Journal of Neurogenetics
Volume 23, Issue 1, 2009
ISSN: 1563-5260 (elec) 0167-7063 (paper)
Publication Frequency: 4 issues per year
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
THE JOURNAL OF NEUROGENETICS (the first of its kind, since 1983)
The Journal of Neurogenetics is your journal IF...
  • You have important things to say but it is against conventional wisdom or established dogmas, such as a discovery "before its time"
  • You prefer to show the accurate, total picture even if it may spoil a perfect story
  • You want to communicate useful and important results for the benefit of the practitioners in the field, even though they are not easily incorporated in papers aimed at the general public.
Original research papers, Commentaries, Forum and History columns, Invited Reviews, Meeting Highlights, and Meeting Abstracts

  • All previously published papers available online from the very first issue in 1983.
  • No page charge, free online color figures (color figures in printed version at a fee).
  • Online iFirst e-publication within 6-8 weeks following formal acceptance of a submitted paper.
  • One year after online iFirst publication, the authors are free to upload the accepted (but unedited) manuscript to the "PubMed Central" to fulfill the requirements for publishing work funded by NIH or Wellcome foundation.
Free to all first and last authors who published in the Journal of Neurogenetics (upon request): The Special Retrospective Issue: The Origins of Neurogenetics (Dec 2007, with 11 reprinted "high impact" articles from the 80's and 90's, and "tributes to Jeff Hall" by Eve Marder, Bill Harris, Barry Ganetzky, and Bambos Kyriacou)

Online Developments
In the Spring of 2014, Informa Healthcare will re-launch its flagship journals website,

Following is a link to special tribute articles in honor of former Associate Editor Howard Nash who passed away in April. It is temporarily available for free online access.

We have organized several special issues of the Journal of Neurogenetics over the past few years. The most recent includes "Evo-Devo-Neuro Approach to Behavior" (2013), "Obaid Siddiqi at 80 and Neurogenetics in India" (2012), "Bill Pak's Vision: The Neurogenetics of Phototransduction" (2012), and "The Hotta Neurogenetics School" (2012). Earlier special issues include "The Heisenberg Impact" (2009) in honor of Martin Heisenberg's exoneration from university duties as Professor Emeritus, and "The Erich Buchner special issue" (2010) in honor of Erich Buchner's retirement from the University of Wuerzburg. These special issues feature a fascinating collection of original articles and reviews on current topics of Drosophila neurogenetics, some personal reminiscences from alumni and associates of the Heisenberg and Buchner labs, and color photo galleries. (A few free samples of articles from the Heisenberg special issue are available on the Free articles page.)

Another special issue of historical interest is "Special Retrospective Issue: The Origins of Neurogenetics" (2007), in honor of Editor Emeritus Jeff Hall, which features reprints of historically significant papers previously published in the Journal of Neurogenetics.

Other recent special issues include "The Genetics and Epigenetics of addiction" (2009), "Genes Circuits and Behaviors: Coming of Age" (2008).

Copies of "The Heisenberg Impact" and the Jeff Hall "Special Retrospective Issue: The Origins of Neurogenetics" are available upon request. If you are interested please write to

Chun-Fang Wu (Editor-in-Chief)