Neurophotonics

Editor-in-Chief: David A. Boas, Boston University

Neurophotonics covers advances in optical technology applicable to study of the brain and their impact on the basic and clinical neuroscience applications.

Announcement: Neurophotonics will become a fully open access journal in January 2019. Beginning with submissions received on or after 1 July 2018, authors of accepted papers are required to pay an article processing charge of $1675. Discounts may apply. Click here for more details.

Call For Papers
How to Submit to a Special Section

To submit a manuscript for consideration in a Special Section, please prepare the manuscript according to the journal guidelines and use the Online Submission SystemLeaving site. A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. Papers will be peer‐reviewed in accordance with the journal's established policies and procedures. Authors have the choice to publish with open access.

Announcement: Neurophotonics will become a fully open access journal in January 2019. Beginning with submissions received on or after 1 July 2018, authors of accepted papers will be required to pay an article processing charge of $1675. Discounts may apply.

Advanced Retinal Imaging: Instrumentation, Methods, and Applications
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Manuscripts due 1 April 2019
Guest Editors
Ji Yi

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
E-mail: jiyi@bu.edu

Alfredo Dubra

Stanford University
Stanford, California, USA
E-mail: adubra@stanford.edu

Sina Farsiu

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, USA
E-mail: sina.farsiu@duke.edu

Scope

The retina is the only part of the human central nervous system that can be noninvasively visualized with subcellular resolution. The rapid technological developments over the last two decades have transformed retinal imaging into a highly interdisciplinary field intersecting physics, biology, engineering, data processing, vision science, and ophthalmology. This special section aims to capture some of the high-quality and exciting work in this field, including novel instrumentation, methods, and applications. 

Key topics include but are not limited to:

  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy
  • Quantitative and functional retinal imaging
  • Machine learning, data, image processing, and interpretation
  • Novel clinical applications
  • Retinal structural and functional imaging as a surrogate for brain imaging

A brief cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. All submissions must present original, previously unpublished work and will be peer-reviewed. Papers will be published online in advance of print on a rolling basis.

Retinal imaging
Advances in In-Vivo Fluorescence Imaging of Brain Activity
Publication Date
Special section papers are published as soon as the copyedited and typeset proofs are approved by the author.
Submission Deadline
Manuscripts due 31 December 2018
Guest Editors
George J. Augustine

Nanyang Technological University
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Singapore
E-mail: George.Augustine@ntu.edu.sg

Hiroshi Makino

Nanyang Technological University
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Singapore
E-mail: hmakino@ntu.edu.sg

Scope

Recent progress in fluorescent sensors of neural activity, along with key advances in hardware development, are revolutionizing our ability to use imaging to understand brain function at both the cellular and large-scale network levels.

This special section will highlight some of the emerging technologies underlying this revolution, as well as some applications of in vivo fluorescent imaging to visualize brain function.

Key topics that will be addressed include:

  • novel genetically encoded fluorescent sensors
  • microscopes for in vivo imaging
  • elucidating brain function via fluorescence imaging
  • development of computational analysis methods

A cover letter indicating that the submission is intended for this special section should be included with the paper. All submissions to the special section will be peer reviewed, and papers will be published online in advance of print.

Neurophotonics will become a fully open access journal on 1 January 2019, and beginning 1 July 2018, all authors will be required to pay the $1675 open access fee. Discounts are available for SPIE members and people belonging to institutions that subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library.

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Published Special Sections

Special Issue from SPIE Brain 2017 (October-December 2017)
Editor: David Boas

Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Part 2 (October-December 2017)
Guest Editors:  Judit Gervain and Joseph P. Culver

Pioneers in Neurophotonics: Special Section Honoring Professor Amiram Grinvald (July-September 2017)
Guest Editors: Ron D. Frostig and Carl Petersen

Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Part 1 (April-June 2017)
Guest Editors:  Judit Gervain and Joseph P. Culver 

Brain Mapping and Therapeautics (January-March 2017)
Guest Editors: Shouleh Nikzad, Babak Kateb, Warren Grundfest, Yu Chen, and Vassiliy Tsytsarev

Super-resolution Microscopy of Neural Structure and Function (October-December 2016)
Guest Editors: U. Valentin Nägerl and Jean-Baptiste Sibarita

Clinical Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and Imaging of the Brain (July-September 2016)
Guest Editors: Marco Ferrari, Joseph P. Culver, Yoko Hoshi, and Heidrun Wabnitz

Light Microscopy of Connectivity (October-December 2015)
Guest Editors: Shaoqun Zeng and Timothy H. Murphy

Causal Control of Biological Systems with Light (July-September 2015)
Guest Editors: Christopher Moore and Itamar Kahn

Pioneers in Neurophotonics: Special Section Honoring Professor Lawrence B. Cohen (April-June 2015)
Guest Editors: Brian M. Salzberg and Dejan Zecevic

The BRAIN Initiative (July-September 2014)
Guest Editors: Anna Devor, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Anna Roe, and David Boas

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