Aims & Scope



Brain Stimulation is gold open access!

At Elsevier, our goal is to provide researchers with flexible and high-quality publication options. As part of that ongoing commitment, we have been reviewing our current titles to ensure they reflect the changing needs of our authors and readers.

Therefore, together with the Brain Stimulation Editors, we are pleased to inform you that as of January 1st, 2020 Brain Stimulation is an open access journal with no subscription charges.

Authors who publish in Brain Stimulation can make their work immediately, permanently, and freely accessible to researchers worldwide. Brain Stimulation authors will pay an article publishing charge (APC), have a choice of license options, and retain copyright to their published work.
Additional information can be found here.



About Brain Stimulation
Brain Stimulation publishes on the entire field of brain stimulation, including noninvasive and invasive techniques and technologies that alter brain function through the use of electrical, magnetic, radiowave, or focally targeted pharmacologic stimulation.

Brain Stimulation aims to be the premier journal for publication of original research in the field of neuromodulation. The journal includes: a) Original articles; b) Invited and original reviews; c) Technology and methodological perspectives (reviews of new devices, description of new methods, etc.); and d) Letters to the Editor. Special issues of the journal will be considered based on scientific merit.

The scope of Brain Stimulation extends across the entire field of brain stimulation, including noninvasive and invasive techniques and technologies that alter brain function through the use of electrical, magnetic, radiowave, or focally targeted pharmacologic stimulation. This includes investigations that study the effects of brain stimulation on basic processes, such as gene expression and other aspects of molecular biology, neurochemical regulation, functional brain activity, sensorimotor function, and cognitive and affective processes at the systems level.

The journal seeks the highest level of research on the biophysics and biopsychophysics of stimulation paradigms as well as the use of these techniques as a probe to outline patterns of neural connectivity. As an equal partner with this basic emphasis, the journal will have strong representation of research on the therapeutic potential and adverse effects of the stimulation technologies. The inclusion of research in therapeutics will represent not only clinical trials, but also conceptual pieces, discussions of ethics as they pertain to this field, services research, etc.