Overcoming the challenges of implementing high value tests in the clinical lab


Editor Resources

MSACL Reviewer Database

MSACL has a curated list of people who have expressed interest in reviewing manuscripts. Follow the link below and then at the bottom of the page there is a button that says "Admin Detail". You need to enter a passcode in the text box to the right of the button and then click the button. Obtain passcode from [email protected]
Go HERE to view additional reviewers by topic.

JMSACL Editorial Workflow

StepActionActorDuration (days)
1Submission to JMSACLAuthor0
2Forward to Editor-in-ChiefAutomated0
3Forward to Handling EditorEditor-in-Chief1-3
4Select & Assign ReviewersEditor1-14
5Interaction between Reviewers and Authors, managed by EditorEditor / Authors / Reviewers15-45
6Assemble ReviewsEditor1-4
7Send Recommendation to Editor-in-ChiefEditor1
8Notify Author of Acceptance StatusEditor-in-Chief1-2
9Forward Accepted Manuscripts to Managing Editor for Copy Editing (Polishing)Editor-in-Chief1-2
10Copy Edit ProofManaging Editor1-10
11Forward to Editor-in-ChiefManaging Editor1
12Forward to Author for Review of Copy EditsEditor-in-Chief1
13Review Copy EditsAuthor1-7
14Repeat Copy Edit Cycle as requested by Managing Editor0-14
15Send to ProductionEditor-in-Chief1-4

Clinical Mass Spectrometry (Historical Reference)

Clinical Mass Spectrometry Scopus Citation Details

Impact Factor at name change : 1.172

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Impact Factor and Journal Name Change

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Editage : How Impact Factor is Calculated after a Journal Name Change

The Effect of Journal Title Changes on Impact Factors (PDF)

Article Review Types

Review articles are typically invited, but they may be submitted unsolicited. Reviews are intended to provide either an overview (e.g., mini-review and graphical review) or comprehensive coverage (e.g., full review) of a topic, including potential future directions. The use of illustrative figures and/or tables is encouraged.

Full Review: Abstract required. May be free-form or structured (e.g., Background, Content, and Summary), but must be limited to 250 words. The main text length should be around 2,500 - 5,000 words. Supplemental data permitted.

Mini-Review: No abstract required, but if desired by the author, free form is recommended; limit to 250 words. The main text length should be around 1,000 - 2,500 words. Supplemental data permitted.



Graphical Review: Abstract required. May be free-form or structured (e.g., Background, Content, and Summary), but must be limited to 250 words. Ideally, Graphical reviews summarize schematically key concepts, established and novel ideas in developments to improve clinical lab analysis which will be accessible to a broad audience and freely downloaded as PowerPoint slides for use in teaching or conference presentations.
View PDF of An Introduction to the Graphical Overview here.

Short URLs

jmsacl.org → Elsevier JMSACL Webpage

jmsaclem.org → Elsevier JMSACL Editorial Manager