BioMaterials Advances <p><strong>BioMaterials Advances&nbsp;</strong>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.</p> <p>This journal is fully<strong> Open Access, </strong>it has no submission fee and no article processing charge.&nbsp;All papers are immediately published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.<strong><br><br>Looking for rapid publication? Fair peer-review? Immediate indexing?&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="/technology/index.php/bioadv/about/submissions">Submit your paper to our journal!</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <br></strong></p> en-US <p><strong>PAGEPress</strong> has chosen to apply the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License</strong></a>&nbsp;(CC BY-NC 4.0) to all manuscripts to be published.<br><br> An Open Access Publication is one that meets the following two conditions:</p> <ol> <li>the author(s) and copyright holder(s) grant(s) to all users a free, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual right of access to, and a license to copy, use, distribute, transmit and display the work publicly and to make and distribute derivative works, in any digital medium for any responsible purpose, subject to proper attribution of authorship, as well as the right to make small numbers of printed copies for their personal use.</li> <li>a complete version of the work and all supplemental materials, including a copy of the permission as stated above, in a suitable standard electronic format is deposited immediately upon initial publication in at least one online repository that is supported by an academic institution, scholarly society, government agency, or other well-established organization that seeks to enable open access, unrestricted distribution, interoperability, and long-term archiving.</li> </ol> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> (Francesca Baccino) (Tiziano Taccini) Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:41:42 +0100 OJS 60 Materials for bone regeneration: Current types, bioactive mechanism and updated investigations <p>The exploration of bone repair materials has been continuously carried out. After several decades of development, bone repair materials have experienced from traditional ceramics, metals and polymers to modern smart hydrogels and multifunctional composite materials, <em>etc</em>. At the same time of designing and preparing the novel materials, more and more attention has been paid to their osteogenesis mechanism and immune response. The development of next generation of bone repair materials requires the comprehensive consideration of a combination of many related factors. This article reviews the research status and the progress of bone repair materials from the three aspects, current most-used types, bioactive mechanism and updated related investigations. Finally, several research points that are crucial for the further development of bone repairs are proposed in the conclusion and perspectives part.</p> Yuqi He, Wei He, Yubo Fan, Xiaoming Li ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 21 Feb 2019 15:41:23 +0100