New York, 10 May 2007 -- World-leading scientific and medical publisher Elsevier announced today plans to commence publication of the first international, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the emerging science of brain stimulation. The cross-disciplinary journal, titled Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, will premiere later this year.
Brain Stimulation (http://www.brainstimjrnl.com/) will cover all aspects of this rapidly evolving field, from the most basic molecular research, to innovative technology and surgical techniques, to practical clinical studies. The editorial focus will encompass all technologies and methods using any type of stimulationelectrical, magnetic, ultrasound, or pharmacological, and othersto affect brain function. The goal will be to provide a single source for the most important studies in all areas related to neuromodulation, spanning scientific disciplines and medical and surgical specialties.
Each quarterly issue of Brain Stimulation will present original scientific, translational, and clinical research in the field. Basic science topics will include the effects of stimulation on brain processes, the biophysics and biopsychophysics of stimulation approaches, and the use of these techniques to study patterns of neural connectivity. An equal emphasis will be placed on the therapeutic applications and adverse effects of stimulation techniquesnot just clinical trials, but also conceptual pieces, consideration of ethical issues, and other issues related to the use of these new technologies to treat human diseases.
In addition, the new journal will feature special topic reviews, perspective pieces on new technologies and techniques, and letters. Reflecting the enthusiastic response of the world scientific community, the editorial board consists of key leaders representing the many disciplines involved in brain stimul
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