About the Journal
Focus and Scope
BioMaterials Advances is an Open Access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original papers, review papers and notes about all aspects of the science of biomaterials. A biomaterial is now defined as "A material or a combination of materials intended to interface with biological systems"; it can be originated either from nature or synthesized in the laboratory. The journal aims to be relevant in the broad range of biological, physical and chemical sciences related to the design and engineering of biomaterials and all the disciplines in which they are used.
Peer Review Process
Our journal follow the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
The Editorial Board of each journal will immediately screen all articles submitted for publication in that journal. Those articles which fail to reach the scientific standards of the journal may be declined without further review. Those articles which satisfy the requirements of the Editorial Board will be sent to a maximum of three referees. These are experts in the field who have agreed to provide a rapid assessment of the article. Every effort will be made to provide an editorial decision as to acceptance for publication within 4-6 weeks of submission. Referees may request a revision of the article to be made. In this case, it is generally understood that only one revised version can be considered for a further appraisal under the peer-review system. The Editorial Board of our journal is responsible for the final selection of referees to conduct the peer-review process for that journal. The names of referees will not be made available to authors. However, referees will be informed as to the identity of the authors whose articles are subject to review. All members of the Editorial Board and referees are asked to declare any competing interests they may have in reviewing a manuscript. If on receiving the editorial decision concerning their manuscript authors are not satisfied they are invited to appeal to the Editorial Office. In cases in which this is considered appropriate a second opinion on the manuscript will be requested.
All papers are published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides delayed open access to its content 6 months after publication.
Pre- and post-prints
PAGEPress allows and encourages authors to deposit both their pre- and post-prints in Open-Access institutional archives or repositories. The primary benefit of pre- and post-print self-archiving is reaching a larger audience which enhances the visibility and impact of your research.