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    Each year, the quality of papers published in our Neuroscience journals is secured by the contribution of all our outstanding authors, reviewers and editors.

    Did you know that we publish 8 out of the top 20 journals within Neurosciences and 12 out of the top 20 journals within behavioural sciences.

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New journal Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
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Elsevier Announces the Launch of Open Access Journal: Neurobiology of Stress
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From early career researcher to Editor-in-Chief in 5 steps
Verity Brown, Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews reflects on the journey from journal reader to Editor-in-Chief.

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Discover Top Journals and Books in Cognitive Neuroscience

From 2014 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience will become an open access journal

Virtual Special Issues

Special Issues

Special Issue: Serotonin
Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 277, pages 1-264 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Christian P. Muller, Judith R. Homberg

SI: Neuropsychiatric Spectra
Behavioural Brain Research, Volume 276, pages 1-212 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Allan V. Kalueff, PhD

New Directions in Canine Behavior
Behavioural Processes, Volume 110, pages 1-132 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Monique Udell

Special issue: The clinical anatomy of the limbic lobe and connected structures
Cortex, Volume 62, pages 1-210 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Marco Catani, Edmund Rolls

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CRISPR-Cas9 Knockin Mice for Genome Editing and Cancer Modeling • Article
Cell, Volume 159, Issue 2, October 2014, Pages 440-455 | Platt, Randall J.; Chen, S.; Zhou, Y.; Yim, Michael J.; Swiech, L.; Kempton, Hannah R.; Dahlman, James E.; Parnas, O.; Eisenhaure, Thomas M.; Jovanovic, M.; Graham, Daniel B.; Jhunjhunwala, S.; Heidenreich, M.; Xavier, Ramnik J.; Langer, R.; Anderson, Dan

Genome-Scale CRISPR-Mediated Control of Gene Repression and Activation • Article
Cell, Volume 159, Issue 3, October 2014, Pages 647-661 | Gilbert, Luke A.; Horlbeck, Max A.; Adamson, B.; Villalta, Jacqueline E.; Chen, Y.; Whitehead, Evan H.; Guimaraes, C.; Panning, B.; Ploegh, Hidde L.; Bassik, Michael C.; Qi, Lei S.; Kampmann, M.; Weissman, Jonathan S.

Generation of Functional Human Pancreatic @b Cells In Vitro • Article
Cell, Volume 159, Issue 2, October 2014, Pages 428-439 | Pagliuca, Felicia W.; Millman, Jeffrey R.; Gurtler, M.; Segel, M.; Van Dervort, A.; Ryu, J.; Peterson, Quinn P.; Greiner, D.; Melton, Douglas A.

Top Cited Papers

A fast diffeomorphic image registration algorithm
Author(s):Ashburner, J.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: NeuroImage

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Complex network measures of brain connectivity: Uses and interpretations
Author(s):Rubinov, M. | Sporns, O.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: NeuroImage

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Probabilistic diffusion tractography with multiple fibre orientations: What can we gain?
Author(s):Behrens, T.E.J. | Berg, H.J. | Jbabdi, S. | Rushworth, M.F.S. | Woolrich, M.W.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: NeuroImage

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