Calls for papers


International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics
International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics


Special Issue on: "Recent Developments in Biological, Structural and Functional Thin Films and Coatings"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Dr. habil. Adele Carradò, Universitè de Strasbourg, France
Prof. Chintalapalle Ramana, University of Texas El Paso, USA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Palkowski, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany

Functional thin films and coatings offer solutions in a wide spread area of applications in materials science and engineering. Novel thin films and coatings are being developed with unusual structural, abrasive, adaptive, bioactive, self-healing, and optical properties. The objective of this issue will be to identify critical problems, provide promising solutions, as well as discuss fundamental and applied topics with emphasis on biological concepts and applications.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at Trends in Material Science Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS 2017), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Development of novel thin film and coating methods
  • Functional thin films and coatings for structural and biological applications
  • Characterisation of thin films and coatings for biological and biomaterial applications
  • Novel methods for self-healing, self-assembly, and self-repair
  • Innovative biosensors and bioelectronics
  • Bioenabled electronic and energy systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 13 July, 2017

Notification to authors: 15 October, 2017

Final versions due by: 15 December, 2017