Open Journal of Applied Biosensor, 2013, 2, 77-77 Published Online August 2013 (
Donald Y. C. Lie
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA
Received May 31, 2013; revised July 9, 2013; accepted August 1, 2013
Copyright © 2013 Donald Y. C. Lie. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License,
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Biosensors and related technologies represent a highly
multi-disciplinary and rapidly evolving research field,
which involve the traditionally more “fundamental sci-
ences” of chemistry, biology and physics, together with
the more “applied sciences” such as engineering and
computer sciences. In addition, the applied biosensor
research may also require the knowledge of psychology,
allied health sciences, and the medical sciences as well.
Being a professor in the department of electrical and
computer engineering and an adjunct professor in the
department of surgery, I have been conducting research
in this diverse field of applied biosensors and have been
constantly advising students (one even had his M.D.) and
interacting with colleagues of various backgrounds, whi-
ch makes the research very exciting and yet challenging.
One difficulty that I often face in my research is this:
How can I make sure my research is truly relevant in this
highly diversified field?
About a year ago, I was asked to join the Editorial
Board of the Open Journal of Applied Biosensor (OJAB),
published by Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP I was informed that the goal of this
journal is to provide a platform for scientists and acade-
micians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss
various new issues and developments in subjects related
to applied biosensors. The OJAB covers at least the five
existing regular topics below: 1) Theory and Numerical
Methods; 2) Passive Components and Circuits; 3) Elec-
tron Devices and Device Modeling; 4) Hybrid and Mo-
nolithic RF Integrated Circuits, and 5) Measurement
Techniques, System Modeling Techniques, and Applica-
tions. All manuscripts must be prepared in English, and
are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Accepted
papers will immediately appear online followed by prin-
ted in hard copy.
Open Journal of Applied Biosensor (OJAB) is an
openly accessible journal published quarterly. OJAB has
been indexed by several world class databases, for more
information, please access the following links: Google
Scholar (Last time I checked,
there are already quite a few citations for articles pub-
lished in OJAB journal now based on the statistics from
Google Scholar). The specific areas covered by OJAB
include but are not limited to the following fields:
Biological Materials
Biosensor Applications
Biosensor Fabrication
Biosensor Interfaces and Membrane Technology
Blood Glucose Biosensor
DNA Chips
Instrumentation, Signal Treatment and Uncertainty
Estimation in Biosenso rs
Lab-on-a-chip Technol ogy in Biosens or s
Microfluidic Devices in Biosensors
Nanobiosensors and Nanotechnology Used in Bio-
We at OJAB are also interested in: 1) Short reports
—2 - 5 page papers where an author can either present an
idea with theoretical background but has not yet com-
pleted the research needed for a complete paper or pre-
liminary data; 2) Book reviews—Comments and criti-
Recently, after I had the honor of joining the editorial
board, the OJAB office launched a “Special Topic” en-
deavor in addition to the existing regular five topics,
which broadens its coverage of this multi-disciplinary
and rapidly evolving research field of applied biosensors.
I have served on the Editorial Boards of several other
journals and have organized some “Special Topic” issues
in journals other than OJAB before, which involved or-
ganizing the submission and rigorous peers-review of
papers. Therefore, I think having the “Special Topic”
issues can spearhead an important domain knowledge
fundamental and key to the success of new design con-
cepts and techniques for the state-of-the-art applied bio-
sensors. My personal belief is that we should make a
journal like OJAB more attractive, and I hope that our
readers would have funs reading the journal and find
these OJAB papers useful to your research.
Editorial Board, OJAB, 2012-present
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