of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
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Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (JBT) is being created as an
international peer-reviewed journal that covers all aspects of
biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The
journal has been developed to create a new forum of scientific
publications at the interface of biomaterials, tissue engineering
and drug delivery research. JBT publishes original rapid
communications, full research papers and timely state-of-the-art
reviews (with author's photo and biography) encompassing the
fundamental and applied research in the fields of biomaterials,
tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Rapid communications
on new findings with breakthrough results will be considered for
accelerated publication. The journal also publishes thematic special
issues featuring selected peer-reviewed research papers from major
conferences in the related disciplines.
|JOURNAL POLICY: It is journal policy to
publish only 100% original and unpublished research work therefore
Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering does not wish
to receive any papers on research work that has already been
reported in parts or contains already published text, data, figures,
tables or other illustrations or any copyright materials whatsoever
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Engineering (JBT) policy and also the uniform requirements for
manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals as proposed by the
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (http://www.icmje.org)
before submitting their manuscript to Editors. Authors are
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not been published or nor under consideration by other journals or
conference proceedings elsewhere in any format whatsoever. Authors
should submit manuscript online to the
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manuscript electronically as a PDF file (preferred) or MS Word file
to save time for the reviewing process.
Dr. Murugan Ramalingam, PhD.
Associé des Universités
Faculty of Medicine
67085 Strasbourg Cedex, FRANCE
|Authors should submit a list of
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anonymous reviewers. In order to ensure that the highest quality
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of all typographical/grammatical errors to meet high publishing
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illustrations in a print edition and shipping.
|OPEN ACCESS (Author Choice): Publisher
would allow open access participation in Author Choice with
an advanced payment of $1,950 fee where author may select open
access publication of their published articles. Open access
publication of articles will be allowed after receiving a full
|FREE COLORS: Color illustrations are
most welcome by the journal as they are effective in conveying
complex graphs and photographs. Free color printing at the
Publisher's discretion, will provide an opportunity to publish color
figures/illustrations in print at NO COST to the authors.
|COVER ART: JBT features new cover art
time to time. Authors are encouraged to submit high quality color
figure/illustration to have their published paper featured.
|(1) COMMUNICATIONS: Highest priority
will be given to the communications reporting important new
scientific and technological findings. Rapid publication is provided
for concise and up-to-date reports. These articles should not exceed
three-four published pages. No section headings should be used for
these short communications.
|(2) RESEARCH ARTICLES: Full length
papers that report original research work on new ideas in the field
of Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery, Regenerative
|(3) REVIEWS: The state-of-the-art
review articles with author's short biography and photo are
published. Reviews are limited to a maximum length of 35 journal
pages (150 manuscript pages) having more than 100 references. It is
authors' responsibility to obtain written copyright permissions to
reproduce any copyright materials from other sources. Authors are
advised to cite proper references in figure/tables captions of all
previously published figures/tables/illustrations including their
own published work and obtain copyright permissions from appropriate
publishers and authors.
|TYPING: All manuscripts must be in
English, typed double-spaced on one side of the page throughout
(including footnotes, references, tables, legends) on 8.5" x 11"
or A4 white paper leaving at least 1 inch left hand margin.
|INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL: The first page
of the manuscript should have a concise title limited to about 15
words and the names of all authors, complete mailing address for
correspondence, telephone, fax numbers and email address. Please
indicate with an asterisk (*) the author to whom correspondence
regarding the manuscript should be directed.
|ABSTRACT: All manuscripts
must contain an informative 150 to 200 words abstract explaining the
essential contents of the work, key experiments, ideas and results.
|FIGURES: It is very important to supply
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such a way that they could be printed in a single column size with a
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necessary should figures/tables/photos occupy double columns. Each
figure must be referred to in the text and will be printed in black
and white unless otherwise instructed by the authors. Each Figure
should be submitted on a separate sheet and marked with the name of
the author, title of manuscript and figure number. All formulae and
figures should be carefully drafted and never drawn freehand. High
quality original figures and glossy prints of all photographs are
required. Photocopies of the figures and photographs are not
|PHOTOGRAPHS: Half-tone illustrations
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|FREE COLOR PRINTING: Color
illustrations are most welcome by the journal as they are effective
in conveying complex graphs and photographs. Free color printing at
the Editor-in-Chief's discretion, will provide an opportunity to
publish color figures/illustrations in print at NO COST to the
|TABLES: Each table must be referred to
in the text. Each table should be typed double-spaced on a separate
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to the order in which they appear in the text. Each table should
have a brief explanatory title, which should be labeled
unambiguously. The position of each table should be clearly marked
in the text.
|UNITS: Internationally accepted units
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conjunction with their numerical values; the units should be
abbreviated as suggested below. If more commonly used units are
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occurrence. Greek symbols may be used.
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kcal, in. (or write out inch), ml [write out liter(s)].
|The American Physical Society style guide can
be used as a general reference on matter of units, grammar and
|ABBREVIATIONS: No abbreviations are
allowed in the title and abstract and should be defined the first
time they are used within the text. The "Journal of
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering" should be abbreviated
as J. Biomater. Tissue Eng. for the citation purpose.
|REFERENCES: References should be in the
proper format on a separate page, numbered in the sequence in which
they occur in the text. Cite references numerically as superscripts
in the text and list at the end of the manuscript. Do not use
abstracts and websites as references. References to papers accepted
but not yet published should be designated as "in press".
Information from manuscripts submitted but not accepted should be
cited in the text as "unpublished observations" with
written permission from the source. Avoid citing a "personal
communication" unless it provides essential information not
available from a public source. For scientific articles, authors
should obtain written permission and confirmation of accuracy from
the source of a personal communication. References should be listed
in the following style. The references must be verified by the
authors against the original documents.
|1. Journal Article
J. M. Koziara, P. R.
Lockman, D. D. Allen, and R. J. Mumper, The blood-brain barrier and
brain drug delivery. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 6, 2712 (2006)
H. S. Nalwa, Editor, Handbook
of Nanostructured Biomaterials and Their Applications in
Nanobiotechnology, Vols. 1-2, American Scientific Publishers,
Los Angeles (2005)
3. Chapter in a Book
H. V. Jansen,
N. R. Tas and J. W. Berenschot, in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and
Nanotechnology, Edited H. S. Nalwa, American Scientific
Publishers, Los Angeles (2004), Vol. 5, pp.163-275.
4. Conference Proceedings
and H. Shibasaki, Editors. Recent Advances in Clinical
Neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of
EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology, (1995) October 15-19;
C. E. Larsen, R. Trip,
and C.R. Johnson, Methods for procedures related to the
electrophysiology of the heart. U.S. Patent 5,529,067, June 25
6. Scientific Report
M. J. Field.
R. E. Tranquada, J. C. Feasley, Editors. Health services
research: work force and educational issues. Washington:
National Academy Press; (1995) Contract No.:
AHCPR282942008. Sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and
S. J. Kaplan.
Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access and
utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO), Washington University
C. E. Larsen, R. Trip, C.
R. Johnson, Inventors; Novoste Corporation, assignee. Methods for
procedures related to the electrophysiology of the heart. US
Patent 5,529,067. June 25 (1995).
|Do not use the phrases "et al."
and "ibid." in the reference section. Instead, the
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