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Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering

About Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering


Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering™ (NCE) is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to the design, development and application of artificial neural processing systems in advancing scientific discovery and realising emerging new technologies. Bringing together both the hardware and computational aspects of neuromorphic systems, the journal’s audience extends to engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, biology, neuroscience and computer science across academia and industry. Particular topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Design of novel artificial neural processing systems;
  • Development of functional materials for neuromorphic systems and devices (including memristive switching materials);
  • Biologically-inspired neuromorphic systems and devices (including adaptive biointerfacing and hybrid systems consisting of living matter and synthetic matter);
  • Development of novel devices and hardware to enable neuromorphic computing;
  • Computation and learning principles for neuromorphic systems;
  • Neuromorphic implementations of neurobiological learning algorithms;
  • Neuromorphic systems and theories for brain-inspired computation;
  • Modelling of neuromorphic systems (including for example nonlinear biological systems);
  • Neuromorphic sensing and actuating;
  • Electronic circuits and chips for implementing neural processes (including plasticity mechanisms, synapses, adaptation, attractor networks and biosignal processing);
  • Device, circuit, architecture design, analysis and optimization for neuromorphic computing systems;
  • Complexity and scalability of neuromorphic systems;
  • Reliability and security in neuromorphic systems;
  • Applications of neuromorphic computing and engineering in industry;
  • Emerging technologies for brain-inspired computing and communication.

Why should you publish in Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering?

  • Multidisciplinary audience: Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering (NCE) aims to serve all communities engaged with the design, development and application of neuromorphic systems, with a focus on emerging areas of high interest to both the academic and industry sector.
  • High standards: NCE has a selective editorial policy to ensure publication of only the highest quality research in terms of significance, originality and scientific rigour. All articles are rigorously peer reviewed by IOP Publishing’s global network of expert reviewers, supported by our Editorial Board.
  • Fast publication: We are committed to providing you with a fast, professional service to ensure rapid first decision, acceptance and publication. Once accepted, your article will be accessible to readers within 24 hours (with a citable DOI).
  • Open access: NCE is a fully open access journal providing you with maximum visibility, reach and impact for your research. IOP Publishing is currently paying all article publication charges (APCs) on papers that are submitted to NCE, enabling you to publish your latest research in the journal at no cost to you or your institution. All articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY) to maximize accessibility, engagement, and collaboration and to support open science.
  • Pre-print friendly: You are welcome to share a preprint of your work on community pre-print platforms.
  • Data and code: Research published in NCE can include citable datasets and programmable code.
  • Society owned: IOP Publishing is a leading society publisher in the physical sciences. Any profits generated are invested in the Institute of Physics, helping to support science research, education and outreach around the world.

Article types

Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering welcomes submissions of the following article types:

  • Papers: Articles of unlimited length that report quality original research with conclusions representing a significant advance in the field.
  • Letters: Outstanding concise articles, reporting important, new and timely developments. These articles should be deserving of priority review, and you are required to upload a justification statement along with your submission. As a guide, Letters should not generally be more than eight journal pages (or around 4500 words) in length.
  • Topical Reviews: Written by leading researchers in their fields, these articles present the background to and overview of a particular field, and the current state of the art. Topical review articles are normally invited by the Editorial Board.
  • Focus issue papers: Research papers published as part of a guest-edited collection centred around an emerging and highly topical field.
  • Perspectives: Commentaries on the impact of previously published work, or authoritative discussions on the future direction of a field, that are of notable interest to the community.
  • Technical Notes: Short descriptor articles relating specifically to a method, dataset or code which make a useful and novel addition to the literature.
  • Roadmaps: Broad, multi-author reviews with leaders in the field discussing the latest developments. Commissioned by the Editorial Board.

Peer review

The following summary describes the peer review process for Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering, using the ANSI/NISO Standard Terminology for Peer Review:

  • Identity transparency: single-anonymous, double-anonymous (author choice)
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: review reports (author and reviewer opt in), author/editor communication, reviewer identities (reviewer opt in)

Our Publishing Support website provides more information on our reviewing process as well as checklists in both English and Chinese language to help authors prepare their manuscripts for submission.

If an article is not accepted for publication, we may offer the author the opportunity to transfer their submission to other suitable journals we publish.

Inclusivity and diversity

IOP Publishing recognises that there are inequalities within the scientific publishing and research ecosystems. We are committed to a progressive approach to inclusivity and diversity, and are working hard to eliminate discrimination to foster an equitable and welcoming publishing environment for all.

IOP Publishing follows Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication to ensure that journal articles use bias-free and culturally sensitive communication. We ask authors to please follow these guidelines in their manuscript submissions.

More information about our work on inclusivity is available on our Open Physics hub.


Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering maintains the highest standards of publication and research ethics and is a member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors are expected to comply with IOP Publishing’s Ethical Policy.

Research data

Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering has adopted IOP Publishing’s research data policy. Please check that your article complies with the policy before submission.

Please note that this policy requires authors to include a data availability statement in their article.

For any questions about the policy please contact the journal.

Many research funders now require authors to make all data related to their research available in an online repository. Please refer to the policy for further information about research data, data repositories and data citation.

Open access

Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering is a fully open access journal. Articles are published under a CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) licence. Articles are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided attribution to the author is given. Publication is funded by article publication charges (APCs).

For more information on IOP Publishing’s open access policies please see our Open access page.

Publication charges

Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering has no subscription charges and the costs of publication are fully funded by article publication charges (APCs).

As part of our commitment to open science, IOP Publishing is currently paying the article publication charge (APC) for all articles published in the journal. The list prices shown below will not be charged if your article is accepted for publication.

Article publication charge* £2000 €2300 $2700
Reduced article publication charge* for Group B countries** £500 €575 $675
Reduced article publication charge for Group A countries** £0 €0 $0

*excluding VAT where applicable

**eligibility criteria can be found here

APCs only apply to articles accepted for publication; there are no submission charges.

There are no other charges for publishing in Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering.

Transformative Agreements

Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering is included in our transformative agreements which allow authors from some institutions to publish open access without paying an APC.

Find out if you’re covered by an agreement

If you are covered by an agreement, use our author guide to help you submit your paper.

Countries where we have transformative agreements include:
Austria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Paying for open access

Various discounts, waivers and funding arrangements are available to support our authors. Visit our Paying for open access page for further details.

Abstracting and indexing services

We work with our authors to help make their work as easy to discover as possible. Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering is currently included in the following abstracting and discovery services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI
  • DBLP computer science bibliography
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JST
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • R Discovery
  • Scilit
  • Scite
  • Scopus
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Wanfang Data
  • Web of Science
  • x-mol

Articles published in Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering will be available in more indexing services and databases when appropriate.

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