Review and Notification Process for Abstracts

Notifications were sent on Thurs, March 5, 2020. Sender is This is the same sender for all other ASMS transactions (membership dues receipt, registration receipt, abstract submission receipt.) If you have not already done so, please white list this sender (

After notifications are sent the ASMS begins work on assembling the final program for Houston. April 30 is now the deadline for withdrawal or any minor changes can be accepted by the office. Please send requests to brent[at] 

May 8 is now the date targeted for the public availability of the final program for Houston. This will be available to all via the Online Planner. 

Please note the 68th ASMS Conference is planned as scheduled. We encourage all to proceed with their plans to attend as we continue to work on creating another great conference for the mass spectrometry community. Read our statement on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Criteria for Abstract Acceptance

The ASMS Program Committee will meet to review abstracts. Abstracts must meet the following criteria: 
  1. The results presented in each abstract should add something new to our base of knowledge in mass spectrometry. The novel aspect of your work is an important consideration during abstract review.
  2. The abstract should include sufficient results to properly represent the experiments that will be presented.
  3. There must be a fundamental difference between each of the abstracts submitted from a research group. The same results may not appear in multiple presentations.
  4. Each attendee can be the presenting author on only one abstract (although an individual may be listed as a co-author on multiple abstracts).
  5. Abstracts with substantial commercial content will not be accepted.
  6. Failure to disclose information, such as the ID of compounds, is not acceptable.