Neuroscience Research Notes

e-ISSN 2576-828X

NeurosciRN or Neuroscience Research Notes is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers high quality, short and concise research as well as technical reports in all aspect of the nervous system. The journal emphasises meticulously on the hypothesis formation, research methodology, data interpretation and conclusion derived from both positive and negative findings of related research.

Articles in the following specialised fields, but not limited to, developmental neurobiology, neurogenetics, neuroinformatics, cognitive and behavioural research involving in vitro, in vivo, animal models on fundamental mechanisms or disorders related to the nervous system will be considered.

The following types of articles will be considered:
  1. Mini Review – concise review of current or updated knowledge or advancements in the related fields.
  2. Research or Technical Notes – short and concise technical report or single or more experiments leading to convincing observations to prove a hypothesis. This type of article must have a clear objective of the study, concise discussion and a clear conclusion. Studies reporting negative findings also fall within this category.
  3. Case Notes – short and concise description of a unique, unusual or novel occurrence of a clinical case or presentation.
  4. Data Notes – short and concise description of a research dataset that highlights the origin and relevance of the dataset to facilitate research reproducibility.
  5. Hypothetical Paper – hypothetical paper involves a critical interpretation of current literature leading to a profound but untested hypothesis.
  6. Views – articles featuring a review, commentary or an opinion on a currently published paper or book.
  7. News – articles featuring a report on local or international neuroscience-related outreach or scientific programmes, obituaries of a prominent neuroscientists as well as individual success stories.

NeurosciRN is a brainchild of the founding editors which aims to keep the article submission and accessibilty (open access) free of any charges to anyone in the field. Scientific publishing has become an integral part of research in order to communicate experimental findings. Unfortunately, numerous research remain unpublished due to the current trend where only positive and comprehensive studies are preferably considered. Many single experiment observations are important but do not find a place in many journals, especially highly cited and high impact journals. In addition, most institutions do not provide financial support for publication charges leading to a deadlock situation where many studies remain unpublished. NeurosciRN aims to serve as the platform to accommodate these findings while maintaining the fundamental purposes of hypothesis formation and testing in science particularly in neuroscience.

NeurosciRN is managed and run by a bunch of dedicated and volunteered scientists. The journal will serve as a platform for neglected science; science deemed too small, incomplete, with lack of a coherent story or bearing no positive findings but with scientific merit. NeurosciRN will consider your manuscript as long as the study was properly performed and the data or story is adequately interpreted or told. Nothing is too small for us. Only good science or bad science. NeurosciRN will liberate and uncover neglected science that scientists have spent lots of time, funding and effort on. Why keep them in the lab book when you can showcase them and make them known to everyone? Funding has been the main hurdle in preventing the publication of small findings and therefore we make it possible by enabling everyone to access, read and submit to NeurosciRN without any fees.

For many years, manuscript writing, submission and publication have been dominated by established and well-funded scientists. Graduate students and trainees are usually lacking the opportunity to write and submit their own research until a rounder story is established. NeurosciRN encourages young scientists to submit their thoughts in a form of hypothetical paper (a smaller review than minireview with one clear hypothesis at the end). Your idea is yours. Putting them together into a hypothetical paper will allow your idea to blossom and potentially attract collaborations. Of course, you can put forward your idea for to test yourself. The choice is yours. NeurosciRN will provide you a platform for early writing-submission-rebuttal cycle while preparing you for your bigger story in a bigger paper.


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