The journal provides a source for communication on the latest findings in all areas of contemporary neurochemistry and other fields of relevance (including molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, neuroimmunology, pharmacology) in order to expand understanding of the functions of nervous system. It presents papers on functional neurochemistry, nervous system receptors, neurotransmitters, myelin, chromaffin granules and other components of the nervous system, as well as neurophysiological and clinical aspects, behavioral reactions, etc. Relevant topics include structure and function of the nervous system proteins, neuropeptides, nucleic acids, nucleotides, lipids, and other biologically active components. The journal presents theoretical material suggesting novel principles and approaches to neurochemical problems, presentations of new hypotheses and significant findings, discussions, chronicles of congresses, meetings, and conferences with short presentations of the most sensational and timely reports, information on the activity of the Russian and International Neurochemical Societies, as well as advertisements of reagents and equipment.
The journal has single blind peer review in place. The team of reviewers includes over 50 reviewers, both internal and external (95%). The average period from submission to first decision in 2017 was 30 days, and that from first decision to acceptance was 30 days. The rejection rate for submitted manuscripts in 2017 was 50%. The final decision on the acceptance of an article for publication is made by the Editorial Board.
Invited reviewers who feels unqualified or have a conflict of interests should promptly notify the editors and decline the invitation. They shall phrase their statements clearly in a sound and reasoned way so that authors can use reviewer’s arguments to improve the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors must be avoided. Reviewers should indicate in a review (i) any relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, (ii) anything that has been reported in previous publications and not given appropriate reference or citation, (ii) any substantial similarity or overlap with any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
The Expression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor and Tryptophan Hydroxylase in the Dorsal Raphe Nucleus during Repeated Stress
The Anxiolytic Effects of Moderate Hypoxia and Remote Ischemia in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Model Are Accompanied by Modification of Functioning of the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal Axis
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