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

Malnutrition, Frailty and Quality of Life in Older Adults

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

Guest Editors

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

Abbott Nutrition Division of Abbott

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

Carlo Pedrolli, MD

Dietetic and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Azienda Provinciale per i Servizi Sanitari Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Largo Medaglie d’Oro 9, Trento 38122, Italy


Research Interests: Nutrition; Geriatric nutrition; Internal medicine; Cardiology; Clinical nutrition; Malnutrition; Nutrition assessment; Human nutrition; Nutritional medicine; Body composition analysis; Dietetics

Patricia A. Lynch, PhD, RDN/LDN, Associate Professor/Program Coordinator—Dietetics

Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia, USA

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Research Interests: Geriatric nutrition; Weight management; Health disparities; Food safety

About This Topic

Many older adults are healthier than ever before, but many are not because of chronic diseases, age-related conditions, and health disparities. Such diseases and conditions can result in frailty, reduced intrinsic capacity, and difficulties in carrying out activities of daily living, ultimately impacting older adults’ quality of life. This Special Issue, Malnutrition, Frailty, and Quality of Life in Older Adults, explores the impact of nutrition on these outcomes. The contributions may point to opportunities for improving nutrition/frailty screening, assessment, and intervention in health institutions and the community. In addition, the contributions may help identify the importance of social determinants of health like nutrition in supporting older adults to successfully age in place and in furthering clinical practices and health policies that promote health equity.

A variety of papers are acceptable, including research articles, qualitative summaries, reviews, communications, case reports, and editorial/perspective papers.


Nutrition; Malnutrition; Frailty; Quality of life; Health disparities; Screening/assessment; Older adults