New Article 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".

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A Reimagined Journal of Neurophysiology Arrives Next January!
Our transition to an entirely new platform for hosting the Journal of Neurophysiology is well underway, and will be complete by the end of 2017. Our new platform will be amongst the most advanced in the industry, and will provide a highly upgraded user experience.

Submit your paper today to be amongst the first published on our new platform!
 Improvements offered by the new platform include the following:
  1. Attractive and easy-to-use interface
  2. Responsive design (optimized for any screen size)
  3. Ability to embed streaming audio and video in an article
  4. Better display of supplemental files
  5. Enhanced and accessible article statistics (both number of "reads" and social media discussions)
  6. Enhanced article PDFs
Every Article Highlighted via Social Media
We now highlight all articles published in the Journal of Neurophysiology through social media, and also provide the opportunity for authors of all accepted papers to participate in an audio or video podcast related to their article.

We can work with authors to choose the best social media venue to highlight their article, and link the article to the authors' institutional, lab, or personal social media accounts.

Authors are welcome to contact the Editor-in-Chief upon acceptance of their article to discuss its promotion via social media.

 Explore our social media venues:
  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. LinkedIn (recently expanded)
  4. Audio podcasts
  5. Video podcasts
Help Us Identify Classic Articles
Since its founding in 1938, the Journal of Neurophysiology has published many of the seminal papers in neuroscience. We highlight the most important articles published in the Journal in our Collection of Classic Articles and through our "Throwback Thursday" social media promotions.
 Please help us identify additional seminal papers published in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

New Podcasts
All authors of manuscripts accepted by the Journal of Neurophysiology are encouraged to participate in a Podcast to highlight their paper. Invitations are included in article acceptance letters, and authors are welcome to contact the Editor-in-Chief for more information.

Our recent Podcasts include:

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 through postings on  Facebook  or  Twitter .  The following recent articles were discussed the most in April:

Using Noise to Shape Motor Learning by Elias Thorp, et al.

(Altmetric Score = 38)

The "New Realities" of Peer Review by Bill Yates

(Altmetric Score = 37)

Muscle Spindles in Human Tibialis Anterior Encode Muscle Fascicle Length Changes by James Day, et al.

(Altmetric Score = 36)

The Role of the Hippocampus in Navigation is Memory by Howard Eichenbaum

(Altmetric Score = 33)

Most Read Recent Articles
Articles published in the Journal of Neurophysiology are widely indexed and promoted via a number of mechanisms, and as a consequence are extensively read. Manuscripts submitted for Calls for Papers are particularly popular with readers.

The following articles published in the last six months were the most read in April:

The Role of the Hippocampus in Navigation is Memory by Howard Eichenbaum

(1331 reads in April; 2050 total reads)

Comparative Biology of Pain: What Invertebrates Can Tell us About How Nociception Works by Brian Burrell

(1060 reads in April; 1408 total reads)

The "New Realities" of Peer Review by Bill Yates

(781 reads in April; 2979 total reads)

Distribution of TTX-Sensitive Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels in Primary Sensory Endings of Mammalian Muscle Spindles by Dario Carrasco et al.

(611 reads in April; 813 total reads)

The Biology of Skin Wetness Perception and its Implications in Manual Function and for Reproducing Complex Somatosensory Signals in Neuroprosthetics by Davide Filingeri and Rochelle Ackerley

(607 reads in April; 718 total reads)

Distinct Neural Circuits for Control of Movement vs. Holding Still by Reza Shadmehr

(556 reads in April; 890 total reads)

High Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Early to Late Middle Age Preserves the Cortical Circuitry Associated with Brain-Heart Integration during Volitional Exercise by Katelyn Wood, et al.

(539 reads in April; 559 total reads)

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Current Hand Amputees Reveals Evidence for Neuronal-Level Changes in Former Sensorimotor Cortex by Carmen Cirstea, et al.

(443 reads in April; 470 total reads)

Fractionation of Muscle Activity in Rapid Responses to Startling Cues by Lauren Dean and Stuart Baker

(404 reads in April; 434 total reads)

Auditory Adaptation Improves Tactile Frequency Perception by Lexi Crommett, et al.

(278 reads in April; 783 total reads)

Motor Outcomes of Feedback Delays and Implicit/Explicit Strategy Use: Experimental Considerations and Clinical Implications by Kaitlin Oswald, et al.

(246 reads in April; 318 total reads)

Meeting Announcement
Plan to attend "Progress in Motor Control, XI" on July 19-22 in Miami. Journal of Neurophysiology will publish the proceedings of the meeting through a Call for Manuscripts to be issued on July 1.
Journal of Neurophysiology Embraces Preprints
NIH recently announced that preprints can be cited in grant applications. Many journals do not allow prepublication of research, and thus will not accept papers previously hosted on a preprint server.

Journal of Neurophysiology is an exception: we embrace prepublication of research on preprint servers such as bioRxiv, arXiv, or PeerJ.

Calls for Papers

Submit Soon!  These Calls for Papers will close on July 1, 2017:
  • Central Pattern Generators
  • The Mouse Visual System
  • Where Are You Going? The Neurobiology of Navigation
Three New Calls will close on January 1, 2018:
  • Working Memory: Neural Mechanisms
  • 50 Years of Microneurography: Insights into Neural Mechanisms in Humans
  • Control of Coordinated Movements
Submit your manuscript for these Calls soon, to ensure they are included in a virtual journal issue ("Collection") related to each Call.