The Ron Hites Award recognises annually an exemplary paper published in the previous two volumes of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS). The award recognises a high quality presentation of outstanding original research. The award is named in honour of Professor Ron Hites of Indiana University, who led the creation of JASMS in 1988 while serving as president of ASMS.
The winning manuscript is selected by a confidential committee. Selection is based on the committee’s judgement of each paper’s innovative aspects, technical quality, likely stimulation of future research, likely impact on future applications and quality of presentation. Manuscript citations and impact factor may also be considered but are not the major determinants of selection.
The 2017 Award recognises Thomas Rizzo, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and co-authors for their paper “Infrared Spectroscopy of Mobility-Selected H+-Gly-Pro-Gly-Gly (GPGG)”.