November 2019 Newsletter
Review Articles
We publish review articles for free, with no page or color charges. We even can help draw the artwork for the articles.

Note that all reviews must be commissioned by the Editor prior to submission; unsolicited submissions will be rejected. Commissioning is based on the relevance of the topic for JNP , as well as the expertise of the authors.
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Trainees: Contribute Reviews through NeuroForum!
While full review articles are normally published by senior experts in the field, trainees can contribute mini-reviews to JNP as our NeuroForum article type. All authors of NeuroForum mini-reviews must be trainees, and the topic must be approved by the editor prior to submission of the article.
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Reminder: Reduced Author Charges Implemented in 2019
If you published in JNP recently, your publication costs were likely lower than in the past. Earlier this year we implemented new flat-fee author charges : $800 for American Physiological Society members and $975 for non-members, no matter the length of the article.

Rapid Reports are published at even lower cost: $495 for American Physiological Society members and $600 for non-members.
Some article types, such as NeuroForum and Reviews, are published for free!
Other Benefits of Publishing in JNP :
  • All papers can be accessed for free on the Journal Website a year after publication. Immediate open access can be procured through our Author Choice program.

  • We work with authors in promoting their article through soclal media, and highlight every article through a number of venues.

  • On request, we will produce a podcast related to any article at no charge.

  • A team of dedicated individuals is responsible for JNP, and authors can discuss their concerns directly with the editor and others on the publication team.

  • We have a track record of providing rapid and fair peer review of every article.
Reminder about Journal Policies: Flex-Submit
We are flexible about the formatting of an article at first submission. As long as the article is complete and appropriate for the Journal , it will be sent to peer reviewers for consideration.

However, it a revision is invited, the revised paper must adhere to our requirements for publication , and must be formatted appropriately.
Reminder about Journal Policies: Rigor and Reproducibility
We have implemented new guidelines to enhance data reproducibility. Authors are expected to include the necessary detail in manuscripts to allow others to reproduce their work. Adherence to these guidelines will be evaluated during the peer review process.
Volunteer to Review for JNP
We are often asked how a neuroscientist can volunteer to be a peer reviewer for JNP. It is easy: you just need to complete a online form to document your expertise, and you will then be enrolled in our reviewer database.
Calls for Papers
Calls for papers are used to populate our Collections, or virtual journal issues.

We currently have 5 open Calls for Papers. Submit your article for one of these Calls today!

Calls closing in June 2020:

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.
Calls closing in December 2019:

Despite decades of research, the functional and evolutionary significance of the auditory and vestibular inner ear efferents are poorly understood. The long held belief that the peripheral auditory and vestibular end organs are simple sensors with no information processing has been challenged in recent years. It is a remarkable feature that the auditory and vestibular systems possess a mechanism for targeted and specialized modulation of afferent sensory information via descending inputs from the brain to the cochlea and vestibular organs. Over the past few years, new discoveries have emerged regarding efferent synaptic mechanisms and their role in sensory afferent development and signaling as well as higher order processing of behaviors. This call is for original research and reviews that advance our current understanding of the function of the inner ear efferents in health and in pathological conditions. The aim is to discuss efferent synaptic mechanisms, effects on sensory afferent development and signaling, effects on behavior and higher order processing, and plasticity with sensory experience and pathology in different animal models and using new research tools (including imaging, stimulation, and recording techniques).


Dynamic neural networks allow organisms to adapt crucial behaviors based on sensory, environmental, and internal factors. This call is for manuscripts (including reviews) that explore aspects of neural networks at any level, from the roles of specific channels and neurotransmitters to the behavioral implications of neural networks. JNP is issuing this call in partnership with the organizers of the workshop “Dynamic Neural Networks: The Stomatogastric Nervous System.” This workshop occurred on November 2, 2018 at the University of San Diego. Note that this call is open to all research on the topic of neural network modulation, not just to workshop attendees. However, we especially encourage speakers and attendees from the workshop to submit.


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