Fluids and Barriers of the CNS: a new journal encompassing Cerebrospinal Fluid Research

Cerebrospinal Fluid Research was launched in 2004 and has been publishing articles covering all aspects of CSF and choroid plexus in health and disease. From today the journal’s scope has been expanded, and the journal re-launched, to incorporate research into all central nervous system (CNS) fluids and barrier systems.

The Editors-in-Chief, Hazel Jones and Tetsuya Terasaki, celebrate the re-launch of Cerebrospinal Fluid Research in its new format as Fluids and Barriers of the CNS with a new website and several topical articles that highlight the new scope. In their re-launch editorial discussing the aims of the new journal, Hazel and Tetsuya comment on the need for a journal that brings together the different interdisciplinary niches of research focusing on brain fluids and brain barriers.

They write: “We anticipate that this expanded journal will provide a unique and specialist platform for the publication of research in cerebrospinal fluid and all brain barrier and fluid systems in both health and disease. We are launching the new look journal with a newly designed website and some key articles covering the following topics: historical aspects of the subject, a review on comparative molecular aspects of the blood-CSF and blood-brain barriers, reviews on barrier mechanisms for immune surveillance, on intracranial pulsatility, on microvascular pericytes and on cancer cells in CSF, a commentary on drug transport via the CSF, plus some key research articles. We aim only to publish good science and will strive to maintain a high standard and fast route for publication.”

More information about the aims and scope of Fluids and Barriers of the CNS can be found here.

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