Call for Papers: Theme Issue: Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs)

JMIR Neurotechnology, a peer-reviewed journal, invites submissions on advancements in the field of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) that represent the transformative convergence of neuroscience, engineering, and technology. 

Studying BCIs is crucial for unlocking new frontiers in medical treatment, enhancing human-computer interaction, and gaining unparalleled insights into the complexities of neural processes, thereby bridging the gap between neuroscience and technology. BCIs have already shown a significant impact in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders such as traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Parkinson disease.

The scope for this call includes but is not limited to: 

  • Novel BCI technologies, such as optogenetics, augmented reality, and synthetic telepathy
  • Clinical applications of BCIs in neurological disorders such as epilepsy, Parkinson disease, and stroke
  • Applications of BCIs in neurorehabilitation and epilepsy
  • Human-computer interaction, including user-centered design, usability, and accessibility
  • Machine learning and signal processing for BCIs
  • Ethical, legal, and social issues involved in the use of BCIs, such as data ownership, cybersecurity, and brain hacking
  • Neuroplasticity, neurofeedback, and BCI training
  • BCIs for augmentative and alternative communication

Submit Now

Along with scientists, clinicians, and technologists, we encourage PhD students and early career researchers to submit their findings and scholarly work to JMIR Neurotechnology

We are particularly interested in concise contributions, such as research letters (750 words) or short papers (1500 words). For more information, please see here

We also encourage you to submit papers to JNT Code. Articles published under the JNT Code category will need to share code in a detailed and well-documented style, for example, as outlined by Jupyter Notebook. The inclusion of detailed explanations and in-depth information in these article types will enable readers to gain insights and understanding of specific approaches.

For a limited time only, JMIR Neurotechnology is offering a 50% article processing fee discount on all manuscripts accepted for publication with the use of a valid promo code. For more information, please visit:

Additional Guidelines

“NeuroTech Dialogue” Box

To ensure that your work is accessible to a wider audience, we request that authors of clinically focused articles include a section that clearly articulates the technical implications of their findings in plain language. Similarly, authors of technical works should provide relevant text to articulate the clinical implications of their work.

We will not accept articles that are solely written by generative artificial intelligence (AI) or other AI tools. For more information, please refer to JMIR Publications’ editorial policy and this Knowledge Base article. 

Submit your manuscripts to JMIR Neurotechnology and contribute to advancing the frontier of neurotechnology in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.

How to Submit

To submit an article to JMIR Neurotechnology, please visit the submission page. Consult our Instructions for Authors for more information on how to submit a manuscript.

All articles will be shared and published rapidly through the following mechanisms:

  • All peer-reviewed articles will be immediately and permanently made open access. This is the standard for all titles within the JMIR Publications portfolio.
  • Articles can be made immediately available in JMIR Preprints (with a DOI) after submission if authors select the preprint option at submission to enable this service.

Submissions not reviewed or accepted for publication in JMIR Neurotechnology may be offered cascading peer review or transfer to other JMIR Publications journals, according to standard JMIR Publications policies. Authors are encouraged to submit study protocols or grant proposals to JMIR Research Protocols before data acquisition to preregister the study (Registered Reports; subsequent acceptance in one of the JMIR Publications journals is then guaranteed).