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Posted: 2022-05-31

Special Issue: Additive Manufacturing of Functional Biomaterials--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

Additive manufacturing (AM) of biomaterials has been developing rapidly in the last two decades. This is due to many benefits in both fabrication techniques, which give unique freedom in customization, and bio-based materials for developing green and sustainable products. Biomaterials currently have a wide range of applications in biomedical engineering, bioimplants, biosensors, packaging industry, etc. The application of functional biomaterials can provide a unique capability to fabricate active products that can transform from one state/shape to another. Therefore, this smart behavior can be applied in the design and manufacturing of products with intended functionalities.

We invite the submission of full-length papers of original research contributions, review papers, and communications that are of high quality, impact, and novelty as well as being interesting for wide audiences of scientific and technological communities. Potential topics for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The latest developments in functional biomaterials for AM processes;
  • Novel 3D/4D printing techniques and technologies for the fabrication of high-quality biobased products;
  • Theoretical and experimental research, knowledge, and new ideas in design for functional bioproducts using AM technology;
  • Mathematical modeling or numerical simulation to predict/optimize the functionality of AMed biomaterials;

Development in characterization methods for AMed biomaterials

Posted: 2022-04-15 More...

Special Issue: 3D Bioprinting Hydrogels and Organ-On-Chip--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

This special issue is oriented to all types of design and characterization of 3D bioprinting and organ-on-chip platforms, with printed tissue models and/or miniaturized microfluidics, to approach biological and physiological parameters of the in vivo tissue counterparts. Special attention will be given but will not be limited to the development of biocompatible hydrogel polymer bio-inks and microsystems engineering setups to achieve relevant functional tissues, by having understanding on material science and technological applications.

Posted: 2022-04-07 More...

Special Issue: Near-field Electrospinning and Melt Electrowriting for Biotechnology and Biomedicine--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

Near-field electrospinning and melt electrowriting offer new possibilities to build 3D shapes from polymeric nano- or microfibers. Opposite to conventional electrospinning, near-field electrospinning enables combining very fine fibers with much larger pore sizes, tailored according to the requirements of cells, which makes such scaffolds highly interesting for cell culture and tissue engineering applications. Melt electrowriting can be used to draw microfibers fibers from a solution or a melt through an electrostatic field and to deposit them with high accuracy.

This special issue is open to new theoretical and experimental findings related to near-field electrospinning, melt electrowriting and related techniques for applications in biotechnology and biomedicine, such as printing scaffolds for tissue engineering and cell culture, producing mesh implants, microfluidic channels, and others.

Posted: 2022-03-29 More...

Special Issue: Convergence of 3D Bioprinting and Nanotechnology--Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

This special issue aims to cover the most recent advancements in 3D bioprinting that are enabled by nanotechnology. Topics include, but not limited to, the following: Nanomaterials and nanochemistry for bioink design; 3D bioprinting for nanobioelectronics; 3D bioprinting for nanorobotics; next-generation bioprinting technologies, nanomaterial-cell interfaces in printed tissues; Bioinspired and Biomimetic Nanomaterials for 3D bioprinting; 3D bioprinting of nano-biomimetics.

Posted: 2022-03-29 More...

Special Issue: Novel Nanoencapsulation and Bio-Printing Technologies for Drug Administration--Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

In general, for every dollar we spent on acquiring a drug, we spent another dollar addressing its side effects. One technique to optimise drug side effects is using nanotechnology technique. The technique of nanoencapsulation of potential therapeutics was pioneered by Prof Thomas Chang at McGill University in the 1960s and 1970s as a way to overcome major obstacles in therapeutic delivery systems and to enable improved uptake of enzymes and drugs into the body where they can be used as a therapy for a medical disorder. Since then, the technology made significant advancement in various delivery systems, including within the hearing and balance disorders. This special issue aims to address various novel nanoencapsulation and bio-printing technologies for drug administration and targeted delivery. 

Posted: 2022-03-21 More...

Special Issue: Fine-tuned Hydrogels for 3D Bioprinting--Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

3D bioprinting has emerged as a promising technology for several applications, including but not limited to the creation of complex organ-like structures, strategies for regenerative therapies, drug screening or novel drug delivery systems. However, the development of optimal hydrogel-based bioinks is one of the significant challenges that 3D biofabrication technology must accomplish. To this end, the combination of biomaterials used to design printable hydrogels is surprisingly important and must be carefully adjusted to meet the psychochemical and biological requirements for 3D bioprinting.

This special issue aims to gather the latest advances in the design and development of optimal hydrogel-based bioinks for 3D Bioprinting. We welcome original research and review articles that may contribute to increasing knowledge and discussion on this topic.
Posted: 2022-03-08 More...

Special Issue: Advances in the Application of Bioprinted Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering--Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

During the last decade enormous advances have been achieved regarding 3D bioprinting of biomaterials. Highly complex constructs can now be produced using innovative printable bioinks of various materials including cells and / or bioactive molecules as well as employing multilayered and highly diverse printing techniques. This special issue aims to summarize innovative approaches addressing new bioinks and new techniques of three-dimensional bioprinting thereby presenting and discussing new trends and strategies. New biomaterials that can be used for different tissue engineering application will be introduced, the evolving problems discussed and creative innovative solutions introduced. One focus will be on new bioinks combining various materials as well as cells and bioactive molecules and their way to medical application.

Posted: 2022-02-25 More...

Special Issue: Functional Bioprinting Systems for Tissue Engineering----Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

Over the past decades of extensive research on 3D bioprinting has demonstrated the fabrication of bioconstructs to accelerate tissue regeneration upon implantation. However, despite these advances, previous studies have been proven it difficult to obtain a biomimetic construct with target-specific physiological and biological properties using traditional means of bioprinting (i.e., extrusion-based bioprinting). Additionally, several challenges such as vascularization, expansion into multi-material biocomposite, and a combination of various printing strategies to provide additional functionalities remain to be addressed to assist in the advances in the application of bioprinting in tissue engineering. To overcome this issue, innovative functional bioprinting systems that can fabricate tissue construct with complex-shaped microarchitecture and biochemical microenvironmental cues are actively being developed. Thereby, the current special issue will examine various advances into novel bioprinting systems to obtain functional tissues.

Posted: 2022-02-21 More...

Special Issue: Polysaccharides Modification for 3D-Bioink Innovative Development in Tissue Engineering--Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

With up-to-date continuous technological advances of 3D bioprinters during the last two decades, innovative 3D printing processes using natural biopolymers as efficient formulation for 3D bioink have been increasingly more explored for regenerative medicine topics. In the field of tissue engineering, biodegradable, cell-biocompatible and nontoxic biopolymers such as polysaccharides have been efficaciously used as hydrogel biomaterial for skin, bone, tissue regeneration, etc. This Special issue aims to give a recent overview on: (i) the main chemical and enzymatic modifications of natural polysaccharides from many biotopes (microbial, plant, micro-/macroalgae, etc.) and (ii) physicochemical properties (gelling properties, printability...) of polysaccharides (natural and chemically/enzymatically modified) used as promising bioinks bioprintable materials for tissue engineering fields.

Posted: 2022-02-10 More...

Special Issue: 3D Bioprinting with Photocurable Bioinks--Call for Papers



Dear Colleagues

Currently, photocurable bioinks such as gelatin methacryloyl(GelMA), hyaluronic acid methacryloyl(HAMA) have attracted more and more attention for their excellent printability and biocompatibility. It could not only be used in extrusion based bioprinting but also in projection based bioprint. With photocurable hydrogels as the based component, different kind of bioinks for tissue repair could be specifically designed. In this special issue, we are interested in the discussion of photocurable bioinks about the printability, vascularization, organ models and tissue repair.

Posted: 2022-01-25 More...

Special Issue: 3D Printing in Tissue Engineering--Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

Tissue engineering has been regarded as the potential solution for most of the complex or refractory diseases. The application of 3D printing technique has brought a revolution to the traditional tissue engineering. This Special Issue will discuss either the scaffolds for cell culture and implantation or the wearable flexible electronic equipment can be fabricated by this technique. The external and the internal geometry can be precisely controlled by this technique, and multiple materials can be applied to fabricate one object. Constructing an organ containing natural components and structures in vitro become reality, repairing the injures in situ through a 3D printing robot is no longer science fiction. Benefit from 3D printing, the application mode for tissue engineering techniques is totally changed, and lots of novel directions need to be explored.

Posted: 2022-01-14 More...

Special Issue: Novel Materials and Processing for Medical 3D Printing and Bioprinting--Call for Papers


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Dear Colleagues

Over the past two decades, the inclusion of biological materials such as drugs, cells, growth factors, and peptides as part of the feedstock materials for additive manufacturing has grown.  The aim of this special topic is to publish a collection of papers on Novel Materials and Processing for Medical 3D Printing and Bioprinting. The issue will consider improvements to laser induced forward transfer stereolithography, inkjetting, piezoelectric jetting, micro-valve jetting, material, and electrospinning processes for bioprinting. The use of new materials for bioprinting, including but not limited to the materials for the development of artificial tissues and research models, will also be considered.

Posted: 2022-01-14 More...

Special Issue: Integrated Biofabrication Technologies for Constructing Functional Tissue--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

Biofabrication technology is enabling advanced functional organs and component tissues for lab-based modelling and medical therapeutics. 3D bioprinting has emerged as a potential game-changer for "bottom up" manufacturing highly complex cell-laden constructs by precisely controlling the spatiotemporal distribution of cells and biomaterials. On the other hand, bioassembly is more suitable for fabricating hierarchical constructs.  Although 3D bioprinting or bioassembly technologies are constantly evolving, production of human-scaled functional organs and tissues remains challenging. In this regard, 3D bioprinting, bioassembly, and other manufacturing approaches are being integrated to achieve requisite complexity to more closely recapitulate native organ/tissue form and function. This Special Issue covers such approaches and strategies including advances in biofabrication theories for research and clinical product development.

Posted: 2021-12-30 More...

Special Issue: Mechanical Behaviours of 3D/4D Printing Biomaterials and Smart Structures--Call for Papers


Dear Colleagues

Recent advances in additive manufacturing (AM), particularly in three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing have provided a versatile technology platform for the rapid manufacturing of engineered biomaterials and smart structures at small and large scales. 3D/4D printing is advantageous in terms of design freedom, green AM, automation, high production speed, high accuracy, customization, circular economy, and limited waste generation. Yet, there is still a significant knowledge gap in 3D/4D printing of biomaterials and smart structures as well as in analyzing their mechanical behavior to achieve the desired performance and functionality. To close this knowledge gap, it is essential to study 3D/4D printing mechanisms and the mechanical behaviors of fabricated biomaterials and smart structures.

This special issue aims to present a snapshot of the latest developments and current trends in the design, analysis, and 3D/4D printing of biomaterials and smart structures with superior properties and advanced functionalities for mechanical and biomedical applications.

Posted: 2021-12-20 More...

Special Issue “Composite/Multi-component Biomaterial Inks and Bioinks”: - Call for Papers

3D bioprinting has opened a new avenue for the engineering of functional living systems based on an additive manufacturing process. Despite the progress, there remain some significant challenges, such as the unmet demand for suitable inks that satisfy multiplexed requirements for specific applications. Single-component inks would simplify the formulations but might suffer the difficulties of providing comprehensively superior properties towards functional tissue formation. Compositing or combining different components has been a simple yet powerful methodology to develop ink formulations that potentially enjoy the benefits provided by individual components. The rational design based on the interplay between different components might further add to the function of the inks. Thus, this Special Issue will highlight the advances in exploring composite or multi-component inks for 3D bioprinting applications, covering acellular biomaterial inks and cell-laden bioinks.  
Posted: 2021-11-18 More...

Statement of Clarification on “Cash for Citations”


The Editorial Team of International Journal of Bioprinting is in receipt of inquiries about offering cash for researchers who cite our journal articles. This has been mentioned in a recent post on Retraction Watch that goes with the subject line “Publisher offers cash for citations.”

For the avoidance of any possible misunderstanding, the Publisher and Editorial Team hereby clarify that none of the in-house editors and members of editorial board have committed ourselves in gaming the metrics so as to increase the journal article citations. We do not and never agree, accept and allow such unorthodox and nonstandard practice when it comes to increasing the journal impact. For that reason, International Journal of Bioprinting will not entertain cash requests from the individuals who claim to have cited our articles, nor shall we pay up.

We would also like to clarify that our editorial decisions in submissions, selection of editorial board members, and integrity of articles are not affected by the affiliated commercial entities.


Editorial Office
International Journal of Bioprinting
Whioce Publishing
Date: October 9, 2021

Posted: 2021-10-09

Switching to Manuscript Central Online Submission System


Starting September 2021, International Journal of Bioprinting (IJB) will be using dual online submission systems until clearing all items in the OJS system, i.e., Manuscript CentralTM and OJS online submission systems. Authors are advised to make new submissions via the new submission system – Manuscript CentralTM. All subsequent revisions for papers submitted via this new system will be handled entirely on the same system. 

The existing submissions will be handled in the current OJS system until a final editorial decision is made. In other words, subsequent revisions for these papers need to be submitted via the same OJS system. Authors who want to submit to Special Issue/Special Section titled 3D Printing and Bioprinting for the Future of Healthcare should make new submissions via the OJS portal. Any irrelevant new submissions made through the OJS system will be removed, and the authors are advised to submit them via the Manuscript CentralTM portal.

Go to Online Submission and choose the correct portal for making submissions:



Manuscript CentralTM

To make new submissions


(1) To submit revisions of existing papers in OJS

(2) To submit new submissions to Special Issue/Special Section titled 3D Printing and Bioprinting for the Future of Healthcare


The application of the dual online submission system will continue for a couple of months, and we will switch to using Manuscript CentralTM completely upon clearing all items in the OJS system.

Thank you.

Posted: 2021-09-08

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

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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