Special Issue "Application of Mass Spectrometry Technology in Geochemistry"

A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739). This special issue belongs to the section "Analysis of Energies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nico Ueberschaar
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Guest Editor
Mass Spectrometry Platform, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, 07743 Jena, Germany
Interests: mass spectrometry; small molecules; metabolomics; GC-MS; LC-MS; HRMS; polymer mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Separations journal is currently launching a Special Issue with the title “Application of Mass Spectrometry Technology in Geochemistry”.

Research papers targeting geochemistry involving mass spectrometry have historically mainly focused on element chemistry or allied methods. Since hyphenated analytical mass spectrometry such as GC-(HR)MS or (U)HPLC-(HR)MS has become the standard method in all kinds of -omics, these techniques are still underrepresented in geochemistry and related processes.

This Special Issue aims to stress the significance of LC-MS, GC-MS, and related methods in the field of geochemistry. This Special Issue thus invites contributions such as original research articles, case studies or reviews on the current advances of applying metabolomics methods to geochemistry. Fundamental works dealing with the whole analytical process from sample preparation to data analysis are welcome, as well as applied research presenting novel analytical strategies, method development, and validation, including special applications such as (bio)-geochemical transformations.

Dr. Nico Ueberschaar
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. Separations 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 1800 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.


  • geochemistry
  • analytical chemistry
  • separation
  • small molecules
  • organic composition
  • natural product chemistry
  • liquid chromatography
  • gas chromatography
  • mass spectrometry
  • data analysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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