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Instructions for authors

BMC Neuroscience is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the nervous system, including molecular, cellular, developmental and animal model studies, as well as cognitive and behavioral research, computational modeling and systems neuroscience.

BMC Neuroscience is part of the BMC series which publishes subject-specific journals focused on the needs of individual research communities across all areas of biology and medicine. We offer an efficient, fair and friendly peer review service, and are committed to publishing all sound science, provided that there is some advance in knowledge presented by the work.

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Each article type published by BMC Neuroscience follows a specific format, as detailed in the corresponding instructions for authors; please choose an article type from the list on the left to view the instructions for authors.

The instructions for authors includes information about preparing a manuscript for submission to BMC Neuroscience, criteria for publication and the online submission process. Other relevant information about the journal's policies, the refereeing process and so on can be found in 'About this journal'.

Minimum standards for reporting checklist

BMC Neuroscience advocates full and transparent reporting. For all articles reporting original research, excluding commentaries, reviews, and the like, please ensure that your paper provides the information detailed in our Minimum Standards for Reporting Checklist. On submitting your article you will be asked to confirm you have included this information, or give reasons for any instances where it is not made available or not applicable.

BMC Neuroscience publishes the following article types:

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Authors and referees are asked to declare any competing interests.

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