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Biomedical Glasses

Editor-in-Chief: Boccaccini, Aldo R.

CiteScore 2018: 2.05

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.424
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.562

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    50 Years of Bioactive Glasses: celebratory special section in "Biomedical Glasses"
    Guest editors: Prof. Julian Jones (London, UK), Prof. Francesco Baino (Turin, Italy), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (Erlangen, Germany)
    Even if the first publication of Prof. Larry Hench introducing bioactive glass and its properties was published in 1971 (the seminal paper in J. Biomed. Mater. Res. [1]), the actual discovery of bioactive glass and its bone bonding properties goes back to 1969, in the lab. of Prof. Hench at University of Florida, USA. Over the last 50 years, bioactive glasses, originally intended for applications as bone substituting materials and small orthopedic implants, have expanded in their functionalities and applications, based on innovative chemical compositions and novel processing techniques, to areas such as biomedical coatings, dental care, scaffolds for tissue engineering, and as components of advanced devices for drug delivery, wound healing, soft tissue repair and cancer treatment. The journal "Biomedical Glasses" will publish a collection of papers written by members of the bioactive glass research community in 2019, marking the 50 anniversary of bioactive glass. Papers dealing with any aspect of bioactive glasses can be submitted via: http://www.editorialmanager.com/bglass
    The deadline for paper submission is 15th August 2019. Papers will be published in Open Access mode, free of charge.
    [1] L. L. Hench, et al., Bonding mechanisms at the interface of ceramic prosthetic materials, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 5 (1971) 117-141.

    Biomedical Glasses is an international Open Access-only journal covering the field of glasses for biomedical applications. The aim of the journal is to provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of original research reports and authoritative review articles related to the development of biomedical glasses and their use in clinical applications. The scope of the journal covers the science and technology of glasses and glass-based materials intended for applications in medicine and dentistry. It includes:

    • Chemistry, physics, structure, design and characterization of biomedical glasses
    • Surface science and interactions of biomedical glasses with aqueous and biological media
    • Modeling structure and reactivity of biomedical glasses and their interfaces
    • Biocompatibility of biomedical glasses
    • Processing of biomedical glasses to achieve specific forms and functionality
    • Biomedical glass coatings and composites
    • In vitro and in vivo evaluation of biomedical glasses
    • Glasses and glass-ceramics in engineered regeneration of tissues and organs
    • Glass-based devices for medical and dental applications
    • Application of glasses and glass-ceramics in healthcare

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read 

    Biomedical Glasses is the only peer-reviewed journal entirely focused on biomedical glasses. With an Editorial Board composed of experts covering all areas of this rapidly growing field, the journal aims to provide a preeminent forum for the publication of high-quality articles related to biomedical glasses. The aim of the journal is to become the most authoritative publication in the field of glasses for biomedical applications.

    Why submit 

    With an Editorial Board composed of experts covering all areas of the field, Biomedical Glasses will provide authors with an open-access journal for the rapid publication of their original research reports and review articles related to biomedical glasses. The aim of the journal is to acquire the status of being a preeminent forum selected by authors for the publication of their research reports and review articles in the field of glasses for medical applications.


    Type of Publication:
    researchers in the field of science and technology of glasses and glass-based materials intended for applications in medicine and dentistry

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager http://www.editorialmanager.com/bglass
    The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.
    The journal uses a closed single-blind peer review system.​

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
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    The journal accepts the following publication formats:

    • Research Articles
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    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Vision Papers
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    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

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    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Journal Editor.

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    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
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    For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors.

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    Editorial Information

    Aldo R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

    Associate Editors
    Delia S. Brauer, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
    Julian R. Jones, Imperial College London, UK
    Mohamed Rahaman, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
    Antonio Tilocca, University College London, UK
    Chengtie Wu, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Alastair Cormack, Alfred University, USA
    Delbert E. Day, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
    Wolfram Höland, Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Liechtenstein
    Toshihiro Kasuga, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
    Christian Rüssel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
    Maria Vallet-Regí, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
    Edgar D. Zanotto, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
    Hala Zreiqat, University of Sydney, Australia

    Editorial Board
    Ifty Ahmed, University of Nottingham, UK
    Devis Bellucci, University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy
    Daniel Boyd, Dalhousie University, Canada
    Ilaria Cacciotti, University of Rome "Niccolò Cusano", Italy
    Valeria Cannillo, University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, Italy
    Xiaofeng Chen, South China University of Technology, China
    Alexis G. Clare, Alfred University, USA
    Elisabeth Engel, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Spain
    José M. Ferreira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
    Ashutosh Goel, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, USA
    Leena Hupa, Abo Akademi University, Finland
    Himanshu Jain, Lehigh University, USA
    Edouard Jallot, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand II, France
    Steven B. Jung, MO-SCI Corporation, USA
    Hae-Won Kim, Dankook University, Korea
    Jonathan C. Knowles, University College London, UK
    Gianluca Malavasi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Jonathan Massera, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
    Akiko Obata, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
    Haobo Pan, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China
    Marivalda Pereira, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Iman Roohani, University of New South Wales, Australia
    Antonio Salinas, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
    Ian Thompson, King's College London, UK
    Enrica Vernè, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
    Fredrik Ollila, BonAlive Biomaterials Ltd., Finland

    Assistant Editor
    Elena Boccardi, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
    Matteo Gigli, University of Bologna, Italy

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    Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini c/o

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