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

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

Submission Deadline: May 01, 2025 (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 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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