OA Neurosciences

ISSN 2054-7358

Now Accepting Submissions


OA Neurosciences is a multidisciplinary open access 'open peer reviewed' journal that publishes basic and clinical research concerning all aspects of the neurosciences including:

Molecular      Cellular      Developmental

Systems      Behavioural     Cognitive



OA Neurosciences is committed to publishing high quality 'peer reviewed' manuscripts that illustrate the most important and 'cutting edge' developments in all areas of neuroscience. Uniquely in the neuroscience field, the journal will publish negative results if well confirmed.


About OA Neurosciences

OA Neurosciences welcomes: original research studies, editorials, hypothesis, short communications, methodology, critical reviews, reviews and meeting reports.

Open peer-review process: OA Neurosciences will publish the names of the peer-reviewers on its website.

Carmen project: OA Neurosciences will archive the primary data of its publications in the Carmen project for further (meta) analysis.

Experimental data conditions: these data are now a welcome and will be published in the materials and methods section of the studies.

Peer-review process: the whole history will be available for external review.

Negative results: will be welcomed by OA Neurosceinces.


Indexing and Archiving

This journal has adopted the following models:

- Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 2.0 UK)

- Publication Integrity and Ethics (P.I.E.) Guidelines

- Ethical Rules of Disclosure of the Association for Medical Ethics (AME)

- ICMJE Recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE)

- Editorial Policy Statements of the Council of Science Editors (CSE)


Tracked/indexed by:

Google Scholar, EZB Nutzeranfragen, RoMEO, CrossRef, CNKI, J-Gate


OAPL (UK) archiving provider: British Library


Distance Learning Courses

Our publisher has negotiated a discount for its editors, reviewers and authors to undertake (distant learning- fully online) short courses related to research integrity and publication ethics, law and medical ethics, research governance, good ethical practice, leadership and management. These courses are approved by the Publication Integrity & Ethics. 


Association for Medical Ethics

The Association for Medical Ethics promotes the care of patients absent of any consideration of financial gain or loss based on choice of surgical equipment, implant, manufacturer, hospital or surgery center.

OAPL has adopted the Ethical Rules of Disclosure of the Association for Medical Ethics for all its journals.


Publication Integrity & Ethics (π)

A UK-based not-for-profit organization promoting integrity and ethics in the publishing sector through its guidelines and code of conduct.
P.I.E.'s main aim is to pave the way for a better publishing ethical environment that sets out the standards of a good and ethical editorial behaviour.
Whilst P.I.E. (π) promotes editorial freedom, at the same time, it also ensures that this freedom is not violated by editorial misconduct and plagiarism.


OAPL ethics statements

OAPL authors may choose to include the

OAPL standard ethics statements

in their submitted articles. It is assumed that all submitted original research studies, research studies, hypothesis, methodologies, short communications, case studies, case reports & case series have been conducted to the highest ethical standards.



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OAPL (UK) Code of Conduct for Editors

OAPL (UK) Press Centre- Publishing Director

OAPL (UK) Press Centre- Senior Editors

OAPL (UK) appeals process


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OAPL standards of reporting

OAPL (UK) and its journals support the following reporting guidelines for specific study designs:

CONSORT: Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

STARD: STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies

PRISMA: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

STROBE: STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology

MOOSE: Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology

MIBBI: Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations

ICTRP: International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews