Communication sciences and disorders (COMD) professor Dr. Julius Fridriksson has been recruited to serve as an editor for the new journal, Neurobiology of Language. Sponsored by the Society for the Neurobiology of Language and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and MIT Libraries, this journal will publish papers addressing the neurobiological basis of speech and language.
Dr. Fridriksson and his co-editors will be looking for articles that draw on a range of methods, such as behavioral paradigms, genetics, functional and structural neuroanatomy, extracranial and intracranial brain stimulation and recording, and brain-computer interfaces. Submissions may include clinical and nonclinical trials, novel experimental studies, computational and theoretical models, replication studies, and review articles. Further, this new journal will offer open access publishing, rigorous double-blind peer review and quick turnaround times for authors.
“In the past two decades there has been an explosion in research on how the human brain processes language,” says Dr. Fridriksson. “Neurobiology of Language is the first open access journal that is solely devoted to this topic. I suspect journals that require readers to pay for access to publications are on the way out and will soon be completely replaced by the open access format. This is a necessary and logical progression since the scientists who contribute the research should not also have to pay extra to read about progress in their field.”Friday Letter Submission