The Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine  is an open access journal publishing refereed papers providing significant progress in the application of biomaterials and tissue engineering constructs as medical or dental implants, prostheses and devices. More information about open access publishing in the journal can be found at https://www.springer.com/journal/10856/updates/18557564. Coverage spans a wide range of topics from basic science to clinical applications, around the theme of materials in medicine and dentistry. The central element is the development of synthetic and natural materials used in orthopaedic, maxillofacial, cardiovascular, neurological, ophthalmic and dental applications. Special biomedical topics include biomaterial synthesis and characterisation, biocompatibility studies, nanomedicine, tissue engineering constructs and cell substrates, regenerative medicine, computer modelling and other advanced experimental methodologies. The journal uses single-blind peer review.

  • The Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine carries a long tradition of publishing authoritative biomaterials research
  • Covers the science and technology of biomaterials and their applications as medical or dental implants, prostheses and devices
  • Spans a wide range of topics from basic science to clinical applications
  • Examines the metals, ceramics, polymers and composites used in orthopaedic, maxillo-facial, cardiovascular, neurological, ophthalmic and dental applications
  • Compliant with open access mandates
  • 98% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Luigi Ambrosio
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Open Access. How to publish with us

Journal metrics

4.727 (2021)
Impact factor
4.000 (2021)
Five year impact factor
76 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
481,339 (2021)
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  • 2021 Early Career Researcher Prize

    Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine extends congratulations to the first-ever winner of the Early Career Researcher Prize, Dr. Kanae Yamada of Gunma University. The prize was awarded to Dr. Yamada in consideration of the following 2021 article: “In vitro assessment of antitumor immune responses using tumor antigen proteins produced by transgenic silkworms.” Check out our interview with Dr. Yamada here. 

  • Get to know Materials in Medicine’s new Board of Assistant Editors

    We recently interviewed members of our new Board of Assistant Editors. Read the full update to learn more about their backgrounds, recent projects, why they joined JMSM, and recommended papers in the journal.

  • Meet the Editors of the Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine

    Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine hosts a diverse and experienced Editorial Board. We've invited them to introduce themselves.

  • JMSM Welcomes its Board of Assistant Editors

    The Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of a Board of Assistant Editors to its staff. Meet them here.

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1573-4838
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