The journal provides a source for communication on the latest findings in all areas of contemporary neurochemistry and other fields of relevance (including molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, neuroimmunology, pharmacology) in order to expand understanding of the functions of nervous system. It presents papers on functional neurochemistry, nervous system receptors, neurotransmitters, myelin, chromaffin granules and other components of the nervous system, as well as neurophysiological and clinical aspects, behavioral reactions, etc. Relevant topics include structure and function of the nervous system proteins, neuropeptides, nucleic acids, nucleotides, lipids, and other biologically active components. The journal presents theoretical material suggesting novel principles and approaches to neurochemical problems, presentations of new hypotheses and significant findings, discussions, chronicles of congresses, meetings, and conferences with short presentations of the most sensational and timely reports, information on the activity of the Russian and International Neurochemical Societies, as well as advertisements of reagents and equipment.

The journal has single blind peer review in place. The team of reviewers includes over 50 reviewers, both internal and external (95%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.
Invited reviewers who feels unqualified or have a conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. They shall phrase their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

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Neurochemical Journal is a peer reviewed journal. We use a single blind peer review format. Our team of reviewers includes over 50 experts. The average period from submission to first decision in 2018 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2018 was 50%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.

Any invited reviewer who feels unqualified or unable to review the manuscript due to the conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. Reviewers should formulate their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.

  • Papers containing the results of original research, general and speculative reviews are rapidly published in the journal. Major developments in neurochemistry, descriptions of new neurochemical techniques as well as theoretical considerations suggesting novel principles and approaches to the topical problems are in the center of attention. Reader can find also chronicles of congresses and conferences with short review of the most sensational reports, presentations of new hypotheses and even advertisements for some reagents and equipment. The journal has a truly international character and serves as a bridge between neurochemists of many countries. It seems to be a unique contribution to the neuroscience literature. The journal key audience includes academics, practitioners and students in the field of studies.

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Co-Editor-in-Chief
  • Natalia V. Gulyaeva,
  • Mikhail I. Aghajanov
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0.298 (2018)
Impact factor
0.349 (2018)
Five year impact factor
3,004 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1819-7132
Print ISSN
1819-7124
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