[For Members] News from JNS

New Editorial Board of Neuroscience Research

Since its founding in 1984 by its first Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Masao Ito, Neuroscience Research has served as the official journal of the Japan Neuroscience Society, publishing papers from around the world that share new research, impactful ideas and timely commentaries that shape the field. Given this long and distinguished history, I am honored to have been selected as the next Editor-in-Chief, following in the footsteps of Drs. Tadaharu Tsumoto, Atsushi Iriki and, most recently, Hiroyuki Kamiguchi, as our journal nears its 40th birthday. As my first act in this role, I would like to thank the outgoing Editorial and Advisory Board members for all their work to consistently grow and improve the journal. While the journal’s policies and mission will remain unchanged in the next term, I will be modifying the organization of the sections of Neuroscience Research to reflect current trends in the field. While our Development/Repair Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Cognition and Behavior, Neurochemistry and Neurosciences of Disease sections will remain, we will integrate Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience into a single section and establish a new section, Tools, Computation and Theory to handle the growing number of submissions in these disciplines.
A journal is only as effective as its editorial board, volunteers that ensure rigorous, fair and rapid review of your submissions. Thus, I am delighted to introduce the new editorial board, listed below with asterisks indicating the Section Editors, who will assume these duties from this January. We welcome 20 new Associate Editors, who together with our returning board bring a global and broad range of expertise to the journal. Moreover, I am delighted to announce that they represent our most diverse group of editors to date, hailing from 13 countries and with 40% female membership, better reflecting the demographic of our authors, readers and society. I would also like to welcome two new members of our Advisory Board, Dr. Peter Dayan and Dr. Hiroyuki Kamiguchi (former Editor-in-Chief), as well as a new Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Ayako M. Watabe, all of who’s advice will be invaluable to the journal’s continued success.
For the last four decades Neuroscience Research has relied on the support of you, the members of the Japan Neuroscience Society, for the submission of the high-quality research and commentaries that fill our pages, for your timely and thoughtful work as referees and for your willingness to read, cite and provide feedback on our published work. I thank you for that support and sincerely hope this will continue going forward. Additionally, we will also continue to publish special issues that highlight work on important and emerging topics, so I strongly encourage you to contact us at editnsr@jnss.org if you are interested in guest-editing a themed issue in the coming years. I look forward to your submissions, feedback and advice on how to ensure that Neuroscience Research continues to serve the needs of the members of JNS now and going forward.
Thomas J. McHugh
Editor-in-Chief, Neuroscience Research
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Thomas McHugh
Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Ayako Watabe
Advisory Board
Peter Dayan, Sheena Josselyn, Hiroyuki Kamiguchi, Carol Mason, Mu-ming Poo, Li-Huei Tsai
Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience
Toshihisa Ohtsuka*, Natsumi Ageta-Ishihara, Hiroko Bannai, Angelique Bordey, Marta Hallak,
Itaru Imayoshi, Koutarou Kimura, Erin Schuman , Esther Stoeckli, Sayaka Takemoto-Kimura, Keiko Tanaka-Yamamoto, Dan Ohtan Wang
Development/Repair Neuroscience
Takuji Iwasato*, Toshiyuki Araki, Gordon Fishell, Zhigang He, Chiaki Ohtaka-Maruyama,
Linda Richards, Aya Takeoka, Yumiko Yoshimura
Sensory and Motor Systems
Yukari Ohki*, Izumi Fukunaga, Makio Kashino, Maria Morrone, Yves Rossetti, Tomohiko Takei, Hirokazu Tanaka, Keisuke Yonehara
Cognition and Behavior
Shinsuke Suzuki*, Hailan Hu, Takashi Kitamura, Kae Nakamura, Takuya Sasaki,
Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi, Naotsugu Tsuchiya
Rieko Muramatsu*, Kenji Hashimoto, Shinya Ohara, Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath, Makoto Tsuda,
Keiji Wada
Neuroscience of Disease
Akiko Hayashi-Takagi*, Hideyuki Takeuchi*, Koji Yamanaka*, Takafumi Hasegawa, Eunjoon Kim,
Ken-ichiro Kubo,Taku Nagai, Yoshitaka Nagai, Jin Nakahara, Minae Niwa, Akira Sawa, Takashi Shichita, Taisuke Tomita, Hidenori Yamasue
Tools, Computation and Theory
Keiichi Kitajo*, Akihiro Funamizu, Makoto Sato