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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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 7.6 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2020, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

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Special Issue

The Many Shades of Loneliness

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ami Rokach, Ph.D.

York University, Toronto, Canada.

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Research Interests: loneliness; sexuality; couple and sex therapy; anxiety and phobias; traumatic experiences and personal growth; stress management and palliative care.

Associate Editor

David Berman

Department of Psychology,York University,Canada

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Research Interests : boredom,loneliness,aging,willpower,critical psychology, history, and theory.

About This Topic

Loneliness has been termed the plague of the 21st century, and it is even more salient now that the world is facing COVID-19, which enhances such experiences of loneliness, alienation, and social disconnection. Loneliness, which has been around since man started to walk on this earth, is known to have cognitive, affective, spiritual and behavioral consequences, most of them negative.

This special issue is particularly interested in review of literature type articles, as well as empirical research ones. Manuscripts may address loneliness, the various kinds and manifestations, treatment approaches, social isolation and its consequences, and loneliness and how it affects health, social relationships, cognitive functioning, etc.

There is no page limit for articles submitting, but authors MUST ensure that the English language they were written in was checked by a person fluent in English, for otherwise they may be rejected. Additionally, we are seeking contributions from physicians, psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and others who may be involved in the understanding, treatment or assessment of loneliness.

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