Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Introducing Nonlinear Biomedical Physics

A new open-access journal titled Nonlinear Biomedical Physics is being published by BioMed Central. The journal, founded by Zbigniew Czernicki, will focus on articles that offer a

  • better understanding of the physiological origin of complex nonlinear dynamics of living systems
  • calculation of quantitative measures of complex spatial and temporal behaviour and classification of different physiological and pathological states through nonlinear analysis of biosignals (EEG, EMG, HRV)
  • studies of the feasibility of applying complexity measures as diagnostic tools in Medicine, to characterize changes induced by pathologies, administered drugs, photo-therapy, anaesthesia, etc. by comparing experimentally observed behaviour with mathematical models' predictions and computer simulations
  • collective phenomena, self-organized ordering and synchronisation in biological systems
  • bioelectromagnetic phenomena and biomedical devices such as biosensors and pacemakers
  • nonlinear, non-Newtonian fluids in the body - respiration, blood circulation, CSF, lymph

Articles will be peer-reviewed by two experts within three weeks, a quick turn-around. After acceptance, the articles will be published online and immediately available through PubMed. This provides excellent exposure for authors, and easy access for students.

For more information, read the editorial from the Editors-in-Chief (one of whom is from our own state!):

Zbigniew Czernicki, Polish Academy of Sciences Medical Research Institute, Department of Neurosurgery, 80 Ceglowska Str., Warsaw, Poland

Wlodzimierz Klonowski, Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences, Trojdena 4, 02-109 Warsaw, Poland

Larry Liebovitch, Florida Atlantic University, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA

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