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Aims and scope of the journal
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Editorial and publishing policies

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Aims and scope of the journal

Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine is a new open access interdisciplinary journal that offers rapid publication of high-quality peer-reviewed short communications and review papers in all areas of materials science and biomedical engineering. The journal's main focus is on the convergence of engineering, materials science, biology and clinical medicine, on intelligent biomaterials, and on novel concepts in the development of minimally invasive implantable devices and of surgical tools for use in minimally invasive surgeries and procedures.

Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine is committed to prompt review and publication. Decision on whether a manuscript should be reviewed is typically made within five working days of receipt and decisions about publication are usually made within five days of receipt of referees' reports.

Main topics of the journal include, but are not limited to:
      Biomaterial synthesis and characterization
      Biodegradable/bioresorbable materials and implants
      Shape memory and superelastic biomaterials
      Implant design for minimally invasive placement
      Guiding catheters and guidewires for minimally invasive procedures
      Scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration
      Biomimetic and bioinspired materials
      Drug delivery systems
      Drug-eluting stent platforms
      Control over the interaction of cells with medical devices
      Surface patterning and biofunctionalization
      Nanostructured biomaterials and surfaces
      Antibacterial and antifouling materials and coatings
      Nanoparticles for diagnostic and therapeutic uses
      Computer modeling of medical devices
      Molecular dynamics simulation of cell-biomaterials interfaces
      Clinical experiences with implants and devices

Author instructions for paper preparation and submission

A manuscript should be submitted to Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine in electronic format by e-mail:

A manuscript should contain:
      (a) Title of paper, name(s) of author(s), author affiliations and author contact information;             corresponding author should be marked by an asterisk,
      (b) Abstract,
      (c) Keywords (no more than 10),
      (d) Manuscript text with figures, figure captions and tables inserted within the text at the             appropriate positions, or grouped at the end,
      (e) Acknowledgements (optional),
      (f) List of references including full bibliographical information.

References should be numbered sequentially and the citation numbers are included in the text in square brackets.

The manuscript file should be formatted as one-spaced, single-column text without justification.

Technical jargon should be avoided as far as possible and clearly explained where its use is unavoidable. Abbreviations, particularly those that are not standard, should also be kept to a minimum. Where unavoidable, abbreviations should be defined in the text or legends at their first occurrence, and abbreviations should be used thereafter.

The manuscript should be provided in both Microsoft Word and PDF files.

Contact information
      General inquiries and submissions
            Vice Editor-in-Chief
            Irena Gotman
            Tel: +972 (4) 829-21-12, fax: +972 (4) 829-43-72

      Inquiries about the status of a manuscript
            Executive Editor
            Elazar Gutmanas
            Tel: +972 (4) 829-45-86, fax: +972 (4) 829-43-72

            Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail: The receipt of submitted             manuscripts will be acknowledged by e-mail.

Editorial process
The manuscript decision process includes submission, editorial decision on whether the paper should be reviewed, peer review, decisions after review, revision, acceptance, proofs, online publication, and print publication. Before submitting a paper, authors should consult our editorial and publishing policies.

Editorial and publishing policies
Before submitting a manuscript to the journal Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine the corresponding author should ensure that all authors have agreed with the proposed changes and with the order of authors in a list, and approved the manuscript submission to the journal. The corresponding author is responsible for managing all communication between the journal and all coauthors, before and after publication. The responsibility of the corresponding author also includes: (1) to ensure that original data lying at the basis of the submission is preserved and retrievable for reanalysis; (2) to approve data presentation as representative of the original data; and (3) to foresee and minimize obstacles to the sharing of data, materials, algorithms or reagents described in a paper.

The corresponding author of published material should inform the journal promptly if the authors decide to correct any part of the paper. It is preferable that requests for corrections be accompanied by a signed agreement of the corresponding author (as a scanned attachment to an email).

Editors of Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine consider the submitted manuscript and all communication with authors and referees as confidential. Authors must also consider communication with the journal as confidential. Correspondence with the journal, reports of reviewers and other confidential information must not be posted on any website or otherwise disclosed without prior permission from the editors, whether or not the submission is eventually published.

Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine requires that authors must declare any conflict of interests relating to their work. A declaration of a conflict of interests must be included at the end of each manuscript with the list of all competing interests. In case of no conflict of interests, the author(s) should declare to have no conflict of interests.

Editors and reviewers must also declare any conflict of interests. In case if they have a conflict of interests, they will be excluded from the peer review process.
Authors may suggest independent reviewers for their submitted manuscripts, though the journal may or may not follow these suggestions.

Authors affiliated to pharmaceutical or other commercial companies that sponsor clinical trials must declare these as competing interests on submission. The authors should also observe the responsible and ethical aspects of the research to be published. Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine will not publish "advertorial" content.

Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine accepts only original materials, not published or submitted for publication elsewhere. In case of re-using a figure or figures published elsewhere or copyrighted, the author must provide documentation confirming that the previous publisher or copyright holder has permitted to re-publish the figure(s).

All research papers and other types of papers published in Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine are comprehensively peer reviewed. Peer review is usually carried out by two independent peer reviewers. The journal operates a closed peer review system.

If you have any comments about our editorial and publishing policies, please, contact us via the contact page.

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