Submit your manuscript by September 15, 2023.

JASMS Call for Papers

Membrane proteins make up over half of current drug targets, making them an especially important subject for both academic and pharmaceutical research. Because these proteins are inherently insoluble in aqueous solvents and require the presence of lipids or detergents to remain soluble, their analysis by mass spectrometry is challenging. However, over the past 10 to 15 years, substantial progress has been made in overcoming these hurdles. The 33rd American Society for Mass Spectrometry Sanibel Conference held in January 2023 was dedicated to the recent advances in analyzing membrane proteins using a broad range of mass spectrometry-based approaches.

This Special Focus Issue, Membrane Proteins and their Complexes, from the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS) will highlight mass spectrometry applications and novel methods for membrane protein analysis, including applications to structure, biophysics, expression levels, cellular localization, interactions, and function.

For readers, this Special Focus Issue will be an easily identifiable source of high-quality papers. For authors, it will provide increased visibility for the latest in membrane protein analysis using a broad range of mass spectrometry-based approaches.

The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2023.


Prof. Vicki Wysocki, Ohio State University, USA

Associate Editor

Prof. Jennifer Brodbelt, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Submission Instructions

This Special Focus Issue is open for all authors; attendance at the 2023 Sanibel Conference is not required for inclusion in this Special Focus Issue. Focus manuscripts publish ASAP and in-issue as they are ready, and then, once all designated papers have been published, they will be compiled into an online collection.

To submit your manuscript, please visit the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry website. Please follow the normal procedures for manuscript submission, and when in the ACS Paragon Plus submission site, select the Special Focus Issue of "Membrane Proteins and their Complexes.” All manuscripts will undergo rigorous peer review. For additional submission instructions, please see the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Author Guidelines.

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