Biomedical Engineering Letters (BMEL) is an interdisciplinary, international journal devoted to the publication of original investigations concerned with major aspects of biomedical engineering and applied biophysics. BMEL aims to present the innovative experimental science and technological development in the biomedical field as well as clinical application of new development. The article must contain original biomedical engineering content, defined as development, theoretical analysis, and evaluation/validation of a new technique. BMEL publishes the following types of papers: original articles, review articles, editorials, and letters to the editor. All the papers are reviewed in single-blind fashion.

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The journal follows a single-blind review procedure, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Single-blind peer review is the traditional model of peer review that many reviewers are comfortable with, and it facilitates a dispassionate critique of a manuscript.

  • Rapid review and publication: the average time from submission to first decision is 3 weeks. After acceptance, articles are published online in about 3 weeks.
  • Up-to-date invited review papers written by the world’s leading authorities in the field of biomedical engineering
  • Special issue opportunities by guest editors

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  • Jae Sung Lee
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49 days
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114 days
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30,867 (2019)

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Volume 10

Issue 4, November 2020

Special Issue: 3D Printing Techniques for Biomedical Applications

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  • About the Society

    Biomedical Engineering Letters (BMEL) is an official journal of The Korean Society of Medical & Biological Engineeringthe Korean Society of Medical and Biological Engineering (KOSOMBE). The KOSOMBE is a scientific and professional organization founded in 1979, and a member of International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).

  • New submission guidelines updated for authors

    Original Articles should contain no more than 6,000 words. This word limit includes all data: title page, abstract, text, disclosure, acknowledgments, key points, references, figure legends, and tables.

    A maximum of 8 figures (maximum of 16 parts in total with no more than 4 parts per figure preferred), 8 tables, and 60 references is allowed. A one−paragraph abstract of 150 to 250 words must accompany Original and Review Articles. In the Original Articles, it should state concisely the reason for the study, what was done, what was found, what was concluded, and the relevance.

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