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 research articles, technical reports and invited topical reviews. 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.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 7 days from acceptance to publication (average values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Free Publication in 2020
Current Issue: 2020  Archive: 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Neuroimaging: Neurodegenerative Diseases and Neural Injury

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

Guest Editor

Rodolfo G. Gatto, MD, PhD
Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 851 S Morgan St, SEO 218, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Website: https://www.pubfacts.com/author/Rodolfo+Gatto
E-Mail: rgatto@uic.edu
Research Interests: Neuroimaging; Neurobiology; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Neurodegeneration; Brain Imaging; Biomedical Engineering; Neuroanatomy; Traumatic Brain Injury; Biomedical Imaging

About this topic

Due to a global increase in life expectancy, neurodegenerative diseases are one of the most concerning upcoming worldwide pandemics. Neuronal injury and impairments in axonal connectivity have been stablished as key common structural pathological mechanisms linked to the progressive neurological deficits observed in patients with such disorders. In the last decades, technological improvements in multiple imaging modalities have been followed by a growing understanding of the associated t basic molecular and genetic mechanisms. Nowadays, imaging systems play a crucial role, not only to monitor disease progression in diverse experimental neurobiological models, but also to validate potential biomarkers for research and diagnostic purposes. In this topic, we are welcoming authors from any related neurobiology or neuroimaging fields to contribute with original research articles in the growing effort to characterize neuronal injury mechanisms by means of different neuroimaging and biological models. Therefore, the main goal of this theme is to provide the reader with a wide overview of current imaging techniques and different experimental therapeutical approaches applied to the neurobiology of neurodegenerative diseases. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to the topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.


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Neuroimaging; Neurodegenerative diseases; Neuronal injury; Neurobiology; Axonal connectivity; in-vitro and in-vivo models; Microscopy; Structural MRI