Muscle & Nerve

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Edited By: Zachary Simmons, MD

Impact Factor: 2.713

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 73/193 (Clinical Neurology); 128/256 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1097-4598

Author Guidelines

Muscle & Nerve is an international and interdisciplinary publication of original contributions, in both health and disease, concerning studies of the muscle, the neuromuscular junction, the peripheral motor, sensory and autonomic neurons, and the central nervous system where the behavior of the peripheral nervous system is clarified.

Appearing monthly, Muscle & Nerve publishes clinical studies and clinically relevant research reports in the fields of anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, electrophysiology and electrodiagnosis, epidemiology, genetics, imaging, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, ultrasound, and virology. We expedite some papers dealing with timely topics, based on the referees' recommendation.

Neurologists, physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists), neurophysiologists, neuroscientists, neuromuscular imaging specialists in ultrasound, MRI, and CT.

Submission Information

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For authors choosing OnlineOpen

OnlineOpen is a Gold Open Acces pay-to-publish service from Wiley that offers authors whose papers are accepted for publication the opportunity to pay up-front for their manuscript to become open access (i.e. free for all to view and download) via the Wiley Online Library website. Each OnlineOpen article will be subject to a one-off fee of $3000 to be met by or on behalf of the Author in advance of publication. Upon online publication, the article (both full-text and PDF versions) will be available to all for viewing and download free of charge.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to.

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following sample Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA (CC-BY-NC)

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA (CC-BY-NC-ND)

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and/or members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements.

For more information on these and other funders please visit: our Funder Agreements page on Wiley Online Library.

For general information about Open Access, including details of the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy (Green Open Access), please visit our About Open Access page.

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