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Journal Description

Aims and Scope

Imaging Neuroscience is an open access non-profit journal. The scope of the journal includes research that significantly contributes to the understanding of brain function, structure, and behavior through the application of neuroimaging, as well as major advances in brain imaging methods. The focus is on imaging of the brain and spinal cord, in humans and other species, and includes neurophysiological and neuromodulation methods.

While the primary focus is on the macro-level organization of the human brain, the journal also considers research using meso- and micro-scopic neuroimaging in all species, if it contributes to a systems-level comprehension of the human brain or probes biophysical properties and processes through brain imaging. The scope includes work that explicitly addresses these questions in clinical populations or animal models. However, regular submissions reporting on apparent effects of disease will only be considered to be within scope if they enhance our understanding of physiological brain function or present significant methodological advances.

Imaging Neuroscience publishes original research articles, review papers, theoretical models of brain function, data resource papers, software toolbox papers, technical notes, and positions on controversial issues. We also publish Registered Reports, for which the clinical scope restrictions are relaxed. For all submission types, we strongly encourage open sharing of datasets and code.

The editorial team highly values equity, diversity and inclusion. It comprises individuals with diverse specialties, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of imaging neuroscience.

Submission Checklist

It is very important for authors to note that this is an interim paper-handling website, to allow for the review process to proceed without delay, while we prepare the full journal opening. Papers that are accepted in this interim period will only be sent for production and published once the full journal opening is complete. We are aiming for mid-July for this.

Cover letter, as a single PDF. This should include suggestions for potential reviewers, and summary information about any previous review process at another journal.

Main manuscript along with any previous reviews and responses-to-reviews (from this or another journal), and all supplemental material. These items should all be combined into a single PDF. Upon paper acceptance, a LaTeX or Word version of the main manuscript and figure files will be required, and supplemental files (which are published as-provided, without further typesetting or formatting).

Publication Fees

Imaging Neuroscience is an open access non-profit journal, and we are aiming to keep the publication fee as low as possible. The fee will be $1600 USD - but possibly lower if we are able to raise sponsorship to reduce the fee and aid with waivers.

The fee will be waived where the last author's main institution is in an LMIC country. This is defined as the country having an Expenditure on R&D per capita of under $200.

Publication Cycle This journal publishes continuously with one volume per year.

Imaging Neuroscience allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0 - More Information  
    We strongly recommend using this option. It is formally recognised as Open by OKF, and many funders require this option. Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 - More Information  
    Because we strongly recommend using the fully open CC BY option, if you require a different open licence (for example, CC BY-NC-ND), please get in touch to discuss this possibility with the journal editors and MIT Press.

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