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

Neuronal Plasticity in Epilepsy using Immunohistochemical and Molecular Techniques

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Alessandra P. Princivalle, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Neurobiology and Pharmacology

Department of Bioscience and Chemistry, Biomolecular Research Centre, College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.

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Research interests: neuronal plasticity, molecular basis of epilepsy.

About This Topic

This special issue is dedicated to reviewing current knowledge and collecting new evidence on the molecular pathophysiology of epilepsy. Original articles investigating neuronal plasticity and other adaptative molecular pathways and systems changes in epilepsy will be collected in this issue, alongside review articles summarising the state-of-the-art in this key research area. Articles providing evidence from immunohistochemical and molecular techniques concerning any aspect of neuronal plasticity associated with the neuropathology of epilepsy are particularly welcome, including papers on neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neuropharmacological responses. This special issue aims to bring new knowledge and understanding to neurobiologists, neurologists, epileptologists, neuropharmacologist, neurophysiologists, and the wider scientific audience with the purpose of assisting in the search for newer and better pharmacological agents, genetic methods, immunotherapies, and biotherapies to treat epilepsy.

Keywords

epilepsy, immuohistochemistry, neuronal plasticity, proteomics, transcriptomics, qPCR, Western blot, hippocampus, cortex, focal epilepsy, generalised epilepsy, sequencing.

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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