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The Journal of Computational Neuroscience focuses on understanding brain function at the level of neurons and circuits via computational and model-based approaches that are tied to biology and are experimentally testable.

  • Publishes full-length original papers, as well as rapid communications, perspectives, and review articles.
  • Papers combining theoretical and experimental work are especially encouraged.
  • Papers reporting computational and/or statistical analysis, without a model, are not appropriate for this journal.
  • Papers reporting research utilizing machine learning or related methods to analyze neural data, but that do not address function, are not appropriate for this journal.
  • Prospective authors who are unsure of whether their manuscript is in the scope of the Journal are encouraged to contact one of the Editors in Chief prior to submission.

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  • Alain Destexhe,
  • Jonathan Victor
Impact factor
1.5 (2023)
5 year impact factor
1.7 (2023)
Submission to first decision (median)
5 days
176,891 (2023)

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  • New Article Type “Perspective” now open for submissions

    To provide a forum for authors to present new ideas, comment on published material, or re-interpret data, a new article type was set up at this journal: “Perspective”. Articles should be brief and timely, and of wide interest to the computational neuroscience community.

    The manuscript should not exceed 3000 words and 1 figure or table, and it should not report any new data, but could re-analyze existing data or propose a new interpretation of published data. A fast publication is expected.

    Read the Editors-in-Chief’s Editorial on “Perspectives”.

    Submit your paper here.

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