Promoting Your Meeting Via a Call for Papers
We can partner with meeting organizers to promote their conference via a "Call for Papers," resulting in a Collection to archive the meeting.

Meeting organizers should contact the Editor if they are interested in discussing this possibility.
These two meetings are the first to be highlighted via a Call for Manuscripts:
If you are attending these meetings, you can submit a paper related to your presentation following the release of the relevant Call for Manuscripts on July 1.
New Review Manuscripts
Our Reviews Collection continues to expand. Read the following Reviews published in the past two months:
Neurophysiology and neural engineering: A review, by Arthur Prochazka

Sodium pump regulation of locomotor control circuitsby Laurence David Picton, et al.

Spinal control of motor outputs by intrinsic and externally induced electric field potentials, by Elzbieta Jankowska

Transcribing the connectome: Roles for transcription factors and chromatin regulators in activity-dependent synapse developmentby Liang-Fu Chen, et al.

The potential for understanding the synaptic organization of human motor commands via the firing patterns of motoneurons, by Michael D Johnson, et al.

Advantages of comparative studies in songbirds to understand the neural basis of sensorimotor integration, by Karagh Murphy, et al.

The neural control of interlimb coordination during mammalian locomotion, by Alain Frigon
Most Read Recent Articles
Articles published in the Journal of Neurophysiology are widely indexed and promoted via a number of mechanisms, and as a result 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 May:

The role of the hippocampus in navigation is memory by Howard Eichenbaum

(720 reads in May; 2770 total reads)

Differential effect of brief electrical stimulation on voltage-gated potassium channels by Morven Cameron, et al.

(576 reads in May; 885 total reads)

Acetaminophen study yields new insights into neurobiological underpinnings of empathy by John Tully & Marija Petrinovic

(563 reads in May; 770 total reads)

Differential regulation of NMDA receptors by d-serine and glycine in mammalian spinal locomotor networks by David Acton & Gareth Miles

(520 reads in May; 537 total reads)

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of current hand amputees reveals evidence for neuronal-level changes in former sensorimotor cortex by Carmen Cirstea, et al.

(359 reads in May; 829 total reads)

The "new realities" of peer review by Bill Yates

(268 reads in May; 3247 total reads)

Distinct neural circuits for control of movement vs. holding still by Reza Shadmehr

(244 reads in May; 1134 total reads)

Delta and gamma oscillations in operculo-insular cortex underlie innocuous cold thermosensation by Francesca Fardo, et al.

(237 reads in May; 296 total reads)

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 May:

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of current hand amputees reveals evidence for neuronal-level changes in former sensorimotor cortex by Carmen Cirstea, et al.

(Altmetric Score = 105)

Muscle spindles in human tibialis anterior encode muscle fascicle length changes by James Day, et al.

(Altmetric Score = 38)

The role of the hippocampus in navigation is memory by Howard Eichenbaum

(Altmetric Score = 37)

The "new realities" of peer review by Bill Yates

(Altmetric Score = 37)

New  Manuscript 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".

Click here for More Information about "Case Studies in Neuroscience"
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.

Meet Our New Editorial Assistant
Samuel Wittman has replaced Alex Potocki as the Journal's editorial assistant. Sam is a resource for both authors and reviewers, and can aid in submitting papers and reviews. He also transmits communications to authors and reviewers on behalf of the editors. Sam handles social media for the Journal, and authors are welcome to contact him with requests for highlighting their paper. Welcome Sam to the Journal of Neurophysiology family!
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.