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Specialty Chief Editor/s:  Jan Bjaalie, University of Oslo, Norway
Sean Hill, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), Sweden

Short Name: Front. Neuroinform.

Abbreviation: FNINF

Electronic ISSN: 1662-5196

NLM Id: 101477957

Indexed in: PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar, DOAJ, CrossRef, EMBASE

Mission Statement

Frontiers in Neuroinformatics is a specialty journal of the "Frontiers in" journal series.

Frontiers in Neuroinformatics is a first-tier electronic journal devoted to studies on the creation of neuroscience data and knowledge bases, together with the development and use of numerical models and analytical tools for the sharing, integration and analysis of experimental data and the advancement of theories of nervous system function. Neuroscience is being propelled into the information age as the volume of information explodes, demanding organization and synthesis. Novel synthesis approaches are opening up a new dimension for the exploration of the components of brain elements and systems and the vast number of variables that underlie their functions. Neural data is highly heterogeneous with complex inter-relations across multiple levels, driving the need for innovative organizing and synthesizing approaches from genes to cognition, and covering a range of species and disease states. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics therefore welcomes submissions on existing neuroscience databases, development of data and knowledge bases for all levels of neuroscience, applications and technologies that can facilitate data sharing (interoperability, formats, terminologies, and ontologies), and novel tools for data acquisition, analyses, visualization, and dissemination of nervous system data. Our journal welcomes submissions on new tools (software and hardware) that support brain modeling, and the merging of neuroscience databases with brain models used for simulation and visualization. We also welcome submissions on clinical neuroscience databases and the use of novel informatics approaches to merge clinical with basic neuroscience data. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics aims to catalyze advances in this immense area of research to support neuroscience in the information age.

Frontiers in Neuroinformatics welcomes submissions of the following tier 1 articles: Book Review, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.

All manuscripts must be submitted directly to Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, where they are peer reviewed by the associate and review editors of the specialty journal.

Articles published in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics will be subject to the Frontiers evaluation system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a prestigious Frontiers Focused Review - a tier 2 article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in the Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Neuroscience.

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That is why Frontiers provides online free and open access to all of its research publications. For more information on open access click here.

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Specialty Chief Editor/s:  Jan Bjaalie, University of Oslo, Norway
Sean Hill, International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), Sweden

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