Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
- 32; 6 issues
- Last issue (31:6) online on 3 December 2013
- Next issue
- 32:1 scheduled for February 2014
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This interdisciplinary journal publishes papers relating the plasticity and response of the nervous system to accidental or experimental injuries and their interventions, transplantation, neurodegenerative disorders and experimental strategies to improve regeneration or functional recovery and rehabilitation. Experimental and clinical research papers adopting fresh conceptual approaches are encouraged. The overriding criteria for publication are novelty, significant experimental or clinical relevance and interest to a multidisciplinary audience. Experiments on un-anesthetized animals should conform with the standards for the use of laboratory animals as established by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, US National Academy of Sciences. Experiments in which paralytic agents are used must be justified. Patient identity should be concealed. All manuscripts are sent out for blind peer review to editorial board members or outside reviewers.
Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience is a member of Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium.
Bernhard A. Sabel, PhD
Doychin N. Angelov, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Zubair Ahmed, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Yaomin Chen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
When an article is accepted for publication, authors are required to pay a publication fee of 500 USD / 345 €.
Open Access Option
In addition to the publication fee, authors have the option to make their article freely available on the Publisher's journal platform. For a charge of 1250 USD / 900 € your article (including pre-publication) will be freely accessible immediately upon publication. A form to request Open Access will be supplied with the acceptance letter.
Find information about Copyright, Pre-Publication policy and Open Access Mandates here.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT
Authors are requested to submit their manuscript electronically to www.mstracker.com.
Note that the manuscript should be uploaded as one file with tables and figures included. This file can be a Word document, a PDF, or a zip file (.rar) if separate high resolution figures or a supplemental file such as a video are also to be included with the submission (the file size maximum is 25MB).
Submission of an article is understood to imply that the article is original and unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
A resubmission should always be a Word file and the article reference number should be mentioned in the cover letter.
All correspondence concerning editorial matters as well as information regarding submissions should be sent to:
Bernhard A. Sabel, PhD
Institute of Medical Psychology
Otto-v.-Guericke University of Magdeburg
Tel. +49 391 672 1800
Fax +49 391 672 1803
PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Organization of the paper and style of presentation
Manuscripts must be written in English. Authors whose native language is not English are recommended to seek the advice of a native English speaker, if possible, before submitting their manuscripts. You can also visit www.internationalscienceediting.com. International Science Editing offers a language and copyediting service to all scientists who want to publish their manuscript in scientific peer-reviewed periodicals and books.
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Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:
- Title page
- Body of text (divided by subheadings)
- Figure captions
Headings and subheadings should be numbered and typed on a separate line, without indentation.
SI units should be used, i.e., the units based on the metre, kilogramme, second, etc.
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- Title (should be clear, descriptive and not too long)
- Name(s) of author(s); please indicate who is the corresponding author
- Full affiliation(s)
- Present address of author(s), if different from affiliation
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- Abstract; should be clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and not longer than 200 words, it should also be suitable for publication in abstracting services
Number as Table 1, Table 2 etc, and refer to all of them in the text.
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Column headings should be brief, but sufficiently explanatory. Standard abbreviations of units of measurement should be added between parentheses.
Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.
Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.
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It is possible to have figures printed in colour, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author. The charges will be specified with the proof delivery. Online the figures will be published in full colour at no charge.
Authors are responsible for checking the accuracy of all references and that all references cited in the text also appear in the References section at the end of the article. This section should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author. Use the following style when referencing an article in a periodical or a book:
Poggel, D.A., Kasten E. and Sabel, B.A. (2004). Attentional cueing improves vision restoration therapy in patients with visual field loss. Neurol, 63(11), 2069-2076.
Finger, S. & Stein, D.G. (1982). Brain damage and recovery. New York: Academic Press.
For citations in the text, please use author's last name (no more than two authors) and the year of publication enclosed in parentheses.
Footnotes should only be used if absolutely essential. In most cases it is possible to incorporate the information in the text.
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