JNeurosci Editorial Column: Changes to the Review Process

JNeurosci Editor-in-chief Marina Picciotto’s second editorial column explains changes to manuscript review process. Here is some of what was outlined:  Editorial Rejection Despite the increase in the rate of editorial rejection, the overall acceptance rate has not changed to a similar degree. Acceptance Rate JNeurosci expects to continue accepting ~20–25 percent of submitted manuscripts. Brief Communications eNeuro is the new home for the Brief Communication format for reporting novel observations that do not yet have mechanistic underpinnings. JNeurosci will still publish short manuscripts and has no lower or upper limit on the number of figures; it will focus on well-rounded papers, regardless of length. Review Process  JNeurosci now requests that reviewers comment on and score technical/methodological aspects of each manuscript separately from the rating of significance.  Reviewer Consultations Consultation sessions allow…


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