Impact Factor Announcement & Latest news

Welcome to this e-newsletter bringing you the latest news about Biomaterials, the leading journal in the field. This edition brings you current news about the NEW Impact Factor, the Young Scientists Refereeing Programme and the top 10 Biomaterials papers downloaded in ScienceDirect®.

Biomaterials deals with all situations where materials interface with biological systems in the delivery of health care. Topics covered in the journal include:

  • Cell interactions with synthetic and natural materials
  • Biomaterials based regenerative medicine including tissue engineering
  • Materials for all drug delivery systems including vaccines and protein drugs
  • Non-viral vectors for gene therapy and DNA delivery
  • Advanced materials systems for in vivo imaging
  • Materials for in vitro diagnostics
  • Materials for biotechnological applications
  • The performance of materials in implantable devices
  • Biomimetic and bioactive materials
  • Self-assembly in biological systems
  • Biocompatibility at the nanoscale

More information about the journal's aims and scope can be found on

David Williams
We would like to congratulate Biomaterials' Editor-in-Chief, Professor David F. Williams, for receiving the prestigious 2007 US Society for Biomaterials Founder's Award in recognition of his lasting and seminal contributions in the field of biomaterials.

NEW Impact Factor

Due to the increasingly high quality papers published in Biomaterials, the journal maintains its number 1 position in Thomson Scientifics' 'Materials Science, Biomaterials' category with an Impact Factor of 5.196* and is also the top-ranked research journal in the 'Biomedical Engineering' category.

*Journal Citation Reports® 2006, published by Thomson Scientific

Impact Factor Biromaterials

The Young Scientists Refereeing Programme

Biomaterials runs a school for young scientists wanting to gain practical experience in refereeing papers for Biomaterials. The programme runs twice a year and is open to senior graduate students and post doctoral scientists.

For further details please contact

Top 10 Biomaterials Paper Downloads in ScienceDirect®

Formulation of functionalized PLGA-PEG nanoparticles for in vivo targeted drug delivery
Volume 28, Issue 5, 1 February 2007, Pages 869-876
Cheng, J.; Teply, B.A.; Sherifi, I.; Sung, J.; Luther, G.; Gu, F.X.; Levy-Nissenbaum, E.; Radovic-Moreno, A.F.; Langer, R.; Farokhzad, O.C.

Carbon nanotube applications for tissue engineering • Review article
Volume 28, Issue 2, 1 January 2007, Pages 344-353
Harrison, B.S.; Atala, A.

Stem cell-based tissue engineering with silk biomaterials • Review article
Volume 27, Issue 36, 1 December 2006, Pages 6064-6082
Wang, Y.; Kim, H.-J.; Vunjak-Novakovic, G.; Kaplan, D.L.

Nanomedicine for implants: A review of studies and necessary experimental tools • Review article
Volume 28, Issue 2, 1 January 2007, Pages 354-369
Liu, H.; Webster, T.J.

Synthesis and surface engineering of iron oxide nanoparticles for biomedical applications • Review article
Volume 26, Issue 18, 1 June 2005, Pages 3995-4021
Gupta, A.K.; Gupta, M.

Modulation of nano-hydroxyapatite size via formation on chitosan-gelatin network film in situ
Volume 28, Issue 5, 1 February 2007, Pages 781-790
Li, J.; Chen, Y.; Yin, Y.; Yao, F.; Yao, K.

The mechanical properties and osteoconductivity of hydroxyapatite bone scaffolds with multi-scale porosity
Volume 28, Issue 1, 1 January 2007, Pages 45-54
Woodard, J.R.; Hilldore, A.J.; Lan, S.K.; Park, C.J.; Morgan, A.W.; Eurell, J.A.C.; Clark, S.G.; Wheeler, M.B.; Jamison, R.D.; Wagoner Johnson, A.J.

Rational design of hydrogels for tissue engineering: Impact of physical factors on cell behavior • Review article
Volume 28, Issue 2, 1 January 2007, Pages 134-146
Brandl, F.; Sommer, F.; Goepferich, A.

Fabrication methods of an engineered microenvironment for analysis of cell-biomaterial interactions • Review article
Volume 28, Issue 2, 1 January 2007, Pages 126-133
Shin, H.

Continuing differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells and induced chondrogenic and osteogenic lineages in electrospun PLGA nanofiber scaffold
Volume 28, Issue 2, 1 January 2007, Pages 316-325
Xin, X.; Hussain, M.; Mao, J.J.

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