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Stratification neuroscience: Insights into brain health disparities

Guest Editors:
Shervin Assari, MD, MPH, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, USA
Charles C. Flippen II, MD, FAAN, FANA, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, USA
Jay B. Lusk, MD, MBA, Duke University, USA
Shana D. Stites, PsyD, MA, MS, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Submission Status: Open until 3 February 2025

Neuroethics and AI

Guest Editors:
Michele Farisco, PhD, Uppsala University, Sweden
Agata Ferretti, PhD, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Submission Status: Open until 2 January 2025

Gut-brain axis

Guest Editors:
Yu Fu, PhD, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Wenwen Zeng, PhD, School of Basic Medical Sciences and Institute for Immunology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Submission Status: Open until 16 December 2024

Current evidence on the impact of adverse childhood experiences on the brain

Guest Editors:
Jennifer Lau, Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Emilie Olié, Montpellier University, France
Camilla Parker, Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Francois van Loggerenberg, Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Submission Status: Open until 14 September 2024

Zebrafish cognition

Guest Editors:
Kyriacos Kareklas: Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal
Justin W. Kenney: Wayne State University, United States

Submission Status: Open until 3 September 2024

Behavioral neuroscience of vocal learning in avian and mammalian species

Guest Editors:
Bradley M. Colquitt: University of California, Santa Cruz, US
Jasmine L. Loveland: University of Vienna, Austria
Yisi Zhang: Tsinghua University, China

Submission Status: Open until 26 July 2024

Resting state functional connectivity in health and disease

Guest Editors:
Xin Di: New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
Laura Martin: University of Kansas Medical Center, US
Yuan Zhou: Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Submission Status: Open until 14 June 2024


Psychedelics and neural plasticity

Guest Editors:
Kacper Łukasiewicz:
Medical University of Białystok, Poland
Rachael Sumner: University of Auckland, New Zealand

Neuroregulation of cancer

Guest Editors:
Moran Amit: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Chirag B. Patel: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence

Guest Editors:
Zhiyi Chen:
Third Military Medical University, China
Ali Yadollahpour: University of Sheffield, UK

Early career researchers – special collection

Guest Editors:
Kim Chisholm: University of Nottingham, UK
Mattéa Finelli: University of Nottingham, UK 
Tian Li: Fourth Military Medical University, China

Neuroinflammation and brain disease

Guest Editors:
Anna Bersano: Istituto Neurologico "Carlo Besta", Italy
Jürgen Engele: University of Leipzig, Germany
Michael Schäfer: University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany 


Journal thematic series
Transcranial ultrasound stimulation and its applications in neurosciences
Collection published: 17 October 2018


Cross journal collection
The gut-brain axis: Emerging evidence in health and disease
Collection published: 23 May 2014


Cross journal collection
Zebra finch: the companion papers for the publication of the zebra finch genome sequence
Collection published: 30 October 2010

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    21 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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