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Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Brain Structure and Function

Brain Structure and Function will be publishing a Special Issue on “Structure and Function of the Visual System”, guest edited by Hiromasa Takemura and Marcello Rosa.

Over the last few decades, the visual system has been arguably the most widely studied sensory system in mammalian brains. Much of the anatomy, topographic organization and functional response properties of the visual system are relatively well understood. However, the integration of this knowledge remains a challenge: in other words, how does the function of the visual system relate to underlying neuroanatomy?

Answering this question requires in-depth discussion of what we can learn from neuroanatomy to understand functional and computational aspects of visual processing, and collaborative efforts among visual neuroscientists who are experts in the use of different experimental techniques, in different mammals. This motivates us to organize a new Brain Structure and Function special issue, which will welcome manuscripts on studies aiming to address questions regarding structure-function relationships in the mammalian visual system. This volume will also be a venue for full-length review articles and topical mini-reviews.

Further information and contacting information about the scope of the special volume can be found at:


Manuscripts should be submitted via Editorial Manager
<http://www.editorialmanager.com/bsaf/default.aspx>. If you are interested in submitting your manuscript, we encourage you to send a pre-submission inquiry to handling editors. The pre-submission inquiry can be in the form of a short email stating the scope of the paper, and its proposed format (original research, full review, mini-review, historical review, etc.). Answers to the pre-submission inquiry will be focused on the alignment of the proposed paper with the volume topic, and will not remove the need of peer-review.

Initial deadline for submission: February 28th, 2021

Best regards,
Hiromasa Takemura and Marcello Rosa
Section Editor
Brain Structure and Function