Announcing Dr Kate Baker as new Co-Editor-in-Chief of the BNA journal

28th Nov 2022

We are delighted to anounce Dr Kate Baker will be joining Professor Jeff Dalley as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the British Neuroscience Association's (BNA) journal, Brain and Neuroscience Advances.

Dr Kate Baker's new role as Co-Editor-in-Chief will ensure the BNA can keep widening the scope and readership of the journal and continue to grow Brain and Neuroscience Advances as a society-based journal at the forefront of fully open-access publishing.Kate Baker

Kate brings a wealth of experience to the role. She is currently a Programme Leader Track at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge and is also an Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics at Cambridge University Hospital, and an affiliate PI of the Academic Department of Medical Genetics.  Prior to this she completed her medical and research training at Oxford, UCL and Cambridge. In addition, Kate serves on the Epilepsy Research UK and Cerebra Scientific Advisory Committees, the Cambrige NIHR BioResource's Scientific Advisory Board, and the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium.

Speaking about the role, Dr Kate Baker said: "I’m thrilled to be joining Brain and Neuroscience Advances at an exciting time in the journal's journey and to be helping grow such an inclusive and credible society-run journal. I'm looking forward to further strengthening the journal's position and reach within the scientific community, as well as working with such a talented and commited Editorial Board and authors."

Journal Co-Editor-in-Chief, Professor Jeff Dalley, also commented: "I am delighted to have the opportunity of working with Kate as co-Editor-in-Chief. Kate brings an exceptional set of skills and expertise that will be hugely valuable as we look to strengthen our position as a fully open access society owned journal."   


About Brain and Neuroscience Advances  


Support your career, your society and your sector by publishing in Brain and Neuroscience Advances.

Brain and Neuroscience Advances is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal, which is indexed in PubMed Central and publishes high quality translational and clinical articles from all neuroscience disciplines; including molecular, cellular, systems, behavioural and cognitive investigations.

The journal welcomes submissions in basic, translational and/or clinical neuroscience. Research papers should present novel, empirical results that are expected to be of interest to a broad spectrum of neuroscientists working in the laboratory, field or clinic. 

Additonal features of publishing in Brain and Neuroscience Advances include:

  • Highly affordable article processing charge (APC), and no page charges
  • Wholly society-owned journal, published in partnership with SAGE
  • Time from submission to decision of working 20 days, time from acceptance to publication of 20 working days
  • Range of article types to choose between:
    • Original Article
    • Reviews
    • Short Reports
    • Guidelines paper
    • Registered Reports
    • Journal Club
  • Range of innovative publishing practices designed to support the most credible neuroscience:
    • Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines
    • Open Science Badges
    • Publishing null results
    • Transparent contribution reporting: CRediT taxonomy
    • Registered Reports
    • Publication of preregistered studies

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