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 research articles, technical reports and invited topical reviews. 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.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 11.8 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 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

Multi-modal Neuroimaging Integration

Submission Deadline: May 30, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Yongxia Zhou, PhD

Department of Radiology, University of Southern California, USA

Website | E-Mail

Research Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury; EEG; Autism; Neuroimaging; Functional neuroimaging; Brain connectivity; Cognitive neuroscience; Memory; Brain injury; Brain; Neuroplasticity; Neurodevelopment; Neuropsychiatry; Integrative imaging; Arts and Science

About This Topic

Integrative imaging with multi-modalities such as simultaneous PET/MRI had been utilized widely to study complex human functions for monitoring multiple biological signals at various conditions including task processing or in response to pharmacological interventions with high spatiotemporal resolution. In neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), PET/MRI also provided better diagnosis accuracy with advanced dual imaging quantifications and intrinsic co-registration of two imaging modalities. Other clinical applications had been reported with combined PET and MRI molecular, structural and functional imaging features in the areas of quantitative therapeutic assessments and early disease prevention for cancer patients. More accurate quantification, synchronous pathophysiology investigation and consistent cross-validation could be achieved with advanced PET/MRI imaging techniques, including fast reconstruction with improved attenuation correction for better integration and expected correlation with other biomarkers (e.g., multiomics). The purpose of this special issue is to introduce instrumentation innovations of combined imaging equipments, new methodological developments as well as to demonstrate scientific and clinical applications of these techniques. The potential topics include multi-parametric imaging at molecular, metabolic, functional, structural, micro-structural and brain circuits levels, comprehensive imaging evidence and disease interpretation, application and generalization to large clinical data cohort.

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 (neurobiology@lidsen.com) for record. Welcome your submission!