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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

Thematic Series


Desktop Vat Polymerization (Stereolithography) for 3D Printing in Medicine
Submissions are now open - see the Call for Papers on the journal homepage for more information!

This series is sponsored by Formlabs, and manuscripts will undergo the journal’s standard peer review process. 


Advanced Image Segmentation and Modeling for 3D Printing in Medicine
This series was sponsored by Materialise, and the manuscripts have undergone the journal’s standard 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: 3D printing of nanocomposite pills through desktop vat photopolymerization (stereolithography) for drug delivery reasons

Using desktop vat photopolymerization (stereolithography) 3D printing, Barberine nanoparticle loaded cylindrical pills were fabricated using a novel synthesized nanocomposite resin. The hydrogel nanoparticles were found to be well entrapped during 3D printing and post it showed good Barberine release in an acidic environment suggesting maximal release within the gastrointestinal tract. The study successfully demonstrates the fabrication of novel Barberine nanocomposite pills using desktop stereolithography 3D printing for diverse applications such as multimodal and multi-compartmental drug delivery systems.

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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; Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI); 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