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The Biophysical Society and IOP Publishing have forged a new publishing partnership to support the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics, through the creation of a comprehensive collection of ebooks.

The collaboration will bring the world-leading expertise and domain knowledge of the Biophysical Society into the rapidly developing IOP ebooks progam to build a library of content that defines biophysics and serves this growing and diverse research community.

About the program

The program will publish textbooks, monographs, reviews, and handbooks covering all areas of biophysics research, applications, education, methods, computational tools, and techniques. Subjects of the collection will include: bioenergetics; bioengineering; biological fluorescence; biopolymers in vivo; cryo-electron microscopy; exocytosis and endocytosis; intrinsically disordered proteins; mechanobiology; membrane biophysics; membrane structure and assembly; molecular biophysics; motility and cytoskeleton; nanoscale biophysics; and permeation and transport.

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Commissioning of the new series is already under way, and the first titles will be published in 2019. The program will be supported by a specially selected editorial advisory board, comprising experts from the biophysics community who will identify key areas of interest for the Biophysical Society’s members and the wider community.

Editorial Advisory Board Members:

Geoffrey Winston Abbott
UC Irvine
Ion channel, KCNE, molecular pharmacology, epithelial biology, cardiac arrhythmias, solute transporters

Mibel Aguilar
Monash University
Peptide-based drug and biomaterial design and biomembrane nanotechnology

Cynthia Czajkowski
University of Wisconsin
Mechanisms underlying pentameric ligand gated ion channel function

Miriam Goodman
Stanford University
Molecular events that give rise to the sensation of touch and temperature using C. elegans nematodes as a model system

Jim Sellers
Understanding the structure, function, and regulation of myosins

Joe Howard
Yale University
Mechanics of motor proteins and the cytoskeleton

Meyer Jackson
University of Wisconsin
Excitability, synapses, and circuits in the nervous system

Da-Neng Wang
New York University
Structure and mechanism of membrane transporters and channels

Dave Piston
Washington University in St. Louis
Studies of the molecular pathways of islet hormone secretion, development of methods and probes for quantitative live cell imaging

Les Satin
University of Michigan
The role of ion channels and fuel metabolism in the production of Ca oscillations and pulsatile insulin secretion in normal as well as diabetic islets of Langerhans

Kathleen Hall
Washington University in St. Louis
RNA molecules and their interactions with protein partners in order to understand their biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and molecular biophysics to understand the properties of these molecules

David Sept
University of Michigan
Bio-micro nanotechnology and molecular engineering, bio-nanotechnology, biomedical computation and modeling

Andrea Meredith
University of Maryland
How specific ion channels influence information coding at the membrane, cellular, circuit/organ, and whole animal levels

Why ebooks?

By creating born-digital ebooks, authors are able to fully exploit ever-evolving digital-publishing capabilities such as embedded video and audio. Multimedia and advanced features become an integral part of the ebook, offering an enhanced reading and research experience.

New books will be available in multiple formats, including HTML, PDF, EPUB 3, and MOBI for Kindle, meaning books will be available to read on different devices and with options for multimedia and mathML. Print on demand will also be available.

The content will not have digital rights management (no-DRM), allowing unlimited concurrent usage. The new book series will be hosted on IOPscience, which will maximize discoverability by providing journals and books content to readers on a single platform.

Interested in publishing in the Biophysical Society series?

We welcome you to join in the development of this program. If you would like to submit a book proposal, please contact

If you are interested in being part of this unique program, we would like to hear from you. In the first instance, please submit a summary of your proposal, detailing the topic, concept, competition and potential audience to, including a current biography and contact details.

About the Biophysical Society

The Biophysical Society was founded in 1958 to encourage the development and dissemination of knowledge in biophysics. It does so through its many programs, including its meetings, publications, and committee outreach activities. Learn more at

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