ISSN Print: 1949-4998    ISSN Online: 1949-5005

Call For Papers

                                          Special Issue on Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. The motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease result from the death of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra, a region of the midbrain; the cause of this cell death is unknown. Early in the course of the disease, the most obvious symptoms are movement-related; these include shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking and gait. Later, cognitive and behavioural problems may arise, with dementia commonly occurring in the advanced stages of the disease. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep and emotional problems. PD is more common in the elderly, with most cases occurring after the age of 50.

    In this special issue, we are going to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles that explore Parkinson's disease. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
    l  Diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease
    l  Epidemiological studies of Parkinson's disease
    l  Etiology of Parkinson’s disease
    l  Genetics of Parkinson’s disease
    l  Molecular correlates of Parkinson’s disease
    l  Parkinsonian gait
    l  Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease
    l  Pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease
    l  Psychology of Parkinson’s disease
    l  Signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease 

    Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at
    Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at
    according to the following timetable:

    Submission Deadline


    Publication Date

           November 2012

    Editors in Chief

    Prof. Kuo-Chen Chou, Gordon Life Science Institute, San Diego, California, USA

    For further questions or inquiries

    please contact Editorial Assistant at