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Edited By:Bruce R. Ransom and Helmut Kettenmann

Vol 65(12 Issues in 2017 )

Print ISSN: 0894-1491

Online ISSN: 1098-1136

Impact Factor: 6.200

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GLIA is a peer-reviewed journal, which publishes articles dealing with all aspects of glial structure and function. This includes all aspects of glial cell biology in health and disease.

Launched in 1988, GLIA quickly rose to its current position as the number one journal in glial research. The journal publishes both original research articles and critical review papers; authors interested in contributing a review-type article should contact the Editorial Office to discuss the scope of the proposed article with the Editors-in-Chief.

In addition to regular issues, the journal also publishes Special Issues on hot topics within glial research, or assembles collections of related published papers in Virtual Issues. Visit the dedicated webpage to browse past Special and Virtual Issues of GLIA.

Advantages of Publishing in GLIA

Reach a Multidisciplinary Audience of Dedicated Biomedical Researchers. GLIA, the journal that launched the field of glial research, remains the journal of choice for neuroscientists, neurobiologists, neurologists, cell and developmental biologists, anatomists, pathologists, and neurochemists, looking for the most comprehensive coverage in this area of study.

Secure Rapid Online Publication through Early View. Articles are published online in Early View as soon as they are ready. These articles are fully citable using the DOI. Inclusion in an issue of GLIA follows shortly thereafter, at which time full citation data (i.e., volume, issue, and page numbers) become available.

Access a State-of-the-Art Submission System. GLIA offers online manuscript submission and peer-review via ScholarOne Manuscripts, a user-friendly system making manuscript submission and tracking quick, easy, and secure.

Attain High Visibility. GLIA is available online through Wiley Online Library, Wiley’s publishing platform. Wiley Online Library has more than 29 million user sessions per year.

Join in an Intellectual Partnership with Wiley. Publishing at Wiley is truly a collaborative process. We value the long-term relationships we have with our authors, and we are committed to maintaining the standard of excellence that has been essential to Wiley's success for over two centuries.