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Mass Spectrometry Letters publishes several types of articles: letter, technical note, article, review, and tutorial.
Review. A comprehensive overview on a topic in
mass spectrometry. There is no restriction in length.
Article. A full-length article presenting
important new research results. The length of the articles should not exceed
ten printed pages.
Technical note. A short description of a novel apparatus
of technique. The length of technical notes should not exceed three printed
Letter. A short report on any subject in mass spectrometry, requiring urgency,
timeliness, and scientific significance. The length of letters should not
exceed four printed pages.
Tutorial. A tutorial is an educational exposition covering recent trends and basic knowledge in mass spectrometry. There is no restriction in length
All manuscripts for publication in Mass Spectrometry Letters, except review and tutorial, should include Title, Authors, Abstract, Introduction, Experimental section, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgments, and References.
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