Brain and Neuroscience Advances

A society-owned journal at the forefront of fully open-access publishing.

Brain and Neuroscience Advances


Aims and scope

Brain and Neuroscience Advances is society-owned journal at the forefront of fully open-access publishing. The journal's mission of is to promote, on a multidisciplinary basis, the study of the development, structure and function of the neurosciences in health and disease. 

Brain and Neuroscience Advances publishes original research papers and reviews from all fields and disciplines of neuroscience, 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. 

We're delighted to that, as of March 2020, Brain and Neuroscience Advances is indexed in PubMed Central. This means all articles published in the journal are listed on databases such as PubMed and instantly accessible by the global science community.

Why publish with Brain and Neuroscience Advances?

  • Broad scope, multidisciplinary journal
  • High profile, expert international editorial board and high quality peer review
  • International gold open access journal with no barriers to access
  • Time from submission to decision of 20 days*, time from acceptance to publication of 20 days*
  • Introductory 50% discount on the article processing charge, and no page charges

*Working days


  1. Editor-in-Chief
  2. Senior Editors
  3. Editorial Board
  4. How to publish for free in Brain and Neuroscience Advances


Jeffrey W. Dalley is a Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Professorial Fellow and Director of Studies in Neuroscience and Psychology at St Catharine’s College in Cambridge, and an executive member of the Cambridge MRC/Wellcome Trust Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI).

Jeff is an alumnus of Otago University, New Zealand (Pharmacy: 1983-1986) and University College London (Ph.D: 1989-1992) with research interests spanning behavioural neuroscience, psychopharmacology, brain imaging, and neural vulnerability mechanisms in addiction. 

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Senior Editors

Dr James Ainge, University of St Andrews, UK

Professor David Bannerman, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Rebecca Elliot, University of Manchester, UK

Professor Sarah Guthrie, Sussex University, UK

Associate Professor Jess Nithianantharajah, University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Paul Phillips, University of Washington, US

Professor Clifton Ragsdale, Chicago University, USA 

Professor Narender Ramnani, Royal Holloway University of London, UK

Professor Linda J. Richards, The University of Washington, USA

Dr Guillaume Rousselet, University of Glasgow, UK - Registered Reports Editor

Dr Peter Rudebeck, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, US

Professor Clea Warburton, University of Bristol, UK

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Editorial Board

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How to publish for free in Brain and Neuroscience Advances

A number of institutions have Open Access Prepaid Accounts with SAGE, the publisher of Brain and Neuroscience Advances, whereby authors can recover the cost of article processing charges (APCs).

Find out if you are eligible by contacting your university librarian or open access coordinator to retrieve your institution’s Open Access Prepaid Account code for SAGE.

For librarians: To arrange an Open Access Prepaid Account with SAGE, please email

The list below is indicative of institutions which can cover publishing costs. Please click here to check the SAGE website for a fully up-to-date list.

UK Universities

  • Aston University, Birmingham
  • Cardiff University - The prepaid account is available for RCUK authors only. Cardiff authors that have COAF or no funding can still apply for their Open Access fees to be paid by invoice by emailing
  • Durham University - The University is only able to consider payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for RCUK-funded authors 
  • Lancaster University
  • Newcastle University
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • University College London - UCL is able to pay open access charges for RCUK/Wellcome/COAF funded authors. Limited funds are available for other UCL corresponding authors who are full members of staff or students where the funder does not cover open access charges. Contact for more information.
  • University of Birmingham - The University is only able to pay open access charges for RCUK/Wellcome/COAF funded authors, or for publication in fully open access journals. Contact for more information.
  • University of Bristol - The University is only able to pay open access charges for RCUK/Wellcome/COAF funded authors. Only RCUK authors are able to use the prepayment account. For non-RCUK funded research, please contact 
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Hull
  • University of Leeds - The University is only able to pay open access charges for RCUK/Wellcome/COAF funded authors.
  • University of Nottingham - If you are an affiliated author, please log in to the University's Workspace page for further information
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of St. Andrews
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Warwick
  • University of York


  • Colorado State, Ft. Collins  
  • Guelph University 
  • Manitoba University 
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Simon Fraser University 
  • UNC Greensboro 
  • UC Berkeley

The Netherlands 

Corresponding authors from VSNU Netherlands universities who publish in many of SAGE subscription titles will have their article made open access free of charge to the author from 2017 to 2019. Those corresponding authors publishing in fully gold open access journals may be entitled to a discount on their open access article processing charge. For more details, please visit the SAGE section on this website:

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