Received: February 20, 2017; Published: April 17, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.geriat.1702002
Received: November 9, 2016; Published: January 6, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.geriatr.1701001
OBM Geriatrics is an Open Access journal published quarterly online by Open BioMedical Publishing Corporation. The journal takes the premise that innovative approaches – including gene therapy, cell therapy, and epigenetic modulation – will result in clinical interventions that alter the fundamental pathology and the clinical course of age-related human diseases. We will give strong preference to papers that emphasize an alteration (or a potential alteration) in the fundamental disease course of Alzheimer’s disease, vascular aging diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, skin aging, immune senescence, and other age-related diseases.
Geriatric medicine is now entering a unique point in history, where the focus will no longer be on palliative, ameliorative, or social aspects of care for age-related disease, but will be capable of stopping, preventing, and reversing major disease constellations that have heretofore been entirely resistant to interventions based on “small molecular” pharmacological approaches. With the changing emphasis from genetic to epigenetic understandings of pathology (including telomere biology), with the use of gene delivery systems (including viral delivery systems), and with the use of cell-based therapies (including stem cell therapies), a fatalistic view of age-related disease is no longer a reasonable clinical default nor an appropriate clinical research paradigm.
Precedence will be given to papers describing fundamental interventions, including interventions that affect cell senescence, patterns of gene expression, telomere biology, stem cell biology, and other innovative, 21st century interventions, especially if the focus is on clinical applications, ongoing clinical trials, or animal trials preparatory to phase 1 human clinical trials.
Papers must be clear and concise, but detailed data is strongly encouraged. The journal publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.
We sincerely welcome Dr. Claudia Voelcker-Rehage to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Voelcker-Rehage is professor of Sports Psychology at Technische Universität Chemnitz. Her research focuses on lifespan motor development and learning, the connection between motor and... More
We sincerely welcome Professor George Perry, Dean of the College of Sciences, in the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Professor Perry’s studies are focused on the mechanism of formation and physiological consequences of the cytopathology of Alzheimer disease... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Donald A. Jurivich to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Jurivich is Eva Gilbertson, MD Distinguished Chair of Geriatrics at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also a well-known clinician with expertise in immunology... More
We welcome Prof. William M. Petrie to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Prof. Petrie is a professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University. His areas of expertise are geriatric psychiatry, geriatric assessment, clinical psychiatry, psychopharmacology... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Chas Bountra to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Bountra is Professor of Translational Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine and Associate Member of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. He has participated in the identification... More
We sincerely welcome Professor Gilles Berrut to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Pr. Berrut is a Professor at Nantes University Hospital, who founded Gérontopôle Pays de la Loire in 2010. President of French Geriatric Society in 2009-2011, member of council of the International... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Fernández-Ballesteros is an Emeritus Professor at Autonomous University of Madrid. She is well-known for her scientific achievements in psychology of aging. We appreciate Dr. Fernández-Ballesteros... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Patrick Kehoe to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Kehoe is a professor of Translational Dementia Research at University of Bristol. His expertise covers the development of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, particularly the role of renin angiotensin... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Frieda R. Butler, Professor Emerita at George Mason University, to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Butler has served as consultant, gerontological authority and health advisor to numerous agencies and organizations. Her research areas include long-term care;... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Volodymyr Mavrych to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Mavrych is a Professor of Neuroscience at St. Matthew's University, and a Senior Fellow at New Westminster College. He is skilled in gross anatomy and osteology, and has published intensively on age-related... More
We sincerely welcome Professor Åke Wahlin from Jönköping University School of Health and Welfare to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Professor Wahlin is an eminent gerontologist, whose research concentrates on cognitive psychology, including age-related cognitive abilities and functioning.... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Heike Anderson-Schmidt to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Anderson-Schmidt is an active researcher at University Medical Center Goettingen and Clinical Research Group 241. She has a great deal of expertise in psychopathology and is training as a psychotherapist.... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Nancy B. Emerson Lombardo to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Emerson Lombardo is the founder and president of the Brain Health and Wellness Center, as well as a founder of both the Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Disease International. She has worked in the fields of... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Leonid A. Gavrilov to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Dr. Gavrilov is a principal investigator from Center on Aging, NORC at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on biodemography of human longevity, mathematical modeling of aging and mortality... More
We sincerely welcome Professor Susan A. Farr from Saint Louis University School of Medicine to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. Professor Farr's research concentrates on the learning and memory changes associated with aging and diseases such as Alzheimer's. Her laboratory has developed antisenses... More
We sincerely welcome Dr. Jigar Jogia from Aston University, UK, to join the Editorial Board of OBM Geriatrics. An academic psychologist associated with Aston Brain Centre, Dr. Jogia is active both in research and teaching in the field of neuropsychology, neuroimaging, cognitive... More
OBM Geriatrics welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, color figures, supplementary file types. More details please see Instructions for Authors.