“Neuroscience Imaging” is an international journal that publishes, four times per year, original, high-quality, peer-reviewed research on state-of-the-art-imaging in experimental and clinical neuroscience. The Journal focuses on advances in imaging and mapping strategies to study the brain's structure and function, as well as the relationship between them, ranging from the whole brain to the molecular and cellular tissue level in order to improve the understanding of normal and disease processes.
Studies of intact living organisms may be at the human, animal, cellular or molecular level, which advance our understanding of biological events in living systems and how these events relate to normal and pathological processes. Imaging modalities may include nuclear medicine techniques (SPECT and PET) and non-nuclear techniques such as MRI, MRS, CT, ultrasound, intravital microscopy, optical imaging, diffuse optical tomography, electromagnetic tomography and other methods which elucidate molecular and cellular mechanisms, accelerate understanding of biology, test efficacy of therapeutic interventions in intact living systems, and assess therapeutic outcomes.
While the ultimate goal of “Neuroscience Imaging” is to further improve our understanding of the human brain, papers utilizing animal models for the exploration of techniques and relevant biological insights are welcomed. The Journal strives to incorporate technological innovations as part of its publishing strategy and is committed to the publication of the highest quality papers and images, in both print and electronic media. The administration of the journal is integrative, mirroring the philosophy that neuroimaging is a multi-disciplinary science. Manuscript on technological advances relevant to imaging at the whole organism or cellular levels, which may, for example, involve genetic engineering of novel reporter genes or novel chemical probes to visualize events in vivo, are especially welcomed.
The mission of “Neuroscience Imaging” is to provide a forum for bridging the scientific exchange and interaction between molecular and cellular biologists with imaging scientists in an effort to stimulate scientific advancements in this important area of research. This Journal will serve both the scientific and clinical communities by disseminating novel results and concepts relevant to the biological study of normal and disease processes in both basic and translational studies ranging from mouse to man.