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Special Issue Title: Molecular approaches to enhance functional recovery for traumatic CNS injuries

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·  Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Assistant Prof. Dr. Hemant Kumar

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Ahmedabad (NIPER-A), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

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Interests: Spinal cord injury, neuroinflammation, scarring, gliosis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devasting condition that usually causes permanent damage resulting in life-long disability. SCI is considered the leading cause of paralysis in road accidents, sports activities, and other free fall injuries. SCI pathophysiology involves a cascade of events, and achieving functional recovery involves interactions among many cellular components, including neutrophils, glia, neurons, endothelial cells, and leukocytes. The cellular process that enhances functional recovery includes axonal regeneration, remyelination, neuroplasticity, and neuroprotection in SCI preclinical models. However, considering the SCI complications, a single target is not sufficient for its treatment. The current issue focuses on the strategies, cellular and molecular approaches to enhance neuroprotection after SCI. The special issues invite research and review articles in the field of SCI or CNS traumatic injury.

Assistant Prof. Dr. Hemant Kumar

Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://jour.ipublishment.com/imr/access/login by registering and logging into this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1500. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% (APC: $1050) to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


CNS scarring, spinal cord injury, secondary damage, blood-spinal cord barrier, endothelial cells

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