Journal of Biomaterials Applications
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Journal of Biomaterials Applications

2014 Impact Factor: 2.197
2014 Ranking: 29/76 in Engineering, Biomedical | 22/33 in Materials Science, Biomaterials
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

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eISSN: 15308022| ISSN: 08853282|Current volume: 30|Current issue: 2 Frequency: 10 Times/Year


The Journal of Biomaterials Applications is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles that emphasize the development, manufacture and clinical applications of biomaterials.

The journal is at the forefront of reporting on new developments in the materials technology that supports new and improved biomaterials and medical devices. The Journal cuts across disciplines and focuses on medical research and topics that present the broadest view of practical applications of biomaterials in actual clinical use. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Electronic access:

Journal of Biomaterials Applications is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://jba.sagepub.com

The Journal of Biomaterials Applications is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles that emphasize the development, manufacture and clinical applications of biomaterials.

Peer-reviewed articles by biomedical specialists from around the world cover:

  • New developments in biomaterials, R&D, properties and performance, evaluation and applications
  • Applications in biomedical materials and devices - from sutures and wound dressings to biosensors and cardiovascular devices
  • Current findings in biological compatibility/incompatibility of biomaterials

The Journal of Biomaterials Applications publishes original articles that emphasize the development, manufacture and clinical applications of biomaterials. Biomaterials continue to be one of the most rapidly growing areas of research in plastics today and certainly one of the biggest technical challenges, since biomaterial performance is dependent on polymer compatibility with the aggressive biological environment. The Journal cuts across disciplines and focuses on medical research and topics that present the broadest view of practical applications of biomaterials in actual clinical use.

The Journal of Biomaterial Applications is devoted to new and emerging biomaterials technologies, particularly focusing on the many applications which are under development at industrial biomedical and polymer research facilities, as well as the ongoing activities in academic, medical and applied clinical uses of devices.

Abstracted/Indexed in:

Biotechnology & Bioengineering Abstracts

CSA Biological Science Abstract

Current Contents/ Social and Behavioral Sciences

Current Contents, Engineering, Comp, & Tech

Ei-Compendex/Engineering Index/Ei Page One

Engineered Materials Abstracts

Index Medicus & MEDLINE

ISI Alerting Services

Material Science Citation Index

Metal Abs./METADEX

PASCAL database

Polyme Library / Rapra Abstracts

Science Citation Index Expanded

SciSearch

Editorial Board
Rajesh Banerjee University of North Texas, USA
Jake Barralet McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Bikramjit Basu Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur / Indian Institute of Science, India
Traian Chirila Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Tomasz Ciach Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Allan GA Coombes University of Queensland, Australia
Fu-Zhai Cui Tsinghua University, China
Sanjukta Deb King's College London Dental Institute, London, UK
Jose Domingos Santos University of Porto, Portugal
Thomas Franz University of Cape Town, South Africa
N Huang Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Yoshito Ikada Suzuka University of Medical Science, Japan
Kunio Ishikawa Kyushu University, Japan
Masakazu Kawashita Tohoku University, Japan
Minna Kellomaki Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Ali Khademhosseini Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
Beomjoon Kim The University of Tokyo, Japan
Hyoun-Ee Kim Seoul National University, South Korea, Korea
Young Ha Kim University of Oklahoma
Shipu Li Wuhan University of Technology, China
Jian Lu Manchester University, UK
Ying Luo Peking University, China
Joanna McKittrick University of California, San Diego, USA
Claudio Migliaresi University of Trento, Italy
Frank A Muller Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Germany
Christopher A Naumann Indiana University-Purdue, University Indianapolis, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, USA
Ioan I Negulescu Louisiana State University, USA
Kee Woei Ng  
Dr David Nisbet The Australian National University, Australia
Chikara Ohtsuki Nagoya University, Japan
Will Palin University of Birmingham , UK
Yvonne Perrie Aston University, UK
James Phillips University Colllege London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Pratten GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
Thomas Rades University of Otago, New Zealand
Kurosch Rezwan University of Bremen, Germany
Alexander M. Seifalian University College London, UK
Chandra P. Sharma Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute, Trivandrum, India
Heather Sheardown McMaster University, Canada
Alan M Smith University of Huddersfield, UK
Mark Towler Ryerson University, Canada
Ivan Wall University College London, UK
Szu-Wen Wang University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Guobao Wei Osteotech Inc, USA
Huakun Xu The University of Maryland Dental School, USA
Anne Young University College London, UK
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Apollit (Applied Polymers Literature)
  • Apollit (Applied Polymers Literature) CEASED
  • Biomedical Reference Collection: Corporate
  • Biotechnology & Bioengineering Abstracts
  • CSA Biological Science Abstract
  • Compendex
  • Current Contents / Engineering, Comp, & Tech
  • Engineered Materials Abstracts
  • Health Source
  • INIS Atomindex
  • INIS Database (0nline and CD Rom)
  • Index Medicus
  • Index Medicus (Ceased 2004)
  • Material Science Citation Index
  • Materials Science Citation Index
  • Metal Abs./METADEX
  • Metals Abs./METADEX
  • PASCAL database
  • Polyme Library / Rapra Abstracts
  • Rapra Polymer Library Database
  • SciSearch
    1. Peer review policy
    2. Article types
    3. Authorship
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor's publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Statements and conventions
      6.1 Acknowledgments
      6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests
      6.3 Funding acknowledgement
      6.4 Other statements and conventions
    7. Permissions
    8. Manuscript style
      8.1 File types
      8.2 Journal style
      8.3 Reference style
      8.4 Manuscript preparation
    9. After acceptance
      9.1 Proofs
      9.2 E-Prints
      9.3 SAGE production
      9.4 OnlineFirst publication
    10. Further information

    Journal of Biomaterials Applications is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles that emphasize the development, manufacture and clinical applications of biomaterials.

     

    1. Peer review policy

    Journal of Biomaterials Applications operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the scientific and editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review.

    Authors are requested to suggest the names, affiliations and contact information of up to six individuals who may be suitable to serve as referees, but the Editors are under no obligation to use all or any of these individuals as reviewers.

    Peer Review Process: We endeavour to obtain at least 2 referee’s reports. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 4-6 weeks of submission

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    2. Article types

    Journal of Biomaterials Applications publishes original research and review articles that emphasize the development, manufacture and clinical applications of biomaterials. The Journal considers the following kinds of article for publication:

    Peer-reviewed articles by biomedical specialists from around the world cover:

    ·New developments in biomaterials ·R&D, properties and performance, evaluation and applications

    ·Applications in biomedical materials and devices - from sutures and wound dressings to biosensors and cardiovascular devices

    ·Current findings in biological compatibility/incompatibility of biomaterials

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    3. Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once the authorization of all contributing authors has been gathered. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    1. have made a substantial contribution to the concept and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data
    2. drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content
    3. approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section.
    Please refer to the ICMJE Authorship guidelines at http://www.icmje.org/ethical_1author.html.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Journal of Biomaterials Applicationsis hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http:// http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jba to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.  For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.

    If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the Managing Editor, Jonathan Knowles, at the following email address: JBA@eastman.ucl.ac.uk

    Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the Author Center and the 'Click here to Submit a New Manuscript' option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the 'Next' button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the 'Get Help Now' button at the top right of every screen. Further help is available through ScholarOne's® Manuscript CentralTM customer support at +1 434 817 2040 x 167.

    To upload your files, click on the 'Browse' button and locate the file on your computer. Select the designation of each file (i.e. main document, submission form, figure) in the drop down next to the browse button. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the 'Upload Files' button

    Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) and then click the Submit button

    You may suspend a submission at any point before clicking the Submit button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also log back into your author centre at any time to check the status of your manuscript.

    Please ensure that you submit editable/source files only (Microsoft Word or RTF) and that your document does not include page numbers; the Journal of Biomaterials Applications SAGETRACK system will generate them for you, and then automatically convert your manuscript to PDF for peer review. Furthermore, it is imperative that authors remove from their submissions any information that will identify them or their affiliations to reviewers. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revisions, will be by email.

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    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement   

    Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright.  Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    Journal of Biomaterials Applications and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the Journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice.  Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Statements and conventions

    6.1. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    6.2 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Journal of Biomaterials Applications does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    6.3 Funding Acknowledgement

    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Journal of Biomaterials Applications additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    6.4 Other statements and conventions

    Non applicable.

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    7. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    8. Manuscript style

    8.1 File types

    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted.  Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    8.2 Journal Style

    Journal of Biomaterials Applications conforms to the SAGE house style.  Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    8.3 Reference Style

    Journal of Biomaterials Applications adheres to the SAGE Vancouver reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on SAGE Vancouver to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, download the SAGE Vancouver output file by following this link and save to the appropriate folder (normally for Windows C:\Program Files\EndNote\Styles and for Mac OS X Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles). Once you’ve done this, open EndNote and choose “Select Another Style...” from the dropdown menu in the menu bar; locate and choose this new style from the following screen.

    8.4 Manuscript Preparation

    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    8.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    8.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    8.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    Centred title should be brief, followed by centred name, affiliation, address, country, and postal code (zip) of author(s). Indicate to whom correspondence and proofs should be sent, including a telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.

    Include a 300-word abstract and a list of key words.

    ILLUSTRATIONS

    Artwork should be supplied as EPS files, or TIFF files at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for superior reproduction.

    Lettering should be planned for 50% reduction; text should be readable after reduction.

    Illustrations should be referred to as Figure 1, Figure 2 etc.

    TABLES. Number consecutively and type on a numbered, separate page.

    Please use arabic numerals and supply a heading. Column headings should be explanatory and carry units. Do not include vertical rules.

    UNITS & ABBREVIATIONS. SI units should be used.

    SYMBOLS. A list of symbols used and their meanings should be included if a

    large number of symbols appears in the text.

    8.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files

    Journal of Biomaterials Applications does not currently accept supplemental files.

    8.4.5 English Language Editing services

    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service.  Visit English Language Editing Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    9. After acceptance           

    9.1 Proofs

    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author for checking and correction. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author.

    9.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit Offprints and Reprints on our Journal Author Gateway.

    9.3 SAGE Production

    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Journal of Biomaterials Applications with SAGE.

    9.4 OnlineFirst Publication

    A large number of journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    10. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:

    Jonathan Knowles, at the following email address: JBA@eastman.ucl.ac.uk

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