Behavioral and Brain Functions
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Publisher: BioMed Central
Behavioral and Brain Functions is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online
journal that encompasses all aspects of neurobiology where the unifying
theme is behavior or behavioral dysfunction.
Behavioral and Brain Functions is aimed at the scientific community
interested in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, investigating the
psychological, computational, and neuroscientific bases of normal and
abnormal behavior including the mind. The interdisciplinary nature of
the field covers developments in human and animal behavioral science,
neuroscience, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, neurobiology,
linguistics, computer science, and philosophy.
Behavioral and Brain Functions will provide a forum for exciting
findings within behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. The journal's
electronic format allows for the immediate publication of accepted
articles and the presentation of large data sets, and supplemental
Behavioral and Brain Functions considers the following types of articles:
* Research: - reports of data from original research.
* Reviews: - comprehensive, authoritative descriptions of any
subject within the journal's scope. These articles are usually written
by opinion leaders that have been invited by the Editorial Board.
* Methodology articles: present a new experimental method, test or
procedure. The method described may either be completely new, or may
offer a better version of an existing method. The article must describe
a demonstrable advance on what is currently available.
* Hypothesis: short articles presenting an untested original
hypothesis backed solely by previously published results rather than any
new evidence. They should outline significant progress in thinking that
would also be testable.
* Short reports: brief reports of data from original research.
* Commentaries: short, focused articles on any subject within the
journal's scope. These articles are usually related to a contemporary
issue, such as recent research findings, and are often written by
opinion leaders invited by the Editorial Board.
* Study protocols: describe proposed or ongoing research, providing
a detailed account of the hypothesis, rationale, and methodology of the
* Debate articles: present an argument that is not essentially
based on practical research. Debate articles can report on all aspects
of the subject including sociological and ethical aspects.
* Book reviews: short summaries of the strengths and weaknesses of
a book. They should evaluate its overall usefulness to the intended
All articles will be published and listed in PubMed immediately upon
acceptance (after peer review).
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Behavioral and Brain
Functions using the online submission system.
Professor Terje Sagvolden
Professor of Physiology
University of Oslo
Abstracts available online. Articles available in PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1:6 (4 May 2005)
Date: 9 May 2005