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10 Years of Impactful, Open Neuroscience

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Ten years ago, Frontiers was founded by neuroscientists, with a vision to empower researchers to take publishing back into their own hands and provide everyone with equal opportunity to seek, generate and share knowledge. The Open Science vision behind Frontiers was to make research articles openly available to anybody in the world, make peer-review not only rigorous but also constructive, transparent and accountable, and offer researchers advanced technology services that allow them to review, edit, evaluate, disseminate and communicate their science adapt to the 21st century.

The Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series led by Idan Segev serves as the foundation on which Frontiers is built. Frontiers in Neuroscience was the first journal to be launched, in 2007, and within two years, the journal and its specialty offspring became the fastest-growing journal series in neuroscience. Today, the 14 journals in the neuroscience series are run by over 7,500 of the world's top neuroscientists and have collectively published more than 19,300 articles – all of which are freely available online to scientists, doctors, patients and an engaged public audience. This wealth of multidisciplinary knowledge has driven many advances in the field and encouraged neuroscientists to consider problems from new perspectives, unconstrained from traditional borders between research disciplines.

This Research Topic is a celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal Series, inviting some key contributors to the success of the Journals and the Neuroscience community to highlight significant elements of the past, present, and future of neuroscience. The Topic showcases some of the most notable advances in neuroscience over the past decade, provides discussion around the key current challenges facing the field, and looks forward to exciting new research developments to come in the next 10 years – such as providing cures for brain diseases, uncovering the neurological basis for consciousness and ultimately, delivering a comprehensive understanding of the human brain.

By following its mission to freely disseminate high-quality research with a worldwide reach, Frontiers in Neuroscience will continue to play a key role in accelerating the progress of neuroscience research and making Open Science a global reality.

Frontiers would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate the founding Chief Editors of Frontiers in Neuroscience, Professors Idan Segev, Larry Abbott, John Kaas, Alex Thomson and Henry Markram, for their work in realizing the vision of Open Science and establishing the journals’ worldwide reputation – one that we will continue to build upon as we move into the next 10 years.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Ten years ago, Frontiers was founded by neuroscientists, with a vision to empower researchers to take publishing back into their own hands and provide everyone with equal opportunity to seek, generate and share knowledge. The Open Science vision behind Frontiers was to make research articles openly available to anybody in the world, make peer-review not only rigorous but also constructive, transparent and accountable, and offer researchers advanced technology services that allow them to review, edit, evaluate, disseminate and communicate their science adapt to the 21st century.

The Frontiers in Neuroscience journal series led by Idan Segev serves as the foundation on which Frontiers is built. Frontiers in Neuroscience was the first journal to be launched, in 2007, and within two years, the journal and its specialty offspring became the fastest-growing journal series in neuroscience. Today, the 14 journals in the neuroscience series are run by over 7,500 of the world's top neuroscientists and have collectively published more than 19,300 articles – all of which are freely available online to scientists, doctors, patients and an engaged public audience. This wealth of multidisciplinary knowledge has driven many advances in the field and encouraged neuroscientists to consider problems from new perspectives, unconstrained from traditional borders between research disciplines.

This Research Topic is a celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of the Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal Series, inviting some key contributors to the success of the Journals and the Neuroscience community to highlight significant elements of the past, present, and future of neuroscience. The Topic showcases some of the most notable advances in neuroscience over the past decade, provides discussion around the key current challenges facing the field, and looks forward to exciting new research developments to come in the next 10 years – such as providing cures for brain diseases, uncovering the neurological basis for consciousness and ultimately, delivering a comprehensive understanding of the human brain.

By following its mission to freely disseminate high-quality research with a worldwide reach, Frontiers in Neuroscience will continue to play a key role in accelerating the progress of neuroscience research and making Open Science a global reality.

Frontiers would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate the founding Chief Editors of Frontiers in Neuroscience, Professors Idan Segev, Larry Abbott, John Kaas, Alex Thomson and Henry Markram, for their work in realizing the vision of Open Science and establishing the journals’ worldwide reputation – one that we will continue to build upon as we move into the next 10 years.


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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