OBM Geriatrics

(ISSN 2638-1311)

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 research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.


Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 12 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period). 

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

Special Issue

Older People, Health, Functionality and Physical Activity

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Pedro Morouco, PhD, Associate professor

1: Department of Human Kinetics, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, 2411 Leiria, Portugal

2: ciTechCare, Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, 2410-541 Leiria, Portugal

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Research Interests: Exercise and health; Sport sciences; Elderly; Osteoarthritis; Exercise physiology; Sports science

Pablo J. Marcos-Pardo, PhD

1: SPORT Research Group (CTS-1024), CERNEP Research Center, University of Almería, Almería, Spain
2: Department of Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Almería, Almería, Spain

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Research Interests: Older; Elderly; Physical activity; Sarcopenia; Fitness

Noelia González Gálvez, PhD

Universidad Católica de Murcia

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

About This Topic

The aging process brings with it different changes that position the health of the elderly at a vulnerable point. These changes favor a sedentary lifestyle, increased body weight, decreased muscle mass, increased sarcopenia, osteoporosis, decreased functional capacity, increased frailty, among others, and consequently decreased quality of life in the elderly. Bearing in mind that the main cause of death is cardiovascular accidents and the main cause of morbidity is frailty, the approach to the effects and benefits of practicing physical activity on cardiovascular health and frailty is especially relevant. This Special Issue entitled "Older People, Health, Functionality and Physical Activity" has the objective of covering research on the area of cardiovascular health and fragility in adults and elder and the effect of physical activity.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/Passport/Index/login by registering and logging in to this website. Once registered and activated, please click here to go to the submission form. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on Instructions for Authors.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are highly invited. For planned papers, a tentative title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office (geriatrics@lidsen.com) for record. Welcome your submission!


Open Access Short Communication

Redefining Hypotension in Older Adults: Implications for the Prevention of Age Related Cognitive Decline

Received: 24 April 2023;  Published: 18 September 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2303249


Chronically low blood pressure in older adults is associated with significantly increased long-term risks of dementia and all-cause mortality risk. Yet low blood pressure is generally not treated until an individual begins to experience the acute symptoms arising from very low cerebral perfusion. However, these acute symptoms, such as diz [...]
Open Access Review

Review of the Nutritional Status in Older Adult Population

Received: 07 November 2022;  Published: 27 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2301224


The leading causes of death in older adults involve nutritional risk factors, heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Prevalence of lifestyle diseases, older adults consider themselves in good, very good or excellent health. Older adults want to remain independent and not burden others; they believe proper nutritio [...]