Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation is a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Psychiatry.
Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation is a Specialty Section of Frontiers in Psychiatry that aims to publish important theoretical, methodological, empirical and clinical contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases and their treatments. This Specialty Section spans a large range of sub-disciplines including cognitive neuroscience, social neuroscience, clinical psychiatry, neurology and neuropsychiatry and animal research.
Over the last decades, recent advances in neuroimaging led to promising perspectives in the field of psychiatry. This progress of translational research allowed identification of neural structurs, function, circuits, connectivity and modulation associated with neuropsychiatric disorders and its early manifestations associated with increased risk for illness, even before the onset of psychopathological, cognitive and behavioral abnormalities. We will provide a forum for basic and human research that investigates the dynamic interplay among brain regions to understand cognitive, emotional or behavioral regulation using neuroimaging techniques (structural imaging, functional neuroimaging, MRI, fMRI, DTI, EEG, MEG) and/or brain stimulation modalities (noninvasive and invasive techniques, and technologies that alter brain function through the use of electrical, magnetic, radiowave, or focally targeted pharmacologic stimulation). A special focus of the Specialty Section is to cover a wide range of scientific areas, methods and approaches that aim to integrate basic research with clinical practice and to develop more effective pharmacological and psychological treatments. Moreover, the scope of this Specialty section includes ‚bench to bedside’ and clinical applications and provides a forum of all areas of translational psychiatry and neuroscience using any research approach.
Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation welcomes the following tier 1 article types
: Book Review, Clinical Case Study, Clinical Trial, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Technology Report.
All articles must be submitted directly to Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation, where they are processed by the associate and review editors of the Specialty Section.
All articles published in Frontiers in Neuropsychiatric Imaging and Stimulation will be subjected to the Frontiers Evaluation System
after online publication. Authors of the original research articles
with the highest impact, as judged by many expert readers, will be invited by the Field Chief Editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry 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-level impact metrics of Original Research published in the Frontiers Specialties. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it in a wider context, and aim to address the wider audience across all of Psychiatry.