OBM Geriatrics

(ISSN 2638-1311)

OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.

Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.

Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.

Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

Free Publication in 2019
Current Issue: 2019  Archive: 2018 2017

Geriatric Syndromes

Guest Editor: James S. Powers

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020 (Open)

Emerging Concepts in Alzheimer's Disease Research

Guest Editor: Lydia Giménez-Llort

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020 (Open)

Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

Guest Editor: Golam Sharoar

Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020 (Open)

Dysphagia in the Elderly

Guest Editor: David G Smithard

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020 (Open)

Osteoporosis in the Elderly

Guest Editor: Ray Marks

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2019 (Open)

Diabetes in the Elderly

Guest Editor: P. Hemachandra Reddy

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019 (Open) 

Treatment of Dementia

Guest Editor: Michael Fossel

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019 (Open)

Aging and Heart Failure

Guest Editor: Bodh I. Jugdutt

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2019 (Open)

Mobility and Aging: Falls Prevention Among the Elderly

Guest Editor: Ray Marks

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019 (Open)

Depression and Aging: Role of Social Support

Guest Editor: Ray Marks

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019 (Open)

Oxidative Stress and Alzheimer’s Disease

Guest Editor: Luigi Iuliano

Submission Deadline: August 30, 2019 (Open)

Behavioral Symptoms of Dementia

Guest Editor: Ladislav Volicer

Submission Deadline: July 30, 2019 (Open)

Ageing and a Biopsychosocial Approach

Guest Editors: Donatella R. Petretto and Roberto Pili

Submission Deadline: June 20, 2019 (Open)

Novel Concepts of Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease

Guest Editor: Tomohiro Chiba

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2019 (Open)

Models of Caregiver Support

Guest Editor: James S. Powers

Submission Deadline: February 25, 2019 (Open)

Perspectives on Telomeres and Aging

Guest Editor: Michael Fossel

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 (Open)

Stem Cell Therapy

Guest Editor: Luis Martinez

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2018 (Open)

Health Modifiers of Neurocognitive Aging

Guest Editor: Kamen Tsvetanov

Submission Deadline: November 30,2018 (Open)

Got Aging? Examining Later-life Development from a Positive Aging Perspective

Guest Editor: Lisa Hollis-Sawyer

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2018 (Open)

Fundamental Interventions: Revolutions in Geriatric Disease

Guest Editor: Michael Fossel

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017 (Open)