International Journal of Biological Macromolecules is an established international journal of research into chemical and biological aspects of all natural macromolecules.It presents the latest findings of studies on the molecular structure and properties of proteins, macromolecular carbohydrates, glycoproteins, proteoglycans, lignins, biological poly-acids, and nucleic acids. These findings must be new and novel rather than a repeat of earlier or analogous published work. The scope includes biological activities and interactions, molecular associations, chemical and biological modifications, and functional properties. Papers on related model systems, structural conformational studies, theoretical developments and new analytical techniques are also welcome. All papers are required to focus primarily on at least one named biological macromolecule. This naming should appear in the title, the abstract and the text of the paper.
Examples of papers which are not appropriate for International Journal of Biological Macromolecules include:
- papers where the biological macromolecule has not been characterized by modern analytical techniques (including molecular weight) rather than historical methods. e.g. colorimetric assays.
- papers which focus on biological, physiological and pharmacological aspects of non-macromolecules attached to, or mixed with, biological macromolecules.
- papers on the materials science of biocomposites where there is no mention of any specific biological macromolecule.
- papers where the structure or role of the biological macromolecule is not the major proportion of the study.
- routine studies of extraction of macromolecules without purification and characterization of the extracted molecule.
- applications of macromolecules where the structure of the macromolecule is completely unknown.
- papers where the molecular weight of the biological molecule is less than five thousand.
- paper which are majorly about clinical studies and animal trials, where a biological macromolecule is not the biologically active agent, and/or the biological macromolecule is not the major focus of the study.
Editors in Chief
Aichun DongUniversity of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, United States
John F. KennedyChembiotech Laboratories Ltd, Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
Maurice CollinsUniversity of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tao JiangInstitute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Rizwan KhanAligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Jianshu LiSichuan University, College of Polymer Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Polymers & Artificial Organs, Chengdu, China
Yangchao LuoUniversity of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Ian SimsVictoria University of Wellington Ferrier Research Institute, Wellington, New Zealand
Xiaoxiong ZengNanjing Agricultural University College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
Terin AdaliNear Eastern University, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Lefkosia, Cyprus
Saphwan Al-AssafWrexham Glyndwr University, Wrexham, United Kingdom
Tsutomu ArakawaAlliance Protein Laboratories, San Diego, California, United States
Walther BurchardUniversity of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Richard HaserInstitute for the Biology and Chemistry of Proteins, Lyon, France
Yukio ImanishiNara Institute Of Science And Technology Graduate School of Materials Science, Ikoma, Japan
Nazrul Islam, PhDQueensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, India
Haroon Khan, BPharm, MPhil, PhDAbdul Wali Khan University Mardan Department of Pharmacy, Mardan, Pakistan
Boris KurganovRussian Academy of Sciences, Moskva, Russian Federation
Jian-Ping LuoHefei University of Technology, Hefei, China
Mohsen MiraftabUniversity of Bolton, Bolton, United Kingdom
Ali Moosavi-MovahediUniversity of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Vic MorrisQuadram Institute Bioscience, Norwich, United Kingdom
Parmjit PanesarSant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, India
Evaristo PeggionUniversity of Padua, Padova, Italy
Juan SubiranaPolytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Tomohiko SuzukiKochi University, Kochi, Japan
Chi WuChinese University of Hong Kong Department of Chemistry, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hai-Meng ZhouTsinghua University, Beijing, China