IBRO Neuroscience Reports has opened a call for papers on Emerging Neuroscience and Neurotechnology in FAONS

Special issue information:

The Federation of the Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies (FAONS), a member society of IBRO, was established in 1995 by Prof. Masao Ito, with the mission to promote neuroscience research and education in the Asian and Oceanian regions. At present, FAONS is represented by 15 member neuroscience societies and the number is still growing. Since its establishment, FAONS has successfully hosted 12 Congresses and Symposia in 11 cities in the region, many of which were supported by IBRO or in conjunction with IBRO-hosted events.

Over the years, FAONS has witnessed the rapid growth of neuroscience exploration in this part of the world, with respect to both the breadth and depth of the research conducted. In this Special Issue on ‘Emerging Neuroscience and Neurotechnology in FAONS”, FAONS aims to showcase high-quality work currently conducted by neuroscientists in the Asian-Oceanian region. To be published in two volumes in IBRO Neuroscience Reports, the focus will be on the following themes:

Volume 1:

  • Neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders – Handling Editors: Muzaimi Mustapha, Masoumeh Jorjani, and Battuvshin Lkhagvasuren
  • Neural stem cells and organoids – Handling Editors: Woong Sun and Haruhisa Inoue
  • Neural circuits and behavior – Handling Editors: Ya Ke and Aurnab Ghose

Volume 2:

  • Neurorehabilitation and functional recovery
  • Neuroengineering and neurotechnology
  • Emerging fields in neuroscience


A feature of the Special Issue is to include papers on neuroethics relevant to the above topics.

In addition to commissioned reviews and original research work, FAONS now invites open submissions from interested authors in all Asian countries, as well as Australia and New Zealand on works that fall under the selected themes. Both review and original articles are welcome. All contributions will be handled by invited handling editors and will undergo a rapid and vigorous peer review process for consideration of publication.

Manuscript submission information:

To submit please access this link and select “VSI: Neuroscience in FAONS” as the article type. The submission deadline is 31 December 2023.

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