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Announcement of Prearranged-Editor Process

Mass Spectrometry will be launching a new peer-review process (referred to as a prearranged-editor (PE)) starting in July, 2019.
Authors who wish to use this PE process may find the following guidelines useful.

The PE, who is capable of providing an authoritative and objective scientific assessment of your paper and of offering constructive, critical comments on it, shall act as the sole referee and the person-in-charge of the paper being submitted for publication in Mass Spectrometry. All members of the Editorial Board listed on Mass Spectrometry will obviously be acceptable as a PE. In submitting a paper via online submission system at, you will first be asked if you plan to use the PE process. If you plan to use this process, you may then select an appropriate PE from the list.
Before this proceeding, the author(s) are strongly recommended to get a consent for the reviewing from the PE. If the PE agrees to accept the task of reviewing your paper, and will then contact you with information on whether the paper will need to be revised or modified. After completion of the revision that is requested from the PE, the author(s) may upload the final version of the paper via the system. The PE must not be a co-author on the manuscript, and none of the authors listed on the paper must be in the same laboratory as the PE.
The Editor-in-Chief or Associate editors of Mass Spectrometry will then make a final decision on the paper, taking into account the recommendation from the PE. In cases where the PE listed on Mass Spectrometry is not available, the author will be requested to submit the paper by the regular submission process.

List of prearranged editors

Latest Issue

Latest Issue

Vol. 9 (2020)

Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Histone H3 Isolated from in-Vitro Reconstituted and Acetylated Nucleosome Core Particle (Original Article)
Kazumi Saikusa, Haruna Hidaka, Shunsuke Izumi, and Satoko Akashi
Metabolic Visualization Reveals the Distinct Distribution of Sugars and Amino Acids in Rice Koji (Original Article)
Adinda Putri Wisman, Yoshihiro Tamada, Shuji Hirohata, Eiichiro Fukusaki, and Shuichi Shimma
Selective Extraction of a Monoisotopic Ion While Keeping the Other Ions in Flight on a Multi-Turn Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (Technical Report)
Toshinobu Hondo, Hiroshi Kobayashi, and Michisato Toyoda
Practical Protocol for Making Calibration Curves for Direct and Sensitive Quantitative LC Orbitrap-MS of Large Neuropeptides (Technical Report)
Tohru Yamagaki and Takashi Yamazaki
Quantitative Visualization of Lanthanum Accumulation in Lanthanum Carbonate-Administered Human Stomach Tissues Using Mass Spectrometry Imaging (Original Article)
Shuichi Shimma, Yoshiki Makino, Kazuto Kojima, and Takafumi Hirata
Analytical Capability of High-Time Resolution-Multiple Collector-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry for the Elemental and Isotopic Analysis of Metal Nanoparticles (Original Article)
Takafumi Hirata, Shuji Yamashita, Mirai Ishida, and Toshihiro Suzuki
Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry to Detect Diagnostic Glycopeptide Markers of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (Original Article)
Yoshinao Wada
Temperature-Resolved Proton Transfer Reactions of Biomolecular Ions (Review)
Shinji Nonose
Mass Spectrometry-Based Discovery of in vitro Kinome Substrates (Review)
Naoyuki Sugiyama
Analysis of Serotonin in Human Feces Using Solid Phase Extraction and Column-Switching LC-MS/MS (Original Article)
Yukiko Hirabayashi, Kiminori Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Sonehara, Daisuke Suzuki, Satoru Hanzawa, Yu Shimizu, Tomoyasu Aizawa, Koshi Nakamura, Akiko Tamakoshi, and Tokiyoshi Ayabe
An Analytical System for Single-Cell Metabolomics of Typical Mammalian Cells Based on Highly Sensitive Nano-Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (Original Article)
Kohta Nakatani, Yoshihiro Izumi, Kosuke Hata, and Takeshi Bamba
Kendrick Analysis and Complex Isotopic Patterns: A Case Study of the Compositional Analysis of Pristine and Heated Polybrominated Flame Retardants by High-Resolution MALDI Mass Spectrometry (Technical Report)
Sayaka Nakamura, Hiroaki Sato, and Thierry N. J. Fouquet