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The Journal of Biocommunication will soon be OPEN ACCESS!

We are pleased to announce that The Journal of Biocommunication will be moving to an Open Access platform with Volume 40, Issue 1. This means that all articles published by AMI, BCA and ABCD in the JBC will be freely available to read, download and share. Open access literature means that we will continue to provide the same excellent peer-reviewed content, but we will be removing access barriers and it will be digital, online, free of charge, and free of many copyright and licensing restrictions, made possible by the internet and the consent of the author or copyright-holder. This new platform will be included in PMC, meaning that citations will appear and be searchable within Pubmed.

JBC remains dedicated to serving as a showcase of biocommunication techniques, describing proven and experimental procedures in medical art and illustration, print, photography, film, television, computer, multimedia systems, and other communication modalities applied in the health sciences. Archived content will also be made available on an Open Access basis.

We thank The JBC readers and contributors for their patience during this transition and continue to welcome your article submissions and feedback. Please support this Open Access initiative by spreading the word within your institutions and organizations.
Many thanks to the JBC Association Editors and Board Members for their commitment to making this important new initiative possible.


Volume 39, Number 3         Subscription Information

JBC 39-3FEATURES

  • Documenting Diversity II; Bringing the Studio into the Field for
    the Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment (MABA)
  • Producing a 3D Animation on Concussions

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Shelley Wall
  • 25 Years Ago
    Thomas St. John Merrill

GALLERY

  • 2013 AMI Salon Awards

SHOWCASE

  • The Imaginative Work of Steven J. Harrison

Volume 39, Number 2         Subscription Information

JBC 39-2FEATURES

  • The RIT Big Shot: Part Two
  • Using 3D Animation in Biology Education: Examining the
    Effects of Visual Complexity in the Representation of Dynamic
    Molecular Events
  • Exploring How the Incorporation of Video Game Design
    Elements Into An Online Thoracic Vasculature Study Aid
    Affects Use Patterns of Undergraduate Anatomy Students

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Shelley Wall
  • 25 Years Ago
    Thomas St. John Merrill
  • Art Is Science Is Art: Elucidating Science Through Visual Language
  • Tribute: Joe Ogrodnick Named Emeritus JBC Managing Editor

GALLERY

  • 2013 BCA BioImages Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • History of the RIT Big Shot

Volume 39, Number 1         Subscription Information

JBC 39-1FEATURES

  • Creation of a Deformable Digital Larynx for Use in Surgical Instruction
  • The RIT Big Shot: Part One
  • Retopologizing MRI and Diffusion Tensor Tractography Datasets
    for Real-time Interactivity
  • Drawing a Line in the Mind: Some Reflections on the
    Fundamental Nature of Linear Depiction

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Shelley Wall
  • 25 Years Ago
    Thomas St. John Merrill
  • Book Review: Rudolf Kingslake: A Life in Optics
  • Book Review: Hidden Beauty Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

GALLERY

  • 2012 GNSI Member Exhibit

SHOWCASE

  • Bob Turner: Selected Images

Volume 38         Subscription Information

JBC 38-1FEATURES

  • The Johns Hopkins Atlas of Pancreatic Pathology: Developing an Interactive Atlas and Teaching Algorithm for the Apple iPad
  • Archaeological Visualization: Using Photogrammetry to Capture and Create 3D Digital Models of Archaeological Evidence
  • Modeling the Human Brain Using Serial Cryosections from the Visible Human Project Data Set
  • Introduction to Digiscoping: Video Image Capture
  • To Cut, Or Not To Cut
  • The Cabinet of Frederick Ruysch and The Kunstkamera of
    Peter the Great: Past and Present

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Shelley Wall
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott

GALLERY

  • 2012 AMI Salon Award Winners
  • 2012 BCA BioImages Award Winners
  • 2011 GNSI Annual Exhibit Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • The Pancreas: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Surgery
  • Wildlife Photography: BJ Stacey

Volume 37, Combined Issues 2 and 3         Subscription Information

JBC 37-2FEATURES

  • Introduction to Digiscoping: Still Image Capture
  • A New Technique of Tracing the Intra-Temporal Course of the Facial Nerve
  • Max Brödel and the Wow! Factor
  • 3D Image Capture for the Analysis of Bite Mark Injuries

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Shelley Wall
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott

GALLERY

  • 2011 AMI Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Fred Walsh Showcase
  • The Art of Science

Volume 37, Number 1         Subscription Information

JBC 36-3FEATURES

  • Documenting Diversity; The Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment (MABA)
  • Accuracy “To the Best of Our Knowledge” in Molecular
    Visualization
  • Managing for Excellence, Creativity and Institutional Value

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott

GALLERY

  • 2011 BCA BioImages Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Celebrating the Kidney

Volume 36, Number 3         Subscription Information JBC 36-3

FEATURES

  • Design Considerations in the Creation of a User-Tailored Meal Visualization Tool for Adolescent Girls With Eating Disorders
  • A Small Aquarium For Photographing Birthing in Seahorses
  • The Art of the Critique: Techniques-Based Tools for Critical Thinking
  • Ruth Coleman Wakerlin: A Visionary Leader

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott
  • Book Review
    Jodie Jenkinson
  • Insight: From the Past to the Future: The Vesalius Trust Collection of Art Serving Science and Medicine

GALLERY

  • 2010 AMI Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Celebrating A Century of Medical Illustration

Volume 36, Number 2         Subscription Information JBC 36-2

FEATURES

  • Analyzing Histology Images with Photoshop Extended
    CS3 and CS4
  • Darwin and the Survival of the BioCommunicator
  • Preservation: USGS Panoramas of the Alaskan Frontier
  • Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott

GALLERY

  • 2010 BioImages Awards

SHOWCASE

  • The Art in Science: 2010 Annual Exhibit of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Volume 36, Number 1         Subscription Information JBC 36-1

FEATURES

  • Historic Rights in American Illustration
  • Perfect and Strengthen Your Copyrights
  • Artists’ Rights are Human Rights
  • Trojan Horse: Orphan Works and the War on Authors
  • Orphan Works Legislation—A Bad Deal for Artists

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz
  • About this Special Issue: Artists' Rights
    by Gary Schnitz
  • Viewpoint: The iPad Versus Lovers of Traditional Print
    by Gary Schnitz
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott
  • Book Review
    Jodie Jenkinson

GALLERY

  • 2009 AMI Animation Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Andy Davidhazy

Volume 35, Number 3         Subscription Information JBC 35-3

FEATURES

  • Getting the Most Out of the Protein Data Bank
  • Abram Belskie, Sculptor, and the Famous American Sculptors with Whom He Worked
  • Nancy Grahame Joy: Envisioning Our Future

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott
  • Book Review
    Jim Perkins

GALLERY

  • 2009 AMI Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • The Birding "Mecca"

Volume 35, Number 2         Subscription Information JBC 35-2

FEATURES

  • Illustrating Artifacts Using Digital Rendering Techniques
  • Illustrating Choices at a Pollinator's Buffet: High-speed
    Photography of the Night-flying Moth Manduca sexta

  • Remembering John P. (Jack) Vetter

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott
  • Insight: Avoiding the Black Hole
    Joe Kane
  • Viewpoint: Recapturing Science in Clinical Photography
    David Teplica

GALLERY

  • 2009 BCA BioImages Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Multiple Flash Location Photography

Volume 35, Number 1         Subscription Information JBC 35-1

FEATURES

  • Effectiveness of Timeline Pacing as a Post-production Cueing Strategy
  • Jan Wandelaar, Bernard Siegfried Albinus and an Indian rhinoceros named Clara
  • Fifty Years of Anatomy in Fifty Minutes

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz
  • 25 Years Ago
    Eugene McDermott
  • Insight: Securing Your Digital Assets
    Gary Schnitz
  • Viewpoint: Sketching Our Futures
    Gary Schnitz
  • Techbytes: In Search of Unlimited Depth of Field
    Gabriel Unda

GALLERY

  • 2007 OPS Scientific Exhibit

SHOWCASE

  • RIT Student Images

Volume 34, Number 3         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Images for Science
  • 3D Visualization of the Dental Anatomy of the Narwhal, Monodon monoceros
  • Virtual Bronchoscopy: Using Game Design Techniques and Technology to Create an Interactive 3D Teaching Tool

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: Our Brain Trusts
    Gary Schnitz

GALLERY

  • AMI 2008 Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Images from Science 2: Rochester Institute of Technology

Volume 34, Number 2         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • The Iconic Pain Assessment Tool: Facilitating the Translation of Pain Sensations and Improving Patient-physician Dialogue
  • The $100 XO Laptop: A Review of A Third-World Educational Effort
  • Remembering Maria (Ikenberg) Lindberg

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: Change
    Gary Schnitz

GALLERY

  • 2008 BCA BioImages Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • RMIT Scientific Photography Program Exhibition

Volume 34, Number 1          Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • A Biologically Inspired Mechano-optical Imaging System Based in Insect Vision
  • Remembering Bob Wabnitz
  • Designing A Web-Based Clinical Counseling Tool About Disorders of Sex Development

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Book Review
    Gabriel Unda
  • Viewpoint: Becoming Small Business-Minded
    Gary Schnitz

GALLERY

  • 2007 HeSCA Media Festival Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Bob Wabnitz

Volume 33, Number 3          Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Selling the Cure: Images of Health and Disease in Early American Patent Medicine Advertisements
  • Images of Evolution
  • Expanding Researchers' Understanding of Effective Corporate Identity Design for Company Spin Outs
  • Ranice W. Crosby: A Tribute to Fifty Years of Teaching, Part II

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: Climbing Ladders and Building Bridges
    Gary Schnitz

GALLERY

  • AMI 2007 Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Ranice Crosby

Volume 33, Number 2         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Information Design and Usability Testing of a Migraine Diagnostic DVD Teaching Aid
  • Simulation Training in Medical Education - An Opportunity for Biocommunicators
  • Effects of Compression in Digital Images used for Image Analysis
  • What Exactly is Digital Image Workflow?
  • Ranice W. Crosby: A Tribute to Fifty Years of Teaching

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: We Could All Take a Lesson From Starbucks
    Gary Schnitz

GALLERY

  • BCA BioImages 2007 Salon Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Ancient Microworlds

Volume 33, Number 1         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Opthalmic Imaging - An Overview and Current State of the Art,
    Part II
  • The Use of Common Animation Software to Create Animations
    in Support of the Development of a Prosthetic Arm

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: A Look Back at the Analog Years in Biocommunication
    Gary Schnitz

GALLERY

  • IMI 2006 Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • GE IN Cell Competition 2006

Volume 32, Number 3         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Integrating Instructional Interactivity in a 2-D Animated Learning Environment to Enhance its Educative Value: An Online Pharmacogenetics Course for Practicing Pharmacists
  • The Instructional System Design Model: A Framework for Development of a Web-based Program

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Gary Schnitz, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: As Simple As "ABC"?
    Bob Turner
  • TechBytes
    Bobb Sleezer

GALLERY

  • AMI 2006 Salon Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Charles "Chip" Hedgcock

Volume 32, Number 2         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Ophthalmic Imaging - An Overview and Current State of the Art
  • Scanning: An Alternative to Low-Power Photomicrography

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: Mr. Oldenburg extends his invitation
    Camilia Matuk

GALLERY

  • BCA 2006 BioImages Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Fellows of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society (FOPS)


Volume 32, Number 1
         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Seeing the Body: The Divergence of Ancient Chinese and Western Medical Illustration
  • Three Methods of Generating Digital Models for a Virtual Reality Model of the Nose

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • TechBytes
    Bobb Sleezer

GALLERY

  • AMI 2005 Salon Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • 2005 Exhibition of The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators


Volume 31, Number 3
         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Third World Congress on Medical Imaging, Cairns, Australia August 25-29, 2005
  • DVD Authoring in the Modern World
  • Medical-Legal Illustrations, Animations and Interactive Media: Personal Injury Lawyers' Perceptions of Effective Attributes

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR
  • Viewpoint: Master of All Trades, Doctor of None
    Camillia Matuk
  • TechBytes
    Bobb Sleezer

GALLERY

  • HeSCA 2005 Media Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Gigi and Robin Williams


Volume 31, Number 2         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Test of Low-Literacy Video Guide for the Harvard Cancer
    Risk Index-G (HCRI-G)
  • A History of Molecular Representation
    Part Two: The 1960s -Present
  • Depicting the Anterior Eye in Two and Three Dimensions
    Part Two: Iris, Limbus and Sclera
  • Forensic Imaging—An Overview

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR

GALLERY

  • BCA BioImage 2005 Salon Award Winners

SHOWCASE

  • Michael Peres


Volume 31, Number 1          Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Patient Education and Health Literacy in the U.S.
  • Depicting the Anterior Eye in Two and Three Dimensions
    Part One: Cornea and Pupil
  • A History of Molecular Representation
    Part One: 1800 to the 1960s

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • Viewpoint: The Changing Face of Biomedical Communications
    Manuel Bekier, M.S.
  • 25 Years Ago
    SCRIPTOR

GALLERY

  • AMI 2004 Salon Award Winners

FEATURES

  • Use of Cross-Polarized Lighting in Archeological Photography
  • Bridging the Gap: A Web-based Visual Database of Medications to Address the Cognitive Needs of Patients and the Information Needs of Patients and Their Health Care Provider
  • Visualization of Forensic Demonstrative Evidence for the Canadian Courtroom: A Collaborative Initiative between Biomedical Communications and Forensic Anthropology

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • Viewpoint: Why Another World Congress on Biomedical Communications?
    Julie Murray
  • 25 Years Ago in JBPA/JBP
    SCRIPTOR

GALLERY

  • BCA BioImage 2004 Salon Award Winners
SHOWCASE
  • Inspiring Images of Nature's Exotic Creatures
    Carlton Ward Jr

Volume 30, Number 2          Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Learning to Master Environmental Change at Work
    Michaeline Skiba, Ed.D.
  • Unexpected parallels: Medical Illustrator vs. Mongolian Monk
    (Part I of a two-part series)

    Zina Deretsky, M.A.

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • Tech Bytes
    Scott Kilbourne
  • 25 Years Ago in JBPA/JBP
    SCRIPTOR

GALLERY

  • HeSCA 2004 Media Award Winners

Volume 30, Number 1         Subscription Information

FEATURES

  • Electronic Work Flow and Digital Asset Management, Part I
    William Willner
  • Dynamic Curriculum Design in Biomedical Communications: Integrating a Knowledge Building Approach and a Knowledge Forum® Learning Environment in a Medical Legal Visualization Course
    Leila Lax, Iam Taylor, Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Marlene Scardamalia
  • Creating Textures in Medical and Scientific Illustration in Pen and Ink
    Tim Phelps

COLUMNS

  • Publisher's Comments
    Bob Turner, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • Tech Bytes
    Scott Kilbourne
  • 25 Years Ago in JBPA/JBP
    SCRIPTOR

GALLERY

  • AMI 2003 Salon Award Winners

Volume 29, Number 4 

 

FEATURES
  • An Overview of Stereolithography (STL)
    Robert C. Turner
  • Development and Evaluation of the Sentinel Node Biopsy Continuing Professional Development Course
    Jodie Jenkinson, Nicholas Woolridge, Linda Wilson-Pauwels, David McCready, Meaghan Brierley
  • Colored Pencil for Medical and Veterinary Art
    Tim Phelps
  • Improving Parents' Early Recognition and Understanding of Infant Cranial Abnormalities Through Web-based 2-D Animations of 3-D Structures
    Jennifer Polk, Nicholas Woolridge, Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Jodie Jenkinson, Margot Mackay
  • The History of Werner Spalteholz's Handatlas der Anatomie des Menschen
    David J. Williams
  • Journal Archives Available
    Robert C. Turner

COLUMNS

  • Publisher’s Comments
    Roger Poston, Chair, JBC Management Board
  • Tech Bytes
    Scott Kilbourne
  • 25 Years Ago in JBPA/JBP
    SCRIPTOR

GALLERY

  • BCA BioImage 2003 Salon Award Winners

This publication is supported by members’ and public subscriptions and is published in electronic form three times a year.

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The JOURNAL OF BIOCOMMUNICATION (J.Biocommun) is indexed in Index Medicus, Current Index in Journals in Education, Biological Abstracts - RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings), Hospital Literature, Dental Abstracts, and Middle East: Abstracts and Index. ISSN: US0094-2499.


 

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