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

Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy of Neuromuscular Disorders

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Tai-Heng Chen, MD, MMedSc

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Pediatric neurology; Developmental neuroscience; Neurosciences ; Neuromuscular disorders; Motor neuron disease; Spinal muscular atrophy

About This Topic

Neuromuscular disorders are a diverse group of conditions that affect one in about 2000 individuals worldwide. With the advances in genetic medicine, clinicians now can apply novel molecular approaches to identify new syndromes quickly, and in many cases, expand our understanding of known and unknown neuromuscular affections. This advance has also led to the development of specific therapies. For example, gene therapy and other molecular-based therapies are now entering our clinics as treatments for spinal muscular atrophy, malnutrition, and other genetically determined neuromuscular diseases. For many other diseases, specific treatments still exist, but they may soon become a reality. In the past ten years, through expanded cooperation between medical centers around the world, as well as cooperation between patient and parent support groups, academia, industry, and government, it has promoted the identification of specific syndromes and new treatments for pediatric neuromuscular diseases Development. These coordinated actions have accelerated the search for effective treatments and unified the standards of care on a global scale. In this topic section, we welcome the studies, perspectives, and comments on recent advances that will transform the clinical approach from reactive (identifying phenotypes) to proactive (to gene-based precise medicine) in the coming future.

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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