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10 Years of Molecular Autism

New Content Item2020 marked a decade since Molecular Autism was established to accelerate and integrate research into neurodevelopmental conditions.

Read our retrospective collection of the most impactful publications from the last ten years here

Announcing the launch of In Review

In partnership with Research SquareMolecular Autism is now offering In Review. Authors choosing this free optional service will be able to:

  • Share their work with fellow researchers to read, comment on, and cite even before publication
  • Showcase their work to funders and others with a citable DOI while it is still under review
  • Track their manuscript - including seeing when reviewers are invited, and when reports are received 

Read more about the full range of benefits of In Review and how to opt in, or see the In Review platform for yourself here.

Articles

  1. Authors: Ryohei Takada, Michihiro Toritsuka, Takahira Yamauchi, Rio Ishida, Yoshinori Kayashima, Yuki Nishi, Mitsuru Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Yamamuro, Minobu Ikehara, Takashi Komori, Yuki Noriyama, Kohei Kamikawa, Yasuhiko Saito, Hideyuki Okano and Manabu Makinodan

Call for Papers: Neuroimaging in Autism Spectrum Disorders

The aim of this Collection is to tackle challenges of understanding the neurobiology associated with neurodiversity, autism and broader neurodevelopmental conditions in the context of in-vivo neuroimaging of the brain in autistic individuals and broader neurodevelopmental conditions.

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Collections

Microbiota-gut-brain jigsaw

The microbiota-gut-brain axis

Cross-journal collection

Editors-in-Chief

Simon Baron-Cohen, University of Cambridge, UK
Joseph Buxbaum, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York  

Aims and scope

Molecular Autism is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes high-quality basic, translational and clinical research that has relevance to the etiology, pathobiology, or treatment of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. Research that includes integration across levels is encouraged. Molecular Autism publishes empirical studies, reviews, and brief communications.

We encourage submissions from a range of fields including (but not restricted to) genetics, molecular neurobiology, neuropathology, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, epidemiology, and biomarker discovery. Molecular Autism also publishes articles on screening, diagnosis and classification, including articles that consider subgrouping to refine our understanding of basic mechanisms. Intervention studies are also welcome, especially when considered with respect to revealing causal mechanisms.

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Joseph Buxbaum, co-Editor-in-Chief
Joseph Buxbaum is a molecular geneticist and neuroscientist, Director of the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, and Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr Buxbaum is the founder and co-lead investigator of the Autism Sequencing Consortium, an international collaboration to discover genes for autism. He has also been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM), in recognition of his important contributions to uncovering the genetic and molecular basis of autism.

 

Simon Baron-Cohen, co-Editor-in-Chief
Simon Baron-Cohen is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is also Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) in Cambridge and Director of CLASS (Cambridge Lifespan Asperger Syndrome Service), a clinic for adults with suspected AS.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    6.2 - 2-year Impact Factor
    7.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.690 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.647 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    8 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    133 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    962,002 downloads
    12,911 Altmetric mentions