Keep Current with Weekly Editions of The Journal of Neuroscience
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KEEP CURRENT WITH WEEKLY EDITIONS OF THE JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
Washington, DC July, 9 2003 – The Journal of Neuroscience will switch from bimonthly to weekly publication in July, improving access to the latest developments in research on the brain and nervous system.
Well-known for publishing rigorously reviewed studies, the Journal, published by the Society for Neuroscience is widely popular. In 2002 the online version was visited 2.47 million times, with 1.78 million full text downloads.
In order to further increase its value to readers, the Journal will now publish each week, except for the last two weeks in December, producing 50 issues per year. The new schedule, together with a new online submission system for authors introduced in May, shortens the time from submission of a manuscript to publication of the peer-reviewed and accepted article.
“Weekly publication offers readers several advantages,” says Gary L. Westbrook, the Journal's Editor-in-Chief. “More frequent publication allows the Journal to publish accepted papers faster, which helps readers keep current on the hottest topics in the neuroscience field. In addition, weekly publication allows us to offer shorter print and online tables of contents, which gives each article more visibility and makes it easier for readers to browse the Journal. Also readers now can sign up to receive electronic tables of contents every week on the same day.”
Recently the Journal also initiated a number of other new improvements that have made the publication more reader-friendly. A new cover and interior design allows easier access to all aspects of the Journal. New editorial features include, “This Week in the Journal,” which briefly details articles featured on the cover. “Mini-Reviews” highlight summaries from experts on fresh neuroscience topics. Another new feature, “Brief Communications,” offers streamlined discussions of current laboratory investigations.
Westbrook and Senior Editors Barry W. Connors, Pat Levitt, Stephen G. Lisberger, Gail Mandel and Francis J. White oversee the Journal'seditorial content and are members of the Society for Neuroscience. The Society for Neuroscience, with more than 32,000 members, is the world’s largest organization of basic researchers and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.