Acta Neuropathologica aims to publish the best papers on pathology of neurological disease, as well as experimental studies on molecular and cellular mechanisms using in vitro and in vivo models, ideally validated by analysis of human tissues.
The journal publishes Original Papers, Review Articles, Case Reports, and Scientific Correspondence (Letters).
Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in an appropriate version of the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identiy of the subjects under study should be omitted.
Reports of animal experiments must state that the “Principles of laboratory animal care” (NIH publication No. 86-23, revised 1985) were followed, as well as specific national laws (e.g. the current version of the German Law on the Protection of Animals) where applicable.
The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or for failure to fulfil the above-mentioned requirements.