Journal of Neurophysiology introduced Rapid Reports on July 1, 2014. Rapid Reports are short papers presenting important new findings that could potentially have a major impact on the field. Rapid Reports submissions receive expedited reviews, and if accepted in this category are publicized by the Journal.

  • Reasons to Submit a Rapid Report
    • Authors receive an editorial decision regarding their Rapid Reports submission within 14 days.
    • Revisions of Rapid Reports will be processed within 5 days.
    • Rapid Reports accepted for publication will be highlighted on the Journal website as "Featured Articles."
    • Authors of Rapid Reports may elect to generate a podcast related to the article and linked directly to it, which will be indexed in a prominent place on the Journal's home page. The editor's office will assist authors in generating a podcast. Listen to our current podcasts here.

  • Editorial Processing of Rapid Reports
    • Rapid Reports may contain no more than 4,000 words (including references) and no more than 4 tables or figures.
    • Authors must designate the Rapid Reports category when submitting their manuscript.
    • Authors will receive an editorial decision regarding their Rapid Reports submission with 2 weeks.
    • Rapid Report submissions deemed to have high potential impact by the reviewers and editor, and which require only modest revisions, will remain eligible for publication as Rapid Reports. However, Rapid Reports submissions that lack exceptional potential impact or which require substantial revisions will be reclassified as regular research articles and handled accordingly.
    • Authors must address the concerns of the reviewers within 2 weeks, and a final editorial decision will be made within 5 days of returning the Rapid Report to the Journal. Thus, the full processing time for a Rapid Report, from first submission to final decision, should be approximately 1 month.