About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Biomedical Science and Engineering is an Open Access, online-only, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the publication of original manuscripts and authoritative review and opinion papers dealing with the application of engineering and technology principles and a wide range of physical, biological and chemical sciences for the design of biomaterials, scaffolds, drug delivery vehicles and biomedical sensors for regenerative medicine applications.
Biomedical Science and Engineering is relevant to areas such as tissue engineering, nanomedicine, in vitro tissue modeling, cancer diagnosis and therapy, implantable devices, drug delivery, bionanotechnology and diagnostic systems.
Main topics include:
- Design of biomaterials, including biomaterial surface science, biomaterial mechanical characterization, synthesis of innovative biomaterials, biomimetic polymer blends, polymer composites, cell-biomaterial interactions, methods for biomaterial characterization, processing of biomaterials to obtain the required functionality.
- Design of scaffolds, including conventional and not conventional methods for scaffold preparation, methods for scaffold characterization, bioprinting technologies, injectable scaffolds for minimally invasive approaches, physicochemical modification of scaffolds (e.g. surface functionalisation and nanopatterning), cell-scaffold interaction, in vivo evaluation of scaffold performance.
- Drug-delivery systems, including polymer micro- and nanoparticles, hydrogels, targeted drug delivery, transport of nanoformulations through biological barriers, in vitro and in vivo characterization of drug delivery systems.
- In vitro models of tissues/organs, including the application of tissue engineering principles - based on the combination of biomaterials, cells and suitable in vitro dynamic stimulation in a bioreactor - for the engineering of tissue/organ models
- Sensor devices, including diagnostic and prognostic systems to detect biological markers, such as sensors based on molecularly imprinted polymers, magneto-immunosensors, etc.
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.