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Aims & Scope of the Journal
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics publishes research involving the study and distillation of principles and functions found in biological systems that have been developed through evolution, and application of this knowledge to produce novel and exciting basic technologies and new approaches to solving scientific problems. It provides a forum for interdisciplinary research which acts as a conduit to facilitate the two-way flow of ideas and understanding between the extensive bodies of knowledge of the different disciplines. It has two principal aims: to draw on biology to enrich engineering and to draw from engineering to enrich biology.
The journal aims to include input from across all intersecting areas of both fields. In biology, this would include work in all fields from physiology to ecology, with either zoological or botanical focus. In engineering, this would include both design and practical application of biomimetic or bioinspired devices and systems. Typical areas of interest include:
systems, designs and structure
communication and navigation
self-organizing biological systems
self-healing and self-assembly
aerial locomotion and aerospace applications of biomimetics
biomorphic surface and subsurface systems
marine dynamics: swimming and underwater dynamics
applications of novel materials
biomechanics; including movement, locomotion, fluidics
sensors and senses
biomimetic or bioinformed approaches to geological exploration
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics offers a stimulating combination of the following:
Research Papers: Comprehensive, fully documented reports of original research, not normally more than 10000 words.
Perspectives: Personal view on a particular research topic or discipline.
Notes: Brief articles which would not normally merit publication as a full Paper but still make a useful and novel addition to the literature, not normally more than 4000 words.
Tutorials: Background knowledge for an audience unfamiliar with the subject.
Topical Reviews: Critical evaluations of the existing state of knowledge on a particular topic or research area.