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Our Calls for Manuscripts generate content for Collections, virtual journal issues related to important topics in Neuroscience. This publication model has many advantages over conventional "special journal issues," since manuscripts are added to a Collection and available to readers as soon as they are accepted. 

Any manuscript type routinely published by the Journal of Neurophysiology can be submitted for a Call, including reviews, research manuscripts, Rapid Reports, NeuroForum, and Innovative Methodology. Note: we do not process unsolicited reviews; please send an outline for your review to the Editor-in-Chief before composing and submitting the article.

The following three Calls for Manuscripts were just introduced; submissions for these Calls will be due by January 1, 2017. Note that submissions can be made at any time, and accepted manuscripts will be immediately added to the relevant Collection.
Spinal Control of Motor Outputs
The spinal cord is the final common pathway for the vast majority of movements and is a site of substantial plasticity. Spinal neurons and circuits integrate inputs from supraspinal structures and from peripheral receptors to generate and control a wide range of motor behaviors, from reflexes and locomotion to modulation of ascending and descending signals. This Call for Papers focuses on the study of spinal neurons and circuits that control motor outputs in health and disease.
Building Neural Circuits: Wiring and Experience
The proper formation of brain circuits depends jointly on processes that are independent of sensory experience and those that require it. Anomalies in genes or experience can lead to profound and permanent deficiencies in the developing brain. A new generation of genetic, optical, and optogenetic tools are permitting the details of the wiring of the nervous system and the influence of experience on this wiring to be unraveled with unprecedented resolution. This Call for Papers is focused on experience-dependent plasticity in both experiment and theory.
Biology of Neuroengineering Interfaces
Neural interfaces are systems operating at the intersection of the nervous system and an internal or external device. Neural interfaces include neural prosthetics, which are artificial extensions to the body that restore or supplement function of the nervous system lost during disease or injury, and implantable neural stimulators that provide therapy. This Call for Papers is focused on biological studies that inform the development of neural interfaces, as well as studies that demonstrate how particular interfaces alter neural function.
Other Calls for Manuscripts
Three other Calls for Manuscripts will close on July 1, 2016:
  • Auditory System Plasticity
  • Glial Cells and Neuronal Signaling
  • Comparative Approaches in Neurobiology