Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics Research Group

Welcome to In vitro Models Journal

Welcome to In vitro Models Journal

Published, May 13 2021

Welcome, Mission and Vision

Today, we are proud to celebrate with you the launch of our new journal, In vitro Models. The journal website is now live:

In vitro Models aims to address the paradigm-shift in research related to: i) an increasing trend for “saying good bye to flat biology”, i.e. introduce 3D in research methods in order to develop tools to better emulate human tissues/organs and diseases, and ii) to reduce/eliminate the need for animal experimentation.  As the first journal fully dedicated to this research area, we will provide both a home for research on in vitro models and a platform to foster its multi-disciplinary community. 

Our mission is to contribute to the fast peer-review and cross-disciplinary dissemination, and foster the application of research and technology developments in the field of in vitromodels. 

Our vision is to establish and become a leading scientific journal with worldwide coverage for the successful interdisciplinary integration of research knowledge and diffusion of significant findings related to the in vitro models research. 


The Editorial Board 

Led by joint Editors-in-Chief, J Miguel Oliveira and Ketul C Popat, the journal is supported by Senior Honorary Advisors, Prof. Rui L Reis and Prof. David Kaplan.  We are excited to welcome our diverse Editorial Board, including Early Career Board Members.  The full editorial board list can be found here: (link to editorial board page on website).


Aims and scope

In vitro Models aims to become a leading journal among the top multidisciplinary journals covering all aspects of in vitro models research, which also includes a broad spectrum of topics related to at the interface of biomaterials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, informatics, nanotechnology, pharma, medicine, and biology. The new journal provides a specialized forum for the publication of significant and original work related to experimental and theoretical studies on fundamental and applied inter- and multidisciplinary research dealing with in vitro models, and in particular focusing on 3D cell/tissue culture and enabling technologies.

In vitro models will publish peer-reviewed Communications, Reviews, Concepts, Highlights, Essays/Editorials, and full original Research Articles on all aspects of in vitro models research, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • In vitro models
  • New Perspectives in in vitro tissue models Research
  • Complementary and Alternative models to animal experimentation
  • Cell culturing Methods (e.g. 2D and 3D cell culture)
  • Ex vivo models
  • Biomaterials as extracellular matrix
  • Drug development
  • Bio 3D printing
  • Cell engineering
  • Dynamic culturing
  • Microfluidics
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Organ-on-a-chip
  • Bioreactors
  • In silico models
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Nanomedicine
  • Tissue engineering
  • Precision Medicine
  • Cancer research
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Translational Research”

With this in mind, we encourage you to support the journal in it’s infancy by submitting high quality work of your own and by advocating the journal to your peers."   

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