JNBS Journal

The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences (JNBS) is a referred, neurology journal that is free of charge. All publication costs are sponsored by Üsküdar University Publications and the Humanitarian Values and Mental Health Foundation. Every subject in The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences is specially prepared and this area provides a general overview of important areas of neuroscience from molecular level to behavioral level, providing original articles, corner writings, comments and communication from leading researchers.

Web site:http://www.jnbsjournal.com/


Purpose & Concept
The journal is far-reaching. It encompasses molecules with behavioral (eg. cognitive neuroscience) and clinical (eg. molecular neuroscience, biochemistry) aspects through many disciplines and systems (eg. neurophysiological, neuroscience systems). The journal covers all areas of neuroscience with an emphasis on psychiatry and psychology, as long as it describes neural mechanisms underlying the target normal or pathological behavior. Preclinical and clinical studies are considered to be equally acceptable for publication. Articles about computational modeling methods of psychiatric and neurological disorders and treatment outcomes attract our attention.
The journal gives special importance to psychiatric and neurological disorders. However, studies on normal human behavior are also taken into consideration. Work on animals and technical notes should have a clear relevance and applicability to human diseases. The Case Reports containing current neurological treatments or diagnostic methods are generally covered by JNBS.
The following two categories are also available at JNBS:
Briefly, mini-studies of existing research or theories in appropriate areas
Comments that will serve as a short presentation of new theories, hypotheses, perspectives, or criticisms of existing research  
The average time from the delivery to the first decision is less than 30 days. Accepted articles are published online on average in 40 business days prior to printing and the articles are published in print 3-6 months after acceptance.
The average time from the delivery to the first decision is less than 30 days. Accepted articles are published online on average in 40 business days prior to printing and the articles are published in print 3-6 months after acceptance.

Editor: N. Tarhan,
Assistant Editors:  H.O. Tekin

G.Hizli Sayar

T. T. Erguzel
Broadcast Assistants: Z. Uylas Aksu
I. Karakas

Section Editors

Prof. Dr. Ayşen Esen-Danacı - (Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Gyula Telegdy - (University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary)

Prof. Dr. Kayhan Erciyes – (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Kemal Arikan - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Emin Ceylan - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Muhsin Konuk - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Shoaib (Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK)

Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tanrıdağ - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Tamer Demiralp (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Prof. Dr. Tayfun Uzbay - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baris Metin - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cumhur Tas - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gokben Hizli Sayar - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Turker Tekin Erguzel - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zubeyir Bayraktaroğlu (Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Alper Evrensel - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Hulusi Kafaligonul (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Unubol - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Özge Kılıçoğlu - (Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Dr. Cenk Tek - (Yale University, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA)

Dr. Cristina Gonzales - (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bochum, Germany)

Dr. Elliot Clayton Brown - (University of Calgary, Canada)

Dr. Oktay Kaplan - (Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, Germany)

The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences - JNBS is the official, scientific and open-access publication of Üsküdar University, which has original works on all areas of neuroscience.
All submitted texts / articles are passed on in detail to our editorial team, which consists of distinguished researchers and contributes to our magazine by distinguishing valuable time. It is an honor for us to invite qualified scholars like yourself to publish their qualified work in text / article to support the global science community.

JNBS is at the moment indexed in Google Scholar, Türk Psikiyatri Dizini, Bibliomed, Cite Factor and is currently under review at a number of other international prestigious databases and catalogues.


The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences is prepared and published free of charge. All publications and printing costs are covered by the publications of Üsküdar University and the sponsorship of the Humanitarian Values and Mental Health Foundation.
Text accepted three weeks before the printing date of the current issue is published online before the printing format and immediately after being accepted. The journal is published in English, so texts written in English are being evaluated. Full-text archives as well as descriptions for authors and detailed information on the journal can be found on the website of the magazine: www.jnbs.org.

To send articles, you can visit www.jnbsjournal.com

We look forward to your valuable participation and thank you in advance for your contributions.

On behalf of Editorial Board 
Prof. K. Nevzat TARHAN


Prior to submission, please carefully read and follow the submission guidelines detailed below. Manuscripts that do not conform to the submission guidelines may be returned without review.


Submit manuscripts electronically (.doc format with including all figures inside) via our online submission system: www.jnbs.org or http://my.ejmanager.com/nidsab/

General correspondence may be directed to the Editor's Office.

In addition to postal addresses and telephone numbers, please supply electronic mail addresses and fax numbers, if available, for potential use by the editorial and production offices.

Masked Reviews

Masked reviews are optional and must be specifically requested in the cover letter accompanying the submission. For masked reviews, the manuscript must include a separate title page with the authors' names and affiliations, and these ought not to appear anywhere else in the manuscript.

Footnotes that identify the authors must be typed on a separate page.

Make every effort to see that the manuscript itself contains no clues to authors' identities.

If your manuscript was mask reviewed, please ensure that the final version for production includes a byline and full author note for typesetting.


Similarity Rate

The similarity of the submitted articles with the Ithenticate program is determined. The similarity rate should be below 25%.


Types of Articles

  • Brief Reports, commentaries, case reports and mini-reviews must not exceed 4000 words in overall length. This limit includes all aspects of the manuscript (title page, abstract, text, references, tables, author notes and footnotes, appendices, figure captions) except figures. Brief Reports also may include a maximum of two figures. For Brief Reports, the length limits are exact and must be strictly followed.
  • Regular Articles typically should not exceed 6000 words in overall length (excluding figures).
  • Reviews are published within regular issues of the JNBS. Reviews typically should not exceed 10000 words (excluding figures)

Cover Letters

All cover letters must contain the following:

  • a statement that the material is original — if findings from the dataset have been previously published or are in other submitted articles, please include the following information:
    • Is the present study a new analysis of previously analyzed data? If yes, please describe differences in analytic approach.
    • Are some of the data used in the present study being analyzed for the first time? If yes, please identify data (constructs) that were not included in previously published or submitted manuscripts.
    • Are there published or submitted papers from this data set that address related questions? If yes, please provide the citations, and describe the degree of overlap and the unique contributions of your submitted manuscript.
  • the full postal and email address of the corresponding author;
  • the complete telephone and fax numbers of the same;
  • the proposed category under which the manuscript was submitted;
  • a statement that the authors complied with APA ethical standards in the treatment of their participants and that the work was approved by the relevant Institutional Review Board(s);
  • whether or not the manuscript has been or is posted on a web site;
  • that APA style (Publication Manual, 6th edition) has been followed;
  • the disclosure of any conflicts of interest with regard to the submitted work;
  • a request for masked review, if desired, along with a statement ensuring that the manuscript was prepared in accordance with the guidelines above.

Authors should also specify the overall word length of the manuscript (including all aspects of the manuscript, except figures) and indicate the number of tables, figures, and supplemental materials that are included.

Manuscript Preparation

Prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Review APA's Checklist for Manuscript Submission before submitting your article.

Double-space all copy. Other formatting instructions, as well as instructions on preparing tables, figures, references, metrics, and abstracts, appear in the Manual.

Below are additional instructions regarding the preparation of display equations and tables.


Display Equations

We strongly encourage you to use MathType (third-party software) or Equation Editor 3.0 (built into pre-2007 versions of Word) to construct your equations, rather than the equation support that is built into Word 2007 and Word 2010. Equations composed with the built-in Word 2007/Word 2010 equation support are converted to low-resolution graphics when they enter the production process and must be rekeyed by the typesetter, which may introduce errors.

To construct your equations with MathType or Equation Editor 3.0:

  • Go to the Text section of the Insert tab and select Object.
  • Select MathType or Equation Editor 3.0 in the drop-down menu.

If you have an equation that has already been produced using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010 and you have access to the full version of MathType 6.5 or later, you can convert this equation to MathType by clicking on MathType Insert Equation. Copy the equation from Microsoft Word and paste it into the MathType box. Verify that your equation is correct, click File, and then click Update. Your equation has now been inserted into your Word file as a MathType Equation.

Use Equation Editor 3.0 or MathType only for equations or for formulas that cannot be produced as Word text using the Times or Symbol font.


Use Word's Insert Table function when you create tables. Using spaces or tabs in your table will create problems when the table is typeset and may result in errors.

Abstract and Keywords

All manuscripts must include an english abstract containing a maximum of 250 words typed on a separate page. After the abstract, please supply up to five keywords or brief phrases. For the turkish native speakers JNBS also requires aturkish version of the abstract and keywords. However this rule does not appy to non-native speakers and our translation office will include the turkish abstract free of charge.


List references in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in text (Name.Year style) , and each text citation should be listed in the References section.

In-text citations

  •   For two or fewer authors, list all author names (e.g. Brown & Tas, 2013). For three or more authors, abbreviate with ‘first author’ et al. (e.g.  Uzbay et al., 2005).
  • Multiple references to the same item should be separated with a semicolon (;) and ordered chronologically.    References by the same author in the same year should be differentiated by letters (Smith, 2001a; Smith, 2001b).
  • Cite articles that have been accepted for publication as 'in press', include in the reference list.
  • Cite unpublished work, work in preparation, or work under review as 'unpublished data' using the author's initials and surname in the text only; do not include in the reference section

The Reference section:

  • Journal Article:
    Hughes, G., Desantis, A., Waszak, F. (2013). Mechanisms of intentional binding and sensory attenuation: The role of temporal prediction, temporal control, identity prediction, and motor prediction. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 133–151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0028566
  • Authored Book:
    Rogers, T. T., & McClelland, J. L. (2004). Semantic cognition: A parallel distributed processing approach. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book:
    Gill, M. J., & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Workplace incivility and organizational trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences, and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53–73). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.


Graphics files (at least 300 dpi) are welcome if supplied as Tiff, EPS, or PowerPoint files. Multipanel figures (i.e., figures with parts labeled a, b, c, d, etc.) should be assembled into one file.

The minimum line weight for line art is 0.5 point for optimal printing.


Ethical Principles

Authors are required to state in writing that they have complied with the Declaration of Helsinki Research Ethics in the treatment of their sample, human or animal, or to describe the details of treatment.

About Keywords

The authors have to list at least three, but no more than six keywords below the abstract. Preferably use terms from the ‘Medical Subject Headings’ (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/MBrowser.html) list from Index Medicus. If the manuscript is written in Turkish, it is recommended to select the keywords from ‘Türkiye Bilim Terimleri’ (http://www.bilimterimleri.com). 

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huseyin Ozan Tekin
Uskudar University
Vocational School of Health Services
34662 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey
Phone: +90 (216) 4002222
Email: huseyinozan.tekin@uskudar.edu.tr