In total, Journal of Neurophysiology received 970 submissions in 2015, as compared to 1101 in 2015 (a 12% decline). However, our submissions in 2015 were a record high for the Journal, and 2016 submissions were higher than in 2012-2014. A detailed breakdown of submissions appears below.

  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Editorial 1 1 1 2 5
Letter to Editor 5 9 6 7 5
Innovative Methodology 36 25 35 30 40
NeuroForum 21 40 35 16 12
Rapid Reports 40 36 11 0 0
Research Article 833 961 847 728 824
Review Article 34 29 6 2 8
TOTAL 970 1101 941 785 894

 

There are two notable features about submissions in 2016. First, Rapid Reports are increasing in popularity. Second, we are receiving more Review Articles, which hopefully will bolster the Journal’s impact factor.

Of the manuscripts processed, 52% were accepted and 48% were rejected. 37 of the rejections were triage rejections (prior to peer review).

Of the rejected manuscripts, 80 were referred to Physiological Reports (including 11 with triage reject decisions).

The table below shows processing times (in days, from receipt to first decision) for manuscripts submitted to Journal of Neurophysiology in 2014-2016.

  2016 2015 2014
Research Article 24.28 23.52 27.92
Innovative Methodology 22.56 21.44 24.53
NeuroForum 15.05 11.58 13.59
Rapid Reports 13.64 13.34 11.4
Letter to the Editor 1.2 6 23.4
Review Article 24.24 24.24 37.83
TOTAL 23.43 22.54 27.05

 

 

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