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).
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2022 (Open) Submit Now
Dmitriy Melkonian, PhD, Dsc, Honorary Associate (Biography)
Westem Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Research Interests: neural modelling; digital spectral analysis of biomedical signals including EEG, ERP, ECG and EMG.
About the topic:
Information transfer between neurons is what makes our brains work. Neurons communicate at special junctions, known as synapses, where the transmitting cell releases a chemical signal into the small gap separating it from receiving cell. Different techniques provided the clues for understanding various phenomena controlling the performance of trans-synaptic transmission. Particularly, the discovery that transmitter substance is spontaneously released from synaptic terminal in the form of acetylcholine packets of constant size revolutionized synaptic physiology. With modern techniques our knowledge about synaptic function has increased rapidly, currently many aspects of neural information transfer are well understood, and many of the remaining problems are clearly defined. The goal of this special issue is to present some selected topics in contemporary synaptic physiology.
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