The Journal of Neuroscience Editor-in-Chief: Building on History of Success
In a letter posted to the JNeurosci homepage, Editor-in-Chief Marina Picciotto reflects on the journal’s impact over its 35-year history, highlighting significant achievements and the continued commitment to promoting scientific advances across the landscape of modern neuroscience.
Since its founding in 1981, Picciotto notes, JNeurosci has expanded and adapted to the rapidly evolving field:
- Tracking the neuroscience community’s advancements, the publication’s growing popularity enabled SfN to turn the monthly publication into a weekly journal that stays with the rapid pace of neuroscience development.
- JNeurosci has published as many as 1,450 papers annually, outperforming any other neuroscience journal.
- With a high publication rate, JNeurosci is able to maintain consistently high-quality work. The publication’s Eigenfactor, a metric for scientific impact, is almost twice as high as any other neuroscience-focused journal.
- JNeurosci provides readers with clear explanations on studies’ significance in reference to conceptual and empirical advances in neuroscience.
With the addition of eNeuro to the Society for Neuroscience’s scientific publications in 2014, Picciotto sees opportunities for JNeurosci to continue to evolve to meet the publishing needs of the field while maintaining its impact. SfN is encouraging members to join the conversation by sending feedback and suggestions for about JNeurosci to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, a note from the publisher announces changes affecting both The Journal of Neuroscience and eNeuro. Building on the historic strengths of JNeurosci and the innovative publishing models of eNeuro, authors choosing to publish in SfN journals will have the option to move scientifically-sound papers between the two publications. As outlined, the editorial boards for the two journals developed a manuscript transfer process to allow authors to move manuscripts between the two journals for consideration, sometimes without additional review. This interactive relationship will provide new options for rapid publication.
Read more about the changes in the publisher’s note.