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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 on quality improvement

At 3D Printing in Medicine, we support efforts to improve the quality and effectiveness of 3D printed medical devices. We therefore welcome submissions reporting on quality improvement in accordance with SQUIRE 2.0 guidelines. For more information, please see our submission guidelines.


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Featured article: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 3D printing Special Interest Group (SIG): guidelines for medical 3D printing and appropriateness for clinical scenarios

The use of 3D printing in medicine has grown significantly in recent years, and there is a clear need for guidelines on its wide variety of applications. Here, a writing group representing the RSNA’s Special Interest Group on 3D Printing presents a comprehensive assessment of the appropriate use of medical modelling and 3D printing in healthcare to help define foundational standards for the future development of the field.

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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.


Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    56 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    56 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    110 days from submission to acceptance
    25 days from acceptance to publication

    31 Altmetric Mentions