Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging
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- 4:1 scheduled for January 2015
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Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging (BSI) is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to the timely publication of basic and applied research that uses spectroscopic and imaging techniques in different areas of life science including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, bionanotechnology, environmental science, food science, pharmaceutical science, physiology and medicine. Scientists are encouraged to submit their work for publication in the form of original articles, brief communications, rapid communications, reviews and mini-reviews.
The journal is dedicated to providing a single forum for experts in spectroscopy and imaging as applied to biomedical problems, and also for life scientists who use these powerful methods for advancing their research work. BSI aims to promote communication, understanding and synergy across the diverse disciplines that rely on spectroscopy and imaging. It also encourages the submission of articles describing development of new devices and technologies, based on spectroscopy and imaging methods, for application in diverse areas including medicine, biomedical science, biomaterials science, environmental science, pharmaceutical science, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, microbiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, nanotechnology, etc.
Techniques covered include, but are not limited, to the following:
• Vibrational Spectroscopy (Infrared, Raman, Teraherz)
• Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
• Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR, ESR)
• UV-vis Spectroscopy
• Mössbauer Spectroscopy
• X-ray Spectroscopy (Absorption, Emission, Photoelectron, Fluorescence)
• Neutron Spectroscopy
• Mass Spectroscopy
• Fluorescence Spectroscopy
• X-ray and Neutron Scattering
• Differential Scanning Calorimetry
• Atomic Force Microscopy
• Surface Plasmon Resonance
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• X-ray Imaging
• Electron Imaging
• Neutron Imaging
• Raman Imaging
• Infrared Imaging
• Terahertz Imaging
• Fluorescence Imaging
• Near-infrared spectroscopy
Editor for Asia
A. Alimonti (Italian National Institute for Health, Rome, Italy)
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IOS Press is pleased to announce the launch of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging, the first journal to integrate the broad areas of spectroscopy and imaging. It will provide timely publication of basic and applied research that uses spectroscopic and imaging techniques across all areas of life sciences.
“The timing is perfect for the integration of these two methodologies so that both spatial and molecular details of complex biological systems can be determined at high resolution. The two approaches complement each other in many ways and so it is not surprising to see a rapid growth in studies where both methods are simultaneously applied,” said Editor-in-Chief Parvez Haris, CChem, FRSC, FRSPH.
Dr. Haris comes to Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging after a successful tenure as Editor-in-Chief of Spectroscopy: An International Journal. He is head of the Biomedical and Environmental Health Group at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and his research studies involve the use of a wide array of spectroscopic methods for analysis of biological systems with particular focus on human health. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Public Health. Dr. Haris is joined by an editorial board with expertise in diverse areas of spectroscopy and imaging from around the world.
Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging will provide a single forum for experts in spectroscopy and imaging as applied to biomedical problems, and also for life scientists who use these powerful methods for advancing their research work. It will also feature articles describing the development of new devices and technologies, based on spectroscopy and imaging methods, for application in diverse areas including medicine, biomedical science, biomaterials science, environmental science, pharmaceutical science, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, microbiology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology.
Dr. Einar Fredriksson, Director, IOS Press, commented, “These are exciting times in the development of spectroscopic and imaging tools. IOS Press is proud to provide a forum to advance our understanding of how these powerful methods can shed light on complex biological systems.”
The inaugural issue of Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging will publish on Friday, July 13. Carrying on the close to 30-year tradition of Spectroscopy: An International Journal, the journal welcomes submissions focusing on biomedical applications from authors in the form of original articles, brief communications, rapid communications, reviews and minireviews. Access to the first issue is freely available at http://bit.ly/LeBYYg.
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Full text of the inaugural issue is freely available at http://bit.ly/LeBYYg. Contact Kairi Look, IOS Press, +31 20 688 3355, email@example.com for additional information or to schedule interviews with Dr. Haris.
INAUGURAL ISSUE TABLE OF CONTENTS
Why a new journal called Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging?, Parvez I. Haris
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Spectroscopic Study of Chemical Compositions of Cardiac Calculus Using Portable Raman Analyzer with a Fiber-optic Probe, Ching-Li Cheng, Hsiao-Huang Chang, Shan-Yang Lin
Microstructural Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Articular Cartilage, Konstantin I. Momot
Diagnosis and Screening of Cancer Tissues by fiber-optic probe Raman spectroscopy, C. Krafft, S. Dochow, I. Latka, B. Dietzek, J. Popp
Bio-imaging of Metals in a Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease by Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Andreas Matusch and J. Sabine Becker
FTIR Spectroscopic Imaging of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Beta Thalassemia Major Disease State, Ceren Aksoy, Duygu Uckan, Feride Severcan
Protein Secondary Structure and Solvent Accessibility of Proteins in Decellularized Heart Valve Scaffolds,
Shangping Wang, Harriëtte Oldenhof, Andres Hilfiker, Michael Harder, Willem F. Wolkers
In vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Cancer, Virendra Kumar, Uma Sharma and N. R. Jagannathan
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