A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: December  31, 2023


Professor Matteo Caleo, a bright neuroscientist and an excellent mentor, passed away on 12 April 2022. As his legacy, he left to his close young colleagues and the entire scientific community his unique way to approach neurosciences. Among his greatest scientific goals, he broke the current understanding about the mechanisms of action of botulinum neurotoxins, thus initiating the idea of a direct central action of botulinum neurotoxin type A. In parallel, he exploited different biotoxins to investigate the physiopathological underpinnings of a wide range of neuropathologies, from epilepsy to cancer, and his work has had a significant impact on the study of toxins and their potential applications. This Special Issue will provide a timely opportunity to pay tribute to Professor Caleo’s memory and to inspire senior and young neuroscientists. Submissions of original clinical and pre-clinical research and review articles are welcome. Papers focused on, but not limited to, clostridial neurotoxins and other biotoxins mechanisms of action and how those compounds can be exploited as innovative tools to interfere with neurological processes and to treat neuropathologies are highly encouraged and appreciated.

Dr. Laura Restani
Dr. Eleonora Vannini
Dr. Cristina Spalletti
Dr. Claudia Alia
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to the website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


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