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Time: May 17, 2022


Journal: Future Integrative Medicine

Special Issue: Therapeutic effects of herbal medicines on neurological impairment and related mental disorders based on the evidence of clinical and basic studies

Keywords: Herbal medicine; Neurological impairment; Mental disorder; ethnopharmacology; Molecular mechanism

Guest Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Shi-Jun Xu

Co-Guest Editors: Dr. Ma Tao, Dr. Dongfeng Wei, Dr. Rufang Wang

Status: Open

Submission deadlines:

Abstract Submission: June 1, 2022

Manuscript Submission: December 31, 2022

Publication date: An article will be published online as soon as it is accepted.


Guest Editor-in-Chief's Profile:


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Shi-Jun Xu, MD, PhD
Professor, School of Pharmacy, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Dr. Xu is the director of the Institute of Material Medica Integration and Transformation for Brain Disorders, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His main research focuses are the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and inflammatory-immune diseases and the mechanisms of Chinese herbal medicines in the prevention and treatment of these diseases. 

Co-Guest Editors’ Profiles:


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Tao Ma, PhD
Associate Researcher, Dongfang Hospital, Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Dr. Ma’s main research focuses are the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and the mechanisms of Chinese herbal medicines in the prevention and treatment of these diseases. He has published more than 60 papers and is the Executive Director of the Professional Committee of Encephalopathy of the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Societies and a member of the Standing Committee of the Brain Cognition and Health Branch of the Chinese Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 

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Dongfeng Wei, MD
Associate Researcher Institute of Basic Research in Clinical Medicine, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences 

Dr. Wei’s main research focuses are the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and the mechanisms of Chinese herbal medicines in the treatment of vascular diseases of the brain, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wei has published more than 50 papers and is a member of the Brain Cognition and Health Branch of the Chinese Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the Cognitive Impairment Branch of the Chinese Geriatrics Society, and the Second Committee of the Professional Committee on Geriatrics of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. 

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Rufang Wang, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Basic Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Dr. Wang is the director of the Department of Psychology. Her research interests mainly focus on the neurological mechanism of drug addiction and psychological treatment for this condition. 


Neurological impairments and the resulting mental disorders are important threats to human health. Among them, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and drug abuse harm in various way the mental and nervous systems of people of all ages. However, due to the complex pathogenesis of these diseases, current treatments have limited efficacy. The clinical use of herbal medicines to treat the above diseases has a long history, and thus, these medicines provide new opportunities for new drug research and development with the goal of improving clinical efficacy. It is of great significance to further study the mechanisms of action of herbal medicines in relation to neurological impairments and related mental disorders and to evaluate their clinical efficacy.

This issue explores the mechanisms of herbal medicines in the prevention and treatment of neurological impairments and related mental disorders, with specific emphasis on cognitive impairment, depression, drug abuse, etc. We welcome clinical and basic studies on the effects of herbal medicines, their active substances, and other natural products on neurological impairments and related mental disorders, or the development of novel herbal drugs. Clinical reports on the use of herbal medicines in the treatment of the above-mentioned diseases are also invited for this special issue.

This collection is open to all herbal medicines, and we welcome submissions with themes including but not limited to:
1. Basic original studies on the underlying mechanisms of herbal medicines for managing neurological impairments and related mental disorders.
2. Clinical studies providing evidence of the effectiveness of herbal medicines and other natural products for managing the noted conditions.
3. Reviews of research progress and underlying mechanisms of herbal medicines in the treatment of the noted conditions.
4. Meta-analyses of the efficacy of herbal medicines for treatment of the noted conditions.

Authors should refer to the Instructions for Authors in preparing  the manuscript and kindly submit it through the Online Submission System directly.

 

Priority will be given with the same high standards of peer review and publication process for these articles. All publications will open free access to all readers. We guarantee that all accepted papers related to immunoregulatory mechanisms of herbal medicines in cancer and infectious diseases will be highlighted in a special section on our website.

 

Online submission system: https://www.publinexh.com/ 

Article processing charge: None

Instructions for authors: Please state in a cover letter that the manuscript is being submitted for inclusion in the special issue 'Therapeutic effects of herbal medicines on neurological impairment and related mental disorders based on the evidence of clinical and basic studies', and follow the usual FIM instructions. Please refer to: https://www.xiahepublishing.com/journal/fim/instruction

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