Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

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Impact Factor: 2.509

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 13/43 (Spectroscopy); 28/75 (Chemistry Analytical); 34/75 (BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH METHODS)

Online ISSN: 1097-0231

Celebrating 25 Years of RCM


2011 saw the celebration of twenty-five years of Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. Read below 25 award winning and highly cited papers during this period:

Nobel Prize Winning Paper
Protein and polymer analysis up to m/z 100.000 by laser ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Koichi Tanaka, Hiroaki Waki, Yutaka Ido, Satoshi Akita, Yoshikazu Yoshida and Tamio Yoshida, Volume 2, Issue 8, pages 151–153, August 1988

Beynon Prize Winning Papers

Pulsed radio frequency glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometry for molecular depth profiling of polymer-based films.
Nunzio Tuccitto, Lara Lobo, Agnes Tempex, Ivan Delfanti, Patrick Chapon, Stela Canulescu, Nerea Bordel, Johann Michler and Antonino Licciardell (23: 5 pages 49-556)

Use of Different Proteases working in Acidic Conditions to Improve Sequence Coverage and Resolution in H/D Exchange of Large Proteins
Laetitia Cravello, David Lascoux and Eric Forest, Volume 17, Issue 21, pages 2387–2393, 15 November 2003

Targeted lipidomics using electron capture atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry
Seon Hwa Lee, Michelle V. Williams, Raymond N. DuBois and Ian A. Blair, Volume 17, Issue 19, pages 2168–2176, 15 October 2003

Photoelectron resonance capture ionization mass spectrometry: a soft ionization source for mass spectrometry of particle-phase organic compounds
Brian W. LaFranchi, James Zahardis and Giuseppe A. Petrucci, Volume 18, Issue 21, pages 2517–2521, 15 November 2004

Characterisation of intact recombinant human erythropoietins applied in doping by means of planar gel electrophoretic techniques and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation linear time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Gerald Stübiger, Martina Marchetti, Marietta Nagano, Christian Reichel, Günter Gmeiner and Günter Allmaier, Volume 19, Issue 5, pages 728–742, 15 March 2005

Combined infrared multiphoton dissociation and electron-capture dissociation using co-linear and overlapping beams in Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry
Romulus Mihalca, Yuri E. M. van der Burgt, Liam A. McDonnell, Marc Duursma, Iliya Cerjak, Albert J. R. Heck and Ron M. A. Heeren, Volume 20, Issue 12, pages 1838–1844, 30 June 2006

Design and performance of an atmospheric pressure ion mobility Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer
Xiaoting Tang, James E. Bruce and Herbert H. Hill Jr, Volume 21, Issue 7, pages 1115–1122, 15 April 2007

Quantification of human insulin-like growth factor-1 and qualitative detection of its analogues in plasma using liquid chromatography/electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry
Michael Bredehöft, Wilhelm Schänzer and Mario Thevis, Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 477–485, 28 February 2008

Pulsed radiofrequency glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometry for molecular depth profiling of polymer-based films
Agnés Tempez, Ivan Delfanti, Patrick Chapon, Stela Canulescu, Nerea Bordel, Johann Michler and Antonino Licciardello, Volume 23, Issue 5, pages 549–556, 15 March 2009

Top Cited Papers
New desorption strategies for the mass spectrometric analysis of macromolecules
T. William Hutchens, Tai-Tung Yip, Volume 7, Issue 7, pages 576–580, July 1993

Delayed extraction matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry
M. L. Vestal, P. Juhasz, S. A. Martin, Volume 9, Issue 11, pages 1044–1050, 1995

The effects of sample preparation methods on the variability of the electrospray ionization response for model drug compounds
Ryan Bonfiglio, Richard C. King, Timothy V. Olah, Kara Merkle, Volume 13, Issue 12, pages 1175–1185, 30 June 1999

Rapid 'de novo' peptide sequencing by a combination of nanoelectrospray, isotopic labeling and a quadrupole/time-of-flight mass spectrometer
Andrej Shevchenko, Igor Chernushevich, Werner Ens, Kenneth G. Standing, Bruce Thomson, Matthias Wilm, Matthias Mann, Volume 11, Issue 9, pages 1015–1024, 15 June 1997

An electrospray-ionization mass spectrometer with new features
Swapan K. Chowdhury, Viswanatham Katta, Brian T. Chait, Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 81–87, March 1990

High sensitivity collisionally-activated decomposition tandem mass spectrometry on a novel quadrupole/orthogonal-acceleration time-of-flight mass spectrometer
Howard R. Morris, Thanai Paxton, Anne Dell, Jean Langhorne, Matthias Berg, Robert S. Bordoli, John Hoyes, Robert H. Bateman, Volume 10, Issue 8, pages 889–896, 1996

A high-performance modular data system for Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry
Michael W. Senko, Jesse D. Canterbury, Shenheng Guan, Alan G. Marshall, Volume 10, Issue 14, pages 1839–1844, 1996

Delayed extraction improves specificity in database searches by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization peptide maps
Ole N. Jensen, Alexandre Podtelejnikov, Matthias Mann, Volume 10, Issue 11, pages 1371–1378, 1996

Peptide sequencing by matrix-assisted laser-desorption mass spectrometry
Bernhard Spengler, Dieter Kirsch, Raimund Kaufmann, Ernst Jaeger, Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 105–108, February 1992

Matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry of oligonucleotides using 3-hydroxypicolinic acid as an ultraviolet-sensitive matrix
Kuang Jen Wu, Anna Steding, Christopher H. Becker, Volume 7, Issue 2, pages 142–146, February 1993

Mass spectrometric sequencing of linear peptides by product-ion analysis in a reflectron time-of-flight mass spectrometer using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization
R. Kaufmann, B. Spengler, F. Lützenkirchen, Volume 7, Issue 10, pages 902–910, October 1993

Electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance at 9.4 T
Michael W. Senko, Christopher L. Hendrickson, Ljiljana Paša-Tolić, Jarrod A. Marto, Forest M. White, Shenheng Guan, Alan G. Marshall, Volume 10, Issue 14, pages 1824–1828, 1996

Conformational changes in proteins probed by hydrogen-exchange electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry
Viswanatham Katta, Brian T. Chait, Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 214–217, April 1991

Characterization of polymers by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry: Molecular weight estimates in samples of varying polydispersity
Giorgio Montaudo, Maurizio S. Montaudo, Concetto Puglisi, Filippo Samperi, Volume 9, Issue 5, pages 453–460, 1995

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry of nucleic acids with wavelengths in the ultraviolet and infrared
E. Nordhoff, A. Ingendoh, R. Cramer, A. Overberg, B. Stahl, M. Karas, F. Hillenkamp, P. F. Crain, Volume 6, Issue 12, pages 771–776, December 1992

Rapid identification of intact whole bacteria based on spectral patterns using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization with time-of-flight mass spectrometry
R. D. Holland, J. G. Wilkes, F. Rafii, J. B. Sutherland, C. C. Persons, K. J. Voorhees, J. O. Lay Jr., Volume 10, Issue 10, pages 1227–1232, 1996

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