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David A. Boas, Boston University

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Neurophotonics is included in the Science Citation Index Expanded/Web of Science and has received an initial impact factor of 2.74 in the recently released 2016 edition of the Journal Citation Reports.


Novel optical technologies for imaging and manipulation of brain structure and function span from visualization of intracellular organelles and protein assemblies to noninvasive macroscopic investigation of cortical activity in human subjects. The methods and applications are growing rapidly and are driving profound advances in understanding brain phenomena such as electrical excitability, neuroglial partnership, neurovascular signaling, metabolic activity, and hemodynamics in health and disease. At the interface of optics and neuroscience, Neurophotonics covers advances in optical technology applicable to study of the brain and their impact on the basic and clinical neuroscience applications. Neurophotonics publishes peer-reviewed papers on a broad range of topics highlighting the impact of novel optical methods in the neurosciences including:

  • Microscopic methods
  • Super-resolution nanoscopic methods
  • Optogenetics and other optical methods of manipulating cellular behavior
  • Synthetic and genetically encoded optical reporters and actuators
  • Optical clearing methods
  • Methods to investigate neuroglial and vascular physiology
  • Methods to investigate cellular energetics
  • Noninvasive methods of measuring and imaging brain function and physiology
  • Photoacoustic methods spanning from optical to acoustic resolution
  • Clinical and translation applications
  • Computational methods relevant to understanding and interpreting optical measurements.

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript to Neurophotonics, please read our guidelines for authors and submit a manuscript online.

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Neurophotonics Intro Video Introduction to Neurophotonics from the Editor-in-Chief, David Boas.

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ISSN: 2329-423X
E-ISSN: 2329-4248
Publisher: SPIE
Frequency: Quarterly (4 issues per year)
Year established: 2014
Format: Online and print
Indexed in: PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded/Web of Science, Scopus, Inspec, Embase, Ei Compendex
Impact Factor*: 2.740
*2016 Journal Citation Reports®
CiteScoreTM 2016: 2.29