Oxford Open Neuroscience is a new open access venue for publication of neuroscience research of the highest quality and originality from Oxford University Press (OUP). Unlike some of the outlets you usually consider for your best work, Oxford Open Neuroscience is run by active PI neuroscientists, as opposed to ex-postdoc fellows, and published by a non-profit organization. We don’t have a Chief-Editor, and all decisions are made collectively by the 5 Senior Editors in charge of the different thematic sections. (I am the Senior Editor for the Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience section.) We have assembled a very diverse team of Associate Editors spread all over the world who will oversee the peer review together with the Senior Editors. Our Advisory Editorial Board is composed of top, recognized experts and scholars from all areas of our discipline, including several distinguished colleagues from our own field.
The team is committed to a fair, constructive and no-nonsense editorial process, and to take a stake in the papers that we publish, rather than simply pass emails back and forth between authors and reviewers. There are many other novel features in this journal (e.g. optional no revision pipeline, double-blind review, registered reports, transfer of reviews from other journals, etc.) which I invite you to explore in the website at https://academic.oup.com/oons.
The journal is now accepting submissions for the inaugural issue, which we aim to launch during the first half of next year. All publication fees will be waived for the inaugural issue. OUP has began a strong campaign to promote the journal and we expect the inaugural issue to gather considerable visibility. I hope you will consider Oxford Open Neuroscience for your next top paper. Thanks in advance for your support. Hope to seeing you at the next GRC.
Carlos Ibanez, PhD
Professor, Peking University & Karolinska Institute
Nobel Assembly for Physiology or Medicine at Karolinska Institute
Senior Editor, Oxford Open Neuroscience