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 a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 17.0 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Microbiome Analysis Techniques - Progress and Future

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Marilena Galdiero, PhD

Professor, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 80138 Naples, Italy

Website | E-Mail

Research interests: Molecular virology; cell biology; microbiology; virus

Francesco Petrillo

Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, 10126 Torino, Italy

Website | E-Mail

Research interests: Cytokines; immunology of infectious diseases; signaling pathways; microbiology; virus; infectious diseases; cell biology; molecular virology; inflammation and macrophage; microbioma

About This Topic

The aim of this study is to investigate the composition and diversity of the intestinal, ocular and vaginal microbiota in a population of patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), maculopathies, infertility compared to healthy individuals, in order to identify any correlations between the composition of the microbiota and the pathogenesis of these diseases. We will use DNA sequencing techniques and bioinformatics analyzes to characterize the microbiota, and compare the results obtained between patient groups and healthy controls. The results of this study could contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms underlying IBS, ocular diseases, vaginal infections that alter sperm motility and the identification of potential therapeutic targets for disease management.


Micorbiota; sterility; infection; maculopathies; conjunctivies; bacteria

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 (genetics@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

Welcome your submission!