Brain Circulation is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.braincirculation.org The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
Abstracting and Indexing Information
The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data
The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, PubMed Central
Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp
Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing
This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.
Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.
CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.
Ahead of Print policy
Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.
While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:
- "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
- The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
- Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.
Brain Circulation is a publication with two principal foci: cerebrovascular perfusion and neurorehabilitation after stroke and brain injury, and cerebral collateral circulation. New and effective therapies for ischemia injury after stroke (with or without reperfusion) are of profound importance—and not only to the physicians and scientists tasked with developing and applying them, but to all suffering with such conditions in society at large, to whom advancement in these areas of inquiry will radiate.
Recognizing this, it aims to present innovative work from the multidisciplinary community of basic and translational scientists, physicians, and others necessary to effectuate this advancement. Whether reviews or original experimental work, our journal will publish papers that catalyze shared discovery of the latest neuroscientific and clinical developments, with particular (but not exclusive) emphasis on the following topics:
- Cerebrovascular disease and treatment
- Thrombolysis with varying areas of concentration, including new mechanical devices for recanalization and neuroimaging/biomarkers for responsiveness to reperfusion
- Newly-developed concepts, techniques, and treatments in stroke reperfusion
- Novel treatments in stoke, including drugs and all non-drug modalities (oxygen, hypothermia, remote pre-, per-, or post-ischemic preconditioning, and others)
- Neuroprotection and rehabilitation generally
And while all types of analysis—experimental and technical, social and ethical, economic, statistical, and so on—are recognized as important by and covered in our journal, the journal gives priority to work with direct clinical pertinence. This is a priority that is consistent with the missions of inquiry advancement and care-optimization described above.
Across the whole breadth of subjects and positions presented in its pages, however, the preeminent commitment of Brain Circulation remains as stated: to foster a multidisciplinary and innovative forum within which collaborative progress toward understanding and treating cerebrovascular pathology can thrive.