Open Access Central nervous system Journals

A list of Open Access Central nervous system journals for you to publish your manuscript in

Central nervous system is main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges

Open Access journals publish research articles that are free to to view and download. The main difference between articles in open access journals and those in closed journals is the business model. Both types of articles have to undergo the same peer review process.

We hope this list of Central nervous system OA journals will be helpful for you in deciding where to publish your Central nervous system manuscript.
Our list includes all the high-impact factor Central nervous system journals as well as new journals. This should give you a better idea on where you should publish. Rather than just the top hits Central nervous system journals, we have made an exhaustive list of open accesss Central nervous system journals. Use our different columns — number of papers, number of citations, and relevance — to find the best Central nervous system venue for your manuscript.

The DOAJ columns refers to the The Directory of Open Access Journals, a list of open access journals, maintained by Infrastructure Services for Open Access.
There are certain criteria a journal must meet to be indexed by DOAJ, and thus inclusion in the DOAJ index is seen by scholars as a mark of quality.

All the open access Central nervous system journals in this list are indexed in
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Open Access Central nervous system Journals
NameISSNDOAJPublisherNo. of PapersCitationsRelevanceWebsite
Journal of neural transplantation1352-237XHindawi Limited10100
Annals of clinical case studies2688-1241Medtext Publishing Services Pvt Ltd2050
Asn Neuro1759-0914SAGE3971015742.1Website
Frontiers in Neuroanatomy1662-5129Frontiers Media SA13853252141.2Website
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS2045-8118Springer Nature6041187741.2Website
Annals of pharmacology and pharmaceutics2573-6051Remedy Publications, LLC3033.3
Addiction neuroscience2772-3925Elsevier28732.1Website
Journal of Neuroinflammation1742-2094Springer Nature349113441131.1Website
Neurogenesis2326-2133Taylor & Francis10584530.5
Frontiers in Neural Circuits1662-5110Frontiers Media SA14373368930.4Website
Neural Development1749-8104Springer Nature4131429029.8Website
Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience1663-3563Frontiers Media SA449874526.1Website
Dataset Papers in Neuroscience (Online)2090-9799Hindawi (Datasets International)4225
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience1662-5102Frontiers Media SA530210160624.7Website
Neurotransmitter2375-2440Smart Science and Technology, LLC4515624.4
Folia Neuropathologica1509-572X11901053824.1Website
Advances in Cell Biology0324-833X104321024
Therapeutic Targets for Neurological Diseases2376-0478Smart Science and Technology, LLC4717023.4
Advances in Neuroscience (Hindawi)2314-789XHindawi Limited1842522.2
Neurobiology of Disease0969-9961Elsevier571326317422.2Website
Journal of Neuroparasitology2090-2344Ashdin Publishing (OMICS)2741022.2
Neuronal signaling2059-6553Portland Press9556121.1Website
Molecular Brain1756-6606Springer Nature12112831420.6Website
Bioelectronic medicine2332-8886Springer Nature114106820.2Website
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I publish my Central nervous system paper?
You can publish your Central nervous system paper in the Open Access journals in this list
What is Open Access (OA)?
Open Access refers to free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone. Any kind of digital content can be open access, from texts and data to software, audio, and video.
What does “relevance” mean in the table?
It refers to the strength of association between this journal being listed and the concept, from 0-100. For example, the Journal Of Research In Mechanical Engineering has a relevance of “0” when listed under “Open Access Computer Science Journals” because it has no relevance to the field of Computer Science.
How do you count total number of citations?
The citations represent the times that works have cited papers under this journal. In our case, we obtain this data from OpenAlex, an open catalog of scholarly papers. It's hard to say how accurate it is but it can give you a general idea on how prestigious the journal is. The more work that have cited it, the better.
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How can I publish my paper on
Our aim at is to disseminate existing open access research papers. For this reason, we do not publish any papers. What we do is that once a paper has been published, we index it in so that more people can find and access a journal article.
What is an APC?
An APC is the article processing charge that an author of a given research paper has to pay in order to get it published in a journal. APCs are most commonly used by open access journals or by journals who offer open access publishing.
What are the different Open Access types?
Depending on the license, a research paper might be categorised as a) Gold Open Access, which means the paper is freely available and fully accessible to everyone, b) Hybrid Open Access, which means that the authors can pay an APC to make the paper freely available, or c) Green Open Access, which means that there is a possiblity to make subcription based journal articles freely avaiable by uploading the peer-reviewed article to an instiutional repository. Among these, Diamond, Black, and Bronze Open Access also exist.