Molecular Brain - The New Online Journal for Neuroscientists


Staff member
Nov 16, 2015
From the Editorial Board of:

Molecular Brain

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that Molecular Brain has now been launched and is freely available online.

Molecular Brain is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that encompasses all aspects of studies on the nervous system at the molecular, cellular, and systems level providing a forum for scientists to communicate their findings.

We are dedicated to the ever-expanding field of neuroscience. Molecular Brain aims at publishing high quality articles as rapidly as possible. The journal will cover a broad spectrum of neuroscience ranging from molecular/cellular to behavioral/cognitive neuroscience and from basic to clinical research. Molecular Brain will publish not only research articles, but also methodology articles, editorials, reviews, and short reports. It will be a premier platform for neuroscientists to exchange their ideas with researchers from around the world to help improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of the brain and mind.

Several articles that might be interesting to you have already been published:

Welcome to Molecular Brain
Lin Mei, Kei Cho, C Justin Lee, Xiao-Jiang Li, Min Zhuo, Bong-Kiun Kaang
Molecular Brain 2008, 1:1 (17 June 2008)
[Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF]

Transcriptional regulation of long-term memory in the marine snail Aplysia
Yong-Seok Lee, Craig H Bailey, Eric R Kandel, Bong-Kiun Kaang
Molecular Brain 2008, 1:3 (17 June 2008)

Midbrain dopaminergic neuron fate specification: Of mice and embryonic stem cells
Emily Gale, Meng Li
Molecular Brain 2008, 1:8 (30 September 2008)


Alpha-CaMKII deficiency causes immature dentate gyrus, a novel candidate endophenotype of psychiatric disorders
Nobuyuki Yamasaki, Motoko Maekawa, Katsunori Kobayashi, Yasushi Kajii, Jun Maeda, Miho Soma, Keizo Takao, Koichi Tanda, Koji Ohira, Keiko Toyama, Kouji Kanzaki, Kohji Fukunaga, Yusuke Sudo, Hiroshi Ichinose, Masashi Ikeda, Nakao Iwata, Norio Ozaki, Hidenori Suzuki, Makoto Higuchi, Tetsuya Suhara, Shigeki Yuasa, Tsuyoshi Miyakawa
Molecular Brain 2008, 1:6 (10 September 2008)

Atypical evening cortisol profile induces visual recognition memory deficit in healthy human subjects
Heather Gilpin, Daniel Whitcomb, Kwangwook Cho
Molecular Brain 2008, 1:4 (21 August 2008)

To keep up to date with the latest articles from Molecular Brain, why not register to receive article alerts when new research is published?

Submit your research to Molecular Brain and take advantage of an efficient online submission process, a rapid, high quality peer-review service, and immediate publication upon acceptance. There are no color charges and no limits on the number of figures or embedded movies.

The published version of your article will be immediately placed in PubMed Central and other freely accessible full-text repositories. This complies with the open access policies of many funders including those of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, NIH, and Wellcome Trust.

To enable the journal to make all of its content open access, Molecular Brain levies an article processing charge for each manuscript accepted after peer review. Please note that if the submitting author's organization is a BioMed Central Member, the cost of the article processing charge is covered in full or in part by the membership.

Please submit your manuscript via our online submission system. Visit our instructions for authors or contact for more information.

Yours sincerely,

Kei Cho, Bong-Kiun Kaang, Xiao-Jiang Li and Lin Mei
The Editors-in-Chief, Molecular Brain

Min Zhuo
The Founding Editor, Molecular Brain