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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 "Advanced Image Segmentation and Modeling for 3D Printing in Medicine"

Currently the journal is looking for submissions to the thematic series on Advanced Image Segmentation and Modeling for 3D Printing in Medicine.

Medical 3D printing applications continue to expand, making the need for accurate, rapid image segmentation and 3D modeling an important component of a hospital-based workflow.  This series aims to highlight original research and comprehensive review articles that focus on image segmentation, 3D modeling and quality control of anatomic models and associated devices.

This collection of articles is being sponsored by Materialise, and all submissions will undergo the regular peer review process.

Now open for submissions! Please indicate that your are submitting to the thematic series "Advanced Image Segmentation and Modeling for 3D Printing in Medicine". For pre-submission inquiries please reach out to the guest editor Dr. Nicole Wake (


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. 

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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: A 3D-printed nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 diagnostic testing

The nasopharyngeal swab is a critical component of the COVID-19 testing kit. Supply chain remains greatly impacted by the pandemic. Teams from USF Health Radiology and Northwell Health System developed a 3D-printed stopgap alternative. This descriptive study details the workflow and provides guidance for hospital-based 3D printing labs to leverage the design to make a positive impact on the pandemic.

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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.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    58 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    55 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    118 days from submission to acceptance
    26 days from acceptance to publication

    29 Altmetric Mentions