Launched in 2000, BMC Neuroscience was one of the first BMC journals and has remained a broad scope, community journal for open-access neuroscience research. Over time we have launched new sections as the journal and field evolved. As we reach the 20 year anniversary of BMC Neuroscience, we are pleased to announce that we will be making changes to some of the journal’s sections to provide a clearer and more defined choice for authors and to reflect the papers submitted to the journal. At the time of submission authors will be able to choose one of the below sections:
BMC Neuroscience Sections
Anatomy, development, plasticity and repair
This section covers all aspects of brain anatomy, development, plasticity and repair in both human and animal models. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neurodevelopment, neural activity, synapse formation, stem cells, blood flow in the brain, neurotrauma and repair, neuropharmacology, pathophysiology, and rehabilitation.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms
In this section topics of interest are widespread and include, but are not limited to, neurotransmitters, neuropsychopharmacology, cell signaling, neurophysiology and glial development.
Cognition and behavior
This section covers all aspects of behavioral neuroscience and learning in humans and nonhumans. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: social behavior, psychopharmacology, learning, neurolinguistics, memory and behavioral neurogenetics. This section also covers all aspects of neuroimaging including MRI and fMRI related to these topics.
Neurobiology of disease
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neuroinflammation, neurodegenerative pathophysiology, neurogenesis and experimental brain research. Diseases range across neurodegeneration, demyelinating conditions, addiction, psychiatric conditions, stroke and spinal cord conditions.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the understanding of structure and function of neural circuits, systems and networks from microscale to macroscale, sensory functions and sensory processing, how high-level cognitive functions such as emotion, memory, attention language, and self-awareness manifest on neural circuits and brain networks, and the related neurotechniques,. This section also covers computational and theoretical neuromodeling.
Techniques in neuroscience
This section covers novel techniques for fundamental and clinical neurosciences. Techniques include, but are not limited to, neural signal processing, neuroimaging, neural interface, neurosurgery, neuromodulation, brain stimulation and molecular imaging. The technique either newly developed or well tested somewhere else would be used in a way that proves its value for new findings in neurosciences.