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.

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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

Loneliness and Resilience in Old Age

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ami Rokach, PhD

York University, Toronto, Canada

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Research Interests: Loneliness; Sex, marital and family therapy; Individual and group therapy; Psychology in corrections; Correctional rehabilitation, Application of behavior therapy to anger and aggression control; Hypnosis; Phobias; Stress management, Interpersonal relations, Palliative care

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!

Publication

Open Access Short Communication

Cross-Temporal Patterns of Care Provision by Older Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for Resilience

Received: 13 March 2023;  Published: 11 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2303242

Abstract

The current study aimed to examine the link between cross-temporal patterns of care provision and loneliness in older adults. Social capital and caregiver stress perspectives served as a theoretical framework for the study. The data were obtained from the two COVID-19 waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing [...]
Open Access Review

The Effects of Loneliness on the Aged: A Review

Received: 09 November 2022;  Published: 17 May 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.geriatr.2302236

Abstract

Social support has been shown to have many positive effects on our lives, health, and ability to grow and flourish. Lack, or diminished social support results in loneliness. This thematic review focuses on the elderly, and the loneliness that is part of the life of many of them. The review highlights the social connections and [...]
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