OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.

Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.

Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.

Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal 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: 5.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 17.9 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

Reviewer Board (71)

Fadi Abou-Mrad, MD, PhD, FAAN

Divisions of Neurology and Medical Ethics, Neurosciences Research Center, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Lebanese University, Lebanon. Founder, Lebanon Memory Group for Clinical Research. Member, National Consultative Committee on Ethics. Former President, Lebanese Society of Neurology

Research Interests: Clinical neurology; Neurological disorders; Neurobehavioral; Memory disorders; Neurocognitive impairment; Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease; Neuroethics; Medical ethics and Law; Professionalism; Healthcare quality and leadership; Bioethics

Deepak Abrol, Assistant Professor

GMC, Kathua, India

Research Interests: Cancer

Joseph U. Almazan, PhD, Assistant Professor

School of Medicine, Nazarbayev University, Nursultan, Kazakhstan

Research Interests: Geriatrics and gerontology nursing; Nursing administration

Jane Anastassopoulou, PhD, Professor

Radiation Chemistry and Biospectroscopy, Chemical Engineering School, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Research Interests: Vibration spectroscopy (Fourier transform infrared and Raman); Oxidative stress and the chemistry of free radicals

Pattanasin Areeudomwong, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy, School of Integrative Medicine, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand

Research Interests: Manual therapy; Exercise therapy; Orthopedic physical therapy; Martial arts-based exercises; Alternative clinical interventions

Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, FAND; Director Health Policy and Programs

Abbott Nutrition Division of Abbott

Research Interests: Malnutrition; Frailty; Sarcopenia; Older adults; Malnutrition/nutrition screening and assessment; Oncology; Telenutrition; Quality improvement programs; Health outcomes

Anna Azulai, PhD, MSW, RSW, RCSW, LCSW, Associate Professor

School of Social Work, MacEwan University

Research Interests: Psycho-social wellbeing in aging

Youngsook Bae, Professor

Gachon university

Research Interests: Physical therapy; Rehabilitation; Balance

Ute Brüne-Cohrs, MD

LWL-University Hospital for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine, Bochum, Germany

Research Interests: Age-related diseases; Driving safety; Dementia; Mental health; Psychiatric aspects of palliative medicine

Ahmad Byagowi, PhD, Adjunct Professor

University of Manitoba, Canada

Research Interests: Time and frequency synchronization in hyper scale networks

David Camacho, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA

Research Interests: the physical and mental health of racial and sexual minority older adults in the United States and Latin America; loneliness, chronic pain and cognitive impairment among diverse older adults

Weiyun Chen, PhD, Associate Professor

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109

Research Interests: Physical activity interventions; Cognitive functions; Physical activity behaviors; Physical fitness; Mental health and psychological well-being; Mixed-methods evaluation; Implementation outcomes evaluation

Lirane Elize Defante Ferreto, Associate Professor

Graduate Program in Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, State University of Western Paraná, Francisco Beltrão, Brazil

Research Interests: Related to aging: frailty, sarcopenia, HIV, infectious diseases, cytokines, and oxidative stress

Mattia Dominoni, MD

IRCCS fondazione policlinico San Matteo Pavia, University of Pavia

Research Interests: HPV; Uro-gynecology; Obstetrics

Sylwia Dziegielewska-Gęsiak, MD, PhD, DSc

Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Bytom, Poland

Research Interests: Oxidant–antioxidant markers; Glycation indices; Gut dysbiosis; Autophagy and cancer-related and accelerated aging; Obesity and metabolic syndrome from preventive medicine to advanced treatment procedures

Andrea Fabbo, MD

Geriatric Service—Cognitive Disorders and Dementia, Department of Primary Care, Health Authority and Services of Modena, 41124 Modena, Italy

Research Interests: Dementia care and management (pharmacological therapies and psychosocial interventions); Quality of care organisation especially in long-term care

Ana Maria Fernandez-Araque, PhD

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Valladolid, Spain

Research Interests: Nursing; Clinical nursing; Nursing education; Nursing assessment; Advanced practice nursing; Antioxidant agents in neuroprotection treatment of glaucoma

Behzad Foroutan, MSc, PharmD, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iranshahr, Iran

Research Interests: Clinical pharmacology; DNA; p53; Personalized medicine; Pharmacovigilance

Michael Fossel, MD, PhD

1: President of Telocyte (http://www.telocyte.com), Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
2: Retired Clinical Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University, Ada, Michigan 49301 USA

Research Interests: Human aging; Telomeres; Telomerase therapy; Age-related diseases; Alzheimer's disease

Noelia González Gálvez, PhD

Universidad Católica de Murcia

Research Interests: Physical activity; Sport; Adolescents; Older; Systematic review; Endurance; Fitness; Cardiovascular; Sarcopenic

Lixia Ge, Senior Research Analyst

National Healthcare Group

Research Interests: Public health; Population health; Epidemiology; PROM; Instrument development and validation; Health services research; Health program evaluation

Marjan Ghaemi, MD, Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Vali-E-Asr Reproductive Health Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

Research Interests: Woman Health; Menopause; Quality of Life

Hemant Ghayvat, PhD, Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, and e Health Institute Linnaeus University, Vaxjo,35244 Sweden

Research Interests: Health Informatics (Preventive healthcare, Ambient Assisted Living, and AI-based Decision Making)

Dr. Saima Gillani, Associate Professor

Department of Paedicatrics, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad, Pakistan

Research Interests: Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus

Dr. Nuria Giménez-Blasi, PhD

Área de Nutrición, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Católica de Ávila, Spain

Research Interests: Nutritional assessment of the population; Geriatric population; Sports population

Dr. Sakinah Harith

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia

Research Interests: Geriatric nutrition; Dietetics; Clinical nutrition; Malnutrition; Nutritional assessment

Melodee Harris, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor

College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Research Interests: Dementia; Neuropsychiatric symptoms; Depression; Sleep; Massage

Maryam Hazrati, Associate Professor of Gerontology

Department of Gerontology Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences

Research Interests: Palliative care; Home health care; Successful aging; Elder abuse; Alternative therapy

Dr. Sousana K. Papadopoulou, Assistant Professor

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, International Hellenic University

Research Interests: Sports nutrition; Nutrition and physical activity in sarcopenia

Michael Kalu, Scientific Director

merging Researchers and Professionals in Ageing- African Network, ON Canada

Research Interests: Mobility across continuum of care; Care transitions; Black and ageing and interdisciplinary geriatric or gerontological care

Suhjung Kang, Professor

Sangmyung University, Seoul, KOREA, Sports & Health Care major

Research Interests: Physical activity; Aging; Health promotion; Physical fitness; Cognitive function in the elderly; Walking exercise

Mohammad H. Khoshnevisan, DMD, DPHDent, DrPH, PhD, ADI Fellow, Professor and Director Dental Public Health Residency Program

Community Oral Health Department, College of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU)

Research Interests: Dental public health; Health education; Oral health promotion; Evidence-based dentistry; Community dental health; Preventive program planning; National survey; Health system administration; Tobacco/smoking control

Dana Al Kukhun, PhD

Orange, Amman-Jordan

Research Interests: Geriatrics; Pervasive computing

Yellamma Kuna, Professor

Department of Zoology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Research Interests: Cloning; Gene expression; Cell culture; Immunofluorescence; Molecular cell biology; DNA extraction; Structural bioinformatics

Mehdi Kushkestani, Teacher assistant (Rutgers University)

Kinesiology and Health, Rutgers University

Research Interests: Lifestyle; Aging; Exercise physiology

Cynthia D Kusters, Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

Research Interests: Polygenic scores; Mendelian randomization; EWAS/DNA methylation; Neurodegenerative disorders; Parkinson's disease; Alzheimer's disease; Sex differences; Sex hormones

Panita Limpawattana, Dr, Associate Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand 

Research Interests: Geriatric medicine; Gerontology

Prof Vincenza Rita Lo Vasco, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Anatomy

Section of Morphology, Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neural Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Research Interests: Signal transduction; Phospholipase C; Neurodegeneration; Bone disease; Phosphoinositides; Gene expression

Katarzyna Lomper, PhD, Assistant Professor

Wroclaw Medical University, University Hospital of Wroclaw

Research Interests: Cardiology; Artrial fibrillation; Heart failure; Geriatric conditions; Frailty syndrome; Elderly

Yari Longobucco, PhD

Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy

Research Interests: Frailty; Healthy aging; Family and community nursing; Public health; Infection control

Jose Losa-Reyna, PhD, University Lecturer

1: Grupo de Investigación Valoración del Rendimiento Deportivo, Actividad Física y Salud y Lesiones Deportivas (REDAFLED), Universidad de Valladolid, Soria, Spain

2: CIBER of Frailty and Healthy Aging (CIBERFES), Madrid, Spain

3: Active Aging, Exercise and Health/HEALTHY-AGE Network, Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD), Madrid, Spain

Research Interests: Empowering health by physical activity, exercise and nutrition

Dr. Anupam Mahajan, Professor Department of Orthopaedics

Dr. B R Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali, Punjab, India 160055

Research Interests: Arthroscopy; Arthroplasty; Acetabular fractures; Pelvic fractures; Trauma; Basic Orthopaedics

Vijaya Majumdar, PhD, Associate Professor

Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, India

Research Interests: Establishing the role of yoga in human system’s biology with respect to the process of aging; Exploring the plausible peripheral molecular links that could relate the influence of yoga as a systemic anti-ageing strategy; Exploring the mechanistic links between important molecules in cognition using cell models

Ioannis Mamarelis, MSc, MD, PhD,
Director of Cardiac Department 401 Military Hospital of Athens

Hellenic Cardiac Society (HCS), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

Research Interests: Atherosclerosis, Carotid artery disease; Coronary cardiac disease

Eron Manusov, MD, Professor and Director Translational Science

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Research Interests: Social determinants of health and the genetics of chronic disease

Gabriel Nasri Marzuca-Nassr, PhD, Associate Professor

Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile

Research Interests: Skeletal muscle regulation; Muscle disuse; Exercise; Protein metabolism; Muscle atrophy; Muscle recovery; Physical therapy, Physical rehabilitation; Aging

Jacob Mey, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor-Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, USA

Research Interests: Human nutrition; Skeletal muscle metabolism; Malnutrition; Asthma; Pulmonary disease; Ketone body metabolism
Dr. Roudom Ferreira Moura, Professor

Universidade Paulista / Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de São Paulo

Research interests: Disparities in health levels; Social inequalities in health; Vaccination; Health equity; Racism; Elderly health

Marta Muszalik, dr hab. prof. associate

Department of Geriatrics, Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, UMK Toruń, Poland

Research Interests: Aging; Frailty; Health problems; Older adults; Human needs; Nutritional status; Quality of life related to health HRQoL; Multidisciplinary care; Functional assessment; Geriatric patients

Muath Fahmi Najja, Assistant Professor

Al-Rayan colleges, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Geriatric pharmacotherapy; Disability; Pharmacy practice; Ethics

Ashraf Youssef Nasr, MD, Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Variations, teratology and the toxic effects on the structures of the different body organs and systems including gastrointestinal, CNS, CVS and musculoskeletal

Fabiana de Souza Orlandi, PhD, Associate Professor

Federal University of São Carlos 

Research Interests: Quality of life; Validation of measurement instruments; Frailty; Gerontology

Paolo Orlandoni, MD

Clinical Nutrition Unit, IRCCS INRCA Ancona, Via Montagnola 81, 60100, Ancona, Italy

Research Interests: Dysphagia; Inflammaging; Nutrition assessment

Filomena Papa, PhD, Senior Researcher

Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Digital Services Area

Research Interests: User experience with ICT; User acceptance; ICT adoption; ICT adoption by elderly people; e-health; e-learning; e-inclusion; t-government; e-government

Raffaele Pilla, Pharm.D., PhD, Doctor Europaeus, Professor

External Pharmacy of Saint John of God-Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Viale Principe di Napoli 14/B, 82100 Benevento, Italy

Research Interests: Neurology; Epilepsy; Brain cancers; Metastatic cancer; Ketone esters adopted in the metabolic treatment of epilepsy and cancer; Ketogenic diet administered in patients affected by epilepsy and cancer; Alzheimer's disease; Glut 1 deficiency syndrome; Traumatic brain injury; Hyperbaric/hypobaric physiology; Hyperbaric/hypobaric chamber

Dr. Sophie Pilleron, Research Fellow

a FNR ATTRACT fellow and a group leader of the Ageing, Cancer, and Disparities Research Unit, Department of Precision Health, Luxembourg Institute of Health.

Research Interests: Geriatric oncology; Ageing; Epidemiology; Observational data

Tyrone Pretorius, PhD, Professor, Vice-Chancellor

University of the Western Cape

Research Interests: Mental health; Stress; Burnout; Resilience; Protective factors in mental health outcomes

Bartolomeo Sapio, PhD, Project Manager and Senior Researcher

Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy

Research Interests: User aspects; Technology acceptance; Digital services; Digitization of public administration; Human factors; Technology for elderly people; Healthy and active aging; Electronic health record

Junfeng Shi, PhD, MD, Associate professor

Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University. Tel.: +86-18951670344

Research Interests: Cancer; Chemotherapy; Drug-resistance; Immunotherapy; Methylation; etc

Paola Giustina Maria Simeone, Medical Doctor Phisician

Department of Medicine and Aging, and Center for Advanced Studies and Technology (CAST), Via Luigi Polacchi, Chieti, Italy

Research Interests: Platelets; Diabetes; Heart failure; Cardiovascular diseases; NAFLD

Lilach Soreq, PhD

Research Interests: Bioinformatics; Aging; Alzheimer's disease; Parkinson's disease; RNA-Seq

Alka A. Subramanyam, MD, DPM, DNB (Psy)

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, BYL Nair Charitable Hospital & TN Medical College, Mumbai, India

Research Interests: Child and adolescent psychiatry; Geriatric psychiatry; Health management systems

Anitha Suram, PhD

T.A. Sciences Inc., New York, NY, USA

Research Interests: Alzheimer's Disease; Neurodegeneration

Yuqi Tang, Display Pipeline Architect

Apple Inc.

Research Interest: Image processing; Super-resolution Imaging; Imaging systems; Microbubbles; Ultrasound; Photoacoustics; Acoustics

Ayumi Toba, MD, PhD

Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology

Research Interests: Heart failure; Hypertension; Cardiac remodeling; Frailty; Orthostatic hypotension

Justina Yat Wa Liu, PhD, Associate Professor

School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

Research Interests: Implementation of exercise, psycho-behavioural interventions and geron-technology to manage fatigue, low physical activity levels, falls, and low social participation among frail older people; Improving pain management for nursing home residents with cognitive impairment

Ding-Han Wang, Associate Professor

College of Dentistry, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research Interests: TMJ disorders; Extended reality (XR); Augmented reality (AR); Virtual reality (VR); Oral microbiota; Dental education

Kurt Whittemore, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital

Research Interests: Molecular biology; Aging; Gene therapy; Telomeres; Telomerase

Dr. Zarina Zahari, Senior Lecturer

Centre of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Puncak Alam Campus, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Research Interests: Musculoskeletal physiotherapy; Low back pain; Spine; Movement science; Patient education; Musculoskeletal geriatrics; Osteoarthritis; Pain; Physical functioning; Clinical eduction

Bo-Wei Zhu, PhD, Assistant professor

 Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau 999078, China

Research Interests: Management of Built Environment; Multiple Attribute Decision Making; Housing Assessment; Healthy Aging; Aging in place

Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar, MD, PhD

Geriatrics Unit, University Hospital of Rouen, 76000 Rouen, France

Research Interests: Vitamin B12 deficiency and excess; Frailty syndrome in primary care; Telemedicine; Anemia in the elderly; Iatrogenism; Cognitive disorders