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All living things, animals and plants, even single-cell organisms and bacteria, depend on their intrinsic electrical properties to function and to survive. The field was borne from work on so-called ‘excitable cells’ (nerves and muscles) but it is now accepted that every biological cell has electrical properties which are essential for its normal functioning and homeostatic balance. Consequently, abnormalities in cellular bioelectricity will be disruptive and can lead to disease. Furthermore, living things respond to external electric fields and there is a huge range of applications that exploits the body’s electricity, in medicine, biomedicine and in industry.

Bioelectricity is an exciting and dynamic focal point for the growing bioelectricity community and stands as the go-to resource driving the field forward. The journal aims to publish the highest quality papers across the multiplicity of subject areas encompassed by bioelectricity, through original research articles, timely reviews, perspectives, technical notes and several extra features such the Bioelectricity Buzz which reports on recent activities in the field.

We welcome original research papers on any aspect of bioelectricity in life sciences, biomedicine, biotechnology and bioengineering, including original research (in any organism) - translational, clinical, and applied. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

Bioelectric Mechanisms:

  • Cellular signaling, electrophysiology
  • Ion channels, exchangers, pumps, and macromolecular complexes
  • Channelopathies (including cancer)
  • Bioelectric fields
  • Development
  • Immunity
  • Microbiology
  • Plants
  • Regeneration
  • Senescence

Practical Applications:

  • Bioengineering
  • Bioelectronics
  • Biosensors
  • Medical, biomedical devices
  • Electropharmaceuticals, electroceuticals
  • Nanotechnology
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Synthetic biology
  • Tissue engineering
  • Transplantation
  • Optogenetics
  • Imaging
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Simulation software and mathematical models

We appreciate that authors wish their papers to be evaluated as soon as possible. Bioelectricity has maintained an average time to first decision of three weeks, thanks to our reviewers and editors.

The journal is published quarterly, and every other issue is ‘special’ dedicated to a single theme. Please contact the editors with your ideas if you wish to guest-edit a special issue.

Bioelectricity is led by Co-Editors-in-Chief Mustafa B A Djamgoz, PhD and Michael Levin, PhD

Indexed/Abstracted in:

  • PubMed Central
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.