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Research and Reviews in Parkinsonism relaunch

Authors Hedera P

Received 20 January 2019

Accepted for publication 28 January 2019

Published 25 March 2019 Volume 2019:9 Pages 1—2


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Theresa Zesiewicz

Peter Hedera

Department of Neurology, Division of Movement Disorders, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

As editor in chief, I am excited to announce that Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome has been launched as Research and Reviews in Parkinsonism. After much deliberation, I believe this to be an important milestone for the journal and will help with its continued editorial development in the future. We invite authors to submit manuscripts on all aspects of parkinsonismrelated research, policy, phenomenology, literature, history, and treatment on various types of parkinsonian syndromes (eg, Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonisms, drug-induced, secondary parkinsonism, and heredodegenerative diseases) as well as other movement disorders with overlapping features of Parkinson’s disease.

From cognitive deficits in Parkinson’s disease1 to current novel management strategies of parkinsonian syndromes, such as deep brain stimulation2 and transcranial direct current stimulation,3 research in this field has grown exponentially over recent years. The new focus of the journal will transform and improve our knowledge and therapeutic options for this debilitating disease. I am excited to see what the future holds, and I hope this launched journal will only further encourage scientific discussions and debates.

Research and Reviews in Parkinsonism is, and will remain, an open-access journal that increases author exposure by allowing researchers to publish novel papers that can be read by anyone with access to the Internet. All papers submitted will undergo a rigorous and fast peer-review process.

I would like to thank everyone who has helped the journal grow since its beginning in 2011 and I look forward to the beginning of Research and Reviews in Parkinsonism and its continued development. We welcome your submissions.


The author reports no conflicts of interest in this work.


1. Cosgrove J, Alty J. Cognitive deficits in Parkinson’s disease: current perspectives. J Parkinsonism Restl. 2018;8:1–11. doi:10.2147/JPRLS.S125064

2. Troster A, Ponce F, Moguel-Cobos G. Deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease: current perspectives on patient selection with an emphasis on neuropsychology. J Parkinsonism Restl. 2018;8:33–48. doi:10.2147/JPRLS.S125332

3. Criminger C, Swank C, Almutairi S, Mehta J. Transcranial direct current stimulation plus concurrent activity may influence task prioritization during walking in people with Parkinson’s disease-initial findings. J Parkinsonism Restl. 2018;8:25–32. doi:10.2147/JPRLS.S161740

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