Springer announces launch of Brain Imaging and Behavior

New journal for neuropsychology and other clinical neurosciences

Springer will launch Brain Imaging and Behavior in 2007. The journal will be of broad interest to researchers and clinicians in fields concerned with brain/behavior relationships such as neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, radiology, rehabilitation and cognitive neuroscience.

Brain Imaging and Behavior will provide a forum for the discussion of discoveries, advances and controversies in the field of functional brain imaging. It will publish innovative, clinically relevant research using neuroimaging approaches and emphasize studies that reveal the mechanisms underlying the disorders of higher brain function relevant to diagnosis, treatment monitoring and disease prevention. The quarterly, peer-reviewed journal will contain original research, critical reviews, short communications, news sections and letters to the editor. As an added feature, every issue will contain full-color functional and structural brain images. Dr. Andrew Saykin, Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology, and Computer Science at Dartmouth Medical School and College in New Hampshire, USA, will be Editor-in-Chief.

"We expect Brain Imaging and Behavior to become an important source of innovative research for the broad clinical neuroscience community," said Dr. Saykin. "It will emphasize integrative and translational studies that place imaging results in context, including everything from clinical symptoms and cognitive changes to genetic tests and other biomarkers that reflect cellular and molecular processes."

Janice Stern, publishing editor at Springer, said, "The purpose of Brain Imaging and Behavior is to determine which brain imaging studies should be brought directly to the clinical neuroscience community. It will help direct the flow of information to the medical specialists, so that patients benefit most. As the only journal emphasizing clinically oriented brain imaging studies geared to neuropsychologists and related disciplines, it will fill a gap in the publishing market."

Springer will publish Brain Imaging and Behavior in both print and electronic formats. It will be available via SpringerLink, Springer's online information platform and will include Online FirstTM, a feature where articles are published online before they appear in print. In addition, it will offer all authors, via the Springer Open Choice program, the option of publishing their articles using the open access model (www.springer.com/openchoice).

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Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of scientific and specialist literature. It is the second-largest publishing group in the science, technology and medicine (STM) sector and the largest business-to-business publisher in the German-language area. The group owns 70 publishing houses, together publishing a total of 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new books a year. The group operates in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA and Asia, and has some 5,000 employees. In 2005, it generated annual sales of around EUR 838 million.


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