Editor-in-Chief Call for Nominations

Journal of American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS) is the peer-reviewed journal owned by ASMS and published by the American Chemical Society Publications (ACS Publications). The journal has a circulation of approximately 7,500 ASMS members worldwide, plus a strong presence in libraries and institutions through publishing consortia managed by ACS Publications. The Editor-in-Chief leads an editorial team consisting of six prestigious Associate Editors and an Editorial Board of 24-36 scientists. The Editor-in-Chief is assisted by an ACS Publications-appointed Managing Editor and editorial support staff.

JASMS is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief for a term to commence officially July 1, 2022.

Criteria for Candidates

  • Excellent and sustained publication record
  • Member of long standing and active participant in ASMS
  • Research active
  • Broad perspective of field
  • Desire and ability to spend time and energy leading and promoting the journal
  • Willingness to relinquish editorial responsibilities in all other journals


  • October 15, 2021: Deadline for nominations
  • January 31, 2022: Completion of selection
  • March 1 – June 30, 2022: Transition overlap with current Editor-in-Chief (up to 4 months)
  • July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2027: Five and ½-year contract of new Editor-in-Chief

Nominations and Self-Nominations

To nominate, please send a one-page description of professional background and interest in becoming Editor-in-Chief to by October 15, 2021. Self-nominations are encouraged.

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Retiring Editor-in-Chief Joseph A. Loo


Joe Loo's service as the second Editor-in-Chief of JASMS began in 2016. His term, ending June 2022, guided JASMS through a publisher transition, growth of the Journal's impact factor, a steady increase in number submissions, among many other contributions. ASMS is grateful for his service!

We are planning a celebration/roast for Joe at the ASMS 2022 conference in Minneapolis.

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