Special Issue on Movement Disorder and Beyond: From the Bench to the Bedside


Movement disorder refers to a group of a neurological condition associated with hyperkinetic/excessive and hypokinetic/reduced or lack of body movements. Movement disorders are mild to severe which comprises of lack of body coordination (Ataxia), involuntary contractions and painful muscle movements affecting entire or parts of the body (Dystonia), inherited condition involving degeneration of nerve cells in brain (Huntington’s disease), involuntary trembling or shaking movements in one or more body parts (Tremor), slow progressive with decrease in movement or imbalance (Parkinson’s disease), neurological condition begins amid of childhood to teenage groups causing sudden twitches, movements, or sounds (Tourette syndrome) etc. Various causes involved are damage to the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves, genetics, infections, metabolic disorders, stroke and vascular diseases, toxins.


In recent times, there has been tremendous growth in advanced techniques for diagnosis, treatment to movement disorders. Research improvements on movement disorder offer an approach for exploring diagnostic techniques through neurological examination, MRI Scan, electromyography etc. and various medical options like rehabilitation efforts, psychological evaluations, pharmacological and neurosurgical treatments.

This special issue is focused to publish high-quality research papers, clinical studies, and reviews on the latest development addressing epidemiology, genetics/genomics, diagnosis, management, and the prognosis of Parkinson, Huntington, Dyskinesia/Dystonia, Ataxia, Essential Tremor and Tourette syndrome.

Guest Editors

Neepa-Patel Dr. Neepa Patel, MD
Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Health System, MI, USA

E-mail: npatel20(at)hfhs.org

Research Interest: Parkinson Disease, Dystonia, Huntington Disease and other Choreas, Tourette Syndrome, Tardive Dyskinesias, Tremors, Abnormal Movements, Restless Legs Syndrome


Neepa-Patel Dr. Tsung-Hsun Sean Hsieh, PhD
Department of Physical Therapy and Graduate Institute of Rehabilitation Science, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

E-mail: hsiehth(at)mail.cgu.edu.tw

Research Interest: Rehabilitation Medicine, Medical Engineering


Tentative Timeline of Special Issue

Special Issue Announcement:     May 08, 2019
Manuscript Submissions Begin:  May 18, 2019
Manuscript Submission Due:      November 29, 2019
Peer-Review Completion:           December 2019
Expected Publication Date:         December 2019

Manuscript Submission Information

Journal of Neurology and Experimental Neuroscience invite clinicians, neurologist and other members from the scientific and medical community working in the field of neurology and especially in the area of movement disorder to consider submitting research, review manuscript, case report or clinical study of their previous or recent finding.

Authors are requested to go through the article preperation and submission guidelines available on the journal home page before submitting the manuscript. Manuscripts should be submitted online through the journal editorial manager and tracking system: http://www.editorialmanager.com/usg/

All submitted articles will pass through the regular double-blind peer review process and the decision will be made by the guest editors/reviewers based on the article originality, quality, contribution and relevance to the theme of the special issue.

For any assistance regarding the special issue or manuscript preparation or submission, please contact by email to editor.jnen@uniscigroup.com

Upon the acceptance, the manuscript is published on web regardless to the special issue release date.