Biomicrofluidics (BMF) is an online-only journal published by AIP Publishing to rapidly disseminate research in fundamental and applied research across all areas pertaining to micro/nanoscale transport phenomena or micro/nanofluidics for diagnostic, medical, biological, pharmaceutical, environmental, and chemical applications.

BMF offers quick publication, multimedia capability, and worldwide circulation among academic, national, and industrial laboratories. With a primary focus on high-quality original research articles, BMF also organizes special sections that help explain and define specific challenges unique to the interdisciplinary field of micro/nanofluidics and biophysics.

  • Biomaterials synthesis, tissue engineering and bioprinting (flow focusing; nanofiber electrospinning; hydrogel scaffolds; wearable sensors; biomolecule and protein patterning and assembly; cell, tissue and organ printing; spheroid and organoid tumor models)
  • Bio/micro/nanofabrication and manufacturing (3D architecture; 3D prototyping; paper-based devices; polymer chips; glass chips; lateral flow chips; biochips)
  • Biomimetics (microswimmers; artificial photosynthesis; synthetic meats)
  • Biophysical transport and characterization (DNA, single protein, ion channel and membrane dynamics; porous media flow; barrier models; cell motility and communication mechanisms; electrophysiology; patch clamping)
  • Biosensors (immunoassays; nucleic acid fluorescent assays; colorimetric assays; enzyme amplification; plasmonic and Raman nano-reporters; molecular beacons; FRET; aptamers; nanopore sensing; optical fibers and photonics)
  • Cell culture and analysis (single cell assays; stimuli response; stem cell engineering)
  • Cell sorting, manipulation, and transfection (electrophoresis; dielectrophoresis; magnetic beads; optical traps; intracellular delivery; electroporation; sonoporation)
  • Drug delivery and discovery platforms (high throughput screening platforms; biomarker/pathway discovery; toxicity screening; gene/cell therapy; lipid and nanoparticle delivery; aerosols; transdermal microneedles)
  • Fuel cells and energy devices (biofuel cells; direct methanol fuel cells; hydrogen fuel cells; energy harvesting; electrolysis; bacterial fuel cells)
  • Genomic, metabolomic, microbiomic, proteomic and transcriptomic analysis (rapid gene sequencing; DNA/protein/carbohydrate arrays)
  • Ionophore sensors (membranes; gel; electrochemical)
  • Liquid biopsy (microRNA profiling; circulating tumor cell isolation; exosome isolation; circulating tumor DNA quantification)
  • Microfluidic and nanofluidic actuation (capillary transport; electrokinetics; acoustofluidics; optofluidics; magnetohydrodynamics)
  • Microphysiological systems and organs-on-a-chip (biotransport phenomena; vascular, barrier and other established tissue models; air-liquid interfaces; multi-organ perfusion and connectivity)
  • Molecular separation and concentration (isotachophoresis; concentration polarization; electrophoresis, dielectrophoresis; acoustophoresis; magnetic beads; nanoparticles)
  • Nanomaterials synthesis (polymer nanoparticle synthesis; crystallization; molecular reactors; quantum dots; nanorods)
  • Pathogen detection and point-of-care diagnostics (molecular diagnostics; paper-based assays; polymerase chain reactions)
  • Soft matter, rheology and complex fluids (active suspensions and self-propulsion systems; colloidal and polymer assemblies)
  • Soft robotics (soft actuation and sensing; biohybrid devices; living machines)
  • Theoretical modelling and simulations (fluid physics; computational fluid dynamics; molecular dynamics; Brownian dynamics; lattice Boltzmann stimulations; machine learning and artificial intelligence; bioinformatics)
  • Wetting and droplet platforms (digital PCR and digital droplet platforms; surface patterning)

With a primary focus on high-quality, original research articles, BMF organizes special sections that help explain and define specific challenges unique to micro/nanofluidics, biophysics and transport phenomna that spans interdisciplinary fields across physics, chemistry and biology.

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* Data from the 2022 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Clarivate, 2023).

Other Quantitative Metrics:

2022 Scopus CiteScore

 6.0 (Q1 Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes; Q1 Condensed Matter Physics)

Scimago Journal Ranking (SJR)

Q2 Condensed Matter Physics; Q2 Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes; Q2 Materials Science; Q2 Biomedical Engineering; Q2 Colloid and Surface Chemistry; Q2 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Q2 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


The international standard serial number (ISSN) for Biomicrofluidics is 1932-1058.