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Aims and scope

3D Printing in Medicine publishes 3D printing innovation that impact medicine. Authors can communicate and share Standard Tessellation Language (STL) and related files via the journal. In addition to publishing techniques and trials that will advance medicine with 3D printing, the journal covers "how to" papers to provide a forum for translating applied imaging science.

Call for papers "Desktop Vat Polymerization (Stereolithography) for 3D Printing in Medicine"

Currently the journal is looking for submissions to the thematic series on Desktop Vat Polymerization (Stereolithography) for 3D Printing in Medicine.

Medical 3D printing applications continue to expand, especially in the space of Desktop Stereolithography. This series aims to highlight original research and comprehensive review articles that focus on the clinical use and impact of Desktop Stereolithography.

This collection of articles is sponsored by Formlabs, who will cover the Article Processing Charge (APC) for accepted manuscripts. All submissions will undergo the regular peer review process.

Now open for submissions! Please indicate that you are submitting to the thematic series "Desktop Vat Polymerization (Stereolithography) for 3D Printing in Medicine"

For pre-submission inquiries please reach out to the Guest Editor, Dr. Prashanth Ravi (


  1. Authors: Rance Tino, Ryan Moore, Sam Antoline, Prashanth Ravi, Nicole Wake, Ciprian N. Ionita, Jonathan M. Morris, Summer J. Decker, Adnan Sheikh, Frank J. Rybicki and Leonid L. Chepelev

    Content type: Editorial

Thematic Series


Advanced Image Segmentation and Modeling for 3D Printing in Medicine
Now open for submissions!
This series is sponsored by Materialise, and all submissions will undergo the regular peer review process.


Early career research in 3D Printing in Medicine
This series was sponsored by Stratasys, and the manuscripts have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process. 

Check if your institution is a member

More than 500 institutions have partnered with BMC through the membership program. As an affiliated Author from a member institution, you may be entitled to submit your manuscript without paying the article processing charge (APC) or with a discount. Check here if your institution is a member!

Featured Article: Applications of 3D printing in breast cancer management

Perioperative use of 3D printed models provides a tangible depiction of the patient’s breast and tumor volume, facilitating surgical planning and approach. 3D models provide detailed information about anatomic relationships between the tumor and surrounding vital structures, beyond what is depicted on traditional two-dimensional imaging. This review article details current applications of 3D printing in breast cancer management and discusses the potential impact on future practices. 

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New Content ItemWe are pleased to announce that all articles published in 3D Printing in Medicine are included in PubMed and PubMed Central. The PubMed entry can be found here.

3D Printing in Medicine is also indexed in the following services: CNKI; Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA; DOAJ; Dimensions; EBSCO Discovery Service; El Compendex; EMBASE; Gale; Google Scholar; Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China; Naver; OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service; ProQuest-ExLibris Primo; ProQuest-ExLibris Summon; Sematic Scholar; TD Net Discovery Service; and WTI Frankfurt eG.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    52 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    47 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    145 days from submission to acceptance
    17 days from acceptance to publication

    118 Altmetric Mentions