Author: Stavroula Kousta

PLOS at OHBM – Be Part of the PLOS Neuroscience Community

Image credit: Goulas, A. et al., (2014). PLOS Comput. Biol. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003529

Image credit: Goulas, A. et al., (2014). PLOS Comput. Biol. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003529

Will you be attending the 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Hamburg (June 8-12)? We will be there and look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts about neuroscience at PLOS, open access, open data, and open science.


What’s happening at OHBM 2014:


  • Interested in hearing more about article-level metrics, open data, and our new Data Policy? Martin Fenner, technical lead for the PLoS Article Level Metrics project, will be available on Tuesday, June 10, 2-4pm, to answer your questions and hear your feedback.


  • Would you like to know more about neuroscience at PLOS, the editorial process, and how to get involved in the PLOS neuroscience community? Join us for afternoon refreshments on Wednesday, June 11, 12:45-2:45pm, and meet with myself, PLOS Academic Editors, authors, and reviewers.


You will find us at the PLOS table in the Exhibit Hall (Hall H) of the Congress Center Hamburg. Feel free to drop by any time.


PLOS LogoDid you know?

  • The top 25 PLOS neuroscience articles have received 1,265,514 views and 2,334 citations
  • The PLOS journals have collectively published more than 14,000 neuroscience articles. Here is a selection of recent brain mapping papers published across the PLOS journals:


Brain Systems for Probabilistic and Dynamic Prediction: Computational Specificity and Integration

Jill X. O’Reilly et al., PLOS Biology, 2013


A Toolbox for Representational Similarity Analysis

Hamed Nili et al., PLOS Computational Biology, 2014


Spatial Dependencies between Large-Scale Brain Networks

Robert Leech et al., PLOS ONE, 2014


Structurally-Constrained Relationships between Cognitive States in the Human Brain

Ann M. Hermundstad et al., PLOS Computational Biology, 2014


A Critical Role for the Hippocampus in the Valuation of Imagined Outcomes

Maël Lebreton et al., PLOS Biology, 2013


Revealing Time-Unlocked Brain Activity from MEG Measurements by Common Waveform Estimation

Yusuke Takeda et al., PLOS ONE, 2014


Comparative Analysis of the Macroscale Structural Connectivity in the Macaque and Human Brain

Alexandros Goulas et al., PLOS Computational Biology, 2014


Speech Rhythms and Multiplexed Oscillatory Sensory Coding in the Human Brain

Joachim Gross et al., PLOS Biology, 2013


Voluntary Enhancement of Neural Signatures of Affiliative Emotion Using fMRI Neurofeedback

Jorge Moll et al, PLOS ONE, 2014


Influence of Wiring Cost on the Large-Scale Architecture of Human Cortical Connectivity

David Samu et al., PLOS Computational Biology, 2014


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PLOS Biology at SfN 2013: Open for Neuroscience

BIO-neuro-300x250At PLOS Biology, we believe strongly that we are open for a reason: our aim is to publish high quality research in areas of broad significance, ensuring that it reaches the widest possible audience without any barriers to access. Neuroscience is an area of research that we believe should be as openly available as possible by being published in an open access, CC-BY journal, with associated data being mineable and reusable.

PLOS Biology publishes neuroscience research of exceptional significance, originality, and relevance that informs research in its field and influences thinking beyond. We encourage you to consider PLOS Biology as a high visibility outlet for your future research. We are interested in all areas of neuroscience, from molecular and cellular to systems and cognitive, and we welcome translational studies. To get a taste of the neuroscience research that we have recently published, check out the links below to access the latest research in this field.

I will also be attending Society for Neuroscience 2013 in San Diego, California, together with my colleagues from PLOS ONE, and while there I very much look forward to meeting with our Academic Editors, authors, and reviewers in the neuroscience research community.

If you are also attending SfN 2013 and would like to find out more about how to publish in an Open Access journal, please visit us at the PLOS booth, number 136, where you can meet with my PLOS colleagues and me. PLOS Biology is also planning a ‘meet the editor’ session on Sunday, November 10th from 12-2pm – so do come by then (or alternatively email me at biologue[at] to arrange a time to chat).

Looking forward to meeting you in San Diego!


OA-orange-squareIf you are interested in neuroscience, you might want to read the following research articles – all Open Access and available to read to all:


Dynactin Subunit p150Glued Is a Neuron-Specific Anti-Catastrophe Factor

Lazarus JE, Moughamian AJ,  Tokito MK, Holzbaur ELF (2013).

Common Features at the Start of the Neurodegeneration Cascade

Hervás R, Oroz J, Galera-Prat A, Goñi O, Valbuena A, et al. (2012).

Radial Glial Neural Progenitors Regulate Nascent Brain Vascular Network Stabilization Via Inhibition of Wnt Signaling

Ma S, Kwon HJ, Johng H, Zang K, Huang Z (2012).

Monoaminergic Orchestration of Motor Programs in a Complex C. elegans Behavior

Donnelly JL, Clark CM, Leifer AM, Pirri JK, Haburcak M, et al. (2013).

Brain Systems for Probabilistic and Dynamic Prediction: Computational Specificity and Integration O’Reilly JX, Jbabdi S, F. S. Rushworth MFS, Behrens TEJ. (2013).

Molecular Remodeling of Tip Links Underlies Mechanosensory Regeneration in Auditory Hair Cells

Indzhykulian AA, Stepanyan R, Nelina A, Spinelli KJ, Ahmed ZM, et al. (2013).

Neuronal Expression of Glucosylceramide Synthase in Central Nervous System Regulates Body Weight and Energy Homeostasis

Viola Nordström V, Monja Willershäuser M, Silke Herzer S, Jan Rozman J, Oliver von Bohlen und Halbach O, et al. (2013).

Evaluation of Excess Significance Bias in Animal Studies of Neurological Diseases

Tsilidis KK, Panagiotou OA, Emily S. Sena ES, Eleni Aretouli E, Evangelos Evangelou E, et al. (2013).

Neurotransmitter-Triggered Transfer of Exosomes Mediates Oligodendrocyte–Neuron Communication

Frühbeis C, Fröhlich D, Kuo WP, Amphornrat J, Thilemann S, et al. (2013).

Strength of Gamma Rhythm Depends on Normalization

Ray S, Ni AM, Maunsell JHR (2013).









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