Special Issue "High Resolution Mass Spectrometry in Molecular Sciences"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: chemical neuroscience; CNS drug discovery; neurobiochemistry of estrogens; biomedical mass spectrometry; chemical proteomics; omics-driven research in molecular sciences
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
An aspiration for high resolution, accuracy and sensitivity in spectroscopic and spectrometric methods can be paraphrased by the Olympic motto of Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger). Demands for high mass-resolving power and mass-measurement accuracy, as well as for speedy data acquisition, have been the driving forces toward advances of instrumentation that facilitate the pursuit of challenging applications of mass spectrometry. The introduction of the Fourier transform (FT) approach and the development of the high-resolution time-of-flight (TOF) method of ion sorting have enabled a paradigm shift to meet these challenges. FT ion cyclotron resonance (FT-ICR), Orbitrap and TOF instruments are commercially available in many of today’s mass spectrometers and often in “hybrid” configurations that bring them together seamlessly with other analyzers, such as quadrupoles and ion traps within one instrument. They now deliver superior performance to the delight of the broad scientific community—the masses, when one plays with the multiple meanings of the word. In addition to conventional research articles and reviews, this Special Issue (expanded in breadth from an earlier series of IJMS articles devoted to Fourier transform mass spectrometry) also welcomes commentaries, opinions and perspectives on the progress and applications of high-resolution mass spectrometry in broad areas of the molecular sciences.
Prof. Dr. Laszlo Prokai
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- drug discovery
- drug development
- drug metabolism
- Fourier transform
- mass spectrometry
- nucleic acids
- structural biology
- structure elucidation
- tandem mass spectrometry