Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal

The journal, Frontiers in Neuroscience, edited by Idan Segev, has made it Volume 3, issue 1.  Launching last year at the Society for Neuroscience conference, its probably the newest Neuroscience-related journal.

I’m a fan of it because it is an open-access journal featuring a “tiered system” and more.  From their website:

The Frontiers Journal Series is not just another journal. It is a new approach to scientific publishing. As service to scientists, it is driven by researchers for researchers but it also serves the interests of the general public. Frontiers disseminates research in a tiered system that begins with original articles submitted to Specialty Journals. It evaluates research truly democratically and objectively based on the reading activity of the scientific communities and the public. And it drives the most outstanding and relevant research up to the next tier journals, the Field Journals.

I’m a big fan of the variety of specialty journals they have:

  • Aging Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cellular Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Enteric Neuroscience
  • Evolutionary Neuroscience
  • Human Neuroscience
  • Integrative Neuroscience
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Neural Circuits
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neuroenergetics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neurogenomics
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Neuromethods
  • Neuropharamacology
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Neurorobotics
  • Synaptic Neuroscience
  • Systems Neuroscience

3 thoughts on “Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal

  1. I’m so glad to have found this site via Google Reader….. I’m new to Google Reader and I’m old (61) but I do try to keep up with things medically! I’m a psychiatrist in Connecticut.


  2. I like the idea of FiN, and really want to see it succeed. But I have to admit I don’t like the plethora of specialty journals. I really think having fewer, more broadly defined categories, would make it less confusing.

    Because I look at this list and think, well, “which would I actually want to follow?”, or “where would I actually submit something?”

    Either that, or go the other way, like PLoS One, and put everything in the same “container” and let search allow people to find what they’re interested in.

    Also, it seems to me that there’s not as much press for FiN as PLoS One has garnered.


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