The Journal of Proteome Research will publish its ninth annual Special Issue dedicated to highlighting the progress made on the HUPO Human Proteome Project (HPP). Since 2013, these Special Issues have captured incredibly important discoveries in the field, publishing over 250 articles that have collectively received over 5,000 citations. The Special Issue considers research papers encompassing both the Chromosome-Centric Human Proteome Project (C-HPP) and the Biology and Disease Human Proteome Project (B/D-HPP), as well from the Resource Pillars (Antibody, MS, Pathology, and Knowledgebase), and short definitive reports, submitted in the Letters format, on the discovery of a Missing Protein(s). To be considered, the missing protein(s) must meet the Guidelines v 3.0 and be cast in the context of the HPP and biological setting in which they were discovered.
Manuscripts must be submitted by 30th June, 2021 to be considered for this Special Issue. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the ACS Paragon Plus Environment online submission system. Specify in the authors’ cover letter that the manuscript is intended for the HPP Special Issue.
Editorial triage will determine whether manuscripts are appropriate for the HPP Special Issue, fulfill the HPP
Guidelines 3.0 (2019-10-15) checklist and protein evidence based on the 2021-02-18 neXtprot (https://www.nextprot.org/about/protein-existence) release to be considered for publication. The completed checklist must be included with the cover letter. The full MS data submission to ProteomeXchange must also be completed prior to initial submission, and the PXD number provided in the abstract. Nonconforming papers will be returned unreviewed. All relevant papers will go through full peer review. On acceptance papers will go online and be available in time for HUPO-2021. Due to the publication schedule, only papers that are accepted by September 31, 2021 will be published in the December 2021 HPP Special Issue. Papers requiring more time for revision or falling outside of the scope of the Special Issue will be published in regular issues of the Journal.