Neuroscience Research Notes

ISSN: 2576-828X



Globally, the prevalence of psychiatric and neurological disorders increased by almost 40% in the past three decades and are among the leading causes of disability. Moreover, if we consider the abrupt surge in musculoskeletal disorders and brain tumours in the meantime, these facts raise particular interest in the epidemiology of psychiatric and neurological disorders. The causes and consequences might be associated with extended life expectancy, quality of life improvement, health care achievements worldwide, or vice versa. Evidence-based practice is mandatory to promote public mental health. Therefore, we have to focus on epidemiological studies that identify risk factors, distribution, and determinants of neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions to bring new insights, novel treatments, and future directions in the field.

The Special Section aims to publish recent findings of studies on the epidemiology of neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions. Authors are encouraged to identify challenges in the neuropsychiatric and neurological epidemiology field in the past decades to provide an overview and better understanding of the risk factors for those conditions.

Specific areas of interest for this issue include studies that present high-quality data from epidemiological studies, including clinical or population-based cohorts and large registries that may allow insights into the timing of risk factors and neuropsychiatric outcomes. Studies using novel analytical methods such as causal mediation modelling or Bayesian analysis are particularly interesting.

We welcome epidemiology-related research notes, mini-reviews, systematic reviews, technical notes, data notes, case notes, news & views, and hypothetical papers on the following specialities but not limited to:

  • Neuropsychiatry disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroimaging
  • Psychosomatic medicine
  • Clinical neuroscience
  • Behavioural neuroscience
  • Social psychology
  • Genetics and developmental brain disorders
This Special Section will be published across 3 regular issues under a special section heading. 


Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren, MD, PhD | Brain Science Institute, Graduate School, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS), MONGOLIA

Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren is a neuroscientist and psychiatrist. He is leading a collaborative research team in the Brain Science Institute at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences. Battuvshin obtained his MD from MNUMS in Mongolia and PhD from Kyushu University in Japan. During his postdoctoral training at Barrow Neurological Institute, Arizona, USA, he carried out research on behavioural thermoregulation. His current research interest includes thermoregulation, energy metabolism, and chronic fatigue syndrome

Jambaldorj Jamiyansuren, MD, PhD | Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, School of Biomedicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, MONGOLIA

Jambaldorj Jamiyansuren is a molecular biologist and pathologist. He obtained his MD from Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS) in Mongolia and PhD from the University of Tokushima in Japan. During his postdoctoral training in Tokushima, he carried out research on neurodegenerative diseases. His current research interest includes the genetic basis of epilepsy, the genomics of COPD, and target genes of CMT, BHD, and AMD. He is currently a senior lecturer and research team leader at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences.

Tetsuya Hiramoto, MD, PhD | Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Fukuoka National Hospital, National Hospital Organization, JAPAN

Prof. Hiramoto is an internist and a specialist in psychosomatic medicine. He obtained his M.D. from Hiroshima University and Ph.D. from Kyushu University in Japan. His basic research focuses on the gut-brain axis and his clinical research interest includes stress-related disorders, brain overwork (brain fog), mindfulness-based psychotherapy. He is currently the chief of the psychosomatic medicine department at the Fukuoka National Hospital in Japan.


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Last publication on: 30 June 2023

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