Special Issue "New Frontier in Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Metabolomics and Lipidomics"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Metabolomic Profiling Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Shuichi Shimma
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Guest Editor
Department of Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Interests: mass spectrometry imaging; metabolomics; target and nontarget analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the first report in 1997, mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) has been applied in various fields, including medicine and basic biology, due to the development of techniques for sample preparation, analysis, and informatics for data processing; it is no exaggeration to say that it has become one of the main fields of molecular imaging. This Special Issue provides an overview of current MSI, including basic and applied research on sample preparation methods for MSI in metabolomics and lipidomics and new measurement methods using state-of-the-art instruments. Therefore, it will cover applied studies conducting MSI on various samples such as human, animal, and cultured cells, as well as bacteria; this can be in the context of, but is not limited to, the application of metabolomics and lipidomics methods in medicine or biotechnology, data mining methods based on nontargeted analytical data, and high-sensitivity quantitative methods in MSI. Manuscripts addressing other relevant and challenging problems are also strongly encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Shuichi Shimma
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • metabolomics
  • lipidomics
  • medical and biological applications
  • sample preparation
  • target analysis
  • nontarget analysis
  • data mining

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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