Journal History

2011 The inaugural issue was released. Metabolites was published as a quarterly journal.
2014 Metabolites was indexed in PubMed - NCBI.
2015 Metabolites was indexed in Scopus - Elsevier.
2016 The 1st International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics, sponsored by Metabolites, was held.
2017 Metabolites announced the first edition of the Travel Award.
Metabolites established the following section:
  • Thematic Reviews.
The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics, sponsored by Metabolites, was held.
Inaugural physical Editorial Board Meeting was held in Brisbane, Australia.
Metabolites sponsored Metabolomics 2017.
2018 Metabolites was indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) - Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics).
The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Metabolomics, sponsored by Metabolites, was held.
Metabolites announced the first edition of the Best Paper Award.
Physical board meeting was held in Seattle, WA, USA.
2019 Metabolites received its first Impact Factor (3.303).
The Metabolomics Society (MetSoc) became an affiliated society of Metabolites.
Physical board meeting was held in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Metabolites established the following sections: 
  • Cell Metabolism;
  • Lipid Metabolism;
  • Nutrition and Metabolism;
  • Integrative Metabolomics;
  • Pharmacology and Drug Metabolism;
  • Microbiology and Ecological Metabolomics;
  • Plant Science was renamed as Plant Metabolomics;
  • Animal Metabolism;
  • Environmental Science;
  • Metabolomic Profiling Technology;
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analysis;
  • Endocrinology and Clinical Metabolic Research;
  • Frontiers in Metabolomics.
2020 Metabolites received an Impact Factor of 4.097 for the year 2019.
Metabolites started the Reviewer Board and Topic Board projects.
Metabolites published its 1,000th paper.
Metabolites announced the Young Investigator Award 2020Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2020 and 10th Anniversary Best Paper Awards.
2021 Metabolites received the new Impact Factor (4.932), ranked 94/295 (Q2) in "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology".
2022 Metabolites received the new Impact Factor (5.581), ranked 90/296 (Q2) in "Biochemistry & Molecular Biology".
  • Plant Metabolomics was renamed as Plant Metabolism.
  • Food Science was renamed as Food Metabolomics.
  • Environmental Science was renamed as Environmental Metabolomics.
2023
  • Frontiers in Metabolomics was renamed as Advances in Metabolomics.

Editor-in-Chief

2011–2021 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Peter Meikle
2022–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Markus R. Meyer

Section Editor-in-Chief

2017–2020 Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Devin Benheim for the Section on Thematic Reviews
2020–2021 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michael Stoskopf for the Section on Microbiology and Ecological Metabolomics
2021–2023 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Manfredi Rizzo for the Section on Lipid Metabolism
Section Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Jose Lorenzo Rodriguez for the Section on Food Metabolomics
2022–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Maciej Banach for the Section on Endocrinology and Clinical Metabolic Research
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. James McCullagh for the Section on Cell Metabolism
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Cholsoon Jang for the Section on Nutrition and Metabolism
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Sarah Wille for the Section on Pharmacology and Drug Metabolism
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Philippe Soucaille for the Section on Microbiology and Ecological Metabolomics
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Hirokazu Kawagishi for the Section on Plant Metabolism
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Chi Chen for the Section on Animal Metabolism
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. David J. Beale for the Section on Environmental Metabolomics
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Thusitha W. Rupasinghe for the Section on Metabolomic Profiling Technology
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hunter N. B. Moseley for the Section on Bioinformatics and Data Analysis
Section Editors-in-Chief: Dr. Amedeo Lonardo and Prof. Dr. Maciej Banach for the Section on Endocrinology and Clinical Metabolic Research
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Leonardo Tenori for the Section on Advances in Metabolomics
2024–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Reza Salek for the Section on Integrative Metabolomics
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