Journal updates

  • Registered Reports

    Registered Reports are a publication format in which the research question and the quality of methodology are peer-reviewed before the data are collected and analyzed. Registered Reports are intended to strengthen the methodology and transparency of research papers. The editors are pleased to offer this article type for authors submitting to Experimental Brain Research.

  • Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Call for Papers: Topical Collection ‘Dopamine System Involvement in Impulse Control’

    We want to invite you to contribute to EBR’s second Topical Collection “Dopamine System Involvement in Impulse Control.” The purpose of this topical collection is to help identify biological and neurophysiological factors that influence function within a person’s dopamine system and their levels of impulse control. Studies focusing on genetics, dopaminergic medication, and individual differences in dopamine synthesis are of particular interest. Studies assessing motor or cognitive domains of impulsivity across the lifespan in humans and in clinical populations are also welcomed.


    The goal of this collection is to improve our understanding of factors contributing to individual differences in dopamine neurotransmission and resulting impulsive behavior. This understanding may lead to the stratification of risk for impaired impulsive trait behavior in otherwise healthy people and/or impulse control problems with the onset of disease.
     

    If you are interested in contributing an Original Article or Review, please get in touch with one of the collection’s Guest Editors - Dr. Hayley MacDonald (h.j.macdonald@bham.ac.uk) or Dr. Marit Ruitenberg (m.f.l.ruitenberg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl).

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  • Call for Papers: Topical Collection 'Motor Neurophysiology and Behaviour in Ageing’

    We want to invite you to contribute to EBR’s first Topical Collection “Motor Neurophysiology and Behaviour in Ageing”. Its purpose is to obtain a collection of studies that help to identify the neurophysiological factors that contribute to diminished motor performance in older adults. Studies utilizing techniques involving non-invasive brain stimulation, electroencephalography, and neuroimaging to assess motor cortical function combined with measures of motor performance or learning in older adults are of particular interest. Studies assessing age-related changes in the spinal control of movement as a mechanism for altered motor function in humans are also welcome.


    The ultimate goal of this collection of studies is to help develop an improved understanding of the age-related changes in the motor system that contributes to diminished motor performance. This may help to identify predictors of motor impairment in healthy ageing, and lead to more targeted approaches to ameliorate the decline in motor function with advancing age.


    If you are interested in contributing an Original Article or Review, please get in touch with the collection’s Guest Editor John Semmler (john.semmler@adelaide.edu.au).  The deadline for submission is December 31, 2021.

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