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The SBMT NeuroMapping & Therapeutics Collection

Image courtesy of Pyka M, et al. PLoS ONE. 4(9).
Image courtesy of Pyka M, et al. PLoS ONE. 4(9).

One of the great challenges of the 21st century is how to translate scientific advancements from physical sciences into medicine. This gap of knowledge is also clearly visible amongst multiple disciplines within medicine (i.e. neurosurgery and radiology, neurology and neurosurgery, psychiatry and radiology and radiology and neurology). In this spirit, the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT; formerly the IBMISPS) has been successfully addressing this educational gap by bringing together physicians, surgeons, scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines to promote cross-disciplinary research and publication.

To foster increased dialogue between these communities, the SBMT is proud to announce that they have partnered with PLoS ONE, in order to create a special collection called NeuroMapping and Therapeutics.  By doing so, the SBMT editorial board has decided to encourage its members to publish their research in PLoS ONE. These articles will then be brought together into a Collection that will highlight this content.

The aim of the SBMT NeuroMapping & Therapeutics (NMT) Collection is to provide a forum for interdisciplinary research aimed at translation of knowledge across a number of fields such as:

  • Neurosurgery (e.g. Image Guided Therapy/intervention, brain tumors and  intraoperative navigation, nanoneurosurgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, minimally invasive therapy, vascular neurosurgery, functional neurosurgery…)
  • Neurology (e.g. movement disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, neurooncology, as well as image guided device implantation…)
  • Psychiatry (e.g. medical imaging for psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, PTSD…)
  • Radiology (e.g. fMRI, PET, Nuclear medicine, MR SPEC, MRI, MR-PET, DTI, CT-PET, Focused Ultrasound, SQUID MRI, low magnet MRI…)
  • Neuroscience (e.g. stem cell, molecular neuroscience, image guided mapping of genes, proteomics, genomics…)
  • Neuroengineering (e.g. iomaterial & tissue engineering, human brain Machine Interface, brain and spinal cord devices, nanomedicine, extraterrestrial/space medicine & clinical practice…)
  • Policy (e.g. healthcare policy issues that affect the treatment delivery and usage of certain devices/drugs/imaging technologies…)

This Collection will contain a selection of those articles published within PLoS ONE, which the Editorial Board of the Collection feel are representative of the aims and scope of the SBMT society.  It will continue to expand over time as the number of relevant articles grows and are added to the Collection.

Please click here to listen to a presentation about PLoS ONE and the NeuroMapping and Therapeutics Collection by Pete Binfield (Publisher, PLoS ONE).  This presentation took place at the 8th Annual World Congress of SBMT on Brain, Spinal Cord Mapping and Image Guided Therapy.

If you wish to submit your research to the PLoS ONE NeuroMapping & Therapeutics (NMT) Collection, please consider the following when preparing your manuscript:

  • Submission to PLoS ONE as part of the NMT Collection does not guarantee publication or inclusion into the final Collection due to highly competitive nature of this collection.

When you are ready to submit your manuscript to the collection, please log in to the PLoS ONE manuscript submission system and insert ‘NMT’ in the relevant field to ensure the PLoS ONE staff are aware of your submission to the Collection.  Once you have registered, you can follow the steps for manuscript submission.

Please contact Lindsay King ( if you would like further information about how to submit your research to the PLoS ONE NMT Collection.

The following PLoS ONE Editorial Board members have agreed to assist with this collection:

  • Dr. David Cifu, Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation and Research Center, US
  • Dr. Jeffrey Sutton, National Space Biomedical Research Institute,  US
  • Dr. Krystof Bankiewicz, University of California at San Francisco, US
  • Dr. Mitch Berger, University of California at San Francisco, US
  • Dr. Keith Black, Cedars-Sinia Medical Center,  US
  • Dr. Jay Pillai, John Hopkins School of Medicine, US
  • Dr. Aria Tzika, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, US
  • Dr. Michael Lim, Johns Hopkins Hospital, US
  • Dr. Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr. Howard Gendelman, University of Nebraska, US
  • Dr. Shawn Hochman, Emory University, US
  • Dr. Stephen Ginsberg, Nathan Kline Institute and New York University School of Medicine, US
  • Prof. Andreas Meisel, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Hitoshi Okazawa, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
  • Dr. Joseph El Khoury, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, US
  • Dr. Karin Peterson, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – Rocky Mountain Laboratories, US
  • Prof. Tsuneya Ikezu, Boston University School of Medicine, US
  • Dr. Mike Chen, City of Hope, US

Update: The SBMT recently changed its name from the International Brain Mapping & Intraoperative Surgical Planning Society; updates made to this post reflect that change.

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