10th Anniversary Best Paper Award

On behalf of the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Peter Meikle, we are pleased to announce the Metabolites 10th Anniversary Best Paper Award 2020.

Papers published in 2018 and 2019 were selected by the Metabolites Editorial Office. The winner nominations were made by a selection committee, which was chaired by the Editor-in-Chief and supported by ten Editorial Board Members. The two top-voted original research papers and one top-voted review paper have won the 2020 Metabolites 10th Anniversary Best Paper Award:

Mind the Gap: Mapping Mass Spectral Databases in Genome-Scale Metabolic Networks Reveals Poorly Covered Areas
Clément Frainay, Emma L. Schymanski, Steffen Neumann, Benjamin Merlet, Reza M. Salek, Fabien Jourdan and Oscar Yanes
Metabolites 2018, 8, 51; doi: 10.3390/metabo8030051
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/8/3/51

Population-Level Analysis to Determine Parameters That Drive Variation in the Plasma Metabolite Profiles
Mahmoud Al-Majdoub, Katharina Herzog, Bledar Daka, Martin Magnusson, Lennart Råstam, Ulf Lindblad and Peter Spégel
Metabolites 2018, 8, 78; doi: 10.3390/metabo8040078
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/8/4/78

Software Tools and Approaches for Compound Identification of LC-MS/MS Data in Metabolomics
Ivana Blaženović, Tobias Kind, Jian Ji and Oliver Fiehn
Metabolites 2018, 8, 31; doi: 10.3390/metabo8020031
Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/8/2/31

We congratulate and thank the authors for having chosen Metabolites to publish their work.

In recognition of their accomplishment, the authors will collectively receive a cash award of 500 CHF, and the privilege of publishing an additional research article or review paper free of charge in open access format in Metabolites after the usual peer-review procedure.

Metabolites 2020 10th Anniversary Best Paper Award

Eligibility and Requirements

– All papers published in Metabolites will be eligible (Both regular and Special Issue submissions).

Past Winners


Oliver Fiehn
NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center, UC Davis Genome Center, University of California paper link: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/8/2/31
Peter Spégel
Centre for Analysis and Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, Lund University, 223 62 Lund, Sweden paper link: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/8/4/78
Oscar Yanes
Metabolomics Platform, IISPV, Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Avinguda Paisos Catalans 26, 43007 Tarragona, Spain paper link: https://www.mdpi.com/2218-1989/8/3/51
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