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Bone Graft Substitutes in Orthopaedic Surgery

Call for Papers

Every year, few million patients worldwide need a bone graft or bone graft substitute to provide support, fill voids, and enhance biologic repair of skeletal defects resulting from an injury or a disease. The ideal bone graft substitute is biocompatible, bioresorbable, osteoconductive, osteoinductive, structurally similar to bone, easy to use, and cost effective. A growing number of bone graft substitutes are considered, such as allogenic bone, natural and synthetic bone substitutes, and mostly ceramics.

We invite authors to submit original research articles and review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to develop bone graft substitutes for orthopaedic surgery.

We are interested in articles that describe past and existing bone grafts substitutes, their compositions and structures, and future directions of research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Autografts and allografts
  • Ceramic-based bone graft substitutes
  • Natural and synthetic bone grafts
  • Polymer-based bone graft substitutes
  • Bone grafts clinical applications
  • Cell-based and morphogenic strategies associated with biomaterials for regulation of bone regeneration and repair

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/biomaterials/bgraft/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 14 March 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 6 June 2014
Publication DateFriday, 1 August 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Sandra Pina, 3B’s Research Group in Biomaterials, Biodegradables and Biomimetics, University of Minho, Headquarters of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Avenida Park, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Portugal

Guest Editors

  • Miguel Oliveira, University of Minho, European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Avenida Park, 4806-909 Caldas das Taipas, Portugal
  • José M. F. Ferreira, Department of Materials Engineering and Ceramics, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
  • Saba Abdulghani Silva, Rheumatology Research Unit, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Edifício Egas Moniz, Avenida Prof. Egas Moniz, 1649-028 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sergey V. Dorozhkin, Research Institute of Fertilizers and Insectofungicides, Kudrinskaja Square 1–155, 123242 Moscow, Russia