The Journal is a free-access, multi-disciplinary publication of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences that aims to cover new advances in Neurosciences. It provides a platform for papers that range from computational and experimental work in the neurosciences to those that fit the interface between experiments and clinic.
The Journal accepts research papers as research articles, reviews, commentaries, book reviews, molecular images, reports, student’s perspectives on published reports in the form of journal clubs and people and views. It also includes editorials on Policy which may include Intellectual property, Technology commerciali-zation and interdisciplinary issues. Journal is committed to the rapid publication of original findings that increase our understanding of the molecular structure, genetics, function, behavior, physiology, toxicology and develop-ment of the nervous system. Experimental papers should have implications for the neurological disorders and may report results using any of a variety of approaches including anatomy, theory, biophysics, in vitro systems, imaging, and molecular biology. Papers investigating the physiological mechanisms underlying pathologies of the nervous system, or papers that report novel technologies of interest to researchers in neurosciences are also welcome. The criteria for acceptance of manuscripts will be scientific excellence, originality, adherence to ethical committee, defiance of dogma based on sound evidence and relevance to the field of neuroscience based on peer review of manuscripts. Although independent peer reviewers are requested by Editor, the authors may suggest a list of three names with expertise to comment on the paper and upto two people who need to be excluded from review. The editorial board reserves the right to refuse review process if the paper does not meet the scope of the journal or is not scientifically appealing. We encourage authors to define the established principles and policies that defy the norms and to argue against accepted dogma. The Editor in Chief will make a final decision on the acceptance of the manuscript and would be under no obligation to seek further opinions. Our intent is that this publication becomes a gateway through which a wide array of information can be accessed in a single periodical. The goal is to provide peer-reviewed and rapid communications that will foster clearer understanding of the Neuro-sciences, generation of better diagnostic tools, encourage journalism among young scientists and development of effective cures for Neurological disorders.
All experiments described in the Annals of Neurosciences that involve the use of animal or human subjects must have been approved by the appropriate institutional review committee and conform to accepted ethical standards.