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Aims and scope

NeuroCommons is dedicated to understanding how the brain functions, both in health and disease, and welcomes submissions from across the full breadth of the neurosciences. The journal provides a platform for researchers to share their basic research, experimental data, and related research outputs in an open and FAIR manner. 

Call For Papers: Data Sharing Matters

Have you been able to find and use publicly shared neuroscience data for compelling discovery science?

We want to demonstrate why data sharing matters by highlighting success stories that show how data reuse is leading to new scientific insights.

© SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYWe’re aiming to not only communicate new research across the neurosciences but to systematically populate a robust, more data- and resource-driven commons on which to build further findings. Read about our mission.

© SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYAll articles published with NeuroCommons are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. Visit our OA funding and policy page

NeuroCommons is now accepting submissions.

We welcome:

  • Research
  • Reviews
  • Data
  • Software
  • Standards

Can't see what you're looking for? Please email our Editors if you'd like to make a presubmission enquiry about the suitability of your work.

NeuroCommons is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

© SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYWe believe that open science and the free sharing of data will provide the fastest route to understanding the brain, acting as an accelerator for discovery. This belief underpins NeuroCommons’ guiding principles.

© SUSUMU NISHINAGA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYNeuroCommons supports “open by default” and expects all data, code, containers and workflows to be as open as possible.

Open to ideas

We think collaboration is the key to succeeding in our mission. Our policies will therefore be formed and evolve in dialogue with the research community.

We welcome ideas on how best to:

  • Collaborate with neuroscience data repositories
  • Enable authors to build upon data in the public domain
  • Contextualize new results within the existing ‘data landscape’
  • Support authors seeking to share their research outputs more openly