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Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering

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Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (MBE) is an Open Access journal.

General topics appropriate for MBE include, but are not limited to, the following: All areas of mathematical, theoretical, computational biology and medicine, computational neuroscience, biomedical signal processing and biostatistical data analysis, models based on nonlinear dynamics and stochastic processes to understand problems in biosciences and bioengineering, modeling and design of biologically inspired engineering systems, etc. In particular, to be considered by this journal a paper (except survey papers) should be in one (or a combination) of these three categories:

1. Papers developing and (mathematically) analyzing scientific models that have specific applications in biosciences and bioengineering;  
2. Papers devoted to mathematical theory and methods with a clear bioscience and bioengineering motivation whose results lead to an improved understanding of the underlying scientific problem or an improved solution to the bioengeneering problem; and  
3. Papers using numerical simulations or experiments to reveal or explain new and important biosciences and bioengineering phenomena where mathematical analysis plays a major role in the analysis and process.

Submission of a manuscript is a representation that the work has not been previously published (except in the form of an academic thesis), has not been copyrighted, is not being submitted for publication elsewhere, and that its submission has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out. Furthermore, submission indicates that any person cited as a source of personal communications has approved such citation, and that the authors have agreed that the copyright in the article will be assigned to the publisher upon acceptance of the article.

Line Numbers If your document was prepared using LaTeX, please add \usepackage[pagewise]{lineno}\linenumbers to the preamble, as a courtesy to referees who may wish to provide detailed feedback.

Manuscripts should be written in fluent and clear English and submitted here. Authors are required to name two appropriate associate editors from the editorial board to review their manuscripts. Authors are required to name two appropriate associate editors from the editorial board to review their manuscripts and provide a list of 3-5 potential willing and able reviewers. Papers submitted to this journal must contain a comprehensive introductory section and an in-depth discussion section. The scientific importance and motivations of the paper and its conclusions should be made clear at the outset. Furthermore, the paper must be presented in a way that its main results and methods, together with their applicability, can be comprehended by people from a wide range of scientific fields. Manuscripts applying standard techniques to slightly new problems or providing mathematical analysis in the absence of significant scientific motivation will not be considered. Papers oriented toward experimentation or numerical simulation must have a novel and sound theoretical explanation. Survey articles must be timely and of broad interest. The article shall have an insightful historical account of the surveyed topic and articulate the topic's scientific importance.

Manuscripts style: Number each page. Page 1 should contain the title, authors names and complete affiliations. Each paper requires an abstract not exceeding 200 words. AMS subject classifications and some key words must accompany all articles.. E-mail addresses of corresponding author(s) should be placed at Page 1. Each paper requires a running head (abbreviated form of the title) of no more than 40 characters. Titles should be concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems, so they should not contain abbreviations and formulae. Abstracts should be concise and factual, which state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. You should take care to ensure that the information is correct so that links to referenced articles can be made successfully. Material which is really a footnote to the text should not be included in the reference list, which should contain only references to bibliographic data. Avoid any references that are not fully cited in the paper.

Equations should be centered with the number placed in parentheses at the right margin. Figures must be of high resolution and high contrast.

References should be listed alphabetically, typed and punctuated according to the following examples:  
1. S. N. Chow and J. K. Hale, "Methods of Bifurcation Theory," Springer-Verlag, New York, 1982.  
2. J. Serrin, Gradient estimates for solutions of nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations, in "Contributions to Nonlinear Functional Analysis" (ed. E.H. Zarantonello), Academic Press (1971).  
3. S. Smale, Stable manifolds for differential equations and diffeomorphisms, Ann. Scuola Norm. Sup. Pisa Cl. Sci., 18 (1963), 97--116.

Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering is abbreviated as Math Biosci Eng. For journal abbreviations used in bibliographies, consult Web of Science's journal title abbreviations at

Manuscripts typeset using AmS-LaTeX (amsart) can move much more quickly through the production process, hence are strongly recommended to authors for preparing their manuscripts.

Author(s) of an accepted manuscript MUST prepare their manuscript using AIMS template, comforming to the margin requirements and provide high resolution figures (if any) to ensure speedy quality production.

When your corrected manuscript proof is received by AIMS it is considered to be in its final form.

Reprints: The journal does not offer reprints.

At AIMS, we do everything we can to have your article reach as many interested readers as possible, and we encourage authors to do the same. Please consider sharing a link to your article on relevant social media such as ResearchGate and LinkedIn.

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