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Volume 8, Issue 3 / 2018 Available Online

Stomaching the Possibility of a Pathogenic Role for Helicobacter pylori in Parkinson’s DiseaseOpen Access
McGee, David J. | Lu, Xiao-Hong | Disbrow, Elizabeth A.

Assessing the Efficacy of Cell Transplantation for Parkinson’s Disease: A Patient-Centered ApproachOpen Access
Polgar, Stephen | Karimi, Leila | Buultjens, Melissa | Morris, Meg E. | Busse, Monica

Parkinson’s Disease and Melanoma: Co-Occurrence and MechanismsOpen Access
Bose, Anindita | Petsko, Gregory A. | Eliezer, David

Research Articles
Kufor-Rakeb Syndrome/PARK9: One Novel and One Possible Recurring Ashkenazi ATP13A2 Mutation
Inzelberg, Rivka | Estrada-Cuzcano, Alejandro | Laitman, Yael | De Vriendt, Els | Friedman, Eitan | Jordanova, Albena

Evolvability and Neurodegenerative Disease: Antagonistic Pleiotropy Phenomena Derived from Amyloid AggregatesOpen Access
Hashimoto, Makoto | Ho, Gilbert | Takamatsu, Yoshiki | Shimizu, Yuka | Sugama, Shuei | Takenouchi, Takato | Waragai, Masaaki | Masliah, Eliezer

Dopaminergic Effect on Non-Motor Symptoms in Late Stage Parkinson’s Disease
Rosqvist, Kristina | Odin, Per | Hagell, Peter | Iwarsson, Susanne | Nilsson, Maria H. | Storch, Alexander

Recruitment and Retention in Clinical Trials of Deep Brain Stimulation in Early-Stage Parkinson’s Disease: Past Experiences and Future Considerations
Grace Cannard, K. | Hacker, Mallory L. | Molinari, Anna | Heusinkveld, Lauren E. | Currie, Amanda D. | Charles, David

Altered Cortico-Limbic Network Connectivity in Parkinsonian Depression: The Effect of Antidepressants
Morgan, Howard E. | Ledbetter, Christina R. | Ferrier, Christopher | Zweig, Richard M. | Disbrow, Elizabeth A.

Precision Medicine in Parkinson’s Disease – Exploring Patient-Initiated Self-TrackingOpen Access
Riggare, Sara | Hägglund, Maria

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JPD Impact Factor News!

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JPD Impact Factor: 3.172
5-Year Impact Factor: 3.510

JPD now has an Impact Factor of 3.172 and a 5-Year Impact Factor of 3.510 [2017 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)]. The number of citations to papers published in JPD has grown significantly in recent years, which correspondingly results in an increasing trend for the Impact Factor and the 5-Year Impact Factor. Analysis of current citation patterns indicates that this trend will continue.

We thank our authors, reviewers and readers for the continuing success of JPD.

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Call for Papers

As a member of our research community, we invite you to contribute your own articles to JPD. The journal has a quick turnaround of manuscripts, with a median time to first decision of just 3 days (average is 15 days). JPD offers contributing authors many benefits, including rigorous peer review and speedy manuscript processing, rapid online publication (pre-press) and an open access option.

Submit your manuscript online via MsTracker
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Most Read JPD Articles in July 2018

Listing articles published only in 2017 and 2018 so you can read the most popular recent content

Progression of Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s DiseaseOpen Access (Review Article in Vol.8, Iss.2, 2018)
Roheger, Mandy | Kalbe, Elke | Liepelt-Scarfone, Inga

Parkinson’s Disease and Melanoma: Co-Occurrence and MechanismsOpen Access (Review Article in Vol.8, Iss.3, 2018)
Bose, Anindita | Petsko, Gregory A. | Eliezer, David

Targeting AMPK Signaling as a Neuroprotective Strategy in Parkinson’s DiseaseOpen Access (Review Article in Vol.8, Iss.2, 2018)
Curry, Daniel W. | Stutz, Bernardo | Andrews, Zane B. | Elsworth, John D.

Is Exenatide a Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease?Open Access (Article Commentary in Vol.7, Iss.3, 2017)
Athauda, Dilan | Wyse, Richard | Brundin, Patrik | Foltynie, Thomas

Best Practices for Generating and Using Alpha-Synuclein Pre-Formed Fibrils to Model Parkinson’s Disease in RodentsOpen Access (Research Article in Vol.8, Iss.2, 2018)
Polinski, Nicole K. | Volpicelli-Daley, Laura A. | Sortwell, Caryl E. | Luk, Kelvin C. | Cremades, Nunilo | Gottler, Lindsey M. | Froula, Jessica | Duffy, Megan F. | Lee, Virginia M. Y. | Martinez, Terina N. | Dave, Kuldip D.

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Collection of Quarterly Parkinson's Webinars

Watch Video of June Webinar & Save the Date for September!

JPD is working in partnership with The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) to provide information about breaking research news to be featured on the new web portal for people with Parkinson’s (PwPs) called Parkinson’s Movement: One section of the site is dedicated to sifting through recent research in order to concisely capture a snapshot of the science and translate it to deliver better understanding for all. Linked to this initiative, a series of Quarterly Parkinson's Webinars was launched to bring the discussion of specific research topics into the open, so the whole process of rating research will become even more transparent.

The first webinar was a great success. A video of the webinar can be viewed by clicking on the image below or online here.

Next Parkinson Webinar: September 20, 2018

The next webinar will take place on September 20 (12.30 EST, 18.30 CET) and details will be announced soon. Be sure to check back to our website for more details, or follow JPD's Facebook and Twitter streams to be kept up to speed and to sign up for your spot at the webinar!

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JPD Blog Updates

Benjamin Stecher's posts

Our new blog contributor Benjamin Stecher has been busy writing content in recent months. His first unique blog post (published on the JPD site in June) has been getting a lot of attention, and we also have a new post in the Tomorrow Edition Extracts section. To read more about Benjamin, view his biography here and to read his posts, click the links below.

Putting it all Together: Reflections from Fifty Interviews with World Leading Parkinson’s and Biomedical ExpertsOpenly Available (pubished June 2018)
Highlights from interviews with a wide variety of Parkinson’s specialists and biomedical researchers

Interview with Neurodegeneration Specialist Prof. Patrik BrundinOpenly Available (published June 2018)
A discussion of factors associated with neurodegeneration, open source publishing, and much more

Interview with Biochemical Neuroscientist Prof. Hilal LashuelOpenly Available (published August 2018)
Covering biology of neurodegenerative diseases and patient-centered approaches to research

The GBA-PD Trials: Expert SurveyOpenly Available (published August 2018)
Insights from experts on therapeutic interventions for GBA-PD

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Upcoming Meetings

Grand Challenges in Parkinson's Disease

September 26–27, 2018 | Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Now in its 7th year, Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease is an annual scientific symposium that brings together scientists, clinicians, advocates and people with Parkinson’s to explore the latest innovative PD research. The theme for 2018 is "Non-Motor Symptoms", which will highlight the roles of the gastrointestinal tract, the olfactory system and the immune system in the onset and progression of Parkinson’s. Non-motor symptoms, such as loss of sense of smell, trouble sleeping, GI problems and cognitive impairment, greatly affect quality of life for people with the disease and also may offer clues into its earliest stages, years before its hallmark motor symptoms begin. To obtain more details and register your place, visit the event website.

JPD information will be available to delegates at Grand Challenges 2018: we encourage delegates to consider submitting research to the journal and joining our quarterly webinars.


International Conference of PD & MD

October 5–9, 2018 | Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) invites you to attend the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Hong Kong. The event will evaluate the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options available for PD and other movement disorders. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the diagnostic approaches and tools available for PD and other movement disorders, as well as hearing about studies describing developments in the field covering pathogenesis and neurobiology. To obtain more details and register your place, visit the event website.

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