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PLOS Neuro Community meets face-to-face at #FENS2016 in Copenhagen!

Updated July 6: As FENS draws to a close, we thank everyone who came by our booth for literature, talked with our editors, and signed up as a PLOS Neuro Community member.

PLOS Biology Associate Editor Gabriel Gasque speaks with PLOS Computational Biology author Stephen Eglen, from Cambridge, UK at FENS.

If we “zapped” your badge while you were here, you’ll soon receive the first of our monthly PLOS Neuro Email Newsletters, containing highlights from the community blog and a selection of neuroscience paper picks made by our editors. If you haven’t yet signed up, please take a moment to do so here.

There are many opportunities for you to get involved with PLOS Neuro — as a blogger, by nominating a paper for the PLOS Neuroscience Collection (see below), and commenting either on a blog post or in a tweet to @PLOSNeuro.

As is evident if your read this blog, the PLOS Neuro Community is a place to discuss new PLOS-published neuroscience papers or research from any other publisher! If it’s significant to you, we’re ready to host your dialogues with peers to help advance the scientific conversation!

Updated July 3: On Sunday night, PLOS hosted a reception for our fast-growing PLOS Neuro Community, in which PLOS journal editors acknowledged the invaluable volunteer work of PLOS’ Academic Editors.

And PLOS Neuro Community Editor Peppe Gangarossa laid out future plans for the community blog. Here’s a bit of the scene.

Academic Editor Phillipe Bene with his PLOS Neuro t-shirt.
PLOS Neuro Community Editor Peppe Gangarossa talks about the community blog and the new PLOS Neurodegenerative Disease Research Collection, on which the Community collaborated.
PLOS ONE associate editor Renee Hoch speaking with a PLOS ONE author.
PLOS Biology editor Gabriel Gasque speaks about the journal and Aperta, the new PLOS submission system now being piloted on PLOS Biology.
PLOS Biology Associate Editor Gabriel Gasque speaks about the journal and Aperta, the new PLOS submission system now being piloted on PLOS Biology.

More PLOS Neuro Community news…

A neurodegenerative disease theme on the July 6 PLOS Science Wednesday AMA

CaptureDuring FENS 2016, PLOS Science Wednesday held a live conversation on redditscience with two researchers whose PLOS ONE paper investigates how diet effects levels of the e4 allele of apolipoprotein E gene (ApoE4), a genetic risk factor for AD, and is featured in the new ND collection.

Read the entire transcript of their conversation here.

For a summary and highlights of this AMA read Riona McArdle’s post on the PLOS ECR Community blog

And for more on this paper and other research exploring potential relationships between genetics, a high fat diet and Alzheimer’s disease risk, read Emilie Reas’, Ketones to Combat Alzheimer’s Disease on PLOS Neuro Community blog.


  • The latest in PLOS neurodegenerative brain research now available as a collection

    ND collectionNewest neuro collection: Recently, PLOS asked its journal editors and researchers participating in the PLOS Neuro community to nominate their choices of significant new neurodegenerative disease articles for inclusion in an expanded PLOS Neuroscience Collection. The curation process is now complete and we’re ready to share this new collection of 54 articles, including general neurodegenerative disease research topics as well as the latest on Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis, as published in PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, PLOS Genetics, PLOS ONE and PLOS Computational Biology, since 2013.We need your neuroscience paper nominations! 

  • Would you like to help curate a research collection?

    PLOS Collections exist to aid discovery of important research in every discipline. Just as we built our new Neurodegenerative Disease Research Collection with community input, we’re asking for your help to update our general Neuroscience Collection with significant PLOS-published papers that have come out since 2013 in any of the subject areas listed at the bottom of this post. Email your paper nomination to us at

To demonstrate our appreciation for your involvement, if your nominated paper ends up in the PLOS Neuroscience Collection, we’ll send you a free PLOS Neuro t-shirt!


Please note, when you submit a neuroscience research article to any PLOS journal you can indicate at the time of submission whether you’d like your paper to be considered for this collection. Click below for instructions.

submit your neuroscience


The PLOS Neuroscience Collection

Cognitive Neuroscience





Brain Mapping Methods



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