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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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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: Advanced 3D printed model of middle cerebral artery aneurysms for neurosurgery simulation

Gaining experience as a primary operator is challenging for neurosurgery trainees, and quality cadaver training opportunities are hard to come by. 3D Printed simulations can allow trainees to practice on anatomically correct models, developing relevant skills in safe environments. In this article, the authors demonstrate a 3D printed simulation model for cerebral artery aneurysms based on a patient derived case. 

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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