Applied Mechanics News

Saturday, February 11, 2006

A new journal, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics (MCB)

A new journal, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics (MCB, formerly Mechanics and Chemistry of Biosystems), was launched in March 2004. Cell and molecular biomechanics is at the cutting edge of biomechanics and bioengineering, and is an important area of biological sciences.

The aims of this journal, the only one focusing on this subject, are to facilitate the studies of the mechanics of biomolecules including proteins and nucleic acids, and the mechanics of single cells and their interactions with extracellular matrix. The scope of the journal is broad-based, and includes the studies of mechanical behavior of single cells, cell adhesion and cytoskeletal dynamics, mechanochemical transduction, force and deformation of biomolecules, experimental methods for single-cell and molecular biomechanics studies, and multiscale computational methods for the analysis, modeling, and prediction of the mechanical behavior of cells.

The Editors-in-Chief of MCB are Gang Bao at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, and X. Edward Guo at Columbia University. Published quarterly, this journal serves as a vehicle for rapid communication among researchers in biomechanics, documentation of new results and new methods, aiming to stimulate more activities in this exciting field. For more information on MCB please visit:


  • Will MCB also be an electronic publisher that prints a magazine, like Technology Review? Why bother with the print magazine at all?

    Hope that you can develop a new business model that gets library (and other expensive entities) out of the business of shcolarly journals.

    By Blogger Zhigang Suo, at 2/11/2006 3:38 PM  

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