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IOS Press Launches New Journal: Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging

July 13, 2012
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

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


Full text of the inaugural issue is freely available at Contact Kairi Look, IOS Press, +31 20 688 3355, for additional information or to schedule interviews with Dr. Haris.

Why a new journal called Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging?, Parvez I. Haris

GDPD5 Inhibition Alters the Choline Phospholipid Metabolite Profile of Breast Cancer Cells Toward a Less Malignant Metabolic Profile, Mailin Döpkens, Tiffany R. Greenwood, Farhad Vesuna, Venu Raman, Dieter Leibfritz, Kristine Glunde

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

Commencing its publishing activities in 1987, IOS Press ( serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide. IOS Press now (co-)publishes over 100 international journals and about 130 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences.

IOS Press continues its rapid growth, embracing new technologies for the timely dissemination of information. All journals are available electronically and an e-book platform was launched in 2005.

Headquartered in Amsterdam with satellite offices in the USA, Germany, India and China, IOS Press has established several strategic co-publishing initiatives. Notable acquisitions included Delft University Press in 2005 and Millpress Science Publishers in 2008.

Kairi Look
IOS Press
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