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Reviews at the Interface of Basic and Clinical Neurosciences
2015 Impact Factor: 7.295
2015 Ranking: 19/256 in Neurosciences | 11/192 in Clinical Neurology
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Editor
Stephen G Waxman Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut USA


eISSN: 10894098 | ISSN: 10738584 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

The state-of-the-art reviews published in The Neuroscientist keep you up-to-date on the advances emerging in the neurosciences and related disciplines!

Edited by Stephen G. Waxman of Yale University School of Medicine with help from a renowned international editorial board that includes Nobel Prize winners and experts from top universities from around the world, The Neuroscientist reviews and evaluates the noteworthy advances and key trends in molecular, cellular, developmental, behavioral/systems, and cognitive neuroscience in a unique disease-relevant format.

Aimed at basic neuroscientists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists in research, academic, and clinical settings, The Neuroscientist reviews and updates the most important new and emerging basic and clinical neuroscience research, focusing on original and innovative topics such as:

  • Neural transplantation, stem cells, and neurogenesis
  • Development and aging of the brain
  • Trophic and growth factors; guidance molecules
  • Channels, receptors and transmitters
  • Neural plasticity and regeneration
  • Applications of neurobiology to diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the brain and spinal cord
  • Functional imaging and cognitive neuroscience
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease
  • Neural substrates of behavior and behavioral disorders
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Genetics of neurologic and psychiatric diseases

The Neuroscientist's reviews and updates have been written by the world’s most respected authors, including: Lorne Mendell, Michael Moskowitz, Eric Nestler, Richard Frackowiak, Gordon Shepherd, Charles Gross, Steven Hyman, Rob Malenka, Anne Young, Stuart Lipton, Michael Gazzaniga, Jon Kaaas, and Semir Zeki.

Topics are wide-ranging and have included:

  • Molecular Mechanisms of Cortical Layer Formation
  • Neurogenesis and Depressions
  • Spinal Cords and Learning and Memory
  • Hippocampal Dysfunction in Aging and Disease
  • Imaging Pain in the Human Brain
  • Selective, Targeted Control of Neuronal Activity: A New Tool for Study of the Brain
  • Mirror Neurons and Behavior

Articles in The Neuroscientist are clearly written, authoritative, and provocative. They are well-referenced with the latest citations, and liberally illustrated with clear, instructive diagrams, figures and tables, providing informative, accessible, and thought-provoking reviews of the most rapidly-moving and important areas in neuroscience.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


The state-of-the-art reviews published in The Neuroscientist keep you up-to-date on the advances emerging in the neurosciences and related disciplines. The journal reviews and evaluates the noteworthy advances and key trends in molecular, cellular, developmental, behavioral/systems, and cognitive neuroscience in a unique disease-relevant format.

Associate Editors
Cord-Michael Becker Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg
William E Bunney, Jr Politics and Society, University of California, Irvine
Thomas N. Byrne Harvard Medical School
Charles G. Gross Princeton University, NJ
Masao Ito Brain Science Institute (RIKEN)
Eric J. Nestler University of Texas
Editorial Board
Albert J. Aguayo Montreal General Hospital
Robert L. Barchi Thomas Jefferson University
Anders Bjorklund Wallenberg Neuroscience Center
Benjamin S. Bunney Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut USA
Jean-Pierre Changeux Institut Pasteur
Joseph T. Coyle McLean Hospital
Antonio R. Damasio University of Iowa , Iowa City
R. Douglas Fields, Dr. National Institutes of Health
Gerald D. Fischbach International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Richard S. Frackowiak Institute of Neurology, London
Steven E. Hyman Harvard Medical School
Lily Y. Jan San Francisco
Eric R. Kandel International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Ismail Khatri Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dmitri M. Kullman Institute of Neurology, London
Joseph B. Martin Harvard Medical School
John C. Mazziotta UCLA
George A. Ojemann University of Washington, USA
Robert M. Post NIMH/NIH
Terrence J. Sejnowski The Salk Institute
Hiroshi Shibasaki Kyoto University School of Medicine
Charles F. Stevens The Salk Institute
Eva Sykova Czech Academy of Sciences
Charles H. Tator University of Toronto, Canada
Torsten N. Wiesel Rockefeller University
Semir Zeki University College, London, UK
Commentators
R. Douglas Fields National Institutes of Health
George R. Heninger Yale University USA
Managing Editor
  • Biostatistica
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
  • Clinical Medicine Citation Index
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • Elsevier BV: BIOBASE
  • Index Medicus
  • InfoTrac (full text)
  • MEDLINE
  • Neuroscience Citation Index
  • Neurosciences Abstracts
  • PsycINFO
  • SafetyLit
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)
  • Scopus
  • Thomson Reuters: BIOSIS Previews
  • Thomson Reuters: Biological Abstracts
  • Thomson Reuters: Current Contents - Life Sciences
  • Thomson Reuters: Science Citation Index
  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: The Neuroscientist

    The Neuroscientist is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    The Neuroscientist recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nro to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of The Neuroscientist will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. Article types
    2. Editorial policies
        2.1 Peer review policy
        2.2 Authorship
        2.3 Acknowledgements
        2.4 Funding
        2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing Policies
        3.1 Publication ethics
        3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
        3.3 Open access and author archiving
        3.4 Permissions
    4. Preparing your manuscript
        4.1 Word processing formats
        4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
        4.3 Journal layout
        4.5 Reference style 
        4.6 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
        5.1 How to submit your manuscript
        5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts
        5.3 Corresponding author contact details
    6. On acceptance and publication
        6.1 SAGE Production
        6.2 Access to your published article
        6.3 Online First publication
    7. Further information

    1. Article types

    REVIEW ARTICLES:

    Review articles should be 4,500-5,500 words in length (main text). Longer articles may be acceptable in special cases, but should be discussed with the Editor prior to submission. Bibliographies should be selective, containing about 60 selected references. Up to four or five pages of figures and tables (i.e. up to 6-8 individual figures and tables) can be included.

    UPDATE ARTICLES:

    Update articles should be 1,000-2,500 words in length (main text). Longer articles may be acceptable in special cases, but should be discussed with the Editor prior to submission. Bibliographies should be selective, containing no more than about 30 selected references. Up to three figures or tables are encouraged.

    HYPOTHESIS ARTICLES:

    See Review Article guidelines.

    ABSTRACT:

    A one-paragraph abstract of 100-200 words should precede the text. The abstract should briefly introduce the questions or concepts explored in the article.

    TEXT:

    Review articles and Updates should be written to inform the reader or provide the non-specialist an overview. Subheadings should be used when appropriate. The use of abbreviations is discouraged other than for standard terms and measurements. If needed, other abbreviations should be defined at the first use in text. Generic or chemical names should be used whenever possible. If trade names are used, provide manufacturing information in parentheses following the first mention. Use the metric system for all volumes, lengths, weights, etc. Temperatures should be expressed in degrees Celsius (centigrade). Units should conform to the International System of Units (SI).

    Boxes (up to one full page in the journal) can be used to explain special concepts, to introduce specialized methodology, or to introduce historical points or explicative case studies.

    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Most articles in The Neuroscientist are invited. On occasion, articles submitted without invitation will be considered for publication. If considered as being of potential interest, submitted articles will be sent out for review by experts. Authors are encouraged to submit a list of possible reviewers with their institutional email addresses, but should understand that these may or may not be used. Prior to submitting a manuscript without invitation, authors are encouraged to send a brief outline or summary to the editorial office for consideration.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    (i) Made a substantial contribution to the concept and design of the article,

    (ii) Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,

    (iii) Approved the version to be published.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    Contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship can be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those include a department chair who provided only general support.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance

    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance”).

    It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    The Neuroscientist requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgement text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    Grant support should be mentioned on the title page. Assistance other than grant support should be briefly acknowledged at the end of the text, before the references.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    It is the policy of The Neuroscientist to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles.

    Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgements and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

    For guidance on conflict of interest statements, please see the ICMJE recommendations here.

    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    The Neuroscientist and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    The Neuroscientist offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

    3.4 Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    4. Preparing your manuscript

    4.1 Word processing formats

    Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. LaTeX files are also accepted. The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    Authors should keep in mind that readers of The Neuroscientist may come from subdisciplines other than their own, and should make diagrams clear and explicative. Color is encouraged, at no cost to author (use pastels for diagrams). Authors should also keep in mind that readers of The Neuroscientist include working neuroscientists, who tend to say “show me”. Thus, representative scans, micrographs, etc should be included when appropriate.

    4.3 Boxes

    Boxes can be used to explain specialized or new concepts or methods. Each Review can contain up to two Boxes. Each box can run up to a full page within the journal, and can contain a figure, diagram, or table.

    4.3 Journal layout

    The Neuroscientist conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    4.5 Reference style

    References in the text should be cited by name and date e.g.(Smith 1990), (Smith and Jones 1997) or (Smith and others, 1988) for six or more authors. The reference list should also be alphabetized, with no italics being used and should follow the Council of Science Editors (CSE) style guide. If there are more than six authors on a paper, list the first six, followed by “and others.”

    Journal article references in the reference list should follow the format:

    Author(s)*. Year. Article title. Abbreviated journal title. Volume(issue):pages.

    Or if only published online:

    Author(s)*. Year. Article title. Abbreviated journal title. DOI number. Month Day of online publication. [Epub ahead of print]

    References for books follow the order:

    Author(s)*. Year. Title. Edition. Place of publication: publisher.

    References for chapters or other parts of a book follow the order:

    Author(s)*. Year. Chapter title. In: Editor(s). Book title. Place of publication: publisher. Page numbers for that chapter.

    *Authors should be listed by Last Name First Name initial. E.g.: Smith A, Jones A.

    4.6 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

    5. Submitting your manuscript

    5.1 How to submit your manuscript

    The Neuroscientist is hosted on SAGE Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nro to login and submit your article online.

    IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.

    5.2 Title, keywords and abstracts

    Please supply a title, short title, an abstract and keywords to accompany your article. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    5.3 Corresponding author contact details

    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.

    6.2 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.3 Online First publication

    Online First allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a final journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our Online First Fact Sheet.

    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to The Neuroscientist editorial office as follows:

    theneuroscientist@yale.edu or (203)932-5711 x3652.

     

     

     

     

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