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 other databases.
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 15.6 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.5 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2023).
  • 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: 3.3 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 3.4 (2022)
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Topic in Brain Sciences, Cells, Diagnostics, IJMS, JCM, Pathogens, Pathophysiology
Applied Sciences and Technologies for Detection and Therapies of Pathologies in the Neuronal Environment Topic Editors: Muh-Shi Lin, Hong Jiang, Yu-Yo Sun
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Topic in Brain Sciences, Cancers, JCM, JVD, Neurology International
Inflammation in Neuro-Oncological Diseases and in Neuro-Vascular Diseases Topic Editors: Erdem Güresir, Johannes Wach, Martin Vychopen
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Topic in Brain Sciences, Healthcare, Informatics, IJERPH
Applications of Virtual Reality Technology in Rehabilitation Topic Editors: Jorge Oliveira, Pedro Gamito
Deadline: 30 June 2024
Topic in Brain Sciences, Clinics and Practice, COVID, Life, Vaccines, Viruses
Multifaceted Efforts from Basic Research to Clinical Practice in Controlling COVID-19 Disease Topic Editors: Yih-Horng Shiao, Rashi Ojha
Deadline: 30 September 2024
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Current Research in ADHD among Adults Guest Editors: Maria Strauß, Jue Huang
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Extracellular Vesicles in the Brain Guest Editor: Chiara Porro
Deadline: 15 March 2024
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
Reward Processing in Health and Disease Guest Editor: Seungwoo Kang
Deadline: 25 March 2024
Special Issue in Brain Sciences
New Insights in Psychiatric Disorder Psychopharmacology Guest Editors: Laura Orsolini, Mohammadreza Shalbafan
Deadline: 31 March 2024
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
Primary Progressive Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech Collection Editors: Jordi A. Matias-Guiu, Robert Jr Laforce, Rene L. Utianski
Topical Collection in Brain Sciences
Human Ultrasound Neuromodulation: State of the Art Collection Editor: Roland Beisteiner
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