PMC Biophysics has this week re-launched in its new format as BMC Biophysics with an expanded scope and Editorial Board. The ‘P to B’ transition is the consequence of integrating PhysMath Central journals into existing Springer and BioMed Central portfolios which has resulted in this very welcome addition to the BMC series.
As part of the BMC series, BMC Biophysics will “fill its own niche in the BMC series alongside BMC Bioinformatics, BMC Medical Physics, BMC Structural Biology and BMC Systems Biology”, says Elizabeth Moylan, BMC-Series Editor for Biology, in her editorial.
BMC Biology, the flagship biology journal of the BMC series, marks the recruitment of the journal to the series with two specially commissioned articles: a whimsical retrospective on biophysics from Walter Gratzer and a forward-looking Q&A asking ‘What is biophysics?’ from Huan-Xiang Zhou, a valued Editorial Board member of the journal both as PMC and as BMC Biophysics.
BMC Biophysics publishes articles in experimental and theoretical aspects of biological processes from the microscopic to macroscopic level, including thermodynamics, structural stability and dynamics, molecular biophysics, signalling, novel biophysical methods and computational biophysics.
The journal launches with a thematic series of articles on Biological Diffusion and Brownian Dynamics, highlighting the latest research in this rapidly advancing field, guest edited by Rebecca Wade and Paolo Mereghetti of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies and Andy McCammon from UCSD.
BMC Biophysics will be exhibiting at the Biophysical Society 55th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, USA on 6 – 8 March, please come and visit us at Booth #744.
Image courtesy of Volkhard Helms’ lab.