The ISIMS Journal


Dear friends of ion mobility spectrometry!


The International Journal of Ion Mobility Spectrometry (Springer) presents exciting research in 4 issues every year, and I am sure, that all of you are reading it with great interest. However, the journal suffers from a lack of manuscripts for quite a while. As a consequence, we still could not succeed in gaining an official impact factor (IF). On the other hand, I believe, we would attract the submission of many more articles if we had an IF.

In order to promote the journal and to reach the required 40+ peer reviewed articles a year, the board of directors of the ISIMS decided to give US$120 discount - on the next conference fee for one of the authors of each article published during the year with a deadline of June 1st, 2018 for the conference in Calgary.

Please use this opportunity to submit your research to the journal, take advantage of the conference fee discount and help your IMS journal acquire an official impact factor:


Yours sincerely,


Wolfgang Vautz

President of the ISIMS


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Call for papers for International Journal of Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Planned (Special) Issues:

Topic Submission Deadline    Planned for Issue
Medical and Biological Applications of IMS    End of October 2013 1/2014
Process Analysis and IMS End of January 2014 2/2014
Metabolomics End of April 2014 3/2014
Signal Processing End of July 2014 4/2014
Planned (Special) Issues
Ion Chemistry
IMS User Meeting Berlin
Inlet Systems
Computational Processing in IMS
Mobility of aerosols and bacterial viruses
Theory of IMS