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

Neurosurgery Simulation

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Brandon Lucke-Wold, MD, PhD

Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida, United States

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Research interests: traumatic brain injury, neurosurgical simulation, and stroke

Michael J Diaz, MS-1

University of Florida College of Medicine, United States

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Research interests: brain injury; neurologic outcomes

About This Topic

Neurosurgery stimulation has emerged as a promising therapy for acquired brain injury and deficit. Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration approves the use of the following neurostimulation therapies: electroconvulsive therapy, deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, and transcutaneous supraorbital stimulation. Established clinical indications for neurostimulation include a range of disabling movement and treatment-resistant neuropsychiatric disorders. However, recent advances in neurostimulation research have ushered in conversation about its restorative utility for a wider range of human encephalopathies via reconfiguration of dysfunctional circuits, livening new neural networks, and pain control, among other applications. Beyond cognitive and behavioral gain-of-function capabilities, evidence has further suggested a role for neurosurgery stimulation in the managed care of non-pain-associated disease states (e.g., obesity). The diverse collection of articles in this special issue will introduce the OBM Neurobiology readership to novel outcomes and breakthrough discoveries in neurosurgical stimulation. Potential topics include measured outcomes of non-invasive and invasive neurostimulation techniques; current standards of practice in neurostimulation; areas of focused inquiry and innovation in neurostimulation; and the role of brain stimulation in the coordinated care of neurosurgical patients.


neurosurgery stimulation; interdisciplinary care; non-invasive electrical stimulation; stimulation frequency; deep brain stimulation; managed care; cognitive and behavioral deficit

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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