Call for Papers

Papers in all the fields of mass spectrometry and related topics are welcome to be submitted for oral or poster presentations. You can submit your paper for an oral presentation in one of the sessions. Submitted abstracts are reviewed by the program committee composed of session organizers, and authors will be notified about acceptance/rejection around the begining of April.
Every effort will be made to accommodate your preference in presenting session. However, the program committee reserves the right to schedule a paper as necessary. For example, some of the authors who preferred orals may be asked to move to posters.
Before submitting your abstract, please read the instructions in “How to Submit Your Abstract” and “Manuscript Preparation for the Book of Abstracts” sections.

How to Submit Your Abstract
You are encouraged to submit abstract on-line. You need to register for the conference, before making an on-line abstract submission. We assume the presenting author is submitting his/her own abstract.
You can freely edit, modify or withdraw your abstract before the deadline of on-line paper submission.

On-line paper submission
You can submit your abstract from “Registration & Paper Submission” menu. Fill all information according to the instructions:

You need :
  1. A. Registration ID (you will receive it just after your on-line conference registration) and your e-mail address.
  2. B. Contact information (of the presenting author): name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  3. C. Title of the paper, name of institution(s), names of all authors
  4. D. Short abstract (max 200 words): details
  5. E. Type of presentation (Oral or Poster)
  6. F. Sessions to which you would like to submit your paper: list of sessions.
  7. G. Would you like to apply "Best Presentation Award (see below)"? (Yes or No)
  8. H. Manuscript for the Book of Abstracts: details
Deadline: 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 17, 2016 (Japan standard time)
No further editing and/or withdrawal is allowed after the deadline.

We strongly recommend the use of on-line paper submission for your convenience. However, if you are unable to use the on-line submission for some reason, contact the organizing committee as soon as possible. Off-line solutions may not be available when the deadline is getting very close.

Manuscript Preparation for the Book of Abstracts
We accept a PDF file for abstract submission. Follow the detailed instructions in the sample/template file downloaded from the link below. The actual Book of Abstracts will be printed in "A4 page size" in black and white. You can freely edit, modify, and replace your abstract before the deadline of on-line paper submission.

Paper size: one A4 page in portrait layout
Size of the file: 3 Mbytes or smaller
Sample with instructions: PDF file (Adobe Reader required)
Template: Microsoft Word document file (Microsoft Word required)

Instructions for preparing PDF files
Prepare your manuscript using a template file in Microsoft Word document format (.doc or docx.) and convert it to a PDF format for uploading. To ensure that the electronic version matches the print version, all fonts used must be embedded within a PDF file. To embed the fonts, select the Press Quality option in Adobe Acrobat. In Microsoft Word 2007 or later, select the ISO 19005-1 compliant (PDF/A) option after selecting PDF in the Save As menu. If the fonts are not embedded, your manuscript may not print correctly. If you are not sure about font embedding, ask someone around you or contact to the Help Desk.

Short Abstract
The length should be 200 words or less. No figures and tables are allowed. Use standard characters only. However, a few HTML tags and Greek letters may be used as shown in the Instructions on Special Characters. The short abstracts will be posted on the conference web site with the final program after the publication date of the Book of Abstracts. Please confirm the appearance of your tags and special characters on the final confirmation screen of the on-line paper submission.

Publication of the Book of Abstracts
The Book of Abstracts will be published by MSSJ on May 9, 2016.

Best Presentation Award
The organizing committee will award young scientists the "Best Presentation Prize" for their outstanding oral or poster presentations. Presentations applied to this award will be reviewed by the organizing committee at the conference. The organizing committee will award 9 best presentations (3 first prizes and 6 second prizes). The first prize winners will be asked to submit a paper (original or review) to Mass Spectrometry published by MSSJ. If you would like to apply to this award, please select "Yes" in the field of "Best Presentation Award" of the submission form. Authors of oral presentations can apply this award, but you must make a poster presentation concurrently.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations
Plenary lecture: 50 min (incl. introduction and questions)
Award lecture: 20 min (incl. introduction)
Keynote lecture: 40 min (incl. introduction and questions)
Young researchers' session: 15 min (incl. 3 min for questions)
Other oral presentation: 20 min (incl. 5 min for questions)

The organizing committee recommends the speakers to use their own laptop computers with an analog VGA (mini D-SUB 15pin) connector for data projection, to avoid trouble due to incompatibility. Please bring the AC power adaptor for your computer. A VGA cable is prepared for use. Make sure to test your data projection in the session room during the break time just before your session.
Please turn off sleep-mode and screen saver of your computer prior to your presentation. The computer must be kept alive and AC power supplied throughout the session, to avoid any trouble.

Poster Presentations
Poster board size is 180 cm wide and 210 cm high. Please provide your own supplies, including pushpins and Velcro Tape, to mount your poster. Posters must be in place on the scheduled day (the poster number is indicated at the top of the board).
  Wednesday, May 18: 9:00-17:00
  Thursday, May 19: 9:00-17:00
  Friday, May 20: 9:00-15:00
Poster Attendance
Presenters should attend their posters 11:05-12:05 (odd number posters) and 13:15-14:15 (even number posters) of the scheduled day.