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Journal of Biological Physics

Journal of Biological Physics

Editor-in-Chief: S. Bahar; R. Podgornik

ISSN: 0092-0606 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-0689 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10867

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  • Aims at a deeper understanding of the physical principles underlying biological systems
  • Covers all biological systems, from the molecular level through the mesoscale, up to the macroscopic level
  • Applies the tools of physics in innovative ways to investigate biological processes, systems and materials
  • 100% of authors who answered a survey reported that they would definitely publish or probably publish in the journal again

Since its foundation, in 1973, the Journal of Biological Physics has served the community of physicists researching the domains of biology, applying sophisticated theoretical, computational and experimental tools to study biological processes, systems and materials.

The journal publishes papers which use the tools of physics, both experimental and theoretical, in innovative ways to study biological problems, as well as research aimed at better understanding the physical principles underlying biological processes.

All areas of biological physics are addressed, from the molecular level, through the mesoscale of membranes and cells, up to the macroscopic level of tissues, organisms and  populations. As biological physics expands its traditional boundaries,  it sometimes overlaps with other disciplines, such as chemistry, engineering, mathematics, investigating the interface with biology. The journal welcomes interdisciplinary studies although, it continues to pay special attention to the physics content of the research and its relevance to biological systems.

The journal scope includes, but is not restricted to:

-        Nonlinear phenomena

-        Biopolymers

-        Neurodynamics

-        Bioenergetics

-        Mechanobiology

-        Systems biology

-        Imaging, microscopy and spectroscopy

-        Molecular biophysics

-        Cell biophysics

-        Multicellular phenomena

-        Biological networks

In addition to original peer-reviewed research papers, the Journal of Biological Physics publishes Short Notes, Perspectives and Review papers Book reviews are also welcome.

Authors are kindly requested to submit through the journal online submission system. This offers the option of uploading papers directly from Arxiv.

Authors are required to declare any conflicts of interest. In case of studies on human or animal subjects, authors must adhere to the ethical standard for informed consent and animal rights. Full details are given in the Instruction for Authors.

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Complexity - Materials - Neuroscience

Impact Factor: 1.152 (2013) * 

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    Many physicists are turning their attention to domains that were not traditionally part of physics and are applying the sophisticated tools of theoretical, computational and experimental physics to investigate biological processes, systems and materials.

    The Journal of Biological Physics provides a medium where this growing community of scientists can publish its results and discuss its aims and methods. It welcomes papers which use the tools of physics in an innovative way to study biological problems, as well as research aimed at providing a better understanding of the physical principles underlying biological processes.

    All areas of biological physics can be addressed, from the molecular level, through the mesoscale of membranes and cells, up to the macroscopic level of a population of living organisms, the main criteria of acceptance being the physical content of the research and its relevance to biological systems. In order to increase the links between physics and biology and among the various fields of biological physics, authors are advised to include a first section that introduces the basic issues addressed and the primary achievements to a non-specialist reader.

    In addition to original peer-reviewed research papers, the Journal of Biological Physics publishes Short Notes, Perspectives and Review Papers. Book reviews are also welcome.

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