Aims & Scope


Advances in Parkinson's Disease (APD) is a quarterly open access journal. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in all aspects of Parkinson's disease.

All manuscripts must be prepared in English and are subject to a rigorous peer-review process. Generally, accepted papers will appear online within 3 weeks followed by printed hard copy. The areas covered by Advances in Parkinson's disease (APD) include but are not limited to:


  • · Diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • · Epidemiological studies of Parkinson's disease
  • · Etiology of Parkinson’s disease
  • · Genetics of Parkinson’s disease
  • · Molecular correlates of Parkinson’s disease
  • · Parkinsonian gait
  • · Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease
  • · Pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease
  • · Psychology of Parkinson’s disease
  • · Signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease

  • We are also interested in:
    1) Short reports—2-5 page papers where an author can present an idea with theoretical background, but has not yet completed the research needed for a complete paper or an author presents preliminary data;
    2) Short communications—2-5 page papers;
    3) Technical notes—2-5 page papers;
    4) Letters to the Editor (the number of pages is not restricted);
    5) Reviews or book reviews—comments and critiques (the number of pages is not restricted);
    6) Advertisement – 1-2 page papers;
    7) News Letters – 1-5 page papers.