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Brain Topography

A Journal of Cerebral Function and Dynamics

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Brain Topography is a Transformative Journal (TJ). When research is accepted for publication, authors can choose to publish using either the traditional publishing route OR  immediate gold Open Access   Funding available! see   

  • Publishes clinical and basic research on cognitive neuroscience and functional neurophysiology
  • Appropriate venue for case/clinical studies from one or a cohort of patients/subjects that provide insights into the neural basis of a psychiatric or neurological impairment and/or the efficacy of a novel therapy
  • Firmly established as a forum for innovative methodologies and models
  • Publishes reviews, full-length papers, and short communications
  • Rapid turnaround: First decisions on submissions are typically made within 8 weeks
  • Rapid publication: Papers are published online on average 11 days after a paper’s acceptance

Brain Topography publishes clinical and basic research on cognitive neuroscience and functional neurophysiology using the full range of imaging techniques including EEG, MEG, fMRI, TMS, diffusion imaging, spectroscopy, intracranial recordings, lesion studies, and related methods. Submissions combining multiple techniques are particularly encouraged, as well as reports of new and innovative methodologies. Examinations of the function of a specific brain region or regions in patients or animal models would also be appropriate, provided that they demonstrate clear relevance and applicability to humans. Brain Topography publishes full-length Original Articles, Brief Communications, Reviews, and Editorials.

This is a transformative journal, you may have access to funding.

  • Christoph Michel,
  • Micah Murray
Impact factor
2.7 (2022)
5 year impact factor
3.4 (2022)
Submission to first decision (median)
10 days
218,060 (2022)

Latest issue

March 2024 |

Volume 37, Issue 2

Special Issue on “Mapping Minds: Celebrating the 50-Year Jubilee of EEG Microstates and the Centennial of EEG (PART 1)”

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Journal updates

  • Call for Papers: Special Issue on Microstates in EEG/MEG and ERP Research

    The Microstate analysis approach has become increasingly popular in EEG research. It decomposes the multichannel EEG in brief periods of stable scalp potential map topographies lasting for fractions of seconds. Both spontaneous EEG, as well as event-related potentials (ERPs) can be represented as a continuous series of stable brain states.

    We seek high-quality original contributions, reviews, meta-analyses and opinion papers using the EEG/ERP microstate segmentation approach.

    Submission deadline: 31 May 2023

  • The Best of Brain Topography 2020-2021

    We are showcasing the top articles from Brain Topography, published in 2020 and 2021. This collection features the highlights of the latest academic research. We hope you enjoy your free reading!

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