The world's most-cited Neurosciences journals
Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience publishes rigorously peer-reviewed research that advances our understanding of the synaptic structure, function, plasticity and alterations in diseases. Led by an outstanding Editorial Board of international experts, this multidisciplinary open-access journal is at the forefront of disseminating and communicating scientific knowledge and impactful discoveries to researchers, academics and the public worldwide.
The journal will consider original research articles on synaptic transmission and plasticity in all relevant areas including the ultrastructure, physiology and biophysics of synaptic transmission, molecular composition of synapses, molecular-molecular interactions, and biochemical, biophysical and structural mechanisms involved in forming, maintaining and altering synaptic properties. The journal will also publish work on the genetic determination of synaptic properties and the impact of genetically induced synaptic alterations. Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience invites review articles that synthesize knowledge on various aspects of synapses and also perspective and opinion articles to discuss and debate hot topics in synaptic neuroscience.
Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience is member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.
Short Name: Front. Synaptic Neurosci.
Electronic ISSN: 1663-3563
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Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Protocols, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty journal.
Articles published in Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering 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 Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing 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 of the field.