Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Launches Journal
Dystonia Offers Gold Open Access with Publishing Partner, Frontiers
"The field is ready for a journal focused solely on dystonia," said Co-Editor-in-
"Breakthroughs are being made in basic, clinical, and translational research," said Co-Editor-in-
DMRF Vice President of Science Richard Lewis, MD added: "DMRF is very proud to be spearheading this major development for the dystonia field. When there is a need in the dystonia community—whether from patients or researchers—
The journal is partially supported by the Joan Miller Young Investigator Fund and Tuft Family Foundation.
Dystonia is a chronic, often disabling, neurological disorder marked by excessive, involuntary muscle contractions that cause abnormal body motions and postures. Estimates suggest that dystonia affects 250,000 Americans and millions worldwide. Common signs include abnormal movements or positions of the head, neck pain, excessive blinking, a breathy or strangled-sounding voice, hand cramps, or a twisted foot. Although there is not yet a cure, treatment options are available including oral medications, botulinum neurotoxin injections, and deep brain stimulation.
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) is the leading dystonia patient advocacy organization. Founded in 1976, the DMRF mission is to advance research toward improved treatments and a cure, promote education and awareness, and provide support resources to affected individuals and families. The DMRF can be reached at https://dystonia-
Page Updated Last on: Apr 26, 2021