OBM Neurobiology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. By design, the scope of OBM Neurobiology is broad, so as to reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Neurobiology that interfaces biology with the fundamental and clinical neurosciences. As such, OBM Neurobiology embraces rigorous multidisciplinary investigations into the form and function of neurons and glia that make up the nervous system, either individually or in ensemble, in health or disease. OBM Neurobiology welcomes original contributions that employ a combination of molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral approaches to report novel neuroanatomical, neuropharmacological, neurophysiological and neurobehavioral findings related to the following aspects of the nervous system: Signal Transduction and Neurotransmission; Neural Circuits and Systems Neurobiology; Nervous System Development and Aging; Neurobiology of Nervous System Diseases (e.g., Developmental Brain Disorders; Neurodegenerative Disorders).

OBM Neurobiology publishes a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, etc.). Although the OBM Neurobiology Editorial Board encourages authors to be succinct, there is no restriction on the length of the papers. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 7.5 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 15.9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Mental Health and Well-Being in Adolescents: Current Evidence and Future Directions

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editors

Dr. Roghieh Nooripour, PhD in Counseling Psychology

Faculty of Education and Psychology, Alzahra University, Vanak Village Street, 1993893973 Tehran, Iran


Research Interests: Mindfulness; Cyberbullying; Satisfaction with life scale; Spiritual well-being; Breast cancer; Elderly; ADHD; Resilience; Emotion regulation; Hope; Stress; Adolescent Psychology; Addiction therapy; Transcranial stimulation; Instagram addiction; COVID-19 stress; Delusions inventory; Psychotic-like experiences; Internet addiction; Internet infidelity; Neurofeedback; Sleep disturbance; Dissociative experiences; Alexithymia; Hallucination; PTSD; Maladaptive schemas; Quality of life therapy; Juvenile correction; Aggression

Weiwen Wang, PhD

CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Beijing, China

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Research Interests: Early stress; Depression; Schizophrenia; Cognitive dysfunction; Psychoneuroimmunology; Molecular neuroscience

About This Topic

The mental health and well-being of adolescents hold significant importance, given the concerning prevalence of mental health disorders observed globally within this demographic. Adolescence, characterized as a pivotal developmental stage, presents a myriad of challenges and stressors, encompassing academic pressures, social transitions, identity formation, and hormonal fluctuations. These complex dynamics exert profound influences on mental health outcomes. This scholarly investigation critically evaluates the extant evidence regarding mental health concerns among adolescents, addressing not only prevalence rates and identifiable risk factors but also protective factors. Common mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression are thoroughly examined, alongside emerging phenomena such as the impact of social media and technology on adolescent well-being. Moreover, this discourse extends to include discussions on interventions, preventative measures, and therapeutic modalities meticulously devised to foster positive mental health outcomes and enhance resilience among adolescents. These efforts aim to cultivate their overall well-being in the face of adversity.


Adolescent Mental Health, well-being, mood disorders, substance abuse, peer pressure, familial relationships, social support, access to mental health services, risk factors, protective factors, resilience, evidence-based interventions

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

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