Frontiers in Neuroscience - A new open access neuroscience journal

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Frontiers in Neuroscience - A new open access neuroscience journal

Publish an article in the open access Frontiers in Neuroscience Journal Series.

Frontiers in Neuroscience is becoming one of the leading international publishers for open access journals devoted to Neuroscience. It is operated and driven by researchers for the purpose of publishing, and also to serve the general needs of our community.
The Frontiers Journal Series are open-access journals supported by the Frontiers Research Foundation, an international not-for-profit foundation based in Switzerland in the spirit of neutrality and guided by core principles.

The Frontiers Journal Series is not just another journal. It is a new approach to scientific publishing. As service to scientists, it is driven by researchers for researchers but it also serves the interests of the general public. Frontiers disseminates research in a tiered system that begins with original articles submitted to Specialty Journals. It evaluates research truly democratically and objectively based on the reading activity of the scientific communities and the public. And it drives the most outstanding and relevant research up to the next tier journals, the Field Journals.

Frontiers at a Glance
Frontiers is

  • a printed and online journal series
  • the first tiered journal series working from specific to general
  • distilling scientific excellence and social relevance of research
  • a novel author service
  • a journal series for researchers by researchers
  • promoting scientific discovery worldwide
  • employing state-of-the-art internet technologies

Frontiers supports

  • equal opportunity knowledge generation and sharing
  • free dissemination of scientific research
  • scientific excellence
  • rapid, thorough and efficient reviews
  • a democratic system for judging articles
  • awards for great and relevant research that climbs the tiers

Vision
The prosperity of society requires all people - without borders or discrimination - to have free and easy access to knowledge. The grand vision of
Frontiers
is a world where all people have equal opportunity to seek, share and create knowledge.

Mission

The mission of
Frontiers
is to serve scholarly researchers worldwide and provide an equal opportunity publishing platform.
Frontiers
aims to promote and disseminate scholarly research to all people in all countries.

The Frontiers Research Foundation upholds the rights of Authors, address their needs and provides Authors a rapid, convenient, unbiased, and comprehensive publishing environment with prestige being guaranteed by the highest quality constructive peer-review and by an
evaluation system
that involves the entire research community.

To fulfill its mission
Frontiers
applies the most advanced internet technologies to bring scholarly publishing into a new generation.

Objectives
To provide a new publishing system that

  • drives an increase in the quality of science world-wide
  • disseminates science freely
  • distills academic excellence
  • delivers the most outstanding and relevant science to the public
  • provide a new academic model for review

Evaluation and recognition for Authors that is

  • rapid & efficient
  • fair & constructive
  • rigorous & prestigious

To provide a new business model of serving Authors that:

  • serves publishing needs of researchers
  • obtains sponsors to support open access research publishing

Quality
Each
Frontiers
article is a landmark of the highest quality, due to true collaborative interactions between Authors and the highest quality Reviewers.
Frontiers
recognizes the immense importance of the potential impact of published research on future research and society and therefore does not support superficial review, light review or no review publishing models. Research knowledge must be validated by peers before entering the stream of knowledge that will eventually reach the public and shape society.
Frontiers
therefore supports the highest quality reviews and operates according to the novel
Frontiers Academic Model
that applies a rigorous, but unbiased
Frontiers Review System
, a separated online, automated and global
Frontiers Evaluation System
and
Frontiers Distillation System
as well as the
Frontiers Recognition System
to reward the most outstanding research selected by the entire community.

Open Access
Frontiers'
philosophy is that all research is for the benefit of mankind. It is enabled by society and should be returned to all people without borders or discrimination. That is why
Frontiers
provides open and free access to all of its publications.

For more information on the open access movement click
here

Copyright Statement
All articles published in
Frontiers
are open-access articles subject to an exclusive license agreement between the Authors and the Frontiers Research Foundation, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original Authors and the source are credited.

Jitendra Sinha
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I checked the link of the

I checked the link of the Frontiers, provided by you but was not able to find out its impact factor. Can you let me know how to find it out?

Arvind Singh Pundir
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Jiten wrote: I checked the

Jiten wrote:

I checked the link of the Frontiers, provided by you but was not able to find out its impact factor. Can you let me know how to find it out?

Hi jiten
 i think as its an free to access open journal so they don't count the visit to this journal therefore not calculating the IMPACT FACTOR
 

Arvind Singh Pundir
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i enquired to frontier

i enquired to frontier  research foundation and they replied that ,Frontiers is in the process of being indexed by Web of Science/ISI, it takes 2 years to receive the impact factor.
for any querry contact

Frontiers Research Foundation
editorial.office@frontiersin.org
www.frontiersin.org
 

hilltrekker
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It is for free access but do

It is for free access but do authors have to pay for publication as is there with many other journals? 

Fraser Moss
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it is a new journal

it is a new journal
It takes at least 2/3 years to develop an impact factor and even then it's preliminary
As for publication fees here is the info

Frontiers is dedicated to providing global access to the highest quality research papers. In order to achieve this, articles are first subjected to the peer review process and are then edited, published and evaluated in terms of their scientific excellence and their social relevance.

To enable open access to all articles, Frontiers has adopted an author-pay model as a starting point whereby authors or research sponsors cover the costs associated with the review and subsequent publication of their articles. Frontiers will strive to keep costs as low as possible to ensure that publication costs do not become an obstacle to publishing.

Author Fees

 Article Type
Community Fee
Frontiers Subsidy
Publishing Fee
Frontiers Subsidy
Total Fee

 Tier 1 Frontiers Speciality Journal

Original Research Article
€400
100%
€1,600
25%
€1,200

 

Hypothesis and Theory article
€400
100%
€1,600
25%
€1,200

 

Perspective article
€400
100%
€1,600
25%
€1,200

 

Method Article
€400
100%
€1,600
25%
€1,200

 

Review Article
€400
100%
€1,600
25%
€1,200

 

Special Topic article
€400
100%
€1,600
44%
€900

 

Frontiers Commentary
Free

 

General Commentary
Free

 

Book Review
Free

 

Opinion article
Free

 

Technology report
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 Tier 2 Frontiers Field Journal (invited articles only)

Focused Review
Free

 

Frontiers Commentary
Free

 

  (in EURO)
Community Fee
Frontiers Subsidy
Publishing Fee
Frontiers Subsidy
TotalFee

  Author 2009 Fees
€400
100%
€1,600
25%
€1’200

  Editor 2009 Fees
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 
 
 
 
 

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Additional €50/page charge after 12 printed pages.
Special discount for Frontiers Associate Editors

 Article Type
Community Fee
Frontiers Subsidy
Publishing Fee
Frontiers Subsidy
Total Fee

 Tier 1 Frontiers Speciality Journal

Original Research Article
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 

Hypothesis and Theory article
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 

Perspective article
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 

Method Article
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 

Review Article
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 

Special Topic article
€400
100%
€1,600
55%
€720

 

Frontiers Commentary
Free

 

General Commentary
Free

 

Book Review
Free

 

Opinion article
Free

 

Technology report
€400
100%
€1,600
40%
€960

 Tier 2 Frontiers Field Journal (invited articles only)

Focused Review
Free

 

Frontiers Commentary
Free

 

Additional €50/page charge after 12 printed pages.

Community Fee
The Community Fee is currently fully subsidized by Frontiers Research Foundation for articles submitted by any Authors or Frontiers Editors. The Community Fee adds to a pool of funds which is used in general to support the highest quality Frontiers Review Service and specifically to award prizes to Chief and Associate Editors for their work on the articles.

Publishing Fee
A Publishing Fee of €1'600 is the full charge to cover the costs associated with editing, publishing, archiving, and evaluation of the article as well as maintaining the most advanced Internet site in online publishing and supporting the Frontiers Academic Environment. The Publishing Fee in 2009 will be subsidized by 40% for all articles submitted by Frontiers Editors (who are the corresponding author on the article) and by 25% for articles submitted by any other Authors.

Unlike other journals, there are no extra hidden costs in Frontiers. For example, Frontiers does not charge for color figures which typically cost about $500-$1000 per figure in most subscription-based journals. Further, if your article is selected by the Frontiers Evaluation System to be published in a higher tier Frontiers journal, further publication costs will be borne by Frontiers.

Frontiers Publishing Grant - Waivers
Authors who can demonstrate their inability to bear the publication costs may apply to the Frontiers Research Foundation for a Frontiers Publishing Grant, which may cover all or part of the Community and Publishing Fees. This grant will be considered if the article is accepted for publication. The grant may allow for a full waiver or a part waiver depending on the financial capability of all the authors on the paper.

Valid reasons for granting a complete or partial waiver include:

  1. up to 100% waiver if the corresponding author is from a country with small economy (total 2005 GDP less than US $100 billion) or that is in the World Bank's low income categories (see this reference or download the Country classification table).
  2. up to 50% waiver if the corresponding author is from a country with medium economy or that is in the World Bank's lower-middle income categories (see this reference or download the Country classification table).
  3. up to 100% waiver if the corresponding author is the only one that can make the payment and the grant or institution supporting the research does not support open access charges.

The authors should provide the name of the grant/institution and a short explanatory paragraph why the processing fees cannot be afforded to editorial.office@frontiersin.org.

What the Fees Cover

  1. Frontiers maintains the most advanced internet sites in on-line publishing and strives to continuously develop new technologies and services to serve you better.
  2. Frontiers awards our Field Chief Editors, Specialty Chief Editors and Associate Editors for their collaboration and effort on each article.
  3. Frontiers also provides numerous benefits and awards to our Associate and Review Editors to acknowledge their hard work in helping your article to reach a gold standard.

  4. Frontiers dedicates a substantial amount of the fees for the Frontiers Recognition System to reward successful authors.
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  6. Frontiers covers the publishing costs of tier-rising articles.
  7. Frontiers pays highly qualified professional Copy Editors to provide you with the highest quality article.
  8. Frontiers pays professional Graphic and Publishing Editors to format your article and produce the highest quality html and pdf article.
  9. Frontiers pays expert Informatics Editors to publish your article in the internet as well as to advertise and link your article to the most appropriate sites in order to maximize the impact of your article in strategic circles.
  10. Frontiers submits your article to citation tracking internet sites such as Google Scholar, MicroScholar, etc so that the citation impact of your article can be tracked fully.
  11. Frontiers pays XML editors to make your article PubMed compatible and submits your article to PubMed for indexing.
  12. Frontiers maintains an editorial staff and IT staff dedicated to supporting your publishing needs.
  13. Frontiers provides the highest possible secure servers and server technology for the electronic publication of your articles.
  14. Frontiers promotes free dissemination of research and subsidizes publishing costs for those researchers who cannot afford the publishing costs.
Shampa
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The quality of the journal is

The quality of the journal is good but the costs are very high. I want to know what is the rule/ regulation for writing a commentary on a research article/ review published in the article.