About the Journal

Aims and Scope

Neuroanatomy and Behaviour (ISSN: 2652-1768) is a free open access peer reviewed journal for behavioural neuroscience research. We publish research and review articles investigating neural processes or how these influence behaviour. These can take a broad range of approaches, from studies of neural anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and animal behaviour to human psychology, computational studies, and theoretical neuroscience. We hope that the scientific advances published in the journal will advance our understanding of normal and dysfunctional neural and psychological processes with the potential to contribute to advances in healthcare for mental disorders and neurological diseases. As a free open access journal, authors retain copyright, articles are licensed for reuse, and there are no fees for authors or readers.

Neuroanatomy and Behaviour supports evidence-based medicine. We do not publish studies using complementary and alternative medicines, such as homeopathy, acupuncture, or naturopathy.

Neuroanatomy and Behaviour recognises the importance of both animal models and human trials in advancing our understanding of neuroscience and mental health. We welcome studies using animal subjects and human participants subject to their compliance with accepted ethical procedures and principles.

Free Open Access

No Fees or Charges

There are no compulsory fees for authors or readers in this journal.

Authors do not have to pay submission fees, acceptance or article processing charges, withdrawal fees, page charges, or fees for figures or tables.

Readers do not have to register or subscribe in order to access content.

As a free open access journal, we have no intention of introducing publication or subscription fees for authors or readers.

Copyright and Licensing

Authors are asked to grant the publisher a license to be first publisher of the work and to apply an appropriate public license that enables the free use of their work for scholarly, medical research, and other non-profit or charitable purposes. Authors retain copyright and no restrictions are placed on the authors' own use of their work. Articles will be published under a licensing arrangement of the authors' choice, as outlined in the publisher's Copyright and Fair Dealing policy.

Reviewer and Editor Recognition

Reviewers and Editors can claim credit for their service work with external providers Publons (Clarivate Analytics) and ReviewerCredits. Use of these external commercial services is optional.

Recognition on Publons can be obtained by forwarding review acknowledgement emails and editor decision letters to the appropriate address. Editorial board memberships can be claimed by adding the affiliation and emailing the journal's support contact to verify the board membership on Publons.

Recognition on ReviewerCredits requires users to login to ReviewerCredits and submit their review details. Once this is done, email the journal's support contact so that it can be verified.

Indexing and Digital Preservation

We are always working to improve the indexing and discoverability of the journal. We are currently indexed by or registered with the following services:

- Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE)
- Crossref
- Dimensions
- Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Google Scholar
- Internet Archive - Text Archive - Scholar/Fatcat - Wayback Machine
- National Library of Australia (Trove)
- OpenAIRE
- Open Archives Initiative
- OAI Registry at UIUC
- PKP Index
- Scilit (MDPI)
- Scite.ai
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
- WorldCat

Digital preservation is an essential function of publishers. In the short-term, we use off-site digital server backups combined with a publicly available archive of the journal on Github and a static mirror. We achieve long-term digital preservation by encouraging all authors to archive their final published PDFs in their institutional and disciplinary repositories (e.g. PsychArchives), engaging with Australian legal deposit requirements, and through digital archiving agencies. We currently participate in the PKP Preservation Network, which is a member of the Keepers Registry, and Portico, which is a Keepers Registry member and a TRAC-certified digital preservation archive. Issues archived with the National Library of Australia and State Library Victoria can be accessed through Trove. Our archival status can be verified via the Keepers Registry.