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20110.222
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20120.375
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20130.571
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20140.258
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20150.683
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20160.446
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20170.500
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20180.485
Cites / Doc. (3 years)20190.467
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20100.000
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20110.222
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20120.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20130.532
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20140.256
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20150.590
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20160.391
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20170.630
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20180.375
Cites / Doc. (2 years)20190.475
Total Cites 

Evolution of the total number of citations and journal's self-citations received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years.
Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal.

Self Cites20100
Self Cites20110
Self Cites20123
Self Cites20133
Self Cites20143
Self Cites20155
Self Cites20163
Self Cites20175
Self Cites20182
Self Cites20197
Total Cites20100
Total Cites20112
Total Cites201212
Total Cites201332
Total Cites201417
Total Cites201543
Total Cites201629
Total Cites201733
Total Cites201832
Total Cites201928
External Cites per Doc 
Cites per Doc

Evolution of the number of total citation per document and external citation per document (i.e. journal self-citations removed) received by a journal's published documents during the three previous years. External citations are calculated by subtracting the number of self-citations from the total number of citations received by the journal’s documents.

External Cites per document20100
External Cites per document20110.222
External Cites per document20120.281
External Cites per document20130.518
External Cites per document20140.212
External Cites per document20150.603
External Cites per document20160.400
External Cites per document20170.424
External Cites per document20180.455
External Cites per document20190.350
Cites per document20100.000
Cites per document20110.222
Cites per document20120.375
Cites per document20130.571
Cites per document20140.258
Cites per document20150.683
Cites per document20160.446
Cites per document20170.500
Cites per document20180.485
Cites per document20190.467
% International Collaboration

International Collaboration accounts for the articles that have been produced by researchers from several countries. The chart shows the ratio of a journal's documents signed by researchers from more than one country; that is including more than one country address.

YearInternational Collaboration
Citable documents 
Non-citable documents

Not every article in a journal is considered primary research and therefore "citable", this chart shows the ratio of a journal's articles including substantial research (research articles, conference papers and reviews) in three year windows vs. those documents other than research articles, reviews and conference papers.

Non-citable documents20100
Non-citable documents20110
Non-citable documents20120
Non-citable documents20130
Non-citable documents20141
Non-citable documents20151
Non-citable documents20163
Non-citable documents20172
Non-citable documents20182
Non-citable documents20190
Citable documents20100
Citable documents20119
Citable documents201232
Citable documents201356
Citable documents201466
Citable documents201563
Citable documents201665
Citable documents201766
Citable documents201866
Citable documents201960
Cited documents 
Uncited documents

Ratio of a journal's items, grouped in three years windows, that have been cited at least once vs. those not cited during the following year.

Uncited documents20100
Uncited documents20117
Uncited documents201225
Uncited documents201334
Uncited documents201454
Uncited documents201537
Uncited documents201651
Uncited documents201746
Uncited documents201845
Uncited documents201938
Cited documents20100
Cited documents20112
Cited documents20127
Cited documents201322
Cited documents201413
Cited documents201527
Cited documents201617
Cited documents201722
Cited documents201823
Cited documents201922
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