Brain and Behavior is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal, providing rapid publication of quality research across neurology, neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry. The journal will publish quality research reports that enhance understanding of the brain and behavior.
Brain and Behavior will give rapid consideration to papers in all areas of clinical and basic research. Molecular, cellular, systems and population-level research in humans and animal models are welcome. The journal will consider empirical and theoretical submissions in areas including but not limited to mechanisms and treatment of all neurological diseases and psychiatric disorders, behavioral and cognitive science, neuronal and glial cell biology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroimmunology, neuropathology, computational neuroscience, functional and structural neuroimaging, neurogenetics and psychiatric genetics, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychiatry of affective and cognitive disorders, epidemiology, emerging technologies and new research methods, translational research, neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and developmental, cognitive, and social psychology.
Brain and Behavior features original research articles, reviews, methods papers, editorials, and commentaries. Original research papers must report well-conducted research with conclusions supported by the data presented in the paper.
Brain and Behavior publishes papers submitted directly to the journal and those referred from a select group of prestigious journals published by Wiley-Blackwell. List available here.
Brain and Behavior is a Wiley Open Access journal, one of a new series of peer-reviewed titles publishing quality research with speed and efficiency. For further information visit the Wiley Open Access website
Open Access and Copyright
All articles published by Brain and Behavior are fully open access: immediately freely available to read, download and share. All Brain and Behavior articles are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Copyright on any research article in a journal published by Brain and Behavior is retained by the author(s). Authors grant Wiley a license to publish the article and identify itself as the original publisher. Authors also grant any third party the right to use the article freely as long as its integrity is maintained and its original authors, citation details and publisher are identified. Further information about open access license and copyright can be found here.
Peer review policy
Brain and Behavior maintains the highest standards of peer review while increasing the efficiency of the process. All research articles published in the journal will undergo full peer review, key characteristics of which are:
• All research articles are initially evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors; articles found appropriate for the Journal will be reviewed by at least two suitably qualified experts.
• All publication decisions are made by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors on the basis of the reviews provided.
• Members of the editorial boards lend insight, advice and guidance to the editors generally and assist in decision making on specific submissions.
• The internal managing editor and editorial assistant provide administrative support to ensure Brain and Behavior maintains the integrity of peer re