Brain Sciences

Brain Sciences 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 within Scopus, SCIE (Web of Science), PubMed, PMC, Embase, PSYNDEX, CAPlus / SciFinder, and many other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18.3 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2021).
  • 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.
Impact Factor: 3.394 (2020) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.703 (2020)
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Topic in Biomedicines, Geriatrics, IJMS, Pharmaceuticals, Brain Sciences
Emerging Translational Research in Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases: from In Vitro to In Vivo Models Editor-in-Chief: Masaru Tanaka
Deadline: 27 December 2021
Topic in Life, Diseases, Physiologia, Brain Sciences, Medicina
Mechanisms and Treatments of Neurodegenerative Diseases Editor-in-Chief: Omar Cauli
Deadline: 31 May 2022
Topic in Gastroenterology Insights, Life, Psych, Brain Sciences, NeuroSci
Psychogastroenterology Deadline: 31 July 2022
Topic in IJMS, Biomedicines, Brain Sciences, Antioxidants, Pharmaceuticals
Advances in Cannabinoid Research Editors-in-Chief: Maria Scherma, Paola Fadda
Deadline: 31 October 2022
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Stroke 2021: Recent Advances in Stroke Neuroprotection and Repair Guest Editor: Arieh Solomon
Deadline: 10 December 2021
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Clinical Usefulness of Research on Disorders of Consciousness Guest Editors: Cristina Rosazza, Davide Sattin
Deadline: 31 December 2021
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Endogenous Analgesia: Methodological Aspects and Clinical Application Guest Editors: Elena Enax-Krumova, Massimiliano Valeriani
Deadline: 15 January 2022
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
At the Frontiers of Neurorehabilitation Guest Editor: Manuel Gaviria
Deadline: 20 January 2022
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Collection on Developmental Neuroscience Collection Editor: Mark Burke
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Collection on Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Collection Editor: Andrew Clarkson
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Human Ultrasound Neuromodulation: State of the Art Collection Editor: Roland Beisteiner
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Collection on Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Collection Editor: Andrew Clarkson
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