3D neuroimaging

We are currently improving the display of data visualizations on ScienceDirect. As a result, 3D visualizations will not display on ScienceDirect immediately. However, you may still submit your data files and they will appear with your article once the new version is available later in 2018.

About 3D neuroimaging visualizations

You can include 3D neuroimaging data visualizations in the NIfTI format with your online article on ScienceDirect. The viewer on ScienceDirect integrates a specific visualization mapper, which automatically combines a master volume of the brain with functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI).

In 3D neuroimaging visualizations on ScienceDirect, users can:

  • Browse through available neuroimaging datasets
  • Zoom, rotate and pan the 3D brain reconstruction
  • Cut through the volume
  • Change opacity and color mapping
  • Switch between 3D and 2D projected views
  • Download the data
  • Open the viewer in detached full-screen mode

Visualizations will be published in the online version only. If you would like the print or PDF version of your article to feature images of the visualization, please include these as figures in your article. If you have concerns about your data being downloadable, please submit a video instead.

Example Articles

Author Instructions

Preparing

You can submit files for the 3D Neuroimaging Viewer along with your manuscript.

The file type we support is NIfTI (Neuroimaging Informatics Technology Initiative), a standard data format used in neuroimaging to capture volumetric (f)MRI data.  We support single (.nii) and dual (.hdr and .img) NIfTI file formats.

Please zip each dataset. The recommended size of a single uncompressed dataset is ≤100 MB. Prepare a short informative description for each data file before submission.

The viewer on ScienceDirect integrates a specific visualization mapper, which automatically combines a master volume of the brain with functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI). To make use of this feature, please create a separate zip with the brain template file.

You can also upload three-dimensional renderings as OBJ, PLY or U3D models.

Submitting

In your manuscript, you can indicate where you want the material to appear in the article, for example by writing ‘File1.nii here’.

  • Submit your dataset(s) with your manuscript via the online submission system, selecting the '3D neuroimaging data' submission optioin in the dropdown menu.
  • Enter your short description(s) in the "Description" field
  • Upload your brain template file as a separate zip file


Reviewer Instructions

Reviewers will find NIfTI files associated with the 3D Neuroimaging Viewer in the supplementary material submitted with the manuscript. Instructions are included in the reviewer invitation letter.

  • EES: the files can be downloaded via links on the final pages of the reviewer PDF
  • EVISE: the files can be downloaded directly from the system