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

The Neuropsychology of Interpersonal Relationships in an Era of Pandemic and Cultural Integration

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Vsevolod Konstantinov, PhD, Professor

Department of General Psychology, Penza State University, 440026 Penza, Russia

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Research interests: problems of adaptation of migrants in new living conditions; psychological aspects of cultural transmission; sociopsychological aspects of personality disadaptation; transformation of migrant identity; ethnic identity; local community; integration; migrants; refugees

About This Topic

COVID-19 pandemic has not only thrown up new challenges but also opened up new opportunities for research in the field of interpersonal relations. In fact, it was a grand experiment that allowed for the study of human interaction in entirely new circumstances rarely encountered in ordinary life.

How did interpersonal relationships change under quarantine conditions? What new effects were revealed under the dominance of online communication and interaction? What changes did the phenomena of interpersonal solidarity, trust and alienation under the new conditions undergo? The pandemic has also provided a new perspective on the issues of cultural interaction, which are of great interest to researchers of migration and the integration of immigrants in the host society.

For this special issue we offer empirical contributions related to the neuropsychology of interpersonal relations in the era of pandemic and cultural integration, including systematic reviews, quantitative and qualitative studies.

We welcome scholarly articles, reviews, and papers of an interdisciplinary nature that allow us to expand our understanding of the field.


interpersonal relationships; transformation of interpersonal relationships; COVID-19; immigrants; host population

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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Open Access Original Research

Assessment of a Person's Social Success Through the Characteristics of Interpersonal Relationships in A Virtual Environment

Received: 30 April 2023;  Published: 13 November 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2304195


The sudden spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has convincingly proved the role of social networks in human life activity as an actor of interpersonal relations. The need for isolation and the limitation of face-to-face communication between people has significantly transformed the system of interpersonal connections through an extensive increase [...]
Open Access Original Research

Analysis of Interpersonal Relationships of Social Network Users Using Explainable Artificial Intelligence Methods

Received: 27 April 2023;  Published: 24 August 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2303180


The emergence of the social networking phenomenon and the sudden spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) around the world have significantly affected the transformation of the system of interpersonal relations, partly shifting them towards virtual reality. Online social networks have greatly expanded the boundaries of human interpersonal [...]
Open Access Original Research

Who Believes in Fake News: A Study on the Relationship between Affective Temperament, Cyberchondria and Problematic Use of the Internet during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Received: 02 November 2022;  Published: 12 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2301151


The COVID-19 outbreak has been associated with various psychological problems, such as Cyberchondria, constant research for information online, to obtain health-related information. This was associated with problematic social media use and various psychological problems. This study aimed to measure the characteristics of fear and anxiety of [...]
Open Access Original Research

Subjective Assessments of the Pandemic Situation and Academic Adaptation of University Students

Received: 13 November 2022;  Published: 09 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.neurobiol.2301150


Students’ academic adaptation during the pandemic is the key problem for the educational system. Even though certain success has been achieved in the organization of education with distance learning technologies and additional learning tools, there are still plenty of [...]