- Review Process
- Requirements for Submission
All manuscripts must be submitted to eNeuro's web-based submission site. Please refer to requirements for submission before you begin. The author who completes the submission will be designated as the corresponding author and will be responsible for handling communications with eNeuro. Co-corresponding authors may be designated on the proofs for accepted articles. The submitting author has full authority to speak for all other authors regarding withdrawal of a manuscript or correction or retraction of a published article.
At the time of submission, authors will be asked to direct their manuscript to one of eNeuro's eight publishing topics and manuscript types. Authors will also be asked to choose one or two preferred reviewing editor(s) in order of preference. Editor assignments will be made based on the expertise of the editors, load, and scheduling. Accepted manuscripts will appear in the manuscript type and publishing topic selected by the authors.
Authors are requested to identify up to five reviewers who are well qualified to referee the work and would not have a conflict of interest. Authors may also exclude specific individuals from reviewing their manuscript. The reviewing editor will typically select two independent reviewers to evaluate each paper. Once a consensus is reached by the reviewers, authors will receive a fact-based synthesis of their reviewers' comments explaining why the work was accepted or rejected, which will be published alongside the article if accepted.
eNeuro seeks to avoid any real, potential and/or perceived conflicts of interest in the manuscript review process. To accomplish this, we ask reviewers to recognize potential competing interests that could lead them to be positively or negatively disposed towards an article and to recuse themselves if they feel that they are unable to offer an impartial review. Examples of conflicts of interest that would lead an invited reviewer and editors to exclude herself/himself include:
- Working at the same institution or organization as one or more of the authors, currently or recently (within the past 3 years);
- Having financial interests related to the manuscript;
- Presently collaborating, planning grant applications and/or manuscript preparation with one or more of the authors;
- Having served as an advisor or mentor to one or more of the authors during the past 10 years;
- Having been mentored, formally or informally, by one or more of the authors during the last 3 years;
- Having collaborated with or co-authored (one or more) publications with one or more of the authors during the past 3 years;
- Having held grants with one or more of the authors, during the past 3 years;
- Having a personal relationship with one or more of the authors that impacts the ability to evaluate the manuscript objectively.
Manuscripts will be returned without outside review if the reviewing editor deems that the paper is of insufficient general interest for the broad readership of eNeuro, or that the scientific quality is such that it is unlikely to receive favorable reviews. Editorial rejection allows authors to submit their papers elsewhere without further delay.
eNeuro is a member of the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium, an alliance of neuroscience journals that have agreed to share manuscript reviews at the author's request. Its goals are to support efficient and thorough peer review of original research in neuroscience, to speed the publication of research reports, and to reduce the burden on peer reviewers. For information about the Consortium and instructions on how to forward reviews, please visit http://nprc.incf.org/.
When submitting your manuscript at eNeuro's web-based submission site, you will be asked to provide the following.
- The manuscript should be organized as described in title page template that will need to be completed and uploaded separately as a title page file. For new submissions, you can submit one PDF file that includes the manuscript text and all figures and tables. Please ensure any manuscript text you submit makes no reference that would reveal the identity of any of the authors or their institutions to the reviewers. Pages must be numbered.
Title Page Information
The title page of the manuscript should be completed using the available template.
Please fill out the form completely and upload as a title page file.
Collect the following information to fill in the title page template:
- Title (50-word maximum)
- Abbreviated title (50-character maximum)
- Author names and affiliation, including postal codes
- Author contributions
- Each author must be identified with at least one of the following: Designed research, performed research, contributed unpublished reagents/analytic tools, analyzed data, or wrote the paper. Note that writing the paper by itself is not an adequate basis for authorship.
- Corresponding author with complete address, including an email address and postal code
- Number of figures, tables, and multimedia (separately)
- Number of words for abstract, introduction, and discussion (separately)
- Conflict of Interest
- Funding sources
Title (50 words maximum) and Running Title (50 characters maximum)
- Authors must direct their manuscript to the appropriate publishing topic: development, neuronal excitability, sensory and motor systems, integrative systems, cognition and behavior, novel tools and methods, disorders of the nervous system, or history, teaching, and public awareness.
- Authors are asked to identify reviewers who are well qualified to referee the work and who would not have a conflict of interest. Authors should provide the name, address, and email for each potential referee. Authors will also be asked to identify reviewers who should be excluded from refereeing. Do not include anyone with an intimate knowledge of your research.
- Authors will be asked to choose Reviewing Editor(s) in order of preference.
- Assignments will be made based on expertise of the editors, load, and availability. Authors may exclude reviewing editors from handling their manuscripts.
- It is not necessary to include a cover letter but you will be allowed to insert one on the submission form if you choose.
No Submission Fee