The Journal of Neuroscience

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The Journal of Neuroscience  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Neurosci.
Discipline Neuroscience
Language English
Edited by John H. R. Maunsell
Publication details
Publisher
Society for Neuroscience (United States)
Publication history
1981–present
Frequency Weekly
7.115
Indexing
ISSN 0270-6474 (print)
1529-2401 (web)
LCCN 81640907
CODEN JNRSDS
OCLC no. 476317794
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The Journal of Neuroscience is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Society for Neuroscience. It covers empirical research on all aspects of neuroscience. Its editor-in-chief is John H. R. Maunsell (Harvard University). According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2011 impact factor of 7.115.[1]

History[edit]

The journal was established in 1981 and issues appeared monthly; as its popularity grew it switched to a biweekly in 1996 and then to a weekly in July, 2003.

Themes[edit]

Main themes[edit]

Articles appear within one of the following five sections of the journal:

  • Cellular/Molecular
  • Development/Plasticity/Repair
  • Systems/Circuits
  • Behavioral/Cognitive
  • Neurobiology of Disease

The journal has revised its sections over the years. In 2004, it added the Neurobiology of Disease section due to the growing number of papers on this subject. In January 2013, the journal split the section Behavioral/Systems/Cognitive into two sections, Systems/Circuits and Behavioral/Cognitive, in order to make the sections of the journal approximately the same in size.[2]

Features[edit]

In addition, some issues of the journal contain articles in the following sections:

  • Brief Communications
  • Journal Club (brief reviews of articles that appeared in the Journal; written by graduate students or postdoctoral fellows; first published in September, 2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Journal of Neuroscience". 2011 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 
  2. ^ Maunsell, John (2013). "New Journal Sections". The Journal of Neuroscience 33 (1): 1. 

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