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.

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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 6 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 14 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 8 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Neurobiological Outcomes, Mechanisms, and Models of Integrative Medicine for Chronic Conditions

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

Guest Editor

Poppy L.A. Schoenberg, PhD

Osher Center for Integrative Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

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Research interests: Neurophysiology; Neuroscience; Cognitive science, Integrative medicine

About This Topic

Integrative medicine encompasses a broad range of treatments/approaches including acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, biofeedback/neurofeedback, Chinese medicine, energy therapies (i.e., Reiki), herbal remedies, traditional homeopathy, mind-body medicine (i.e., meditation, mindfulness-interventions, yoga), naturopathy, nutritional education/counseling, physical massage, chiropractic care and osteopathic manipulation. At the core of integrative medicine is the concept of whole-person health, that suggests the interplay of multi-levelled interconnected components across biological, behavioral, physiological, social, and environmental domains. This special edition journal series focuses on the neurobiological investigations of central/peripheral nervous systems and interconnected biological dynamics using multi-modal techniques and complex approaches to prevention and treatment of chronic conditions. Specific interest pertains to cellular, neurochemical, neuroendocrine, molecular, neuroanatomical, neuroimmune, neural circuits and systems, neurophysiological, neurotransmitters, epigenetics, and computational neuroscience, as well as related subfields and multidisciplinary developments in the field of integrative medicine applications for chronic conditions/diseases with regards to outcomes, mechanisms, and models/frameworks. A broad scope of articles, including original research studies, review articles, case studies, technical overviews, patient perspectives, practitioner insights, future directions, educational resources, and patient outcomes data, will be considered for rigorous peer-review. We anticipate this series will be a welcomed edition for the integrative and complementary medicine community in highlighting the present science, moving the evidence base forward, and advancing traction within mainstream medical 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 (neurobiology@lidsen.com) for record. Welcome your submission!