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Aims and Scope

A well-established journal in the field of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, Behavioral and Brain Functions welcomes manuscripts which provide insight into the neurobiological mechanisms underlying behavior and brain function, or dysfunction. The journal gives priority to manuscripts that combine both neurobiology and behavior in a non-clinical manner.

15 Years of Behavioral and Brain Functions

2020 marked a decade and a half since the launch of Behavioral and Brain Functions as a leader in the field of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.

Take a look back at fifteen years of research highlights here.


Featured article: Rapid acquisition of novel written word-forms

Novel word acquisition is generally believed to be a rapid process, essential for ensuring a flexible and efficient communication system; at least in spoken language, learners are able to construct memory traces for new linguistic stimuli after just a few exposures. However, such rapid word learning has not been systematically found in visual domain, with different confounding factors obscuring the orthographic learning of novel words. 

This study explored the changes in human brain activity occurring online, during a brief training with novel written word-forms using a silent reading task

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Behavioral and Brain Functions is a member of the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium. The Consortium is an alliance of neuroscience journals that have agreed to accept manuscript reviews from each other. If you submit a revision of your manuscript to another Consortium journal, we can forward the reviews of your manuscript to that journal, should you decide this might be helpful.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.7
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 4.1
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.024
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.181

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 9
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 183

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 526,762
    Altmetric mentions: 334