FAQ

Below you can find a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with associated answers, that apply to any topic related to the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition. Please click on the question of your choice and the corresponding answer will appear.

Do you have a question that is not listed here? Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more than willing to provide further information if requested.

Who is in the editorial board?

The current editorial board consists of eight Neuroscience and Cognition Master's students. The current editorial board presents itself here.

How does the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition work?

The Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition is an internal report of the Master Programme “Neuroscience and Cognition” of the Utrecht University (NL).The goal of the journal is to familiarize its students with the process of submitting and reviewing articles to a scientific journal to get a first grasp of the world of publishing.

How can I become an author?

All current Neuroscience and Cognition master students have the opportunity to contribute to the journal by submitting different article types, such as articles based on internship projects, articles based on master theses, book reviews, research highlights and methodology articles. All the submitted content will be subjected to the peer-review process, mediated by fellow students active within the same research field or the editorial board itself. Based on the commentaries of the reviewers, the editorial board has the privilege to choose which contributions eventually will be published in the journal.

How can I become a reviewer?

All persons affiliated with the Master Neuroscience and Cognition can sign up to become a reviewer. For more information, click here.

How do I submit my piece?

You can submit your article via the submission page on this website. Please read the guidelines before submitting.

Will my article be accepted?

The main purpose of the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition is to help students with academic writing skills and acquaint them with publishing procedures. Therefore, we try to accommodate as many of the submitted articles as possible and give you feedback on how to improve your article for obtaining the highest quality. Nonetheless, we can not guarantee all articles will be published, depending of the final quality after suggested revisions.

What length should my article be?

The guidelines give a clear overview of the conditions your article has to meet before submitting.

How to submit figures and/or tables?

All specifications of figures and tables can be found in the guidelines for articles that generally include figures and tables.

What picture should I submit with my book review?

A book review has to be accompanied by a picture of the cover of that book. This picture should be of high quality.

How should my references be formatted?

The references in articles published in the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition should be formatted according to neuron/cell journal style. The guidelines for your article give a clear overview of the conditions your article has to meet before submitting, also regarding the reference style.

Where can I find the agreement forms and where should they be send?

Agreement forms can be found here and should be filled in by your supervisor. Subsequently, they have to be sent back to the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition together with your article at journal@neuroscience-cognition.org

Where can I find the regulations and policy of the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition?

The journal's regulations and policy can be found here.

How can I get my own copy of the journal?

Everyone involved in the Master Programme Neuroscience and Cognition of Utrecht University (i.e. students, supervisors, lecturers etc.) is eligible for receiving a copy of the journal during the Release Party organised semi-annually, in spring and in fall. You can also apply for a copy via our contact page. This can also be done for the previous issue; please indicate so on the form. Earlier editions can only be viewed online via the website's archive.

When are the current deadlines?

The deadline(s) for submission of the different article types and/or submission of the reviewers form will be corresponded to the concerning people via email.

How to advertise in the Journal of Neuroscience and Cognition?

We offer several different opportunities for (potential) sponsorts to contribute to the journal. For example, institutional/company logos can be put in the journal's upcoming issue or on this website, as can be done with particular advertisements. If you are interested, please contact us to discuss these opportunities.

Where can I find the overview of all seminars?

We offer an overview, which is hopefully as complete and accurate as possible, of all the seminars given within the field of neuroscience and cognition on the website's seminar page. This concerns only the seminars given in the Netherlands.

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