FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 02, 2019

American Chemical Society and American Society for Mass Spectrometry announce publishing partnership

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2019 — The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS Publications) and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) are pleased to announce a new partnership arrangement to publish the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS), a long-established and leading publication in the field of measurement science.

The global reach of ACS Publications will provide enhanced exposure for the journal, a title that has preeminently served the international mass spectrometry community since its inception in 1990. The journal is currently publishing volume 30, and with an Impact Factor of 2.869, is positioned among the highest quality titles for mass spectrometry research.

Under the partnership, JASMS authors and readers will benefit from ACS Publications’ state-of-the-art digital publishing capabilities. As an ACS Publications partner journal, JASMS retains full editorial independence under the governance and oversight of ASMS. ACS Publications will provide its full range of industry-leading publishing and operational expertise, well known to researchers worldwide. The journal will also benefit from ACS’ range of flexible open access publishing options.

JASMS publishes research spanning all aspects of mass spectrometry, including basic and applied areas of scientific inquiry in which mass spectrometry plays a role. The journal’s distinguished editorial team is led by Joseph A. Loo, Ph.D., of the University California, Los Angeles, supported by an exceptional group of associate editors and editorial advisory board members whose range of expertise reflects the breadth of this vibrant field.

“ASMS was seeking a new publishing partner to provide state-of-art technology and editorial support to facilitate the work of our editors and to enhance the experience of authors and readers. ACS was the obvious choice! We wish to thank the ACS team for their consideration of ASMS’ concerns and goals for JASMS. We are enthusiastic about this new chapter for our journal, and ASMS is committed to ACS’ success as our publisher,” says Richard A. Yost, Ph.D., president of ASMS.

“We are excited with this new strategic collaboration between ASMS and ACS Publications, and appreciate ASMS in selecting our Society to help build on the great success achieved by the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry,” says James Milne, Ph.D., senior vice president, Journals Publishing Group at ACS Publications. “Through this strategic partnership, we envisage strong growth in high quality submissions, as well as significantly increased global discoverability, accessibility and readership. Positioning JASMS alongside ACS’ highly regarded and diverse chemistry journals provides significant benefit to researchers in this field, and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship between our two not-for-profit societies.”

Submissions to JASMS will switch to ACS Paragon Plus this fall, with the first issue published under this new partnership appearing online in January 2020. Institutional customers and ASMS member subscribers will receive digital access to JASMS via ACS Publications’ newly redesigned online platform. JASMS legacy archival content will also be made available to authorized users via the ACS platform.

About the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) was formed in 1969 to promote and disseminate knowledge of mass spectrometry and allied topics. ASMS is a non-profit 501 c 3 corporation. Membership includes over 9,000 academic, industrial and governmental scientists involved in research and development. Their interests include advancement of techniques and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, as well as fundamental research in chemistry, geology, forensics, biological sciences and physics. ASMS has a worldwide reputation for outstanding value and service to members. ASMS sponsors the Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics that is attended by 7,000+ scientists. Approximately 3,000 papers are presented as posters and talks. In addition to the Annual Conference, ASMS sponsors other meetings and courses.

About the American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. The Society is a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related information and research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. The Society does not conduct research, but publishes and publicizes peer-reviewed scientific studies. Through its Publications Division, ACS publishes more than 50 peer-reviewed journals and eBooks, including digital archives of legacy scientific research published since the Society’s founding, as well as the industry-leading weekly news periodical, Chemical & Engineering News. ACS journals are among the most cited, most trusted and most read within the scientific literature. Its Publications Division offers high-quality service to authors and readers, including rapid time to publication, cutting-edge web and mobile delivery platforms and comprehensive open-access options. The Society's main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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