Aims and Scope

Advanced Biomedical Engineering (ABE) is an international, Open Access and fully peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of biomedical engineering. Supported by the Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (JSMBE), the journal aims to be a forum for exchanging information on new developments and ideas. ABE welcomes manuscripts describing rigorous research on topics including:

  • biomedical signal processing and imaging
  • bio-instrumentation and sensors applications
  • informatics in healthcare and biomedicine
  • cardiovascular and respiratory systems engineering
  • neural and rehabilitation engineering
  • cellular and tissue engineering
  • biomechanics and robotics
  • therapeutic and diagnostic technology
  • clinical engineering
  • regulatory science in biomedical engineering.

ABE publishes Review Papers, Original Papers, Research Letters and Technical Notes, which are freely available online. The journal’s broad international audience includes biomedical engineers, clinicians, nurses, medical specialists (co-medicals) and regulatory authorities. Graduate students and young investigators, in particular those from developing countries, are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to ABE.


All articles published in ABE are discoverable, accessible and available to all readers worldwide. The journal’s comprehensive policies on research and publication ethics, peer review, preprints and other topics are outlined in the Instructions to Authors.

Citation Metrics

  • 1.0 (2022) Journal Impact Factor (JIF)
  • 1.5 (2022) CiteScore (Scopus)
  • 0.578 (2022) SNIP
  • 0.293 (2022) SJR

Author Benefits

ABE is committed to supporting the biomedical engineering community. The journal offers authors:

  • the ability to retain copyright in their work
  • Open Access publication under one of three Creative Commons licenses
  • the choice of ‘format-free’ submission, saving time and effort in preparing the initial submission
  • in-depth guidelines for preparing scientific manuscripts and responding to reviewers’ comments
  • full, rigorous and fair peer review
  • Rapid editorial and production turnaround times
  • immediate publication online, as soon as articles are ready
  • compliance with mandates from many of the world’s major funding bodies.

ABE authors are compliant with many mandates from the world's major funding bodies.


ABE articles are available via J-STAGE . J-STAGE is a journal platform that:
  • hosts full-text content from the journal’s complete archive
  • links to and from PubMed, Google Scholar, Web of Science, Scopus and key indexing sites
  • has advanced features such as altmetrics
  • allows users to set article and citation alerts.

Indexing and databases

ABE is included in many scholarly publishing databases, such as:
  • Web of Science Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
  • Scopus, with a CiteScore, SNIP and SJR score
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • Google Scholar
  • Dimensions by Digital Science
  • IET Inspec.

Editorial Board

The Editors-in-Chief are supported by subject-specialist Editors over 50 esteemed researchers who are members of the journal's Editorial Board or International Advisory Board.

Enhanced articles via Supplementary Material

ABE is keen to enhance the value and effectiveness of scientific communication for researchers and the broader community. As such, the journal encourages the use of Supplementary Material, such as images, video, audio, text and Excel data files.

The first article to use video to help describe their work visually was by HARAGUCHI et al.: Heart Modeling of Congenital Heart Disease Based on Neonatal Echocardiographic Images (see the video here). For further details on the specifications for Supplementary Material, consult the ‘Supplementary Material’ section of the Instructions to Authors.

Invitation to Submit Review Articles

The Editorial Board of ABE invites the submission of Review Papers to the journal. Consult the Call for Proposals for more information about proposing an Invited Review Paper.

Special Welcomes

The Editorial Board particularly encourages early-career researchers to submit their manuscripts to ABE. To support successful publishing outcomes for less-experienced investigators, the journal has prepared an in-depth guide for preparing scientific manuscripts and responding to reviewers’ comments. The Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation for Advanced Biomedical Engineering are now available.

ABE aims to enhance and encourage the development of biomedical engineering in the Asia-Pacific. The rich diversity of people and nations in this region leads to a variety of medical systems, which provides for many unique research opportunities. Therefore, ABE welcomes submissions from Asia-Pacific region that present excellent research about Asia-Pacific-based questions that are of interest to our global audience.