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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal: Biotribology.

Biotribology embraces a wide range of research topics from artificial joint implants to oral perception of food texture and soft-tissue friction. It is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing areas of research in tribology and recent years have seen a significant increase in the number of research papers published in the field.  The launch of Biotribology is driven primarily by the growing research and technology interest and two successful conferences (ICoBT 2011 and 2014) which brought together scientists from multiple disciplines across the field.  

The online submission site of the journal is now live to receive submissions:

Detailed instructions of how to prepare your manuscripts can be found here:  

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

The journal will serve as forum for novel research featuring the important role of tribology in interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary areas across engineering, food science, medicine, sports technology and many more.

Biotribology will be edited by two distinguished scientists who will jointly share the role of Editor: Dr. Philippa Cann at Imperial College London, UK, and, Professor Markus Wimmer at Rush University in Chicago, USA.

“Biotribology affects every one of us during daily life. We encounter it in the morning when we brush our teeth, during lunch when we chew food, and in the evening during a gym class when friction between floor and shoe dictates the envelope of possible motion maneuvers.  Biotribology plays an important role in many scientific, medical and engineering fields, including orthopedics, biomaterials, food technology, biomimetics and haptics; this is the first Journal which combines all the various aspects under one umbrella to facilitate communication among investigators.”

Laney Zhou, Executive Publisher at Elsevier, expects the new journal to be the home of biotribologists across all research disciplines and industry: “when I look at the scope of the journal, I’m thinking it’s a field that academia and industry really need to work together, and the findings can improve the quality of our lives in all aspects.”

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