Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Special Issue in Alzheimer's & Dementia Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers Program and the 25th Anniversary of the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs) Program and the 25th anniversary of the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC), as well as the 10th anniversary of NIAGADS and 35th anniversary of NCRAD, Alzheimer’s & Dementia is pleased to issue a call for papers for a Special Issue of the Journal. This issue will be devoted to the foundational importance of these key programs, their contribution to the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia research, and their ongoing relevancy and impact in the era of emerging biomarkers, disease modifying treatments, advanced digital tools, and computational methodologies.

The scope of this Special Issue will be broad, reflecting the goals, impacts, and future directions of each of these programs. It will highlight how these programs and the data, standards, and methods that they generate are playing a critical role in addressing the most pressing challenges in the field, including:

  • Advancing early detection
  • Disentangling disease heterogeneity
  • Validating blood biomarkers
  • Identifying and stratifying risk factors and protective mechanisms
  • Developing precision medicine solutions
  • Ensuring diversity and the generalizability of findings

The Guest Editors are Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, PhD, Andrew Saykin, PsyD, Sarah Biber, PhD.

Submissions open June 15th. The strict deadline for submission of papers is December 31, 2024. All papers will be reviewed and are subject to all regular Alzheimer’s & Dementia policies, procedures, and publishing fees. Final collation of this issue is expected to occur in Fall of 2025.