Our circadian rhythms tell us when it’s time to sleep and energize us at different times of the day; evidence suggests it also plays a role in the development of diseases such as cancer. Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of a new open access journal that will publish latest research on sleep and circadian rhythms.
Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, a new open access journal, will help understand better the role of sleep and circadian rhythms. Publishing research in this field will help to create new approaches for treating sleep disorders that have a negative impact on millions of people. The journal is now open for submissions.
Editor-in-Chief Professor Mark R. Opp, Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research, UW Medicine Research & Education Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology, at the University of Washington, USA, explained why the launch of the new journal is timely and significant.
"Although the importance of interactions between sleep and circadian rhythms is increasingly recognized, existing journals focus on these research areas as if they are independent processes,” he said.
"The time is ripe for the fields of sleep and circadian rhythms to have a journal that is dedicated to cross-fostering these disciplines. We aim to build a community of ownership for Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms such that the effort of those who spend their valuable time advancing the field and contributing to the success of the journal is rewarded."
A multidisciplinary journal, Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms publishes articles on basic, translational and clinical research into sleep. It focuses on the mechanisms of sleep/wake and circadian regulation at the molecular and systems level, as well as research into the function of sleep. One of the key aims of the journal is to translate basic research findings to understand and treat sleep and circadian disorders.
The journal will publish open access papers online and will be rolled out in Elsevier’s brand new electronic submission and review system EVISE®. The journal will follow the Article Based Publishing scheme, allowing papers to appear fully citable online just shortly after acceptance.
Toby Charkin, Executive Publisher responsible for Elsevier’s cognitive & behavioural neuroscience journals, said, "We are very excited about the launch of this new open access journal, which we believe will foster increased cross-collaboration between the fields of sleep and circadian rhythms and help to distribute this vital research to a broader audience."
To view the full Press Release click here: http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/uncovering-the-secrets-of-sleep-and-circadian-rhythm
TheJournal of Circadian Rhythmsis accepting submissions for publication for 2018.
TheJournal of Circadian Rhythmsis an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that publishes research articles dealing with circadian and nycthemeral (daily) rhythms in living organisms, including processes associated with photoperiodism and daily torpor. Thejournal includes both basic and applied research at any level of biological organization (molecular, cellular, organic, organismal, and populational). Studies of daily rhythms in environmental factors that directly affect circadian rhythms are also pertinent.
TheJournal of Circadian Rhythmsis indexed in PubMed, the Web of Science/Thomson and Scopus. The journal has been publishing since 2003 having received 33,730 page views in 2017 alone.
TheJournal of Circadian Rhythmspublishes as soon as articles are ready. There is no delay in research being released. Submissions can be sent throughout the year. The journal’s average submission to acceptance time in 2017 was 56 days.
We accept online submissions via our journal website. See our Author Guidelines for further information. Alternatively, please contact the editor for more information.
Until mid June 2018, the JCR will be publishing with reduced APCs at £400. From 16th June 2018, the APCs will be fixed at the rate of £500.
Thank you to reviewers
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the peer reviewers who gave their time and expertise during 2017 to help ensure that theJournal of Circadian Rhythmscontinues to publish rigorously tested research. As always, we are extremely appreciative of the efforts put in to ensure that high academic quality is maintained.
Editor in Chief:
Roberto Refinetti, Boise State University, United States
Posted on 30 Jan 2018More Announcements