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Authors are expected to have minimum amount of post-acquisition processing of data. In case of processing; alterations must be applied to the entire image (e.g., brightness, contrast, color balance). Any kind of alteration if being done has to be clearly stated in the figure legend and in Methods section.
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Indexing & Archiving
International Journal of Bioprinting (IJB) aims to be indexed by world-recognized databases, for example, PubMed, Scopus and Science Citation Index (SCI). IJB has been indexed by several world class abstracting/indexing databases:
- Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS)
- CNKI Scholar (中国知网)
- Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
- Google Scholar
- National Library Board of Singapore
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How do I find out if my manuscript is within the scope of this journal?Answer: To establish whether your paper is suitable for this journal, please read Focus and Scope before submissions.
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Do I need to enclose my submission with a cover letter?Answer: The cover letter is necessary for each submission. The cover letter should be uploaded as a separate file in Step 4 during the submission. The contents of the cover letter should include brief explanation of what was previously known, the conceptual advancement with the findings and its significance to broad readership. The cover letter will only be visible to the editor. Reviewers will not have access to the cover letter.
Is it essential to suggest reviewers for my manuscript?Answer: You can suggest 2 reviewers for your submission. However, the decision of whether to invite them lies with the Editor.
Is there any publication fee charged for papers published in this journal?Answer: This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Refer to the Publication Fees tab for more details.
Article Processing Charges (APC)
International Journal of Bioprinting is an Open Access Journal under Whioce Publishing. All articles published in International Journal of Bioprinting are accessible electronically from the journal website without commencing any kind of payment. In order to ensure contents are freely available and maintain publishing quality, Article Process Charges (APC) is applicable to all authors who wish to submit their articles to the journal to cover the cost incurred in processing the manuscripts. Such cost will cover the peer-review, copyediting, typesetting, publishing, content depositing and archiving processes. Those charges are applicable only to authors who have their manuscript successfully accepted after peer-review.
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Focus and Scope
International Journal of Bioprinting is an international journal covering the technology, science and clinical application of the broadly defined field of Bioprinting. Bioprinting is defined as the use of 3D printing technology with materials that incorporate viable living cells or biological elements to produce tissue or biotechnological products.
We are interested in the scientific topics spanning all stages of bioprinting process from concept creation to fabrication and beyond. Knowledge generated in these researches must be related to bioprinting.
The journal publishes original research articles on basic and applied research as well as associated social implications of this research. The journal also publishes brief commentaries and reviews. Articles focusing on the practical applications of 3D-printed products are similarly welcome.
Examples of relevant topics included but are not limited to:
Information technologies and basic research
- Medical scanning and imaging for printable format
- Data security and validation in medical additive manufacturing
- Logistic management in bioprinting
- Mass customization design methodology or platform technology
- Blueprint for organ printing
- Automated algorithm for 3D modelling of bioprintable files
- Research models (e.g. cancer, pre-surgical evaluation, etc.)
Materials and formulation
- New material and method of preparation
- Hybrid and composite material system
- Evaluation technologies for bioprinting process and bioprinted product
- Biomimetic and bioinspired design and material system
- Interaction of processing and materials
- Post-processing of bioprinted medical constructs
Cell source and biotechnology for additive manufacturing
- Cell source research
- Large-scale or high throughput cell culture techniques
- Tissue spheroid research ( modelling, analysis, measurement, biological observation, characterization)
- Interaction of cell-material
3D Bioprinting technologies
- Bioprinting technologies or 3D printing techniques for direct manipulation of cells and biological elements
- New printing systems or new printing methodology
- Optimization methodology
New design and fabrication paradigm
- Hybrid approach in medical additive manufacturing
- Information technologies and software in
- Architectural design
- Real time and non-invasive monitoring techniques
- Maturation techniques of printed construct
- Bioreactor for printed construct
Applied research purpose & evaluation of 3D printed products
- Implants and prosthetics
- Biological tissue model for toxicology testing, drug delivery, drug production-related
- Scaffold for tissue engineering
- Regenerative medicine
- Medical imaging purposes(e.g. 3D-printed probes)
- Bionic organ
- Organ printing
- Personalized drug
- Biomodels for surgical training and planning
- Further optimisation/advantages/limitations
Associated social implications
- Economic relationships and shifts
- Policies and regulation
- Intellectual property (IP-copyright, design protection, patents, and trademarks), licensing
- Business (e.g. chain supply, management)
- Environmental impact
- Community sentiments to 3D-printed products (e.g. healthcare providers, users, etc.)
Peer Review Process
All manuscripts submitted to International Journal of Bioprinting will follow the following procedure:
- Initial submission are reviewed by in-house editors to ensure adherence to journal policies and for double-blind review
- Editor-in-chief decides on the manuscript to be sent out for review process and assigns the manuscript to one of the editors according to the particular topic.
- Editor assigns reviewers from inside the editorial board or outside depending on the topic.
- After evaluations by the reviewers have been received, the editor-in-chief makes one of the following recommendations: accept, minor revision, major revision, reject and resubmit, and reject.
- If decision is minor revision, the authors have 7 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
- If decision is major revision, the authors have 14 days to resubmit the revised manuscript.
- Upon resubmission, the same procedure is applied as for the initial submission.
- Authors may appeal for a rejected submission. Appeal requests must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with detailed reasons for the appeal and point by point responses to the reviewers remarks. Decisions on appeals are final without exception.
- For all manuscripts accepted for publication, the peer review process will be deemed to be completed. The manuscript will proceed to be copyedited, layout edited and proofread before being published online.
Note: You may suggest up to four academically qualified reviewers for consideration. Please insert the current contact details of the reviewer and state the reason(s) for recommendation under the "Comments for the Editor" section. However, please take note that the Editorial team strives to ensure the peer review process is fair and unbiased and hence, there is no guarantee that a recommended reviewer will be approached to perform the peer review.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
Virtual Issue: Stem Cell in Bioprinting
Wai Yee Yeong
All articles are now listed in WOS
We are pleased to announce that all published papers in IJB have been indexed in the Web of Science (WOS). We are glad that articles in IJB are now visible to more readers. We hope that this inclusion will encourage more authors to submit their papers to IJB.
We are pleased to announce that the articles published from 2016 now appear in Web of Science as IJB is indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). This will bring higher visibility to the articles published in IJB.