Change of Creative Commons License

 

Starting from Volume 7 Issue 3 (2021), International Journal of Bioprinting will publish accepted manuscripts under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Authors who submit their papers for publication by International Journal of Bioprinting agree to have the CC BY 4.0 license applied to their work, and that anyone is allowed to reuse the article or part of it free of charge for any purpose, including commercial use. As long as the author and original source is properly cited, anyone may copy, redistribute, reuse and transform the content.

In order to fully implement Whioce Publishing’s Open Access policy, the Publisher decides to replace the original Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0) with the commercial CC BY 4.0 license to ensure that the article content can be mined for research without barriers and allow greater freedom in re-using the article content.

 
Posted: 2021-02-19
 

Revision of Article Processing Charge

 
To continue supporting open access publishing and cover the production and publication costs, International Journal of Bioprinting will incur an Article Processing Charge (APC) of US$ 2,500 for the acceptance and publication of an article submitted and accepted on or after July 1, 2021. The original APC rate of US$ 800 will still apply for the articles submitted before July 1, 2021. The APC is payable after editorial acceptance of manuscripts. Articles that do not require peer-review such as letters, editorials, book reviews, corrigenda, and addenda will be published free of charge. For details of payment, please see Article Processing Charges (APC).  
Posted: 2021-02-19
 

Special Issue “Bioprinting of 3D Functional Tissue Constructs”: - Call for Papers

 

Bioprinting is a multidisciplinary technique involving biomaterials, mechanical engineering, life science, and medicine. In recent years, it has attracted extensive attention because of its unique capabilities in producing complex 3D architectures and positioning living cells within biomaterials in a controlled and reproducible manner. The development of bioprinting has laid the foundation for 3D living tissue constructs that replicate the physiological environments, sustain long-term culture, and function as the native tissues. For example, there is growing interest in the bioprinting of large, functional tissue constructs with biomimetic vascular networks, micro/nanoscale architectures similar to native extracellular microenvironment, and multiple cell types for such biomedical applications as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug screening, and 3D tissue models.

Bioprinting should overcome a few challenges for the generation of living tissue constructs with more complex features and tissue-specific functions on a biologically-relevant scale. For example, further development of bioinks should achieve optimal rheological and biological properties for successful printing, cell viability and growth. Recapitulation of the heterocellular nature of complex native tissues requires the accurate spatial arrangement of multiple cell types and material components to program their interactions during growth. Perfusable vascular-like networks should be rationally designed and fabricated to support the growth of 3D large-scale tissue constructs. To address these challenges, this special issue will cover scientific advances and emerging trends in bioprinting of 3D functional tissue constructs including novel bioinks, architectural design, innovative printing processes with higher resolution, electronic component integration, and biological applications.

 
Posted: 2021-01-15 More...
 

Inclusion of International Journal of Bioprinting in Science Citation Index Expanded

 

With immense pleasure, we hereby announce that the International Journal of Bioprinting has already been accepted for inclusion by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), one of the Web of Science Core Collections. The journal will be indexed in two categories of SCIE – Engineering (Biomedical) and Materials Science (Biomaterials). Coverage will begin with Volume 4 Issue 1 of the journal, and its Journal Impact Factor will be released around June 2021.

This achievement is a new milestone marked by the continuous efforts of Professor Chee Kai Chua (Editor-in-Chief), Professor Wai Yee Yeong (Associate Editor), Jiankang He (Associate Editor), Dr. Jia An (Assistant Editor), fellow Editorial Board Members of the International Journal of Bioprinting, and our editors (Dr. Ian Foo Nian Wong and Ms. Puvanesswaray Ramakrishnan). We are also indebted to all the reviewers whose expertise and evaluation form the basis of the articles’ quality and standards.

International Journal of Bioprinting will continue to uphold its integrity in science reporting and article quality.

 
Posted: 2020-12-08
 
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