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  • 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.

Why publish with us

  • Originally launched in 1891, our journal’s enduring reputation helps ensure the visibility and discoverability of your research.
  • We welcome all research that advances the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the brain. Cellular and systems neuroscience is at the journal’s core, in addition to neuroimaging studies with an anatomical focus.
  • Expert assessment from our community of highly respected Editorial Board Members ensures that you will be well-supported through the peer review process.

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Michel Thiebaut de Schotten,
  • Susan R. Sesack
Editor-in-Charge
  • Michel Thiebaut de Schotten
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

Journal metrics

3.748 (2021)
Impact factor
4.156 (2021)
Five year impact factor
40 days
Submission to first decision (Median)
620,192 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
1863-2661
Print ISSN
1863-2653
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