New Open-Access Journal eNeuro Launches With First Papers Published
The Society for Neuroscience has launched eNeuro, an innovative open-access journal that publishes high-quality, broad-based, peer-reviewed research focused solely on the field of neuroscience. The journal boasts a wide variety of scientific content, rapid publication, a fair and fast review process, and an engaging reader experience.
“In launching eNeuro, the Society is creating an important new forum for communicating about discoveries in neuroscience and promoting understanding of the brain and nervous system,” said Christophe Bernard, eNeuro’s inaugural editor-in-chief. “I am thrilled to work with distinguished scientists from around the world to publish excellent science for the field to discuss, debate, and build upon in an effort to further our knowledge about brain science and health.”
eNeuro’s foundation is built upon a commitment to the excellence, rigor, and breadth for which the Society for Neuroscience is known, and the journal features a wide range of science that advances the field of neuroscience. In addition to innovative discoveries, eNeuro accepts studies that focus on negative results, failure to reproduce, tools and methods, and new theories, as well as commentaries, all of which contribute significantly to the field and which need a respected and visible home for discussion and debate.
Along with its expanded content base, eNeuro employs a rapid-publication model, in which the journal publishes studies immediately after acceptance, ensuring that the field has access to research as quickly as possible. Pre-publication manuscripts are posted as PDFs while the composition and editing process is underway.
eNeuro implements a transparent, fair, and fast review process by respected, working scientists spanning many disciplines. The journal is also undertaking a novel “double blind” review experiment in which authors and reviewers are anonymous to each other during the process. Authors benefit from a clear and open feedback process in which they generally will not be asked for extensive additional experiments. They will receive a fact-based synthesis explaining why their work was accepted or rejected, and that review will be published with the article, if accepted.
The journal also introduces new and unique features for authors and readers seeking a modern publishing experience. The online environment allows for greater use of images, video, and audio, the ability to share content and articles, and communications directly with scientist-authors. Authors are encouraged to submit significance statements as well as video “papercasts” and visual abstracts. eNeuro strives to create an engaging and interactive experience for the reader, regardless of whether they are neuroscientists or members of the public.
“By publishing in eNeuro, scientists not only share their research with their peers and the general public, they also support SfN’s nonprofit neuroscience programs worldwide,” SfN President Carol Mason said. “Publishing in eNeuro is an investment in projects that enhance and serve the field of neuroscience.”
eNeuro presents the following as its first published studies:
- The Neural Code for Motor Control in the Cerebellum and Oculomotor Brainstem
Authors: Kris S. Chaisanguanthum, Mati Joshua, Javier F. Medina, William Bialek, and Stephen G. Lisberger
- Modulation of a Single Neuron Has State-Dependent Actions on Circuit Dynamics
Authors: Gabrielle J. Gutierrez and Eve Marder
- Cerebellar Directed Optogenetic Intervention Inhibits Spontaneous Hippocampal Seizures in a Mouse Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Authors: Esther Krook-Magnuson, Gergely G. Szabo, Caren Armstrong, Mikko Oijala, and Ivan Soltesz
- Altered Brain Structure and Function Correlate with Disease Severity and Pain Catastrophizing in Migraine Patients
Authors: Catherine S. Hubbard, Shariq A. Khan, Michael L. Keaser, Vani A. Mathur, Madhav Goyal, and David A. Seminowicz
- Region-Specific Disruption of Adenylyl Cyclase Type 1 Gene Differentially Affects Somatosensorimotor Behaviors in Mice
Authors: Hiroyuki Arakawa, Fatih Akkentli, and Reha S. Erzurumlu
- Terminal Schwann Cells Lead Synapse Remodeling
Author: Zarin Zainul
- From Intention to Action: Hierarchical Sensorimotor Transformation in the Posterior Parietal Cortex
Author: He Cui
To learn more about eNeuro and read its first published studies, visit eNeuro.org.