I’ve been having a look at some of the reviews we’ve published in the RSC materials journals and thinking about why we publish review articles. Journals publish different types of reviews. Many are in-depth critical overviews of a topic, others act as tutorials for people moving into a new areas or learning new techniques, some focus specifically on applications or highlight just the most important developments over the last couple of years. I’d be interested to hear what you think makes up a good review. For our part we see reviews as an integral part of our journals and we hope they provide a great overview of the latest trends, opinion, and groundbreaking research for our readers. If you’re interested Biomaterials Science will publish just two broad types of review: reviews and mini-reviews.
Below I’ve gathered together a selection of reviews on biomaterials and materials interfacing with biology. Hopefully this will give you a flavour of the reviews published by RSC journals in this area. The articles are all free to download until 3rd September. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Interactions of cells with silk surfaces
Aldo Leal-Egaña and Thomas Scheibel
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 14330-14336
Microengineered physiological biomimicry: Organs-on-Chips
Dongeun Huh , Yu-suke Torisawa , Geraldine A. Hamilton , Hyun Jung Kim and Donald E. Ingber
Lab Chip, 2012, 12, 2156-2164
Designer nanomaterials using chiral self-assembling peptide systems and their emerging benefit for society
Zhongli Luo and Shuguang Zhang
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 4736-4754
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