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 human, cellular, organoid and animal models. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neural development, glial development, neural activity, synapse formation, stem cells, plasticity, neurotrauma and repair, neuropharmacology, pathophysiology, and regeneration and genetics and genomics of neural development and function.
Cellular and molecular mechanisms
In this section topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neurotransmitters, neurotransmission, gliotransmission, synaptic transmission, neuropsychopharmacology, cell signaling, neurophysiology, neurogenetics and neurogenomics.
Cognition and behavior
This section covers all aspects of behavioral neuroscience and learning in humans and animal models. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: executive function, behavior, learning, memory, behavioral neurogenetics, neuroimaging, MRI (functional and structural).
Neurobiology of disease
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, neuroinflammation, neurodegenerative pathophysiology, neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders, addiction, stroke, ischemia, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), demyelination and genetic and genomic analysis of diseases of the nervous system.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the understanding of structure and function of neural circuits, systems and networks at all levels (microscale, mesoscale, macroscale), all sensory systems and sensory processing, how neural circuits and brain networks support behavior and cognitive function and computational and theoretical neuromodeling.
Techniques in neuroscience
This section covers techniques for fundamental and clinical neurosciences, including, but are not limited to, neural signal processing, neuroimaging, neural interfaces, neuromodulation and brain stimulation.