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Medicine | Aims and Scope: Brain Structure and Function

Aims and Scope: Brain Structure and Function

  • Brain Structure & Function publishes research that provides insight into brain structure−function relationships. Studies published here integrate data spanning from molecular, cellular, developmental, and systems architecture to the neuroanatomy of behavior and cognitive functions. BS&F does not publish purely clinical or neuropathological papers except in cases where the work actually contributes to the understanding of normal brain structure and function. Research on the peripheral nervous system is not the focus of BS&F.
  • Studies of the mammalian nervous system are central to the journal, yet coverage may range beyond this taxon. Methodologies include modern tracing, immunocytochemistry and neuroimaging as well as genetic methods, neuroinformatics (atlases, databases and internet tools), statistical techniques that support the integration of cellular and systems-level anatomical and functional data, and genetic/molecular/electrophysiological approaches to understanding brain organization.
  • The journal publishes full-length papers, short communications (maximum five printed pages including figures and references), reviews and letters to the editors that foster a vivid discussion of current topics.
  •  Methods papers that fit into the mission of the journal are also welcome.

Brain Structure & Function particularly invites submission in the following areas:

  • Brain cyto-, myelo-, and receptor architecture (Karl Zilles)
  • Cellular and molecular neuroanatomy (Laszlo Zaborszky)
  • Neurophysiology of cells and circuits (Dirk Feldmeyer)
  • Stem cells, neuroplasticity (Melitta Schachner)
  • Neuroimaging and methods (Christian Beckmann)
  • Neuroimaging and neural systems in the healthy brain (Katrin Amunts)
  • Structural/functional connectivity and meta-analysis (Simon Eickhoff)
  • Cognitive and behavioral aspects of neuroanatomy (Helen Barbas)
  • Neuroinformatics of structure–function relationships (Jan Bjaalie)
  • Brain development (John Parnavelas)
  • Development and comparative genetic neuroanatomy (Luis Puelles)
  • Neuroanatomy of brain dysfunction (Patrick Hof)
  • Brain evolution (Chet Sherwood)