Editor-in-Chief: Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Stiesch, Meike / Barcikowski, Stephan / Sternberg, Katrin
Editorial Board Member: Muellen, Klaus / Weitschies, Werner / Liefeith, Klaus / Boccaccini, Aldo R. / Williams, J. Koudy / O'Brien, Fergal J. / Kellomäki, Minna
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Aims and Scope
Special issue "Nanosafety": Submissions will be closed by 31.03.2013. Please submit your contribution in due time.
Aims & Scope
BioNanoMaterials (BioNanoMat) provides rapid publication for reports on fundamentals and clinical application of biomaterials, in particular nanobiomaterials. It is a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, covering the fields of biomaterials and surface modification/functionalization, scaffold materials in tissue engineering, chemistry (nanoparticles and nanomaterials) and dental implantology/prosthodontics. It publishes review articles, highlight articles and letters having an impact to classical disciplines such as biology, medicine, chemistry and physics. The journal keeps you up-to-date with all new developments in the field and provides information about relevant meetings and congresses via social media. Rapid, yet rigorous reviewing ensures fast access to recent research results of exceptional significance. Papers are published ahead-of-print directly subsequent to acceptance and author's proof reading.
BioNanoMaterials is associated with the German Society of Biomaterials and publishes the Abstracts of the annual society conferences.
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Submission of Manuscripts
We would like to invite you to submit your paper to our new re-launched journal BioNanoMaterials. Outstanding papers will be freely accessible by editor´s choice. As author of our journal, we want to emphasize that there will be no page charges, and no charges for color illustrations.
If you are interested in fundamental research and clinical application of biomaterials, in particular nanobiomaterials, we are looking forward to receiving your submission at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bnm.
Instructions for Authors
BioNanoMaterials - Information for Authors
Scope and policy of the Journal
BioNanoMaterials (BioNanoMat) provides rapid publication for reports on fundamentals and clinical application of biomaterials, in particular nanobiomaterials. The multidisciplinary Journal publishes Review articles, Highlight articles and Letters having an impact to classical disciplines such as biology, chemistry and physics.
Reviews are published by invitation only, but suggestions to the Editor-in-Chief are welcome. Highlights are short review articles, e.g. on emerging froniers in BioNanoMedicine. Letters are original research articles that carry clear take home messages on 2-3 print pages, 2-3 figures and may be linked to supporting information.
Submission of a manuscript to BioNanoMaterials implies that the work described has not been published before and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. It is the corresponding author's responsibility to ensure that all authors see the manuscript and approve of its submission for publication. Once the manuscript is accepted, it must not be published elsewhere without the consent of the copyright holders.
Submission of manuscripts
Manuscripts must be submitted online at the following URL: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bnm. Together with the electronic manuscript files, for each manuscript a cover letter must be submitted which contains a brief statement by the authors as to i) the novelty and ii) the relevance to a broader, interdisciplinary community. Please address the cover letter to:
Editorial Office BioNanoMaterials
De Gruyter GmbH
Genthiner Str. 13
For online submission it is mandatory to suggest possible reviewers for the peer reviewing process. Please indicate the names and address details (including e-mail address) of at least four potential referees who are not editors or members of the Editorial Board of the Journal.
Review of manuscripts and speed of publication
Papers will be independently reviewed by at least two referees selected by the Editors of BioNanoMaterials. On the average, decisions will be reached within three to four weeks of submission. When papers are accepted subject to revision, major revision is allowed only once. The revised manuscript must be submitted within two months of the authors' notification of conditional acceptance. It is the aim of the Journal to publish papers in an online-only ('Ahead of Print') format within four months after their receipt by the Editorial Office.
Preparation of manuscripts
Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English and should be regarded as final texts. No changes may be made at the proof state other than correction of printer's errors.
General format and length
Manuscripts (including table legends, figure legends and references) should be typed double-spaced with font size 12 letters. Supplementary material (comprehensive figures and videos) will be published only online. Pages should be numbered (with the title page as 1) and have margins of 2.5 cm (1 inch) on all sides. Footnotes in the text should be avoided; parentheses should be used instead. Full length papers and reviews should occupy no more than eight printed pages, Letters and Highlight articles should not exceed four printed pages. Each full page of printed text corresponds to approximately 1000 words. Please allow sufficient space for tables and illustrations within the page limit.
Full length papers should be organized into Title page, Abstract, Key words, Introduction, Results, Discussion, Materials and Methods, Acknowledgments, References, Tables and Figure legends. Letters should be subdivided into an Abstract, Key words, and a single section of main text without headings. Experimental procedures should be described in legends to figures or footnotes to tables. Acknowledgments and References should be presented as in full length papers.
The Title page should include (a) a short and informative full article title (series titles are not accepted); (b) names of all authors (with one forename in full for each author), followed by their affiliations (department, institution, city with postcode, country); (c) the mailing address, fax and phone number and e-mail address of the corresponding author; (d) a running title of 50 characters or less. If there is more than one institution involved in the work, authors' names should be linked by superscript consecutive numbers to the appropriate institutions. If required, small superscript letters should be used to indicate present addresses. (e) a self-explaining, catchy table of content figure .
Abstract and Key words
The second page of the manuscript should contain the Abstract and the Key words. The Abstract should be a single paragraph of no more than 200 words (full length paper or review) or 100 words (Letters or Highlights) which must be comprehensible to readers before they have read the paper. Abbreviations and reference citations should be avoided. Below the Abstract up to six Key words, which are not part of the title, should be given in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons.
Acknowledgments should be placed at the end of the text. Names of funding organizations should be written in their entirety.
For citations authors are encouraged to rely as far as possible upon articles published in primary research journals.
Unpublished results and personal communications should be cited as such within the text; personal communications must be substantiated by a letter of permission. Meeting abstracts may not be cited.
Within the text references should be cited by author and date; et al. should be used if there are more than three authors. At the end of the text citations should be in alphabetical order and should contain complete titles. The number of references should not exceed 150 for reviews or 30 for Highlights. Journal names should be given by employing commonly used abbreviations. Online resources to full journal names and their abbreviations can be found at http://www.library.uq.edu.au/faqs/endnote/biosciences.txt or http://www.bioscience.org/atlases/jourabbr/list.htm. The volume number of a journal should be given in italics. Citations should be in accordance with the following examples:
Kyte, J. and Doolittle, R.F. (1982). A simple method for displaying the hydrophobic character of a protein. J. Mol. Biol. 157, 105-132.
Khan, M.A. (1987). HLA and ankylosing spondylitis. In: Ankylosing Spondylitis. New Clinical Applications in Rheumatology, Vol. I, J.J. Calabro and C. Dick, eds. (Lancaster, England: MTP Press, Ltd.), pp. 23-45.
Hogan, B., Costantini, F., and Lacy, E. (1986). Manipulating the Mouse Embryo: A Laboratory Manual (Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press).
Tables should be typed on separate pages and be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals. If a table is exceptionally large or contains special symbols it should be submitted camera-ready. A short descriptive title, column headings, and (if necessary) footnotes should make each table self-explanatory. Please indicate in the manuscript the approximate position of each table.
Electronic files containing illustrations should be provided in a generic graphics format as given under the link 'Supported file formats' on the BioNanoMaterials manuscript submission homepage (http://bnm.edmgr.com). For reproduction, high-resolution (approx. 600 dpi and better) images are required. All figures will be reduced in size to fit, wherever possible, the width of a single column, i.e. 80 mm, or a double column, i.e. 168 mm, of text. Ideally, single column figures should be submitted with a width of 100 mm, double column figures with a width of 210 mm. Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface) and of sufficient size (so that the final height will be approximately 2 mm). Upper-case letters A, B, C etc. should be used to identify individual parts of multi-part figures. All figures must be cited in the text in numerical order. Reference to figures is to be made as Figure 1 etc. in the text and captions.
Color plates: Authors are encouraged to submit illustrations in color if necessary for their scientific content. Publication of color figures is provided free of charge both in online and print editions.
Line drawings: These should also be provided as high-resolution files. No additional artwork, redrawing or typesetting will be done by the publisher. Note the faint shading or stippling may be lost upon reproduction, heavy staining or stippling may appear black.
Figure legends: These should be provided on separate, numbered manuscript pages. All symbols and abbreviations used in the figures must be explained, except for standard abbreviations or others defined in the preceding text.
The electronic files of typeset articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are provided free of charge and are sent to the e-mail address of corresponding authors upon publication. Paper offprints can be ordered in addition; an offprint order form will accompany the page proofs and should be completed and returned immediately.
Note for authors of NIH-funded research
Walter de Gruyter Publishers acknowledge that the author of an NIH funded article retains the right to provide a copy of the final manuscript to NIH upon acceptance for publication or thereafter, for public archiving in PubMed Central 12 months after publication in BioNanoMaterials. Note that only the accepted author's version of the manuscript, not the PDF file of the published article, may be used for NIH archiving.
Please contact the Editorial Office if you have any further questions (Tel.: +49-30-26005-245; Fax: +49-30-26005-315; e-mail: email@example.com). We will do our best to assist you.
Stefan Barcikowski, Essen
Stefan Jockenhövel, Aachen
Katrin Sternberg, Rostock
Meike Stiesch, Hannover
Aldo R. Boccaccini, Erlangen
Klaus Liefeith, Heiligenstadt
Klaus Müllen, Mainz
Minna Kellomäki; Tampere
Fergal O'Brien, Dublin
Werner Weitscheis, Greifswald
Koudy Williams, Salem
Genthiner Strasse 13
10785 Berlin Germany
Tel. ++49- 30- 26005- 245
Fax ++49- 30- 26005- 325
E- mail: BNM.Editorial@degruyter.com