Instructions for authors

Neuro Advances is an open-access journal that publishes perspectives, original research, reviews, letters to the editor, molecules for human health in various natural science disciplines. The Neuro Advances Editorial Board, a team of active scientists and scientists with varying expertise, evaluates contributions and sends them to external expert reviewers for further consideration.

Please submit your manuscript through our submission portal. Use this page to track the status of your submitted manuscripts. Before submitting an article, read the author guidelines provided for the Visagaa Publishing House journals. These policies represent the rights and obligations of the author with whom you agree to submit and publish a manuscript in Visagaa Publishing House journals.

Types of paper

We invite submissions for the following categories of articles: Reviews; Commentaries; Conference reports and Letters to the Editor.

Reviews concentrate on promising areas of neuroscience that are advancing rapidly or require re-evaluation in light of recent advances in the underlying sciences or shifting industry objectives. They should be briefer than traditional evaluations and concentrate on the most recent advances, their potential biomedical uses, and future research requirements. (There is no page limit for the review articles.)

Systematic reviews focus exclusively on subjects pertaining to neuroscience research and are prepared by following PRISMA guidelines. Authors are encouraged to register their systematic reviews with PROSPERO. A techniques section must be present. Authors are expected to possess relevant background knowledge and subject competence.

The Commentary type articles provide a venue for personal thoughts, observations, and theories in order to present new viewpoints and increase understanding of contentious problems by inciting debate and comment. However, key ideas must be supported by published sources. (Maximum of 4,000 words; 4 tables/figures).

Conference Reports highlight and evaluate significant new advances presented at conferences throughout the world. If you are interested in reporting for Neuro Advances, please email the Editor before the meeting with a copy of the most recent conference circular.

Letters to the Editor addressing issues identified by newly published journal articles are encouraged. These should be submitted through the submission system with a cover letter explaining the significance. (Maximum of 1000 words; 1 table/figure).


Preparing a new manuscript

Visagaa Publishing House requests authors submit their manuscripts with the option of free format submission, which means we do not have specific formatting requirements at the initial submission stage. The manuscript should contain a Title page, Author Information with phone and email addresses (VPH encourages authors to use their institutional email address), Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methods (for systematic reviews), Future Recommendations, Figures, Figure legends and Tables with Captions, Funding Information, Acknowledgement, Author Contributions, Conflict of Interest and Ethics Statements. During the revision (both major and /or minor revision), authors will be requested to submit the final version based on the journal guidelines.

Title page
The manuscript title should be concise and informative and must be in sentence cases not exceeding 15 words. The first and name of the authors must be mentioned, and initials can be included between the first and last names. The last name must be in upper case letters with bold. At least one author must be denoted as the corresponding author, and his/her complete postal address, telephone number and email address should be provided at the end of the title page. It is necessary to have ORCID for all the authors and should be mentioned along with their affiliation. We strongly encourage authors to get their ORICD id from if they do not have one. The standard format is as follows.
1 Affiliation 1; ORCID id (0000-000x-xxxx-xxxx)

Both research and review manuscripts should have one paragraph abstract not exceeding 250 words. The abstract should provide an overview of the work. We strongly recommend using structured abstract in the following style, but without subtitles: (1) Background: Raise the question in a broader context and illustrate the purpose of the study; (2) Methods: Briefly describe the main methods or treatments used; (3) Results: Summarize the main findings of the article; (4) Conclusion: Provide key conclusions or explanations.

List up to six appropriate keywords explicit to the article, and it should be used to search the manuscript upon publication.

The introduction should argue for this study, outlining only the underlying background and not including findings or conclusions. This should not be a review of the area in question, but a clear statement should end in question. Citations should be quoted by the last name of the first author followed by the year. For example, single author (Author, year), two authors (author and author, year), or more than two authors (first author et al., year).

Applicable for systematic reviews.

Future recommendations
This section should summarize the essential findings and highlight the future directions and recommendations of the study.

Authors can acknowledge any support that is not provided by authors' contributions or funding support.

Authors are strongly advised to provide details of funding support provided for the study and mention the author's name who obtained funding support.

Conflict of interest statement
Authors of all types of papers must provide a conflict of interest statement if any associated with their work.

References should be prepared following journal guidelines, and authors are recommended to use any of the bibliographic software packages EndNote, Zotero, Mendeley, and Reference Manager. The standard referencing style includes the author (s) name, the year of publication, the title of the article or chapter, the journal or book title, the volume and issue if applicable, page number, and DOI number. VPH highly encourage the use of DOI number for all references. The endnote output style for the Visagaa Publishing House (VPH) journals are available here.

Reference to a journal article
Horowitz, D., 1989. The undergraduate research paper: Where research and writing meet. System 17, 347-357.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book
Welsh, T.S., Wright, M.S., 2010. Writing a research paper, In: Welsh, T.S., Wright, M.S. (Eds.), Information Literacy in the Digital Age. Chandos Publishing, Oxford OX28 4BN, UK, pp. 135-142.

Reference to a book
Welsh, T.S., Wright, M.S., 2010. Writing a research paper, in: Welsh, T.S., Wright, M.S. (Eds.), Information Literacy in the Digital Age. Chandos Publishing, Oxford OX28 4BN, UK, pp. 135-142.

Reference to a report
World Health Organization, 2003. Diet, nutrition, and the prevention of chronic diseases: report of a Joint WHO/FAO expert consultation, WHO Technical Report Series No. No. 916 (TRS 916), Geneva, Switzerland, p. 160.

Reference to a webpage
EEA, 2021. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our times. European Environmental Agency. Date accessed: 04th June 2021.

Figures, Tables and Schemes
Figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript after tables, and figure legends should be provided separately immediately after the reference section. All the figures should have a minimum of 300 dpi resolution, and TIFF or PNG format is preferable but not limited. Follow similar instructions when you prepare schemes. Authors are requested to provide a source file if you prepare using Microsoft PowerPoint or illustrator. Figures should be denoted as Figure 1, and Figure 2 in the main text with bold letters (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2). Place tables in the main document file do not provide them separately. All tables should have a caption itself in the sentence case. Avoid using long tables; the letter size should not be less than 11 in Times New Roman.
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