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Journal of Materials Chemistry B

High impact applications, properties and synthesis of exciting new materials for biology and medicine

About Journal of Materials Chemistry B

The journal welcomes interdisciplinary work of international significance on all aspects of materials chemistry related to biology and medicine.


The journal's scope is intentionally broad, covering all aspects of the production of materials or the properties or applications of materials related to materials for healthcare and biomedicine, materials at the biointerface, or biomimetic, bio-inspired or natural materials. 

Submissions to the journal should contain chemistry in a materials context and can be theoretical and/or experimental studies. The novelty and advance should be focussed on either the chemistry used to produce the materials, or in the properties or applications of the materials produced. Work submitted that is outside of these criteria will not usually be considered for publication.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • antifouling coatings
  • biocompatible materials
  • bioelectronics
  • bioimaging
  • biomimetics
  • biomineralisation
  • bionics
  • biosensors
  • diagnostics
  • drug delivery
  • gene delivery
  • immunobiology
  • nanomedicine
  • regenerative medicine
  • scaffolds
  • soft robotics
  • stem cells
  • therapeutic devices
  • tissue engineering

Key features:   

  • Fast times to publication 
  • Article Types:
    • Reviews-type articles:  Applications, Highlights and Reviews
    • Communications
    • Full Papers  
    • Comments          
  • Promotion of outstanding work:  Hot articles are featured on the journal blog 
  • International Editorial and Advisory boards, authorship and readership
  • Part of the Journal of Materials Chemistry journal family, which also includes:
    • Journal of Materials Chemistry A: Materials for energy and sustainability 

    • Journal of Materials Chemistry C: Materials for optical, magnetic and electronic devices                   

Readership: Journal of Materials Chemistry B is a core journal for academic and industrial scientists involved in materials research

Submission: Please submit articles via the web submission and peer review system. If you have any questions about your submission, please contact the Editorial Office.

Journal of Materials Chemistry B Editorial Board

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Journal of Materials Chemistry B author guidelines

Journal of Materials Chemistry Blog

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