Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering

Impact Factor
2021
1.300

Volume

32, 6 issues

Latest issue

32:5 online 3 September 2021

Next issue

32:6 scheduled for November 2021

Back volumes

From volume 1, 1991

ISSN print

0959-2989

ISSN online

1878-3619

Aims & Scope

The aim of Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering is to promote the welfare of humans and to help them keep healthy. This international journal is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research papers, review articles and brief notes on materials and engineering for biological and medical systems. Articles in this peer-reviewed journal cover a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: Engineering as applied to improving diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of disease and injury, and better substitutes for damaged or disabled human organs; Studies of biomaterial interactions with the human body, bio-compatibility, interfacial and interaction problems; Biomechanical behavior under biological and/or medical conditions; Mechanical and biological properties of membrane biomaterials; Cellular and tissue engineering, physiological, biophysical, biochemical bioengineering aspects; Implant failure fields and degradation of implants. Biomimetics engineering and materials including system analysis as supporter for aged people and as rehabilitation; Bioengineering and materials technology as applied to the decontamination against environmental problems; Biosensors, bioreactors, bioprocess instrumentation and control system; Application to food engineering; Standardization problems on biomaterials and related products; Assessment of reliability and safety of biomedical materials and man-machine systems; and Product liability of biomaterials and related products.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

A. Toshimitsu Yokobori, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University

Specially Appointed Professor of Teikyo University
2-22-1 Kaga Itabashi-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Email: toshi.yokobori@med.teikyo-u.ac.jp

Founding Editor

Takeo Yokobori

Honorary Editors

W. Bonfield
E.Y.S. Chao
J.B. Park

Editorial Advisory Board

H. Aoki
International Apatite Institute, Tokyo
Japan

K. Asaoka
University of Tokushima, Tokushima
Japan

D.L. Bader
Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
United Kingdom

J.C. Barbenel
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
United Kingdom

P. Calvert
University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth, MA
USA

J. Chang
Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai
China

U.M. Gross
Klinikum Steglitz der Freien Universität, Berlin
Germany

H. Hamanaka
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo
Japan

P.I. Haris
De Montfort University, Leicester
United Kingdom

K. Hayashi
Osaka University, Osaka
Japan

Y. Ikada
Kyoto University, Kyoto
Japan

S. Itoh
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo
Japan

H. Iwata
University of Nagoya, Nagoya
Japan

H. Kambic
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
USA

H. Kawaguchi
Keio University, Keio
Japan

M. Kikuchi
National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba
Japan

J.E. Lemons
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
USA

K. Makino
Tokyo University of Science, Chiba
Japan

Y. Mitamura
Hokkaido University, Sapporo
Japan

M. Nakamura
Osaka Dental University, Osaka
Japan

E. Nordström
Abo Akademi University, Abo
Finland

T. Ohashi
Hokkaido University, Sapporo
Japan

Y. Oshida
Indiana University; UCSF University
USA

M. Otsuka
Musashino University, Nishi-Tokyo
Japan

H. Ozawa
Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sendai
Japan

K. Ozeki
Tokyo Denki University, Saitama
Japan

H. Plenk
Universität Wien, Vienna
Austria

J.M. Price
Faegre & Benson
USA

M. Sakamoto
Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata
Japan

H. Sano
Division of Orthopedics, Sendai City Hospital, Sendai
Japan

A.K. Saxena
Graz
Austria

D.C. Smith
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Canada

T. Tamaki
Nippon Institute of Technology, Saitama
Japan

Y. Tanabe
Niigata University, Niigata
Japan

T. Tateishi
MITI
Japan

M. Todo
Kyushu University, Fukuoka
Japan

S. Todros
University of Padova, Padova
Italy

N. Tomita
Kyoto University, Kyoto
Japan

J. Valenta
Czech Technical University, Prague
Czech Republic

J.F.V. Vincent
The University of Reading, Reading
United Kingdom

R.A. White
Harbor - UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
USA

L.H. Yahia
École Polytechnique, Montréal, QC
Canada

K. Yamashita
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo
Japan

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    [1] Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002; 935(12): 406.
    [2] Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.
    [3] Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, editors. The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy. 16th ed. Rahway (NJ): Merck Research Laboratories; 1992.
    [4] Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGrawHill; 2002. p. 93113.
    [5] Canadian Cancer Society [homepage on the Internet]. Toronto: The Society; 2006 [updated 2006 May 12; cited 2006 Oct 17]. Available from: www.cancer.ca/.

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    Peer Review

    Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering Peer Review Policy

    Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a single-blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors.

    All submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be that the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.

    Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned to a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work and might consider inviting the reviewers suggested by the author(s). Editors and reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict of interest makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s).

    As a standard policy, decisions are based on two reviews, in some specific circumstances one review may be deemed sufficient to make a decision on a paper. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.

    Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:

    • Logical, concise ordering of ideas
    • Use of sound research methods
    • Adequacy of documentation    
    • Material has good applied use in the field    
    • Readability and interest level

    Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editor-in-Chief a recommendation:

    1. Accept article as submitted
    2. Accept article revision by the author according to suggestions made in review
    3. Revise and resubmit
    4. Reject
    5. Consider for another issue/publication

    They mean the following:

    1. The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
    2. The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editors-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
    3. In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
    4. The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
    5. The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be better suited for a different journal or publication.

    Authors are notified by the Editorial Assistant (in name of the Editor-in-Chief), whose decision is final.
     

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