ACS Introduces New Biomaterials Journal

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 23, 2018

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) announces ACS Applied Bio Materials will be published as a new interdisciplinary journal within the editorial purview of the Society's well-established ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces portfolio. The new journal will feature original research covering all aspects of biomaterials, emphasizing applied work across the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science and physics.

Kirk Schanze, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio, serves as editor-in-chief of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces and its cadre of topical journals, now four in number with the addition of ACS Applied Bio Materials. Shu Wang, Ph.D., professor, Institute of Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, will serve as ACS Applied Bio Materials' deputy editor. Wang is a global leader in biomaterials research. He has been an associate and executive editor with ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces since 2011 and has served on editorial advisory boards for other journals published by the Society. Wang, deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Organic Solids with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has published more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles and several influential books.

"Bio-related materials, as one of the fastest growing interdisciplinary research areas globally, have emerged at the frontier between biology and the other scientific disciplines," says Wang. "An important aspect of the study of bio-related materials is their novel application in biosensing, imaging, therapeutics, bioenergy, biocatalysis, bioelectronics and other innovations. It is our intention that ACS Applied Bio Materials will communicate the most recent and relevant breakthrough research dealing with the design of functional bio-related materials and their significant practical applications."

ACS Applied Bio Materials will center on applied biological, biomedical, bioinspired and biomedical materials, in which biological assemblies, mechanisms and underlying functions are utilized for the development of novel synthetic materials and the design of devices with advanced structures and functions. Within that scope, the journal also will highlight innovative work that addresses the relationship between structure and function, and that assesses the stability and degradation of materials under relevant environmental and biological conditions.

ACS Applied Bio Materials will begin accepting author submissions in April 2018, with the first peer-reviewed articles to appear online this summer. The journal will publish original research articles, research letters and timely reviews, among other editorial features.

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