About Mass Spectrometry

Aims and Scope

Mass Spectrometry publishes papers on a broad range of topics in both fundamentals and applications of mass spectrometry, a science field nourishing an analytical technique that measures the mass of particles or the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles. Mass Spectrometry is owned and published by the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan (MSSJ). It is published on-line in electronic version.

The aim of Mass Spectrometry is to provide new discoveries and studies to the scientific community and to foster young scientists to improve their study and work out their publication.

The scope of the journal is wide, encompassing all aspects of fundamentals and applications. Fundamental subjects includes instrumental principles, design, development and demonstration, mechanisms of ionization, energetics and chemical structures of gas-phase ions, theories of ion fragmentation, cluster ions, and potential energy surfaces. Application subjects include analysis of compounds or substances of biological, chemical, geological and physical interest, but Mass Spectrometry does not prefer application notes of a well-established technology to other related compounds or of simple optimization.

Editorial Board


Toshifumi Takao
Osaka University, Japan

Managing Editor

Shuichi Shimma
Osaka University, Japan

Associate Editors

Satoko Akashi
Yokohama City University, Japan
Takeshi Bamba
Kyushu University, Japan
Jentaie Shiea
National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Michisato Toyoda
Osaka University, Japan

Editorial Board

Ryuichi Arakawa
Kansai University, Japan
Yuji Arita
Fukui University, Japan
Takafumi Hirata
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yasushi Ishihama
Kyoto University, Japan
Hideya Kawasaki
Kansai University, Japan
Nana Kawasaki
Yokohama City University, Japan
Nariyasu Mano
Tohoku University, Japan
Teruyuki Maruoka
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Fumio Matsuda
Osaka University, Japan
Masahiro Miyashita
Kyoto University, Japan
Hiroaki Sato
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
Mitsuo Takayama
Yokohama City University, Japan
Takae Takeuchi
Nara Women’s University, Japan
Susumu Uchiyama
Osaka University, Japan
Yoshinao Wada
Osaka MCH Research Institute, Japan
Tohru Yamagaki
Bioorganic Research Institute, Suntory Foundation for Life Sciences, Japan
Atsushi Yamamoto
Tottori University of Environmental Studies, Japan
Ken-ichi Yoshino
Kobe University, Japan

Senior Editorial Advisory Board

Koichi Tanaka
Shimadzu Co., Japan
Richard M. Caprioli
Vanderbilt University, USA
R. Graham Cooks
Purdue University, USA
Catherine Fenselau
University of Maryland, USA
Gary L. Glish
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Michael Gross
Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Fred W. McLafferty
Cornell University, USA