As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.
Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers manuscripts on all CNS fluids and barrier systems in health and disease.
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS is affiliated to the International Brain Barriers Society (IBBS) and the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders (ISHCSF).
CNS Fluid and Solute Movement: Physiology, Modelling and Imaging
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
Brain barriers and their microenvironment: Emerging models and techniques
Edited by Danica Stanimirovic, Britta Engelhardt, Elizabeth de Lange
Abstracts from the 13th International Conference on Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB 2019)
Miami, FL, USA. 25-28 June 2019
Hydrocephalus 2018 - The Tenth Meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders
Bologna, Italy. 19-22 October 2018
About the Editors
Lester R Drewes, Editor-in-Chief
Lester Drewes is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School, and past President of the International Brain Barriers Society. Read more
Hazel C Jones, Editor-in-Chief
Hazel Jones is Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, King's College London and lately Courtesy Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida. Read more
Richard F Keep, Editor-in-Chief
Richard Keep is currently Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery and in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan. He is also Director of the Crosby Neurosurgical Laboratories and Associate Chair for Research in Neurosurgery. Read more
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS is an official journal of the IBBS: a scientific and educational non-profit organisation advocating scientific and clinical research on the biological barriers in the central nervous system.
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS is an official journal of the ISHCSF: a non-profit organisation that aims to advance the art and science of clinical care and research into hydrocephalus and CSF disorders, and promote the best possible care for patients.
All IBBS and ISHCSF members are eligible for a 25% discount when publishing with Fluids and Barriers of the CNS.
Lester R Drewes, University of Minnesota, USA
Hazel C Jones, King's College London, UK
Richard F Keep, University of Michigan, USA
We are pleased to announce that FBCNS now has an official Impact Factor of 3.727.
Call For Papers
FBCNS is now publishing papers to our latest thematic series, focused on Advances in in vitro modeling of the blood-brain barrier and neurovascular unit.
2018 thematic series
This series brings together papers focusing on all aspects of fluid movement in the brain, helping to address current controversies in an area of intense research and debate.
In vitro modeling of the neurovascular unit: advances in the field
Aditya Bhalerao, Farzane Sivandzade, Sabrina Rahman Archie, Ekram Ahmed Chowdhury, Behnam Noorani & Luca Cucullo
Aquaporin 1 and the Na+/K+/2Cl− cotransporter 1 are present in the leptomeningeal vasculature of the adult rodent central nervous system
Qianliang Li, Nadia N. Aalling, Benjamin Förstera, Ali Ertürk, Maiken Nedergaard, Kjeld Møllgård & Anna L. R. Xavier
Scimago journal rank
2019 Young Investigator Awards
We are pleased to announce the winners of the awards for best oral or poster presentations sponsored by FBCNS for young investigators at Hydrocephalus 2019, the 11th meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders, 13th-16th September Vancouver, Canada.
- Nicholas Salterio
- Lucas Sass
- Linda D’Antona (sponsored by ISHCSF)
Find out more about this year's winners here.
2019 Travel Bursary Awards
We are pleased to announce the winners of prizes for best presentations sponsored by FBCNS at the Cerebrovascular Biology Meeting in Miami, Florida, June 25-28, 2019.
- Natasha O'Brown
- Julia Schulz
26th Annual Blood-Brain Barrier Consortium Meeting; Portland, Oregon, USA on March 12-13, 2020. https://www.ohsu.edu/bbbmeeting. Rescheduled - the new dates will be Oct 29-30 2020. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Barriers of the CNS Gordon Research Conference; Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire, USA on June 14-19, 2020. https://www.grc.org/barriers-of-the-cns-conference/2020/. Withdrawn and rescheduled for 2022.
12th Meeting of the International Society for Hydrocephalus and CSF Disorders; Hydrocephalus 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden September 11-14, 2020. Postponed until September 10-13 2021. https://www.hydrocephalus-meeting.com/
International Symposium on Signal Transduction at the Blood-Brain Barriers; Bari, Italy, September 23-25, 2020. Currently under review.
11th International Symposium on Neuroprotection and Neurorepair (ISN&N) and the 18th International Conference on Brain Edema and Cellular Injury (BEM); Berlin, Germany, October 5-7, 2020 https://www.neurorepair-symposium.de/
Society for Research into Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida; 64th Annual Meeting 2020 – Doha, Qatar, November 4 – 7. https://srhsb.com/conferences/
Cerebral Vascular Biology meeting Uppsala, Sweden, 2021, June 20-24. https://www.ibbsoc.org/events-calendar/save-the-date-for-the-14th-save-the-date-for-the-14th-cerebral-vascular-biology-meeting-cerebral-vascular-biology-meeting
Annual Journal Metrics
39 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
32 days to first decision for all manuscripts
82 days from submission to acceptance
21 days from acceptance to publication
83 Altmetric mentions