Journal of Neurophysiology

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Journal of Neurophysiology  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Neurophysiol.
Discipline Neuroscience
Language English
Edited by Bill J. Yates, Ph.D.
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
After one year
ISSN 0022-3077 (print)
1522-1598 (web)
LCCN 41016569
OCLC no. 01695642

The Journal of Neurophysiology is a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1938. It is published by the American Physiological Society[1] with Bill J. Yates as its editor-in-chief. Dr. Yates is Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.[2]

The Journal of Neurophysiology publishes original articles on the function of the nervous system. All levels of function are included, from membrane biophysics to cell biology to systems neuroscience and the experimental analysis of behavior. Experimental approaches include molecular neurobiology, cell culture and slice preparations, membrane physiology, developmental neurobiology, functional neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, systems electrophysiology, imaging and mapping techniques, and behavioral analysis. Experimental preparations may be invertebrate or vertebrate species, including humans. Theoretical studies are acceptable if they are tied closely to the interpretation of experimental data and elucidate principles of broad interest. The journal published some of the first functional neuroimaging studies.[3][4]

The current Associate Editors for the Journal of Neurophysiology are Michele A. Basso, Christos Constantinidis, Patsy Dickinson, Stefan Everling, Martha Flanders, Neeraj Gandhi, Conny Kopp-Scheinpflug, Daniel Merfeld, Monica A. Perez, Jan-Marino “Nino” Ramirez, Sean Stocker, and Nathan Urban.[5]

Types of Manuscripts Published[edit]

The Journal of Neurophysiology publishes research reports of any length, review articles, Rapid Reports, innovative methodology reports, and NeuroForum (brief commentaries on recent articles authored by graduate and postdoctoral students).[6] Review article topics must be approved by the editor-in-chief prior to submission of the article. Rapid Reports are short papers presenting important new findings that could potentially have a major impact on the field. Rapid Reports submissions receive expedited peer review, and if accepted are highlighted on the journal's website. NeuroForum submissions must meet strict guidelines, and it is recommended that articles that are examined in NeuroForum submissions are pre-approved by the editor-in-chief.[7]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Journal of Neurophysiology". American Physiological Society Website. American Physiological Society. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Bill Yates University of Pittsburgh Website". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Per E. Roland, B. Larsen, Niels A. Lassen, Erik Skinhøj (1980). "Supplementary Motor Area and Other Cortical Areas in Organization of Voluntary Movements in Man". Journal of Neurophysiology 43 (1): 118–136. 
  4. ^ Per E. Roland and Lars Friberg (1985). "Localization of cortical areas activated by thinking". Journal of Neurophysiology 53 (5). pp. 1219–1243. 
  5. ^ Yates, B.J. (2014). "The evolution of a distinguished neuroscience journal". J. Neurophysiol. 112 (1): 1–4. doi:10.1152/jn.00000.2014. PMID 24987049. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Journal of Neurophysiology Manuscript Types". Journal of Neurophysiology. American Physiological Society. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "NeuroForum Guidelines". Journal of Neurophysiology. American Physiological Society. Retrieved 13 July 2014.