The Mass Spectrometry society of Japan - The 68th Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry, Japan

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 end of March.
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. Registration ID (you will receive it just after your on-line conference registration) and your e-mail address.
  2. Contact information (of the presenting author): name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
  3. Title of the paper, name of institution(s), names of all authors
  4. Short abstract (max 200 words): details
  5. Type of presentation (Oral or Poster)
  6. Sessions to which you would like to submit your paper: list of sessions.
  7. Would you like to apply "Best Presentation Award (see below)"? (Yes or No)
  8. Manuscript for the Book of Abstracts: details

Deadline: 5:00 pm, Friday, February 26, 2021 (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. 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 April 30, 2021.

Best Presentation Award

The organizing committee will award young scientists the "Best Presentation Prize" for their outstanding oral or poster presentations. Applicants should be MSSJ members under 35 years old as of April 1, 2021. Presentations applied to this award will be reviewed by the organizing committee at the conference. 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.

Presentation Guidelines

Oral Presentations

Plenary lecture: 50 min (incl. introduction and questions)
Award lecture: 20 min (incl. introduction)
Keynote lecture: 20 min or 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)

You will give your presentation using Zoom. The organization committee will check your video and sound before each session, you have to enter your session room before 30 min of session start.
We recommend you to use wired network, not WiFi for keeping seamless presentation. We also recommend using a private room to avoid noise and feedback from other attendees PC.
Connection test We will have set the period for connection test and will announce URL and dates later.

Poster sessions

On this conference, poster session will be carried out using presentation video streaming and discussion session (Poster Core time). Please prepare your own presentation slides and additional materials for post core time.

Video Streaming:
Video streaming will be released one week before the conference and at the same time, the chat box will start accepting questions. You can reply questions via Chat box or discussion session.

Video upload deadline: May 6 (See “How to make your presentation video”)
Streaming period: May 12 - May 23

Poster Core time:
Poster Core time is scheduled as below.

Odd number 10:00 - 11:00(JST), May 21
Even number 11:00 - 12:00(JST), May 21

All presenters are required to enter the room at 9:30 to check the connection.
Please prepare presentation slides and supplementary materials for a smooth discussion.

How to make your presentation video:
You can upload your presentation video from "Registration & Paper Submission" menu.
The deadline for uploading is 5pm Japan Standard Time (JST) on May 6.
Presentation videos should be created in PowerPoint, keynote, zoom, etc. and converted to MP4 format for uploading. We will announce how to make and upload your presentation video later.

Connection test:
We will have set the period for connection test and will announce URL and dates later.