Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States
A multidisciplinary journal
Open Access


Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States (SSCUS) has been discontinued.

Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States (SSCUS) is an open-access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal publishing research on all aspects of sleep spindles and/or cortical as well as thalamic up/down states. We are committed to thorough, single blind review of the manuscripts by two reviewers. In order to ensure rapid publication, the first review of the manuscripts is ensured within 4 weeks after submission. Methodologically sound papers on specific research devoted to sleep spindles and/or thalamocortical up/down states, including reports on both novel findings/ideas and complementary tests of existing results are welcome.

We are dedicated to promoting methodologically solid science and eliminating publication bias. Therefore, in our editorial decisions the methodological quality of your research takes precedence over how strong or novel your results are. In line with this editorial philosophy, our journal welcomes non-significant results and replication attempts, as long as research was conducted with convincing statistical power and sound methodology.

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Senior editor

Editor-in-Chief: Róbert Bódizs

Editorial Board

  • Thomas Andrillon
    (École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)
  • María Corsi Cabrera
    (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
  • Thien Thanh Dang-Vu
    (Concordia University/Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal and University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada)
  • Luigi De Gennaro
    (University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy)
  • László Détári
    (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Martin Dresler
    (Radboud University Medical Centre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands / Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany)
  • Stuart Fogel
    (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Lisa Genzel
    (The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)
  • Ferenc Gombos
    (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Robert Göder
    (University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany)
  • Péter Halász
    (National Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Periklis Ktonas
    (University of Athens, Athens, Greece; University of Houston, Houston, USA)
  • Magor Lőrincz
    (University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary)
  • Anita Lüthi
    (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Dara S. Manoach
    (Harvard University, Boston, USA)
  • Helli Merica
    (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Genève, GE, Switzerland)
  • Yuval Nir
    (Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel)
  • Christian O'Reilly
    (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Philippe Peigneux
    (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium)
  • Giovanni Piantoni
    (University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands)
  • Wei Qin
    (Xidian University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China)
  • Sofia Isabel Ribeiro Pereira
    (Federal University of Paraná, Paraná, Brazil)
  • Péter Simor
    (Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Evgenia Sitnikova
    (Institute of the Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
  • Carlyle Smith
    (Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)
  • Natarajan Sriraam
    (M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India)
  • Leila Tarokh
    (University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Igor Timofeev
    (Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
  • Péter P. Ujma
    (Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)
  • Mario Valderrama
    (University of Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Vladyslav Vyazovskiy
    (University of Oxford, City of Oxford, UK)
  • Jiri Wackermann
    (Neuroscience Consulting & Solutions, Gutach i.Br., Germany)
  • Juliana Yordanova
    (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)
  • Jaroslaw Żygierewicz
    (University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland)


Editor-in-Chief: Róbert Bódizs
Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary



Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States
Publication Model Gold Open Access
Submission Fee none
Article Processing Charge 900 EUR/article
Regional discounts on country of the funding agency World Bank Lower-middle-income economies: 50%
World Bank Low-income economies: 100%
Further Discounts Editorial Board / Advisory Board members: 50%
Corresponding authors, affiliated to an EISZ member institution subscribing to the journal package of Akadémiai Kiadó: 100%
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Sleep Spindles & Cortical Up States
Language English
Size A4
Year of
2020 Volume 2
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per Year
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 2559-9070 (Online)