February 2020 Newsletter
Increased Article Readership in 2019
In 2019, there were 2,362,550 online accesses of JNP articles, up 94% from 2018. In other words, someone read a JNP paper every 13 seconds, and over 4 papers were read evert minute,

More evidence that JNP papers are highly valued by neuroscientists!
Most Cited Recent Articles in 2019
JNP continues to publish impactful work, including many well-cited research articles and reviews.

The following are the recent JNP articles with the most citations in 2019:









New Podcast
What exactly is corporeal awareness, and how does breathing contribute to this form of self-consciousness? In this podcast, Editor-in-Chief Bill Yates talks with Alessandro Monti, Giuseppina Porciello, Gaetano Tieri, and Salvatore M. Aglioti (Sapienza Università di Roma and IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia) about their Rapid Report article , which combined respiration recordings with immersive virtual reality to explore this question. Listen to learn about the embreathment illusion, which emerged from this unique experimental design.
We can also produce a podcast for your recently-accepted article. Just request this via the social media form linked to every article acceptance letter.
Vestibular, Locomotor, and Vestibulo-Autonomic Research: 50 Years of Collaboration with Bernard Cohen
A new review was published in our special collection "Advances in Vestibular Research: A Tribute to Bernard Cohen, MD". This review by Dr. Theodore Raphan discusses Dr. Cohen's many contributions to vestibular research.
Recent Reviews
JNP continues to publish reviews on important topics in neuroscience, with six reviews published or accepted so far in 2020, including the review from Dr. Raphan.

Check out these recent reviews:
We can also publish your review article for free, and even help with the artwork. Please note that the topic of your review must be approved by the editor prior to submission of the article. Uncommissioned reviews will not be processed.
New Call for Papers: Vestibular and Oculomotor Function in Health and Disease--A Tribute to W. Michael King, PhD
Mike King’s scientific contributions to the vestibular and oculomotor fields span nearly half a century. Some examples of his work include monocular control of eye movement, vestibulo-ocular function during active versus passive head movements, and the vestibular system’s response to external insult. Mike’s interests have extended from sensory cells in the vestibular periphery, to oculomotor and vestibular circuits of the brain stem, and all the way to the extraocular muscles and resulting behavior.
This call for manuscripts is organized in conjunction with the Satellite Meeting of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM) in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on April 26–27, 2020. Please help us honor Mike by submitting manuscripts that advance the vestibular and oculomotor fields that have been a source of passion and inspiration to him.
New Call for Papers: Society for the Neural Control of Movement, 2020 Edition
For the third year running, JNP is a sponsor of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM) Meeting, which is planned for April 27–May 1, 2020 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. As part of this sponsorship, JNP will publish articles (including reviews) related to work presented at the NCM meeting, as well as papers from NCM society members. Note that this call also remains open to work discussed at the 2018 and 2019 meetings.
Calls for Papers Closing in June 2020
Calls for papers are used to populate our Collections, or virtual journal issues.

Two additional Calls for Papers will close in June 2020. Don't miss out--submit articles (including reviews) for these calls today! Note that topics for review articles must be approved by the editor prior to submission.

Reggie Edgerton’s career at UCLA has had an enormous impact on the field of spinal cord injury research. Animal and human experiments performed in his laboratory enabled the development of several types of interventions generally categorized as “neuromodulatory interventions.” JNP is collaborating with the organizers of a workshop at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab that will take place on October 18, 2019 to discuss these neuromodulatory interventions and to acknowledge Reggie Edgerton’s career and contributions to the field of spinal cord networks and spinal cord injury. This call is for manuscripts (including reviews) related to the topic of this workshop as well as recent developments in research on spinal cord physiology and its role in motor control.


Many of the most significant discoveries in neuroscience involved research in nonhuman primates. Monkeys, particularly rhesus monkeys and marmosets, continue to serve as vital models for studies on the structure, function, and pathology of the brain and spinal cord. This call is for manuscripts (including reviews) that highlight the unique benefits from research in non-human primates, and the importance of the findings from this work.