New Approaches to JBTH


The Journal of Bioengineering and Technology Applied to Health (JBTH), an official publication of SENAI CIMATEC, was launched in 2018 to provide an opportunity for researchers and scientists to explore the advanced and latest research developments, advancement discoveries, and applications in the field of bioengineering and technologies applied to health. It aimed to create a Brazilian Journal of reference for the national and international scientific world, supporting its proposal for the quality of the selected articles and the editions.

Over the years, JBTH has maintained these projected expectations through the quality standard of journals published in print and online, in addition to the gradual increase in the number of articles, the maintenance of periodicity and indexing of the Journal (Research Gate by Elsevier, Latindex, Ulrich's Database, Google Scholar, CAS, CAB, DOAJ, Scielo and Lilacs, the last two still being analyzed).

However, due to the increase in the number of articles denied by the JBTH that included in their scope several areas related to engineering and bioengineering, chemistry, and technologies, but not directly linked to the health area, many highly relevant papers had to be out of the Journal. As one of the important responsibilities of the Editorial Board is to evaluate the scope of the papers, they have stressed how significant the other areas of SENAI CIMATEC advances are to scientific discovery and development and decided to extend the scope of JBTH to include papers that provide the engineerings, bioengineering, technologies, chemistry, and related areas, but not linked just for health.

In this sense, we have already received many strong submissions in many fields we expected. Now, the Journal reflects on the evolution we have seen. We will ensure it remains relevant and interesting to our readers and researchers. We've had March and part of April issues ready for publication.However, not to lose the indexes DOI, and Crossref, the acronym, and the website remained the same, changing only the name, the editorial board, and the scope of the Journal. Therefore, the Journal is now called "The Journal of Bioengineering, Technologies, and Health (JBTH)".

Nevertheless, this is not a formal change in policy that will shift the editorial process going forward. It is an expansion of its scope, which continues to strictly follow the already established standards of an international publication. The papers should still be submitted as regular manuscripts and follow the same preparation guidelines as before.The expansion of new horizons for the JBTH aims at a broad, inter and multidisciplinary audience of academic and industry researchers actively involved in research, and will directly imply a greater production of articles submitted to the Journal. A successive step for next year is to make JBTH bimonthly and index it in Scopus and Pubmed/Medline.




The Journal of Bioengineering, Technologies and Health (JBTH) is an official publication of SENAI CIMATEC (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial - Centro Integrado de Manufatura e Tecnologia). It is published quarterly (March - June - September - December). JBTH is a new peer-reviewed open access and multidisciplinary Journal with an aim to develop a platform for innovative researchers in the area of Bioengineering and Technologies applied to Health 4.0.

JBTH is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) in English by SENAI-CIMATEC in the press and electronic editions by the home page Article submissions to JBTH have to be made by the home page following the information on how to subscribe and submit articles. Full instructions are furnished in English.

JBTH intends to publish articles focusing on the subjects listed below:

  1. Research, Development, and Innovation (R&D&I);
  2. Need for highly improved connectivity (urban areas);
  3. Availability of Data in real time;
  4. Instant availability of services or customized service aggregates;
  5. Sensors can be transformed in algorithms and service platforms that could be connected to the real world to the virtual world (Cyber-physical Systems);
  6. Data that can become a commodity;
  7. Treatments move from based on “empirical data” to “customized” = Precision Medicine;
  8. Management of millions of “cases” through “robots” and “algorithms” (Population Health Management);
  9. Health 4.0;
  10. Devices Applied to Health, Healthcare, Chemical, Bioengineering and Biotechnology;
  11. Bioengineering subjects such as biomechanics, clinical engineering, genetic engineering; or engineering methods to achieve biosynthesis of animal or plant products;
  12. All news about technologies around the world;
  13. Industry 4.0.

New Approach

JBTH has created a specific section, called "Health Innovation Initiatives," destined for innovative articles on scientific-technological production in Brazil and abroad, and national policies and directives related to technology applied to health. This section emerged from the needs of a new space within the Journal to disseminate the guidelines of biotechnology in our country and in the world.


The Journal will provide an opportunity to researchers and scientists to explore the advanced and latest research developments, advancement discoveries and applications in in the field of bioengineering (electrical, chemical, mechanical, and other engineering disciplines related to medicine and biology, such as biomechanics, clinical engineering, genetic engineering; or the use of engineering methods to achieve biosynthesis of animal or plant products); technologies (all disciplines related to technology), Health (medicine, biology, chemistry, environmental areas and discilines related, as well as nanotechnologies, biochips, medical electronics, medical devices,  new therapeutic strategies including stem cell therapy, gene therapy, new molecular biology discoveries and any scientific reliable information on advanced and very latest research topics).

JBTH strives to publish and get a positive impact factor through the following strategies: Accept submissions from everywhere in the world scientific community, track published by three weeks with a fast peer-review process, and no charge for publishing pages and figures. JBTH will bring three new approaches for regular publications and get a positive impact factor through the following strategies:

  1. The editorial board of the journal consists of prominent names of Bioengineering, Technologies and Health in all regions of the world, which will be relevant for the reviewing process.
  2. Each edition will bring a feature article with commentaries by prominent researchers, and current trends and best practices are regularly covered in review articles and practice guidelines.
  3. Each edition will bring innovative manuscripts of technological production in Brazil and worldwide through the new section created (“Health Innovation Initiatives”).
  4. Quick peer-review process (no more than three weeks for the reviewers) and fast revision and publication (one week). If an author sends an article and it is accepted to the Journal after three weeks of the reviewer’s process, and the author should send back in 15 days, the article will be published in the next issue.

JBTH includes the following categories of communications:

  • Original basic or clinical investigation;
  • Case presentation;
  • Brief reports or short communications;
  • State-of-the-art presentations;
  • Letters to the editor or editorials;
  • Editor's corner;
  • Innovative medical products;
  • Review article;
  • Health innovation initiatives.