Aims & Scope
The Journal of Vestibular Research is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes experimental and observational studies, review papers, theoretical papers based on current knowledge of the vestibular system, and letters to the Editor. The subjects of the studies can include experimental animals, normal humans, and humans with vestibular or other related disorders.
Study topics can include the following:
- Neurophysiology of balance, including the vestibular, ocular motor, autonomic, and postural control systems
- Anatomy of vestibular, vestibulo-ocular, vestibulo-spinal, and vestibulo-autonomic pathways
- Vestibular-related human performance in various environments
- Psychophysics of spatial orientation
- Space and motion sickness
- Balance disorders
- Vestibular rehabilitation
Joseph M. Furman, MD, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Susan Whitney, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Eye & Ear Institute
Journal of Vestibular Research
Eye & Ear Institute, Suite 500
203 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Raymond van de Berg, MD, PhD
Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht
Adolfo Bronstein, MD
Imperial College, London
Helen Cohen, EdD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Ji-Soo Kim, MD, PhD
Seoul National University, Seoul
Måns Magnusson, MD, PhD
Lund University, Lund
Michael Schubert, PhD
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Jeffrey P. Staab, MD, MS
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Yuriko Sugiuchi, MD, PhD
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo
David J. Szmulewicz, PhD
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
Michael von Brevern, MD, PhD
Charité and Park-Klinik Weissensee, Berlin
Bryan Ward, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Dario Andres Yacovino, MD, PhD
Cesar Milstein Hospital & Memory and Balance Clinic, Buenos Aires
Social Media Editor
Bryan Ward, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
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By default, articles published in the Journal of Vestibular Research are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.
This journal deposits all open access articles in PubMedCentral (PMC) as part of the IOS Press Open Library. If an author chooses to publish their paper with open access then the publisher will deposit the article in PMC upon publication.
Peer Review Policy
The Journal of Vestibular Research is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a double blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is not known to the reviewers and the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.
After automatic plagiarism screening through iThenticate, all submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be that the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.
Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned to the Managing Editor. The Managing Editor will then select reviewers to comment on the work and might consider including the reviewers suggested by the author(s). Editors and reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict of interest makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment, or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s).
As a standard policy, decisions are based on one to two reviews, including a statistical review when relevant. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months. Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:
- Significance to the field
- Relevance to the journal
- Data analysis
- Literature review
- Writing style/clarity
Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editor-in-Chief a recommendation:
- Minor revisions required
- Major revisions required
- Revise and resubmit
They mean the following:
- The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
- The authors are required to make minor to moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editor-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision addressing all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
- The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal's quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
Authors are notified by the Managing Editor, whose decision is final.
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Full JVR Archive Online: By October 2021, the digitization project to make as much journal content available as possible in the IOS Press Content Library was completed. This brought online those pre-internet-era articles that previously only existed in a paper format, with all JVR articles now available back to Vol.1, Iss.1.
ICVD Translations Available: Since early 2021, the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD) consensus documents that have been translated from English into other languages have been available online, currently covering: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. View translations.
Partnership with VeDA: As of April 2020, a partnership was announced between JVR and the Vestibular Disorders Association (VeDA), an organization that promotes awareness of vestibular disorders, that sees both teams working together to give a platform to the latest developments in vestibular research here.
YouTube Channel: JVR is a partner of the Bárány Society and the journal seeks to develop features and social media options to enhance the services provided to the vestibular research community, and increase awareness of the excellent research published in the journal. At the end of 2017, the JVR YouTube channel was launched and it can be viewed at: tiny.cc/JVR-youtube.
Partnership with the Bárány Society: JVR is the official journal of the Bárány Society. Through this partnership, the journal is proud to publish the Bárány Society's International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD) consensus documents, which formally define key vestibular disorders and represent consensus around these formalized definitions. View this important open access series either here or here; and view ICVD translations here. Discover more on the Bárány Society's website and Facebook page.
Discover the contents of the latest journal issue:
The vestibular system: Contributions of Lorente de Nó
Diego Kaski, Juan Manuel Espinosa-Sanchez, Nicolas Perez-Fernandez, Angel Batuecas-Caletrio
Vestibular mapping of the naturalistic head-centered motion spectrum
Peter zu Eulenburg, Matthias Ertl, Marie Woller, Ümit Mayadali, Rainer Boegle, Marianne Dieterich
Astronauts eye-head coordination dysfunction over the course of twenty space shuttle flights
Gilles Clement, Ognyan I. Kolev, Millard F. Reschke
Magnitude, variability and symmetry in head acceleration and jerk and their relationship to cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
Raaj Kishore Biswas, Sendhil Govender, Miriam S. Welgampola, Sally M. Rosengren
Motorist disorientation syndrome; clinical features and vestibular findings
Rosalyn Davies, Carolyn Ainsworth, Ian Colvin, Louisa Murdin