Acta Biomaterialia is an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, review papers and communications in the broadly defined field of biomaterials science. The emphasis of the journal is on the relationship between biomaterial structure and function at all length scales.

The scope of Acta Biomaterialia includes:

  • Hypothesis-driven design of biomaterials
  • Biomaterial surface science linking structure to biocompatibility, including protein adsorption and cellular interactions
  • Biomaterial mechanical characterization and modeling at all scales
  • Molecular, statistical and other types of modeling applied to capture biomaterial behavior
  • Interactions of biological species with defined surfaces
  • Combinatorial approaches to biomaterial development
  • Structural biology as it relates structure to function for biologically derived materials that have application as a medical material, or as it aids in understanding the biological response to biomaterials
  • Methods for biomaterial characterization
  • Processing of biomaterials to achieve specific functionality
  • Materials development for arrayed genomic and proteomic screening

Benefits to authors

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Editorial board


  • Professor William R. Wagner
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Managing Editor

  • Vera Kucharski


  • Professor Marc Bohner
    RMS Foundation, Bettlach, Switzerland
  • Professor William L. Murphy
    University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Coordinating Editor

  • Professor Christopher Schuh
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Editorial Board

  • Kristi S. Anseth
    University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Gang Bao
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Jake Barralet
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Angela Belcher
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Sangeeta Bhatia
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Susmita Bose
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA
  • David G. Castner
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Xuesi Chen
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Changchun, China
  • Joel Collier
    Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  • José Manuel Delgado López
    Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (CSIC-UGR), Granada, Spain
  • Maria-Pau Ginebra
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
  • Dirk W. Grijpma
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
  • Robert Guldberg PhD
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Pamela Habibovic
    Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Jeffrey Hubbell
    University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Yoshito Ikada
    Suzuka University, Suzuka, Japan
  • Klaus D. Jandt
    Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany
  • Roger D. Kamm
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Pierre Layrolle
    Université de Nantes, Nantes, France
  • Andreas Lendlein
    Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Teltow-Seehof, Germany
  • Kam Leong
    Columbia University, Columbia, New York, USA
  • David C. Martin
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
  • Prabhas V. Moghe
    Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
  • Yukio Nagasaki
    University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
  • Matthias Peuster
    Jilin Heart Hospital, Changchun, China
  • Catherine Picart
    Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France
  • Suzie Pun
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Rui L. Reis
    University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
  • Erich Sackmann
    Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany
  • Michael S. Sacks
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert
    University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Christine E. Schmidt PhD
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • Patrik Schmuki
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • Dror Seliktar
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Martina Stenzel
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Samuel Stupp
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • Maria Vallet-Regi
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • Naren Vyavahare
    Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • Jun Wang
    University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Stephen Weiner
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • Cuie Wen
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Ann Wennerberg
    Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
  • Frank Witte
    Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Chengtie Wu
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China

The Board of Governors of Acta Biomaterialia

  • Dr. John Ågren
  • Dr. Hua Ai
  • Professor Kristi S. Anseth
  • Dr. Edward Cole, Jr.
  • Dr. Arthur Coury
  • Professor Gerhard Dehm
  • Professor Alexis Deschamps
  • Dr. George Gray III
  • Professor Carolyn Hansson
  • Professor Tatsuki Ohji
  • Dr. Gregory B. Olson
  • Professor Judith Ann Schneider
  • Professor Christopher Schuh
  • Dr. M. Singh
  • Professor Gary Warren