OBM Neurobiology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. By design, the scope of OBM Neurobiology is broad, so as to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Neurobiology that interfaces biology with the fundamental and clinical neurosciences. As such, OBM Neurobiology embraces rigorous multidisciplinary investigations into the form and function of neurons and glia that make up the nervous system, either individually or in ensemble, in health or disease. OBM Neurobiology welcomes original contributions that employ a combination of molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral approaches to report novel neuroanatomical, neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neurobehavioral findings related to the following aspects of the nervous system: Signal Transduction and Neurotransmission; Neural Circuits and Systems Neurobiology; Nervous System Development and Aging; Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases (e.g., Developmental Brain Disorders; Neurodegenerative Disorders).

OBM Neurobiology publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). Although the OBM Neurobiology Editorial Board encourages authors to be succinct, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 7.5 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 15.9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Advances in Keyhole and Endoscopic Skull Base Neurosurgery

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Jai Deep Thakur, MD

Director, Minimally Invasive Cranial & Skull Base Neurosurgery

Director, Neurosurgery Education

Assistant Professor Department of Neurosurgery

University of South Alabama, Alabama, USA

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Research Interests: Minimally invasive and keyhole surgeries; endoscopic endonasal surgery for skull base tumors; neuro-oncology; cerebrovascular neurosurgery

About This Topic

In the past 2 decades the concept of minimally invasive cranial surgery has has been on an evolutionary progressive trend. In general, the concepts of minimally invasive cranial surgery includes retractorless surgery, endoscopic or endoscope assisted microneurosurgeries and keyhole operations.  This often entails smaller focused bony openings and performing complex skull base surgeries with no or minimal brain manipulation.  There has been growing evidence in support to the concept of minimally invasive cranial surgery given lesser collateral damage, increased physiological and anatomical preservation, improved outcomes and shorter length of stay.  This special issue focuses on the advances made over the past decade or so in the field of minimally invasive cranial nerve surgery which includes keyhole concepts and endoscopic/endoscope assisted cranial base surgeries.  We invite articles which focus on various skull base pathologies (including but not limited to skull base tumors, cranial nerve pathologies and cerebrovascular entities)being managed by these minimally invasive approaches. We are looking forward for the authors to share their results, technical nuances, complications, overall outcomes and the learning curve associated with these techniques.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (neurobiology@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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