Types of Article

The information described in this section identifies the article types in the journal and their specific requirements. Additional information pertinent to all article types follows in subsequent information tabs contained on this webpage. Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject a manuscript without conducting an in-depth review if they feel that the manuscript is "out of scope" or it does not meet the minimal acceptance criteria for publication in the Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs.

Original Research Articles are comprehensive scientific reports of significant and original research and innovation of experimental and/or theoretical results that fit within the scope of the Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs. Authors are asked to write their manuscripts in a clear and concise manner and to include only data crucial to arriving at their final conclusions. Preferably manuscripts should not exceed 5,500 words of text and a total of 8 figures and/or tables. Extra experimental and/or theoretical data in the form of figures and tables should be deposited under Supporting Information. Refer to Guide to Authors for a full description of format and content requirements.

Review Articles provide a comprehensive summary of broadly-based topics of general interest to biomaterials scientists. Reviews are not limited as to the number of words, tables, figures and references that may be included. An author interested in preparing a Review for Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs should provide a brief outline to Professor Chandra P. Sharma requesting an invitation to submit a manuscript in this category.

The manuscripts must be in English. It should be typed on A4 size paper with a margin of at least 25 mm. Use double line spacing throughout. Text files should be formatted as .doc or .rtf files. Please be sure to submit your illustrations and figures as separate .tif or .jpg files; the system will create a pdf file of your paper for the reviewers. Do not use your word processor’s automated features to create footnotes or reference lists. Each of the following sections should begin on separate pages: Title page, Abstract and Keywords; Manuscript Text; Acknowledgments; References; Individual tables and Figure legends. The abstract should be a brief and factual statement of the contents and should not exceed 500 words in length. The main text of the paper should be divided into sections and subsections; Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results & Discussion and Conclusion. The above format does not apply to short communication. For short communications, at the top of the paper authors should mention "Short Communication". Pages should be numbered consecutively beginning with the title page.

References: References should be numbered consecutively in the text [in square brackets], and collected at the end of the paper in the following styles, for journals, books and proceedings respectively: (the title is optional)

1. C.K.S. Pillai, W. Paul, C.P. Sharma, Chitin and Chitosan Polymers: Chemistry, Solubility and Fiber Formation, Prog. Polym. Sci., 34(7), 641-678 (2009).

2. S.P. Victor, W. Paul, C.P. Sharma, C.P., "Eligen® Technology for Oral Delivery of Proteins and Peptides" in Mucosal Delivery of Biopharmaceuticals: Biology, Challenges and Strategies, Springer, Boston, MA, 407-422 (2014).

3. W. Paul, C.P. Sharma, Fatty acid conjugated calcium phosphate nanoparticles for protein delivery, in Proceedings of the 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008, WBC 2008; Amsterdam; Netherlands; 28 May-1 June 2008; Code 93751, p 1026.

Please note that journal title abbreviations should conform to the practices of Chemical Abstracts.

Illustrations: All illustrations should be numbered in sequence and referred to in the text and caption as Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. The author's name and the figure number should be clearly shown on the back of each illustration (if hard copy). Original artwork should be sent. Photographs should be positive glossy prints. The soft copy of figures may be uploaded as .tif or .jpg files with the following minimum resolution.

1. 300 dpi with 5 x 4 inches (i.e. 1500 pixels (width) x 1200 pixels (height). for color pictures. 
2. 600 dpi with 5 x 4 inches (i.e. 3000 pixels (width) x 2400 pixels (height). for black and white pictures.  
3. 1200 dpi with 5 x 4 inches (i.e. 6000 pixels (width) x 4800 pixels (height). for line arts.
4. 900 dpi with 5 x 4 inches, (i.e. 4500 pixels (width) x 3600 pixels (height). for combination art (photo and text).
Kindly refer to "Handling digital images for publication" Sci Ed 2014; 12(2): 58-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.6087/kcse.2014.1.58

Units and abbreviations: SI units must be used. All abbreviations should be spelled out in full on first appearance, e.g., scanning electron microscope (SEM).

Cover photographs: The cover photographs are enlarged versions of photographs appearing in the issues. Authors are invited to draw the editor’s attention to a photograph of outstanding scientific importance. Larger copies of these illustrations may be submitted.

Online submission: Authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts online at http://www.biomaterials.org.in/tibao If you are finding difficulty in online submission contact the editor at editor.tibao@gmail.com

Page Proofs: Journal sends page proofs in pdf format via e-mail to the corresponding author’s e-mail address. Please follow the instructions in the e-mail.

There will be no page charge.