Starting in May 2009, Springer will publish the Journal of Biorheology, the official publication of the Japanese Society of Biorheology. This international, peer-reviewed journal provides a platform for biophysicists, physiologists and materials scientists to exchange and discuss their ideas and scientific research.
The Journal of Biorheology covers the science and application of deformation and flow properties of biological materials, including food materials. The biannual journal includes original articles, brief communications and authoritative review articles and will be published both in print and electronically. Basic science and its applications in the broad field of biorheology will be covered, including the rheology of macromolecules as well as cell, tissue, organ and food rheology. Coverage also includes biorheological analysis of pathological processes and their clinical implications, including basic clinical research on hemodynamics and hemorheology and scientific research between the fields of engineering and medicine.
Editor-in-chief Naoki Sasaki, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, said, "The Journal of Biorheology will publish high-quality articles in this interdisciplinary field on topics dealing with biology, rheology, physiology, medical science, biophysics and food science. Through the association with Springer, the Journal of Biorheology is certain to attract excellent manuscripts by authors from all over the world."
Dr. Dieter Czeschlik, Editorial Director for Life Sciences at Springer, said, "Springer is delighted to welcome the Journal of Birorheology to its portfolio. The journal deals with areas bordering on biology, medicine and materials science and thus touches fields in which Springer is already well positioned. We look forward to working with the Japanese Society of Biorheology to guarantee even better, truly international visibility of their high-quality articles."
Fast publication in Online First will provide immediate access to new research results in the Journal of Biorheology on www.springerlink.com, Springer's online information platform. In addition, all authors, via the Springer Open Choice program, have the option of publishing their articles using the open access publishing model. Cross Reference Linking and Table of Contents Alert services will be fully implemented for the journal.
The Japanese Society of Biorheology (www.biorheology.jp) was established in 1977. The aim of the society is to contribute to the development of biorheology-related fields by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas among a wide range of professionals.