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 and in the Journal of Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan afterwards.

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


Yoshinao Wada
Osaka MCH Research Institute, Japan

Editorial Board

Mitsuo Takayama
Yokohoama City University, Japan
Michisato Toyoda
Osaka University, Japan
Jentaie Shiea
National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

Editorial Advisory Board

Satoko Akashi
Yokohoama City University, Japan
Ryuichi Arakawa
Kansai University, Japan
Takeshi Bamba
Osaka University, Japan
Shigeo Hayakawa
Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
Kenzo Hiraoka
Yamanashi University, Japan
Shizuyo Horiyama
Mukogawa Womens' University, Japan
Yasushi Ishihama
Kyoto University, Japan
Tomoya Kinumi
AIST, Japan
Tsutomu Masujima
Hiroshima University, Japan
Jiro Matsuo
Kyoto University, Japan
Masahiro Miyashita
Kyoto University, Japan
Yasuhide Naito
Graduate School for the Creation of New Photonics Industries, Japan
Takemichi Nakamura
RIKEN, Japan
Toyofumi Nakanishi
Osaka Medical College, Japan
Takaaki Nishioka
NAIST, Japan
Hiroshi Nonami
Ehime University, Japan
Yoshiya Oda
Eisai Co., Japan
Masataka Ohkubo
AIST, Japan
Mitsutoshi Setou
Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan
Shuichi Shimma
Osaka University, Japan
Ryo Taguchi
Chubu University, Japan
Toshifumi Takao
Osaka University, Japan
Takae Takeuchi
Nara Womens' University, Japan
Tohru Yamagaki
SUNTORY Institute for Bioorganic Research, Japan
Kentaro Yamaguchi
Tokushima Bunri University, Japan
Hiroshi Yamaoka
Osaka Prefecture 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