A journal which through free access will ensure your work has maximum visibility?
Academic and industrial researchers in the field of biomaterials have a new option for the publication of their research in 2012, with the launch of our latest journal Biomaterials Science. The journal is a collaborative venture between RSC Publishing and the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan. Biomaterials Science will be a multidisciplinary journal covering the fundamental science of biomaterials and their biomedical applications.
The journal will open for submissions from March 2012, advance articles will be available from August 2012 and the first issue will be issue 1, 2013.
Published research will have very high visibility – from launch until December 2014, all content will be freely available online for all readers via the website.
Norio Nakatsuji, Professor and Director at WPI Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University has been appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the new journal. He said:
“It is my great honour and pleasure to work with the Royal Society of Chemistry on the launch of this new cross-disciplinary journal integrating materials science with the cellular and biomedical sciences. Our institute – Kyoto University’s WPI Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) aims to fuse these fields, focusing on stem cells and mesoscopic investigations of living systems and functional materials. The launch of this new journal is therefore an important event for our institute, as with it we seek to present a global platform for fundamental research as well as varied applications of this rapidly expanding field created at the crossing point of biology, chemistry, and physics.”
Professor Phillip Messersmith from Northwestern University, USA, also Co-Editor-in-Chief, added: “It is an exhilarating time for the biomaterials research community, as it is enjoying rapid growth, making exciting fundamental discoveries, and driving the development of novel life-saving and life-enhancing therapeutic materials and devices. I look forward to helping shape Biomaterials Science into one of leading journals in the field.”
Authors with research that they would like to be considered for the first issues of Biomaterials Science can submit online from March 2012 www.rsc.org/biomaterialsscience