About Brain Sciences


Brain Sciences (ISSN 2076-3425) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes and short communications in the areas of cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, molecular and cellular neuroscience, neural engineering, neuroimaging, Neurobiology of language, clinical neuroscience, systems neuroscience, and theoretical and computational neuroscience. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files or software regarding the full details of the calculation and experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.


Brain Sciences is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications in the neuroscience areas.

The scope of Brain Sciences includes:

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Clinical neuroscience
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Systems neuroscience
  • Molecular and cellular neuroscience
  • Neural engineering
  • Theoretical and computational neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurobiology of language
  • Neuroglia
  • Environmental neuroscience
  • Educational neuroscience
  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • cognitive neuroscience
    • attention, awareness
    • action
    • cognitive control
    • cognitive genetics
    • decision making
    • emotion
    • language
    • memory
    • motivation
    • perception
    • sexual behavior
    • social neuroscience
  • developmental neuroscience
    • apoptosis
    • axon guidance
    • cell proliferation
    • dendrite development
    • growth factors
    • neurogenesis
    • neuromuscular junction
    • neuronal migration
    • neurotrophins
    • stem cells
    • synaptogenesis
  • molecular and cellular neuroscience
    • action potentials
    • glial cells
    • ion channels
    • neurocytology
    • neuroimmunology
    • neurotransmitters
    • protein trafficking
    • synapse
  • neural engineering
    • brain-computer interfacing (BCI)
    • neuroprosthetics
  • neuroimaging
    • functional imaging
    • structural imaging
  • neurobiology of language
    • Broca’s area
    • language and language acquisition
    • speech perception and sentence processing
  • clinical neuroscience
    • autism
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    • anxiety disorders
    • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    • brain tumors
    • Down syndrome
    • dyslexia
    • epilepsy
    • Huntington's disease
    • multiple sclerosis
    • neurological aids
    • pain
    • Tourette syndrome
  • systems neuroscience
    • arousal
    • attention
    • audition
    • color vision
    • homeostasis
    • motor system
    • olfaction
    • pain and nociception
    • perception
    • population coding
    • primary visual cortex
    • sensory integration
    • sleep
    • spinal cord
    • somatosensory system
    • spontaneous and evoked activity
    • taste
  • theoretical and computational neuroscience
    • cable theory
    • Hebbian learning
    • Hodgkin-Huxley model
    • neural networks
    • voltage-gated ion channels
  • neuroglia
  • environmental neuroscience
  • educational neuroscience
  • behavioral neuroscience
    • motivation and reward 
    • learning and memory
    • decision making 
    • cognition and emotion
    • perception and sensory processes
    • sleep, homeostasis, and circadian rhythms
    • attention
    • consciousness
    • pathological conditions, addiction, and neurodegenerative disorders

Journal History

See https://www.mdpi.com/journal/brainsci/history

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Brain Sciences is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Brain Sciences will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Editorial Office

Ms. Amanda Zhang
Managing Editor

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