The journal BME Frontiers accepts submissions for original research articles, reviews, rapid reports and perspectives. Prior to submission, each author should review and fulfill the submission requirements below and as outlined in the Editorial Policies page.
Research articles should present novel research study of outstanding significance. Submissions must include an abstract of up to 250 words, an introduction, and sections with brief informative subheadings. Authors may include up to 6 figures and/or 3 tables and about 20 to 40 references. Total research article length should be under 5000 words. Supplementary materials should be limited to information that is not essential for the general understanding of the research presented in the main text and can include data sets, figures, tables, videos, or audio files. For guidance on how to best format your article, please refer to the Manuscript template.
Reviews should describe and synthesize recent developments of significance in biomedical engineering and highlight future directions. Reviews must include an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main theme, brief subheadings, and an outline of important unresolved questions. Authors may include up to 10 figures and/or 6 tables and up to 120 references. Reviews should be no longer than 8000 words, although longer manuscripts will be considered when warranted. Most reviews are currently solicited by the editors, but author-initiated submissions are also welcome but require preapproval by the editorial office.
Rapid reports should report ground-breaking developments or discoveries in the field of biomedical engineering. Rapid reports should have fewer than 1000 words, no abstract, a minimal number of references (no more than 5), and 2 figures or tables. Rapid reports will be evaluated as quickly as possible by the deputy editors. BME Frontiers encourages junior scientists to contribute their promising works to rapid reports.
Perspectives (up to 1000 words plus 1 figure) highlight recent exciting research, but do not primarily discuss the author's own work. They may provide context for the findings within a field or explain potential interdisciplinary importance. As these are meant to express a personal viewpoint, with rare exceptions, perspectives should have no more than 2 authors.