Mass Matters

The BMSS newsletter, Mass Matters, is published about three times per year. Full of society and community news, scientific articles, important diary dates, this is an exciting way to keep up with the British mass spectrometry community.

We have published a newsletter for many years as a means to keep the community informed.   It has taken various guises over the years and is now produced by the current BMSS Publicity Officer and Mass Matters editor, Jonathan Jones.  Should you wish to be more involved with Mass Matters or please contact Jon by e-mail:


Contributing articles for Mass Matters:

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, there are only two editions of Mass Matters planned for 2020. The deadlines for 2020 edition of Mass Matters will be:

  • 1st May for June circulation
  • 1st September for October circulation


Recieve your own copy:

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, from June 2020, all members of the British Mass Spectrometry Society will receive Mass Matters as a PDF via email. Members will also be able to download a copy from the resources section at the bottom of this webpage. We will be discussing moving to a fully digital distribution at the September 2020 committee meeting and invite comments from the membership. Please email your thoughts to:

For details on how to join the British Mass Spectrometry Society and start accessing your Mass Matters please follow membership information.


Advertising in Mass Matters:

The BMSS Advertising Policy contains pertinent information for advertising opportunities in Mass Matters and other BMSS publications, such as the website. Please click here for further information.


Current Edition:

Now in print, 91st Edition of Mass Matters!


  • Editor’s Letter
  • Chair’s Report
  • Papers: Hot of the Press
  • Career Spotlights
    • Demo Chemist
    • Characterization of biopharmaceuticals
    • Extractable &Leachable
    • Analytical Scientist in R&D
    • Instrument Marketing
    • Expert in Agrochemicals
  • Getting the most out of your membership
  • Conference Reports
  • Interview with Dame Prof. Carol Robinson
  • Travel Grants
  • How to make your presentation accessible