Aims & Scope
Biorheology is an international interdisciplinary journal that publishes research on the deformation and flow properties of biological systems or materials. It is the aim of the editors and publishers of Biorheology to bring together contributions from those working in various fields of biorheological research from all over the world. A diverse editorial board with broad international representation provides guidance and expertise in wide-ranging applications of rheological methods to biological systems and materials.
The aim of biorheological research is to determine and characterize the dynamics of physiological processes at all levels of organization. Manuscripts should report original theoretical and/or experimental research promoting the scientific and technological advances in a broad field that ranges from the rheology of macromolecules and macromolecular arrays to cell, tissue and organ rheology. In all these areas, the interrelationships of rheological properties of the systems or materials investigated and their structural and functional aspects are stressed.
The scope of papers solicited by Biorheology extends to systems at different levels of organization that have never been studied before, or, if studied previously, have either never been analyzed in terms of their rheological properties or have not been studied from the point of view of the rheological matching between their structural and functional properties. This biorheological approach applies in particular to molecular studies where changes of physical properties and conformation are investigated without reference to how the process actually takes place, how the forces generated are matched to the properties of the structures and environment concerned, proper time scales, or what structures or strength of structures are required.
Biorheology invites papers in which such 'molecular biorheological' aspects, whether in animal or plant systems, are examined and discussed. While we emphasize the biorheology of physiological function in organs and systems, the biorheology of disease is of equal interest. Biorheological analyses of pathological processes and their clinical implications are encouraged, including basic clinical research on hemodynamics and hemorheology.
In keeping with the rapidly developing fields of mechanobiology and regenerative medicine, Biorheology aims to include studies of the rheological aspects of these fields by focusing on the dynamics of mechanical stress formation and the response of biological materials at the molecular and cellular level resulting from fluid-solid interactions. With increasing focus on new applications of nanotechnology to biological systems, rheological studies of the behavior of biological materials in therapeutic or diagnostic medical devices operating at the micro and nano scales are most welcome.
Herbert H. Lipowsky
Penn State University
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Brian M. Cooke
Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
James Cook University
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Alfred Lewin Copley
George William Scott Blair
McGill University Medical Clinic
Honorary Board Members
National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
Czechoslovak Academy of Science
Prague, Czech Republic
Giles R. Cokelet
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT, USA
Scott L. Diamond
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The University of British Columbia
Jacques M.R.J. Huyghe
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Marina V. Kameneva
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Research Institute for Electronic Science
Michael R. King
Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Nashville, TN, USA
University of Kuopio
Marc E. Levenston
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford, CA, USA
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Herbert J. Meiselman
Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The University of Birmingham
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
Hubei University of Technology
Robert G. Owens
Département de mathématique
Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CCM
Geert W. Schmid-Schönbein
Department of Bioengineering University of California
La Jolla, CA, USA
Tannin A. Schmidt
UConn School of Dental Medicine
Farmington, CT, USA
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, USA
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Gold Coast, QL, Australia
Faculty of Medicine
University of California
Merced, CA, USA
Hebrew University - Haddassah Medical School
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, GA, USA
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By default, articles published in Biorheology are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.
This journal deposits all open access articles in PubMedCentral (PMC) as part of the IOS Press Open Library. If an author chooses to publish their paper with open access then the publisher will deposit the article in PMC upon publication.
Biorheology is a peer-reviewed journal. All articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known with the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.
After automatic plagiarism screening through iThenticate, 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 because 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. Important: all articles not created using the journal style templates for LaTeX or MS Word (see author instructions) are desk rejected.
Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned a handling editor. The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. Typically decisions are based on three reviews, in some circumstances a minimum of two reviews may be deemed sufficient to make a decision on a paper. The Editors-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.
Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:
- Originality, novelty and significance of results
- Technical quality of work
- Comprehensibility and presentation of the paper
- Overall impression
Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editors-in-Chief a recommendation:
- Minor revisions required
- Major revisions required
- Revise and resubmit
They mean the following:
- Accept: The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
- Minor revisions required: 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.
- Major revisions required: The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision which addresses all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- Revise and resubmit: In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases.
- Reject: 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.
Authors are notified by the Editors-in-Chief, whose decision is final.
In 2013, we celebrated 50 years of Biorheology!
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, you can read the Editorial on how it all began here and enjoy the article A viscoelastic model of shear-induced hemolysis in laminar flow free of charge.
Discover the contents of the latest journal issue:
Rheology of saliva in health and disease
A.C. Cao, S.K. Rereddy, B. Blackwell, R. Poling-Skutvik, P.E. Arratia, N. Mirza
Shear stimulated red blood cell microparticles: Effect on clot structure, flow and fibrinolysis
Kylie M. Foster, James P. Buerck, Preston R. Larson, Edgar A. O’Rear