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Aperture, the new open-access publishing platform powered by the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, is now open for submissions! From its very early stages, this has been a community-driven initiative and would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the Aperture Oversight Committee Chaired by Jean Baptiste Poline, the Publishing Committee (TOPIC), Aperture’s Editor-in-Chief Tonya White, the Executive Office of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, and Aperture’s Journal Manager, Kay Vanda. 

Today’s launch signifies that the platform is now open to the public, and interested authors are welcome to access the platform and submit their research objects. Although open for submissions, Aperture is still very much in a “beta” phase meaning it may take longer than expected to review and publish submissions in these early days as real-time submissions test our processes and systems. But you, the community, have waited long enough, and we are excited to offer this new platform and create opportunities for collaborations that will only enhance the Aperture experience. 

Aperture is looking for high-quality research objects that will fit the mission and scope of the journal. The possibilities of what we publish are wide open, including traditional papers and reviews, but also conference presentations or workshops, tutorials, code, simulations, notebooks, and data. Aperture’s platform is not able to host notebooks, software, or large datasets, but rather we envision that Aperture will serve as the wrapper for these works that are hosted externally. If you are interested in submitting to Aperture, you can find the author guidelines on the Aperture website. The guidelines will direct authors to the submission platform, which can be accessed using your OHBM username and password. 

Aperture is also still accepting individuals interested in being Handling Editors. Aperture aims to ensure a diverse and inclusive Editorial Team, and we are actively seeking individuals outside of North America and Europe to join as Handling Editors. We encourage you to contact the Aperture Journal Manager with a copy of your CV and letter of interest. 

Questions?  Contact Kay Vanda, Journal Manager, at 

We look forward to your support and forthcoming submissions!




Nabin Koirala Interviews Aperture’s Editor-in-Chief, Tonya White for the OHBM Blog

In advance of our scheduled launch of the upcoming Journal “Aperture” from the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), we wanted to get up close with the first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal - Tonya White. Tonya is currently an Associate professor in the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Erasmus Medical center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. We discussed her personal journey in Science and her vision for the Journal.

Read the OHBM Blog full interview here 


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