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ACS Chemical Neuroscience is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Chemical Society. It covers original research on the molecular underpinnings of nerve function in organisms and animal models. The journal was established in September, 2009, ahead of the publication of the first issue in January 2010.[1][2] The journal is one of the first journals of the American Chemical Society to be available in online-only format.[2] The founding editor in chief is Craig W. Lindsley (Vanderbilt University). Associate editors are Anne M. Andrews (UCLA), Kathryn A. Cunningham (University of Texas Medical Branch), Jacob M. Hooker (Harvard University), and Thomas Knopfel (Imperial College London). Notable authors include Joanna S. Fowler, Nora Volkow, and P. Jeffrey Conn.[original research?]

ACS Chemical Neuroscience  
DisciplineChemistry, neuroscience
Edited byCraig W. Lindsley
Publication details
ACS Publications (United States)
4.21 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4ACS Chem. Neurosci.

Types of contentEdit

ACS Chemical Neuroscience publishes research letters, articles, and reviews that all are peer-reviewed. In addition, specially commissioned articles that describe journal content and advances in neuroscience are solicited from leaders in the field.[2] Because of the online-only format, researchers can use functionalities available only on the web.[2]


The journal presents research dealing with diverse topics covering all areas of neuroscience such as neural development, plasticity, and degeneration; molecular and chemical analysis of neurotransmitters and receptors; design and development of pharmaceuticals and therapeutics for neurological diseases; computational neuroscience; pain and chemical senses; molecular basis, detection, and treatment of neurological diseases; molecular mechanisms of aging, learning, memory, and behavior; studies on neurotoxins; neural engineering; neuroimaging; development of tools and techniques in neuroscience; and the use of model organisms in the study of diseases of the central nervous system.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "ACS Chemical Neuroscience". 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e Rovner S (2009). "Covering Neuroscience". Chem. Eng. News. 87 (26): 9.

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