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This section covers all aspects of neuromuscular disorders in childhood and adult life. Topics encompass motor neuron diseases, disorder of the spinal cord and roots, neuromuscular junction disorders, peripheral neuropathies, muscle diseases (including the muscular dystrophies, spinal muscular atrophies, congenital myopathies, myasthenias, myotonic syndromes, muscle channelopathies, metabolic myopathies and inflammatory myopathies), and autonomic disorders. The Editor welcomes original articles from all areas of the field:
- clinical aspects: challenging individual cases, new clinical entities, new treatment and management, rehabilitation
- original research with new diagnostic techniques, including neurophysiological studies, neuropathological studies, muscle biopsy studies, neuroimaging, and molecular biology and genetic studies
- translational studies from animal models or cell biology relevant to human diseases.
The section is aimed at a wide range of clinicians, pathologists, neurophysiologists, clinical and basic scientists with an interest in the field of neuromuscular disorders.
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Neuromuscular Diseases welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Study Protocol and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Neuromuscular Diseases, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Neuromuscular Diseases will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Neurology.
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