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 ANC: Neuroscience of Disease

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.


Jeroen Hoozemans, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, The Netherlands
Jason Huse, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Aims and scope

Acta Neuropathologica Communications (ANC) focuses on the pathogenesis of neurological disease using experimental or human tissues, molecular, cellular, biological and morphological techniques

Thematic Series - Traumatic Brain Injury

Elder et al., 2013 © Elder et al., 2013We are excited to announce the ongoing publication of a thematic series focusing on clinical, basic science, and translational studies that address current problems and knowledge gaps in TBI, which affects over 65 million people worldwide each year.

This series will feature commissioned and non-commissioned content on topics including prospective biomarkers, mechanistic studies and comorbidity links.

More information can be found here

Why publish with ANC?

  • No major revisions: only minor revisions are requested that can be performed (and have to be performed) within 3 weeks
  • Fast, thorough peer review: group of editors selected on the basis of their insightful, dedicated and prompt service
  • Rapid publication: publication within 2 months of submission
  • Inclusion in all major indexing services, such as PubMed, MEDLINE and Web of Science
  • Open access: enabling it to be read by a much larger set of readers, increasing its visibility
  • Competitive APC: flat article-processing charge, with no page limits, color figure charges or submission fees


  1. Authors: Valérie Biancalana, John Rendu, Annabelle Chaussenot, Helen Mecili, Eric Bieth, Mélanie Fradin, Sandra Mercier, Maud Michaud, Marie-Christine Nougues, Laurent Pasquier, Sabrina Sacconi, Norma B. Romero, Pascale Marcorelles, François Jérôme Authier, Antoinette Gelot Bernabe, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste…

    Content type: Case report

  2. Authors: Paula Marazuela, Montse Solé, Anna Bonaterra-Pastra, Jesús Pizarro, Jessica Camacho, Elena Martínez-Sáez, H. Bea Kuiperij, Marcel M. Verbeek, Anna M. de Kort, Floris H. B. M. Schreuder, Catharina J. M. Klijn, Laura Castillo-Ribelles, Olalla Pancorbo, David Rodríguez-Luna, Francesc Pujadas, Pilar Delgado…

    Content type: Research

Sister journal

ANC is sister journal to Acta Neuropathologica, a journal dedicated to the pathology and mechanisms of neurological disease.

Read more here

Featured Article - Gut microbial dysbiosis after traumatic brain injury

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The influence of the gut microbiota on traumatic brain injury (TBI) is presently unknown. This knowledge gap is of paramount clinical significance as TBI patients are highly susceptible to alterations in the gut microbiota by antibiotic exposure.

This article demonstrates that antibiotic-induced gut microbial dysbiosis after TBI impacts neuroinflammation, neurogenesis, and fear memory and implicate gut microbial modulation as a potential therapeutic intervention for TBI.

Read Marta Celorrio et al.'s full publication here.

Our Commitment to excellent author service

ANC is committed to rapid publication. We aim to publish all research articles within 2 months of submission, subject to authors responding to requests within the required timeframe. For further information, please read our FAQs or contact

From the Editors-in-Chief

"The unique combination of human neuropathology with relevant experimental models is essential for understanding the pathogenesis of neurological diseases. Acta Neuropathologica Communications provides a platform for studies that centrally involve human neuropathology and bring new insight in disease mechanisms of neurological diseases using relevant experimental models. We welcome high quality papers that do not require major revisions, resulting in short turn-around times and fast publication. We hope you enjoy Acta Neuropathologica Communications and are looking forward to receive your submissions."

Jeroen Hoozemans, co-Editor-in-Chief, ANC

"As an original member of the ANC editorial board, it has been a pleasure to witness the growth and maturation of this journal first hand.  ANC now occupies a well-defined niche for the rapid publication of high-quality work advancing the broad spectrum of neuropathology and its allied sciences. I look forward to receiving and evaluating your compelling manuscripts in the months and years ahead." 

Jason T. Huse, co-Editor-in-Chief, ANC

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