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

Neurodegenerative Therapies

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Gesine Paul-Visse

Department of Neurology, Skånes universitetssjukhus, Lund, Sweden

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Research Interests: Translational Neurology; Movement Disorders; Parkinson´s Disease; Regeneration; Neurology; Vascular Biology in Neurodeneneration; Pericytes; Growth Factors

About This Topic

In a time when the world’s population is aging, the health burden of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease is constantly increasing. To manage the larger number of patients and the connected health costs, brain research has to direct a sharp focus towards developing neuroregenerative or neuroprotective treatments. Today, all clinically available therapies for neuroregenerative disorders, with no exception, are symptomatic treatments. We urgently need novel treatments that bring a paradigm shift in order to stop disease progression and to stimulate regeneration.

Neuroregeneration refers to the recovery, repair or regrowth of damaged structures of the endogenous nervous tissue and may also include neuroprotection which aims at slowing the course of neurodegeneration. Mechanisms are multifold and subject of interest for many researcher all over the world.

This special issue addresses different topics related to the neuroregeneration in central nervous system (CNS), including potential biomarkers for regeneration. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published free of charge.


Neuroregeneration, Neurogenesis; Neuroplasticity; Neurorestoration; Neuroprotection

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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