European Journal of Neuroscience

Cover image for Vol. 39 Issue 7

Edited By: Jean-Marc Fritschy and Martin Sarter

Online ISSN: 1460-9568

News


The new website for European Journal of Neuroscience - EJN News has now launched!

Go to www.ejnnews.org to:
  - Read EJN articles as soon as they appear online
  - Keep up with the latest news and announcements in neuroscience
  - Watch video interviews with EJN authors
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The EJN article: Atypical cortical representation of peripheral visual space in children with an autism spectrum disorder has been featured in The Irish Times and Livescience.
The EJN article:Exercise-induced stress resistance is independent of exercise controllability and the medial prefrontal cortex has appeared in The Sunday Times, Shape, The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
The EJN article: Wheel running can accelerate or delay extinction of conditioned place preference for cocaine in male C57BL/6J mice, depending on timing of wheel access has been featured on Futurity.org and in The New York Times.

Special Issues
Each year the journal publishes 3-4 special issues dedicated to a highly topical subject area in neuroscience. To browse and download the latest special issues from this year, visit the Special Issue Section

Featured Articles
All featured articles and their respective commentaries are available to download for free a limited time, visit the Featured Article page to browse through the latest articles.

Open Access and NPRC
NIH-funded authors and EJN

From April 2008, the NIH is mandating grantees to deposit their peer-reviewed author manuscripts in PubMed Central, to be made publicly available within 12 months of publication. The NIH mandate applies to all articles based on research that has been wholly or partially funded by the NIH and that are accepted for publication on or after April 7, 2008. In order to help authors comply with the NIH mandate, for papers accepted for publication in European Journal of Neuroscience after this date Wiley Blackwell will post the accepted manuscript (incorporating all amendments made during peer review, but prior to the publisher’s copy-editing and typesetting) of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central at the point of acceptance by the journal. This version will then be made publicly available in PubMed Central 12 months after publication. Following the deposit Wiley Blackwell authors will receive further communications from the NIH with respect to the submission. For further information, see here.

If authors wish to make their final published article openly accessible and without a 12 month embargo, they can choose to publish via the OnlineOpen service.

Wellcome and HHMI grantees can find out further information here.

Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium
EJN is member of the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium (NPRC). The Consortium is an alliance of neuroscience journals that have agreed to share manuscript reviews, at the author's request. Its goal is to speed and enhance thorough peer review by reducing the number of times that manuscripts are reviewed.

Manuscripts that are not accepted for publication in a Consortium journal can be submitted to another Consortium journal after appropriate revision and have their reviews forwarded to facilitate the second evaluation process. By reducing or eliminating the need for new reviews at the second journal, this process has the potential to reduce workloads and speed the publication of new data.

Journals members of NPRC do not accept "confidential comments to the editors" anymore in order to achieve a more transparent review process.

A complete list of Consortium journals and details of the review-sharing process can be found at the Consortium's website, which is hosted by the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility. Although the Consortium provides a valuable new opportunity, no one is required to take part. If authors do not wish to have their reviews forwarded, nothing will be exchanged between journals, and authors can submit their manuscript to another journal without its history being known. Similarly, if reviewers do not want their identity revealed to editors at a second journal, they have the option of remaining anonymous to external editors.

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