OBM Genetics

(ISSN 2577-5790)

OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 4 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 13 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

New Advances in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Fabrizio Stasolla, PhD, Associate Professor

"Giustino Fortunato" University of Benevento, Benevento, Italy

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Research interests: autism spectrum disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Rare genetic syndromes (e.g. Angelman, Rett, Cornelia de Lange, fragile X); cognitive-behavioral interventions; Post-coma; Alzeimer; Parkinson; sclerosis neurodegenerative diseases; single-subject experimental designs

About This Topic

Persons diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer or Parkinson diseases, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Multiple Sclerosis), may fail while dealing with everyday life request and constantly rely on caregivers and families’ s assistance. Technological-aided interventions may constitute a invaluable resource in helping those individuals in the coping process. Assistive Technology-based programs may represent a functional bridge between human behavioral repertoire and environmental necessities. New technologies including augmented reality, virtual reality, extended reality, and serious games may be useful in providing ecological validity, behavioral tracking, and experimental control. Artificial intelligence-based setups with reinforcement learning as a part of machine learning may use an interactive agent who is capable of continuously calibrate the task or activity’ s difficulties, being positively reinforced by the participant’s performance. One may reasonably argue on the improvement of constructive engagement, positive participation, quality of life, and on the families and/or caregivers’ burden reduction.

The special issue would include any kind of papers (i.e., empirical contributions, reviews and/or meta-analysis, perspective or opinion/commentary papers) focusing on the use of technology-based interventions implemented for assessment and/or rehabilitative purposes. Last insights within this framework are highly sought. We seek for innovative and stimulating manuscripts on this topic.