EJN Workshop Virtual MNS 2023

European Journal of Neuroscience Wiley /FENS
Virtual workshop on Publishing
Organized by the Mediterranean Neuroscience Society

Tuesday December 12th, 2023
10:00-11:00 a.m. CET (Rome time)

This workshop will give an overview of the goal of the journal, the review process and its role as the official journal of the FENS, with the aim of educating (young) scientists in what actually happens to their paper once submitted for publication. The workshop will also highlight the importance of ethical practices and considerations, emphasizing the value of integrity, transparency, and fairness throughout the publishing process. Attendees should gain a better understanding of the importance of society-owned journals in supporting the neuroscience community. Details about the peer review process and ethical issues around reproducibility and scientific publishing will be provided. The workshop will also discuss hints on scientific paper writing and provide the opportunity of interacting with experienced researchers to seek personalized guidance. Following the presentation, ample time will be devoted to discussion with participants to assure that attendees gain a comprehensive understanding of the publishing process in a society-owned journal, like EJN.

The workshop will be recorded and it will become available online on the MNS website

Prof. Bernard Balleine, Section Editor European Journal of Neuroscience

Bernard Balleine received his BA with first class honours and the University Medal from the University of Sydney in 1987 and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1992. Subsequently, he was elected to a Research Fellowship at Jesus College Cambridge and spent three years conducting post-doctoral research in behavioural neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Cambridge University. He was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995, Associate Professor in 2000, and Full Professor in 2004. He was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 2004 and, in 2005, was appointed Director of Research in the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. He was awarded an inaugural Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council in mid-2009 and was appointed to a Professorial position at the University of Sydney in that year. In 2015 he was made a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and subsequently an NIMH Senior Investigator in 2020. In 2016 he moved his laboratory to the University of NSW (UNSW Sydney) and was appointed a UNSW Scientia (Distinguished) Professor during that year.