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Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering and the German Society of Biomaterials

Editor In Chief: Olaf Dössel
Editorial Board: Peter Augat, Pamela Habibović, Jens Haueisen, Wilhelm Jahnen-Dechent, Stefan Jockenhoevel, Petra Knaup-Gregori, Steffen Leonhardt, Gernot Plank, Klaus M. Radermacher, Erik Schkommodau, Thomas Stieglitz, Ulrich Boenick, Branislav Jaramaz, Marc Kraft, Thomas Lenarz, Harry van Lenthe, Benny Lo, Luca Mainardi, Silvestro Micera, Thomas Penzel, Andrea A. Robitzki, Tobias Schaeffter, Jess G. Snedeker, Leif Sörnmo, Nobuhiko Sugano, Jürgen Werner, and
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Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik (BMT) is a high-quality forum for the exchange of knowledge in the fields of biomedical engineering, medical information technology and biotechnology/bioengineering. As an established journal with a tradition of more than 60 years, BMT addresses engineers, natural scientists, and clinicians working in research, industry, or clinical practice. All articles are peer-reviewed. All manuscripts must be submitted in English.

  • diagnostic imaging
  • image processing
  • biosignal processing
  • modelling and simulation
  • biomechanics
  • information and communication in medicine
  • telemedicine and e-health
  • surgery
  • minimum invasive interventions
  • endoscopy and image-guided therapy
  • diagnostic and therapeutic instrumentation
  • clinical engineering
  • micro- and nanosystems in medicine
  • active implants
  • biosensors
  • neuro-engineering
  • neural systems
  • rehabilitation and prosthetics
  • biomaterials
  • cellular and tissue engineering
  • artificial organs
  • biomedical engineering for audiology, ophthalmology, emergency and dental medicine
  • general subjects (e.g., education and training, health technology assessment)
  • special topics (e.g., linking proteomics and genomics with biomedical engineering, emergency medicine)

Article formats
Reviews, Research Articles, Short Communications, Case Reports, Letters to the Editor, and Book Reviews

>Information on submission process

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The Journal was founded in 1956 as the official journal of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering Biomedizinische Technik and published firstly in German. In a transition period as of 2004 publication in German and English was possible, but since 2010 the journal appears only in English. Consistently the title was changed to Biomedical Engineering – Biomedizinische Technik.

Other publications in the field

Journals: Books, books series and multi-volume works:
  • „Biomedizinische Technik” (12 Volumes). (Overview)
  • S. Dickel, M. Franzen, Ch. Kehl, Herausforderung Biomedizin. Gesellschaftliche Deutung und soziale Praxis, “VerKörperungen/MatteRealities - Perspektiven empirischer Wissenschaftsforschung 14”, 2014.(Overview)
  • D. Hochmann, Prüf- und Bewertungsmethoden für Knieorthesen, “Forschung für die Rehabilitationstechnik 1”, 2012.(Overview)
  • K. König, A. Ostendorf (Eds.), Optically Induced Nanostructures. Biomedical and Technical Applications, 2015. (Overview)
  • W. Niederlag, H. U. Lemke, H. Lehrach, H.-O. Peitgen, Der virtuelle Patient, “Health Academy 1”, 2014.(Overview)
  • W. Niederlag, H. U. Lemke et al., Der digitale Operationssaal, “Health Academy 2”, 2014.(Overview)
  • I. Roterman-Konieczna (Ed.), Simulations in Medicine. Pre-Clinical and Clinical Applications, 2015.(Overview)
  • J. Werner, Kooperative und autonome Systeme der Medizintechnik. Funktionswiederherstellung und Organersatz, 2014.(Overview)

Old titles of this journal

2012: from Biomedizinische Technik – Biomedical Engineering to Biomedical Engineering – Biomedizinische Technik

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You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bmt and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

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Submission process
  • Before submitting a manuscript, please have a look at our Instructions for Authors
  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper (6-8 weeks from submission to first decision)
  • When papers are accepted subject to revision, the revised manuscript must be returned within 12 weeks (research articles, reviews) or 6 weeks (short communications, case reports, letters to the editors) after the author has been notified of the decision
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
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Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

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Olaf Dössel (Karlsruhe, Germany)

Associate Editors
Peter Augat (Murnau, Germany)
Jens Haueisen (Ilmenau, Germany)
Wilhelm Jahnen-Dechent (Aachen, Germany)
Stefan Jockenhövel (Aachen, Germany)
Petra Knaup-Gregori (Heidelberg, Germany)
Steffen Leonhardt (Aachen, Germany)
Dorit Merhof (Aachen, Germany)
Gernot Plank (Graz, Austria)
Klaus Radermacher (Aachen, Germany)
Erik Schkommodau (Muttenz, Switzerland)
Thomas Stieglitz (Freiburg, Germany)

Editorial Board
Ulrich Boenick (Berlin, Germany)
Pamela Habibovic (Maastricht, Netherlands)
Branislav Jaramaz (Pittsburgh, USA)
Marc Kraft (Berlin, Germany)
Thomas Lenarz (Hannover, Germany)
Harry van Lenthe (Leuven, Belgium)
Benny Lo (London, UK)
Luca Mainardi (Milano, Italy)
Silvestro Micera (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Thomas Penzel (Berlin, Germany)
Andrea Robitzki (Leipzig, Germany)
Klaus-Peter Schmitz (Rostock, Germany)
Tobias Schaeffter (London, UK)
Jess G. Snedeker (Zurich, Switzerland)
Leif Sörnmo (Lund, Sweden)
Nobuhiko Sugano (Osaka, Japan)
Jürgen Werner (Bochum, Germany)
Werner Wolf (Neubiberg, Germany)

BMT Editorial Office
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Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin
Tel. +49-30-26005-176
Fax: +49-30-26005-352
E-mail: bmt.editorial@degruyter.com

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