Brain Sciences — Open Access Journal of Neuroscience

Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425; CODEN: BSRCCS) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal on neuroscience published monthly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: Indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI - Web of Science), Scopus and other databases. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 2.56, which equals rank 47/111 (Q2) in the 'General Neuroscience' category.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 19 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 3.6 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases Guest Editor: Basavaraj S. Balapal
Deadline: 20 October 2018
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Diagnosis of Neurogenetic Disorders: Contribution of Next Generation Sequencing and Deep Phenotyping Guest Editor: Alisdair McNeill
Deadline: 5 November 2018
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Underlying Neurobiological and Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Impulsivity in Risk-Taking Behaviors Guest Editor: Melissa A. Cyders
Deadline: 15 November 2018
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
New Insights in Huntington's Disease Guest Editor: Samuel Frank
Deadline: 30 November 2018

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Collection on Cognitive Neuroscience Collection Editor: Jason Brandt
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Nonmotor Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease (PD) Collection Editors: Andrea Loftus, Blake Lawrence

Jobs in Research

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