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Virtual Special Issue:

Journal of Neurogenetics Gets Its Nobel

The Journal of Neurogenetics is pleased to honor Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Jeffrey C. Hall, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young. To celebrate their achievements, we have collected prior Journal of Neurogenetics publications which exemplify both the work of the Laureates themselves as well as the work that they influenced and inspired.

Editor Emeritus Jeffrey C. Hall Wins Nobel Prize

Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W Young win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on the genetic mechanisms which underlie circadian rhythm. Hall served as the second Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurogenetics.

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 publication within 6-8 weeks following formal acceptance of a submitted paper.

  • One year after online 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.

Journal Special Issues

We have organized several special issues in the Journal of Neurogenetics over the past 14 years. These include:

Special issue on Neurogenetics Innovation in South Korea with Guest Editors: Jing W. Wang and Greg S.B. Suh

Transcending boundaries: from quantitative genetics to single genes - in honor of Marla Sokolowski with Guest Editors: Jeffrey S. Dason and Ina Anreiter

Nature's Gift to Neuroscience: A Tribute to Sydney Brenner and John Sulston with Guest Editors: Joy Alcedo, Yishi Jin, Douglas S. Portman, Veena Prahlad, David Raizen, Georgia Rapti, X.Z. Shawn Xu, Yun Zhang 

"Future Perspectives of Neurogenetics - in honor of Troy D. Zars (1967-2018)" with Guest Editors: Bertram Gerber, David Schulz, Elizabeth King, Hiromu Tanimoto, and Scott Waddell

"Comparative behavioral genetics: the Yamamoto approach" (2019) with Guest Editor Hiromu Tanimoto

"A reductionist approach to understanding the nervous system: The Harold Atwood legacy" (2018) with Guest Editors Jeffrey Dason and Marla Sokolowski 

"Neurogenetics in Spain" (2017) with Guest Editor Alberto Ferrús.

"Zebrafish: From Genes and Neurons to Circuits, Behavior and Disease" (2017) with Guest Editors Anand Chandrasekhar, Su Guo, Ichiro Masai, and Teresa Nicolson

"The Neurogenetics of Drosophila: The Ganetzky Legacy" (2016) with Guest Editors Bing Zhang, Kate O'Connor-Giles, and Julie Simpson


"Neurogenetics of Connectomes: From Fly to Fish" (2016) with Guest Editors Harold A. Burgess and Chi-Hon Lee

"Neurodegenerative diseases: from the Bench to the Clinic" (2015) with Guest Editor Bing-Wen Soong


"The Nervous System of Drosophila melanogaster: from Development to Function" (2014) with Guest Editor Karl-Friedrich Fischbach

"From Genes to Behavioral Diseases: Neurogenetics of Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders" (2014) with Guest Editor Wei-Dong Yao

"Evo-Devo-Neuro Approach to Behavior" (2013) with Guest Editor Daisuke Yamamoto

"Obaid Siddiqi at 80 and Neurogenetics in India" (2012) in honor of Obaid Saddiqi's retirement, with Guest Editors K.S. Krishnan and Mani Ramaswami

"Bill Pak's Vision: The Neurogenetics of Phototransduction" (2012) in honor of Bill Pak's retirement from Purdue University, with Guest Editor Joseph E. O'Tousa

"The Hotta Neurogenetics School" (2012) in honor of Hotta, with Guest Editors Yasushi Hiromi and Hitoshi Okamoto


“Novel Pharmaconeurogenetic Approaches Arising from Progress in Translational Genetics” (2011) with Guest Editors John J. Renger and Jonathan T. Kern 

"Entitlement, No! Gratitude, Yes!" (2011) special tribute articles in honor of former Associate Editor Howard Nash who passed away in April, 2011, with Guest Editor K.S. Krishnan

"From Synapse to Behavior: Neurobiology in Drosophila" (2010) aka "The Erich Buchner special issue" (2010) in honor of Erich Buchner's retirement from the University of Wuerzburg, with Guest Editors André Fiala and Alois Hofbauer

"The Genetics and Epigenetics of Addiction" (2009) with Guest Editors Jonathan D. Pollock and Mani Ramaswami

"Drosophila Neurogenetics: The Heisenberg Impact" (2009) in honor of Martin Heisenberg's exoneration from university duties as Professor Emeritus, with Guest Editor Erich Buchner

"Genes Circuits and Behaviors: Coming of Age" (2008) with Guest Editor Daisuke Yamamoto

"The Origins of Neurogenetics: A Collection of Highly Cited Journal of Neurogenetics Papers" (2007) in honor of Editor Emeritus Jeff Hall; a special retrospective issue featuring reprints of historically significant papers previously published in the Journal of Neurogenetics, with Guest Editor Mani Ramaswami

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