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June 3-7, 2013
Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California

Satellite Event: 10th BCI2000 Workshop
June 2-3, 2013

Special Issues

This year, for the first time, there are TWO special issues associated with the BCI Meeting.  As an author, you will need to determine which publication is most appropriate for your work based on the topics preferred by the journals.  Both are top journals in their specialties. To help with our planning process, we'd appreciate it if you send me (janeh@umich.edu) an email with your paper title and the journal that you intend to submit to.  The submission deadline for both journals is 15 August 2013.

The submission deadline for both journals has been extended to August 31st at 11:59pm GMT.

 As in the 2010 Meeting, the Journal of Neural Engineering (JNE) will publish a special issue on papers related to the BCI Meeting.  The review process, topic preferences, and acceptance criteria for these papers will be the same as all other issues.  JNE papers can be up to 4000 words. 

 New this year, the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Archives) will publish a supplemental issue of papers related to the BCI Meeting.  The peer review, topic preferences, and acceptance criteria for these papers will be the same as for all other issues. Archives limit papers to 3000 words for most article types, so check what article type is most appropriate for your submission. 

 NOTE that both Journals use a Structured Abstract format.  JNE specifically asked me to point this out to you since this is a new policy for them.   

 For the best use of your time and to maintain the reputation of the BCI Meeting Series, we ask that you only submit papers that are ready for publication, with adequate numbers of subjects and completed analyses.  The peer review process for these papers is rigorous and often the number of submissions to special issues can be high.  

 To help you decide where to submit your papers, I've included some information from the webpages of the individual journals highlighting the different missions of the two journals:

 

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author info:  http://www.archives-pmr.org/authorinfo

From the About the Journal page (http://www.archives-pmr.org/content/about)

"The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is the official journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), an organization focused on the creation and use of knowledge in the rehabilitation process. The Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation publishes original, peer-reviewed research and clinical reports on important trends and developments in medical rehabilitation and related fields.

This international journal brings researchers and clinicians authoritative information on the therapeutic utilization of physical, behavioral, and pharmaceutical agents in providing comprehensive care for individuals with chronic illness and disabilities. The journal's content is relevant to all members of medical rehabilitation teams, including physicians, nurses, counselors, therapists, and case managers.

Mission Statement
"The mission of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is to disseminate original information, with the goal of advancing the art and science of interdisciplinary rehabilitation, thus improving the health and welfare of persons with chronic illness and disabilities and reducing the cost of care."

 

Journal of Neural Engineering

Author info: http://atom.iop.org/atom/help.nsf/0/BB0C7FB81A28560B8025701F005AA63E?OpenDocument

Shortened from the "Scope" webpage (http://iopscience.iop.org/1741-2552/page/Scope)"

"The goal of the Journal is as a forum for the interdisciplinary field of neural engineering where neuroscientists, neurobiologists and engineers can publish their work in one periodical that bridges the gap between neuroscience and engineering. The Journal publishes articles in the field of neural engineering at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. The scope of the Journal encompasses experimental, computational, theoretical, clinical and applied aspects of brain-machine (computer) interface, neural prostheses, neuro-rehabilitation, neurorobotics, translational neuroscience, [snip].

 "Descriptions of original scientific research, techniques and applications. [snip] All research papers should show strong evidence validating the scientific hypothesis, or the novelty, performance or comparative advantage of the technique or application."

 

Submission Instructions

For both journals, your submission should go through their standard submission processes and will under-go their standard, rigorous, peer-review process.  Your submission should indicate that it is associated with the BCI Meeting for consideration in the Special Issue related to the BCI Meeting. 

 For Archives, state 'BCI CONFERENCE SUBMISSION' in the cover letter. 

 For JNE, during the process the authors will be asked to choose an article type. This should be special issue article. When they choose this, a second menu will appear  from which they can choose the correct special issue: BCI Meeting 2013.

JNE are moving to a new editorial system (Scholar One/Manuscript Central), probably due to go live Wednesday, August 14th. The old link that was previously distributed will no longer work after that time. The new link is: http://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jne-iop. The other instructions are the same. Authors should select 'special issue article' from the article type menu. A second menu will appear further down the page, from which they can select the correct special issue: 'BCI meeting 2013'

 Remember that both Journals use a Structured Abstract format. 

 


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