Brain Sciences — Open Access Journal

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 Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE - Web of Science), Scopus and other databases. Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.
  • CiteScore 2017 (Scopus): 2.57, which equals rank 46/111 (Q2) in the 'General Neuroscience' category.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.8 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.3 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half 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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Special Issues

Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience of Cross-Language Interaction in Bilinguals Guest Editors: Guillaume Thierry, Aina Casaponsa
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Neurobiological Trajectories of Psychological Trauma—Implications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Guest Editors: Agorastos Agorastos, Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, Panagiota Pervanidou
Deadline: 25 April 2019
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Insomnia: Beyond Hyperarousal Guest Editor: Célyne Bastien
Deadline: 30 April 2019
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Focused on Subcortical Small Vessel Disease Guest Editors: Anders Wallin, Gustavo C. Roman
Deadline: 25 May 2019

Topical Collections

Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Collection on Cognitive Neuroscience Collection Editor: Jason Brandt
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Collection on Clinical Neuroscience Collection Editor: Pierluigi Zoccolotti
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Collection on Neural Engineering Collection Editor: Caterina Cinel
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Collection on Developmental Neuroscience Collection Editor: Mark Burke

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