January 2020 Newsletter
Most Discussed Articles in 2019
Since we promote every article via social media, it is no wonder that they become widely discussed. Authors can even customize the promotion of their article by completing a form linked to every article acceptance letter.

The following are the most discussed JNP articles in 2019:
2019 by the Numbers
Authors are often curious about the number of submissions we receive, article acceptance rate, editorial processing time, etc.

The following table summarizes our performance in 2019:
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.
Highlights from Prior NCM Meetings
If you missed NCM 2019, you can learn about the meeting from the NCM YouTube Channel or recordings of Keynote Presentations:


You can also read editorials about the 2018 and 2019 NCM meetings, written by early-stage investigators, and listen to podcasts about these 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.