January 2019 Newsletter
New Podcast

A new podcast has just been posted to our archives.  In this podcast, Editor-in-Chief Bill Yates talks with Drs. Paul Briley and Peter Liddle (both from the University of Nottingham) about their recent study that employed magnetoencephalography to assess beta frequency oscillations in higher-order cognitive and sensory networks. 
Over 17,000 Follow Our Social Media

Our social media following has grown to over 17,000 individuals. In addition, our monthly newsletter is distributed to over 15,000 subscribers. Since we publicize every accepted paper through these venues, authors can be assured that their article is widely promoted. We also allow authors to customize the promotion of their article by completing the social media promotion form provided in the acceptance letter.
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New Review Articles

We are publishing more review articles to consolidate the vast neuroscience literature. Reviews are published at no cost to authors, and we can even help with the artwork. Note that reviews must be approved by the Editor-in-Chief prior to composition and submission.
JNP-Sponsored Meetings

JNP has issued Calls for Papers related to two upcoming meetings. The meeting proceedings will be published in one of our virtual journal issues, called Collections.

If you are attending the Association for Research in Otolaryngology meeting in Baltimore, don't miss the minisymposium "Inner Ear Efferents: Form and Function" from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 9. Articles related to this minisymposium will be included in our collection " Auditory and Vestibular Efferents."

We are excited to continue our productive relationship with the Society for the Neural Control of Movement! JNP is a sponsor of the 2019 Society for the Neural Control of Movement (NCM) Meeting, planned for April 23–27, 2019 in Toyama, Japan. As part of this sponsorship, the Journal will publish articles (including reviews) associated with presentations at the NCM meeting, as well as papers from NCM society members. 
Avoid Common Problems in Your NeuroForum Submission

NeuroForum is our venue for trainees to submit a journal club style article. Often, a NeuroForum submission is the first article that a trainee composes and submits on their own, and the process provides a good opportunity to learn about peer review.
Make sure your NeuroForum article is accepted by following these guidelines:

  1. NeuroForum articles must provide new insights for the field. It is not enough to summarize the literature on a topic. Authors must go further, and expand on the findings to provide a unique perspective.
  2. NeuroForum articles cannot be overly critical of a target paper. No study is perfect, and NeuroForum submissions that simply criticize a paper and point out technical errors are usually rejected. NeuroForum submissions should always have a positive tone.
  3. NeuroForum articles must be accessible to a broad audience. NeuroForum submissions that are highly technical and can only be appreciated by a few specialists are usually not published.
The Importance of MetaData

Sometimes authors find that the initial PubMed listing for their paper has errors, which stem from faulty metadata. After an article is accepted, we rapidly generate a PubMed entry by transferring information that is typed into our manuscript submission site.
If author names are spelled incorrectly or affiliations entered into the website are inaccurate, the PubMed record will initially be wrong, This can be corrected after authors receive proofs, but our goal is for the indexing of articles to always be accurate.

Thus, when submitting a revised paper, please double-check the metadata for accuracy, and make sure you have thoroughly proofed the article file to avoid embarrassing errors.