Mark Your Calendars for Our Events at Neuroscience 2017
We are planning a variety of events for the upcoming Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, including a preview of the many exciting features of our new online Journal platform.   Stay tuned for announcements about these special events.

Feedback from Our Online Survey
Thanks to all who provided feedback via our recent survey. Our transition next January to a new platform for the online journal, with higher-quality PDFs, will address many of the comments received. We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our peer review process and services for authors and readers, so  constructive criticism is always welcome.
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Most authors indicated they are satisfied by our peer review times, which average 24 days. We constantly attempt to improve processing times, and to assure that every paper receives a decision within 30 days of submission.
Most authors indicated that the feedback received following peer review was helpful.   However, as pointed out in a recent editorial, we are having increasing difficulty in soliciting the best experts to review papers, but are continuing to refine our peer review process.  Authors are welcome to  contact the editor-in-chief if they are concerned about an editorial decision on their paper.
Most authors were also satisfied with the production of their manuscript after acceptance. Note that with our upcoming transition to a new platform, the appearance of both online and PDF articles will improve, and articles will be highlighted using new tools.
Most Mentioned Recent Articles
We use Altmetric to determine how often an article is mentioned in social media, press releases, etc.  This online discussion often begins with our  highlighting an article in a  Podcast  or Youtube video, or through postings on  FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn .  The following recent articles were discussed the most in July:

Increased neuromuscular consistency in gait and balance after partnered, dance-based rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease

(Altmetric Score = 176)

Motor recovery beginning 23 years after ischemic stroke

(Altmetric Score = 69)

The "new realities" of peer review

(Altmetric Score = 39)

Separable systems for recovery of finger strength and control after stroke

(Altmetric Score = 24)

Dynamic population codes of multiplexed stimulus features in primate area MT

(Altmetric Score = 19)

New Review Manuscripts
In the past month, we added two new reviews to our  Collection of Review Articles.  Authors interested in adding to this Collection should consult the editor-in-chief before composing and submitting their article.
Read the following Reviews published in the past three months:
Field repetition and local mapping in the hippocampus and medial entorhinal cortex, by Roddy Grieves, et al.

Inhibitory circuits of the mammalian main olfactory bulb, by Shawn Burton

Physiological properties of brain machine interface input, by Marc Slutzky and Robert Flint III

Perspectives on classical controversies about the motor cortex, by Mohsen Omrani, et al.

Neurophysiology and neural engineering: A review, by Arthur Prochazka

Sodium pump regulation of locomotor control circuitsby Laurence David Picton, et al.

Spinal control of motor outputs by intrinsic and externally induced electric field potentials, by Elzbieta Jankowska

Transcribing the connectome: Roles for transcription factors and chromatin regulators in activity-dependent synapse developmentby Liang-Fu Chen, et al.

The potential for understanding the synaptic organization of human motor commands via the firing patterns of motoneurons, by Michael D Johnson, et al.

Advantages of comparative studies in songbirds to understand the neural basis of sensorimotor integration, by Karagh Murphy, et al.

The neural control of interlimb coordination during mammalian locomotion, by Alain Frigon
Most Read Recent Articles
Articles published in the Journal of Neurophysiology are widely indexed and promoted via a number of mechanisms, and as a result are extensively read. 

The following articles published this year were the most read in July:

Motor recovery beginning 23 years after ischemic stroke by Peter Sörös et al.

(986 reads in June; 1075 total reads)

Increased neuromuscular consistency in gait and balance after partnered, dance-based rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease by Jessica Allen al.

(705 reads in June; 995 total reads)

Comparison of optomotor and optokinetic reflexes in mice by Friedrich Kretschmer, et al.

(371 reads in June; 532 total reads)

Brain negativity as an indicator of predictive error processing: the contribution of visual action effect monitoring by Michael Joch, et al.

(351 reads in June; 436 total reads)

Dynamic population codes of multiplexed stimulus features in primate area MT by Erin Goddard, et al.

(296 reads in June; 371 total reads)

Functional remodeling of subtype-specific markers surrounding implanted neuroprostheses by Joseph Salatino, et al.

(283 reads in June; 378 total reads)

Disharmony in neural oscillations by Alexandre Hyafil

(264 reads in June; 383 total reads)

New  Manuscript Type: Case Studies in Neuroscience
"Case Studies in Neuroscience" provides a forum for human or animal subjects studies that cannot be replicated experimentally (e.g., they report the neurological effects of a rare disease), but provide unique insights into mechanisms of neural function (either at the cellular or systems level).
Clinical case studies that describe the treatment of a patient with a rare medical condition are NOT appropriate for this category, and will be rejected without peer review. Acceptable submissions must provide insights into mechanisms of neural function, and/or how those mechanisms are altered by a disease process. Authors are encouraged to consult with the Editor-in-Chief to determine if their manuscript qualifies for submission as "Case Studies in Neuroscience".

Click here for More Information about "Case Studies in Neuroscience"
Calls for Papers

Submit Soon! These Calls for Papers will close on January 1, 2018:
  • Working Memory: Neural Mechanisms
  • 50 Years of Microneurography: Insights into Neural Mechanisms in Humans
  • Control of Coordinated Movements
Three New Calls will close on July 1, 2018:
Submit your manuscript for these Calls soon, to ensure they are included in a virtual journal issue ("Collection") related to each Call.