Journal of European Cells and Materials

The Official Journal of Swiss Society for Biomaterials:
ISSN 1473-2262 NLM: 100973416 (Eur Cell Mater)
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The abstracts of the 17th Swiss Conference on Biomaterials will be published in a special supplement of the European Cells and Materials (ECM) free online journal.

International "Open Access" journal eCM, enables rapid publication of peer-reviewed papers to disseminate scientific knowledge world-wide without profit.

eCM Scope

eCM provides an international and interdisciplinary forum for publication and discussion for research in the cells and matrices of the connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system and dental field, and the materials used in the replacement, repair or regeneration of these tissues. Cross-disciplinary papers that go across our scope areas are particularly welcomed.

• Assessment of materials for biomedical use in the musculoskeletal system or dental field & interaction with tissues/ prokaryotic / eukaryotic cells

Manuscripts must have an important biological dimension reporting effects at the cellular, tissue or organismic levels; clinical data are acceptable. Papers focussing on material properties, including descriptions of physical, chemical and mechanical characteristics, will not be entertained. In vitro cytocompatibilty studies should use primary cells or more than one cell line and provide more than just simple descriptions of cell spreading, proliferation etc.

• Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Manuscripts concerning aspects of the repair or regeneration of connective tissues within the musculoskeletal system or dental field with tissue engineering approaches of all types will be considered.

• Structure, function, biology of connective tissues

Manuscripts concerning the structure of bone, teeth, cartilage, intervertebral discs & other related connective tissues will be considered.

• Stem and Progenitor Cells

All manuscripts concerning stem cell characterization and mechanisms of differentiation as they relate to the connective tissues of the musculoskeletal system or dental field will be considered.

eCM carries original research papers, reviews and tutorials on the advances made within the journal scope. All articles are peer-reviewed and reviewer comments, together with responses by authors, are published as an integral part of the paper.

Ten good reasons for publishing a paper in eCM

  1. World-wide ‘True Open access’: No submission, publication or reading charges.
  2. 10422 registered readers (100 countries).
  3. Authors retain copyright to their articles.
  4. Impact Factor 5.378.
  5. Indexed by ISI within: Science Citation Index Expanded, Materials Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports /Science Edition, Biosis Previews and Biological abstracts. Also indexed in CAS, Index Medicus, Medline and Scopus databases and can be searched directly from Pubmed, Biomedsearch, DOAJ and Open J Gate.
  6. Open high standard peer reviewing minimises both favouritism and prejudice.
  7. Discussion with reviewers feature allows sensible arguments included in the paper.
  8. Speed of publication (Usually 3 weeks after acceptance).
  9. No payment for reprints: simply mail colleagues the web page address of the paper.
  10. Founded by scientists for the benefit of Science rather than profit.

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