Acta Metallomica - Metal Elements in Environment, Medicine and Biology

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Aims and scope

Acta Metallomica – Metal Elements in the Environment, Medicine and Biology is a quarterly journal, started as a continuation of the series of symposia "Metal Elements in Environment, Medicine and Biology" (MEEMB), which took place under the auspices of the Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca Branches of the Romanian Academy as well as of the Biochemical Comission of the Romanian Academy, and for which the in extenso papers have been published in a series of volumes, starting with MEEMB - Tome I (1994). The contents of the symposium series, as well as full-text articles of the journal starting 2014, are available online freely, at the journal’s homepage,

Acta Metallomica aims to publish new data as well as review papers at the interface of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, medicine and environmental sciences, with the role of metals as a key underlining element. This includes, without limitations, metal ion toxicity and mechanisms thereof (including oxidative stress), homeostasis, bioaccumulation, pollution, catalysis and interaction with biologically relevant ligands, all viewed at scales varying from systemic, to supramolecular and further to atomic-level. The types of papers considered for publications include original research reports (without limitation on length), reviews, essays, and book reviews.


The MEEMB symposium series, organised originally by Profs. Petru Drăgan and Zeno Gârban at Timişoara under the auspices of the local branch of the Romanian Academy, had its first event in October 1993, with the first Proceedings volume published in 1994. This meeting drew from the experience of the organizers in their quality of Founding members of a “Working Group for Metal Research in Biological Systems” set up in Timişoara as early as 1979. These research interests, reflected also in the name of the symposium, precede the later-established concept of Metallomics – a concept now embedded in the official name of the new journal Acta Metallomica. As a reference, well-established entities related to the biological role of metals, such as the SBIC (international Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry), or the JBIC (Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry), were founded in 1995 and 1996, respectively; the first edition of the reputed International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry (ICBIC) was held in Florence in 1993.

Approximately 100 papers were contributed to the 1993 first edition of MEEMB, with guests from Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, England and Venezuela. The international character of the meeting was maintained through the following editions, in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Since 2009, Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu was recruited as a co-editor of the series, and the meetings were held alternatively in Cluj-Napoca and Timişoara, now benefitting from the supervision of the local branches of the Romanian Academy in both cities.

In 2012, the Presidium of the Academy approved the decision to institute a journal, Acta Metallomica, that would cover the same topics as the MEEMB proceedings series, with the aim to draw on the interest expressed in this subject area and at the same time to allow for better integration into the mainstream currents of scientific knowledge at international level.


Editorial board

Honorary President: Prof. Ionel HAIDUC, PhD, President of the Romanian Academy

Honorary Founder: Prof. Zeno GÂRBAN, PhD, Corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, Founding member of „Working Group for Metal Research in Biological Systems” Timişoara (1979)

In memoriam – Prof. Petru DRĂGAN, member of the Romanian Academy for Medical Sciences


Editor in-chief: Assoc. Prof. Radu SILAGHI-DUMITRESCU, PhD, Department of Chemistry, „Babeş-Bolyai” University at Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Gabriela GÂRBAN, MD, PhD, Institute of Public Health, Timişoara, Romania

Prof. Simion SIMON,PhD, Department of Physics, „Babeş-Bolyai” University at Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Prof Sergei V. MAKAROV,PhD, Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia

Prof. Joseph P. EMERSON,PhD, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762, United States

Eva FISCHER-FODOR, PhD, „Prof. Dr.Ion Chiricuţă” Institute of Oncology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Prof. Corneliu-Mircea DAVIDESCU, Universitatea “Politehnica” of Timişoara, Romania

Prof. Simona DRĂGAN, Universitatea de Medicină  şi Farmacie “Dr.Victor Babeş” Timişoara, Romania

Prof. Mihail DUMITRU, Intitutul de Cercetări pentru Pedologice şi Agrochimie , Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Iosif-Ioan GERGEN, Universitatea de Ştiinţe Agricole şi Medicină Veterinară a Banatului, Timişoara, Romania

Prof. Mihai NECHIFOR, Universitatea de Medicină şi Farmacie “Gr.T. Popa”, Iaşi, Romania

Prof. Petru NEGREA, Universitatea “Politehnica” of Timişoara, Romania

Prof. Jozsef KAIZER, University of Pannonia, Vezsprem, Hungary


Instructions for authors

Manuscripts, without limitations on length within reasonable limits, should be sent by email as a single file, to, in any of the commonly-used word processing software formats. A template file (preferred) is available here; use of the template is mandatory for revised and production-stage versions of the manuscripts.


Copyright Information

The submission of a manuscript carries with it the author’s assurance that it has not been copyrighted or published elsewhere (except in the form of a preliminary communication, of an abstract or as a part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, and, after being accepted by Acta Metallomica, it will not be published in another journal.



Full-text contents of Acta Metallomica

MEEMB proceedings (pre-2014)


Abstracting, indexing, subscriptions, fees

Acta Metallomica is currently undertaking formalities for indexing in databases including Thomson-Reuters, Scopus, Medline, Chemical Abstracts, and others.

The contents of the journal are available freely in PDF format (see above). Print subscriptions are 25 EUR/issue.

There are no publication fees.



As of March 1st 2017, our journal Acta Metallomica has been merged into the journal Proceedings of The Romanian Academy Series B: Chemistry, Life Sciences and Geoscience (



Acta Metallomica

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MEEMB Timişoara

Romanian Academy

Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry


Last updated:12.04.2016