Mass Spectrometry and Ancillary Techniques: Journals and Publishers

EJMS—European Journal of Mass Spectrometry

HD Science Mass Spectrometry and Chromatography Publications

International Journal of Mass Spectrometry and Ion Processes

Journal of Mass Spectrometry

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry


Mass Spectrometry Bulletin

Mass Spectrometry Reviews

Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry

Spectroscopy Europe

Technology Networks


BMSS guidelines for communicating mass spectrometric data in journal publications:

The type of mass spectrum, such as ionisation technique employed and polarity of ions, should be indicated with allowance made for cationised or anionised molecules.  For example, electrospray data should be given in the form ES+: m/z 195.0 [M + H]+, m/z 217.0 [M + Na]+, or ES-: m/z 193.0 [M - H]-

Where dissociation has occurred, whether as a result of ionisation such as electron ionisation or using CID with tandem mass spectrometry, data can be reported in the form EI: m/z 135.0 (M+., 50%), 120.0 (100), 92.0 (51), 65.0 (45) etc. Relative intensities are in parentheses (% only included once). Product ion assignments may be included in the form m/z 120.0 [M – CH3]+ (100), m/z 92.0 [M - CH3CO]+ (51) etc.
Exact m/z values quoted for identification purposes should be given with the error quoted in ppm, and presented in the form HRMS ES+: m/z 152.0708 corresponds to C8H10NO2 with 1.3 ppm deviation.