Posting of Articles on a Preprint Server
In response to requests from authors, we are allowing the submission of articles to the Journal of Neurophysiology that were previously posted to a preprint server or other non-peer-reviewed website.  

Authors who would like to take advantage of prepublication of their article must adhere to our prior publication guidelines.
Our Review Collection Continues to Expand
We continue to publish an increasing number of review manuscripts on hot topics in neuroscience.  So far this year, we have published six reviews, and 50 others have been commissioned by the Editor.

Most of the reviews are related to our Calls for Manuscripts, but some are standalone reviews.

Our recent reviews include:
Listen and Learn About Deep Brain Stimulation
In addition to producing PodCasts related to selected articles, we are now summarizing the content of our Collections through PodCasts.

Our first thematic Podcast is an interview with neurosurgeon Mark Richardson about our collection of articles on the Neurobiology of Deep Brain Stimulation.  Other thematic PodCasts are in production.
Meet the Editors: Sean Stocker
Sean Stocker is a Professor of Neural & Behavioral Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine. Sean's research program represents a bridge between the neuroscience and cardiovascular fields. His work examines how the central nervous system detects changes in circulating factors such as angiotensin II, insulin, leptin, and plasma sodium concentrations to alter body fluid homeostasis and sympathetic outflow in conditions including obesity and salt-sensitive hypertension.  
Rapid Reports Gain Popularity
Our Rapid Reports are gaining popularity. As peer review becomes slower and more uncertain, editorial decisions for Rapid Reports are provided within 14 days.

All manuscripts accepted as Rapid Reports are publicized through a variety of mechanisms, and authors are invited to participate in a PodCast related to their article.
Information about Rapid Reports:
  • All submissions are handled by the Editor-in-Chief to assure a rapid turnover.
  • Rapid Reports may contain no more than 4,000 words (including references) and no more than 4 tables or figures.
  • Rapid Reports are intended to be short, high-profile manuscripts and not preliminary reports.
  • Rapid Report submissions that require substantial revisions are reclassified as regular research reports and handled accordingly through the rest of peer review.
Calls for Papers

Three Calls for Papers will close on July 1, 2016:
  • Auditory System Plasticity
  • Glial Cells and Neuronal Signaling
  • Comparative Approaches in Neurobiology
Three Other Calls will close on January 1, 2017:
  • Spinal Control of Motor Outputs
  • Building Neural Circuits: Wiring and Experience
  • Biology of Neuroengineering Interfaces
Submit your manuscript for these Calls soon, to ensure they are included in a virtual journal issue ("Collection") related to each Call.