Case Studies in Neuroscience

This new article type provides a forum for human or animal subjects studies that cannot be replicated experimentally (e.g., they report the neurological effects of a rare disease), but provide unique insights into mechanisms of neural function (either at the cellular or systems level). Read more about Case Studies in Neuroscience here.

Calls for Manuscripts and Collections

Calls for Manuscripts are our mechanism to solicit content for Collections, virtual journal issues devoted to important topics in neuroscience. Six Calls for Manuscripts are active at a time, and authors have a year to submit manuscripts for a Call once it is released.

Rebranding and Tagline

Our new tagline “a multidisciplinary neuroscience journal” was added to the Journal to remind authors that we are interested in publishing any high-quality manuscript that provides insights into the physiology of the nervous system (neural function), despite the methodology used in the study.

Rapid Reports

Rapid Reports are short papers presenting important new findings that could potentially have a major impact on the field. Rapid Reports submissions receive expedited reviews, and if accepted in this category are publicized by the Journal.

Continuous Publication

Instead of holding papers for future journal issues, we are now adding them to the current journal issue as soon as production (copyediting, typesetting, author approval) is complete. We will continue to publish author versions of manuscripts within a week of acceptance in Articles in Press. However, with the arrival of continuous publication, the author version will be replaced with the polished, final version much earlier.

New and Noteworthy

We ask authors to provide a 75-word synopsis of their work, which is added to the Table of Contents listing. This allows readers to quickly find articles of interest.

Access Statistics

Authors can now learn how frequently their article is being read by clicking the “Info” tab in their manuscript file on the Journal website.

Use of a Preprint Server Encouraged

Authors may now submit papers that were previously posted to a preprint server (e.g., arXiv, bioRxiv, and PeerJ Preprints) or other non-peer-reviewed website. Refer to our Preprint Policy for details.

Highlighting of Articles

We have instituted a number of mechanisms to highlight manuscripts, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Podcasts, the Journal website, and our Newsletters.

We can link author information (social media accounts, laboratory website link, etc.) to our postings if we are aware of it. If you would like such information added to postings about your manuscript, contact us.

Editor’s Website and Newsletters

To provide ancillary information about the Journal, we have added an Editor’s Website and monthly Newsletters. Subscribe to our newsletters.

Focus on Customer Service

We have a renewed focus on service to our readers, authors, and reviewers. We have reduced editorial processing of manuscripts to an average of 22 days, and strive to provide fair and thorough reviews to authors. The Editor is always available to provide advice and address your concerns.

New Pricing Structure

Manuscript submission fees have been eliminated! Our new author fee structure is outlined here.