Community Guidelines

Thank you for being part of the SfN online community. SfN has
established this site to serve as another venue for professional
networking and communications in support of the neuroscience community.
To ensure the best possible experience for all members, SfN has
established basic guidelines for participation. The purpose of this code
of conduct is to address behavior, not to censor content or to inhibit
conversation about late-breaking or controversial ideas. By joining and
using this community, you agree that you have read and willfollow these
rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions, shared
files, and content to those related to the purposes of this forum. For
instance, please do not post solicitations, job postings, unrelated blog
links, or other general commentary unrelated to this forum. This is a
great medium through which to seek the advice of your peers, benefit
from their experience, and participate in ongoing conversations about
neuroscience broadly defined – scientific questions, professional
development issues, opportunities for collaboration, support, etc.
Questions should be directed to SfN staff via

Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important
guidelines. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil
and fruitful dialogue, SfN reserves the right to suspend or terminate
membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.

The Rules

  • Don’t attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to
    stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Let others have
    their say, just as you may.
  • Don’t post commercial messages in any category, thread, or other
    areas of the site where others might see it.
  • State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the
    subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to
    your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives
    by subject.
  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted
    on these threads is available for all registered participants to
    see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or
    illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that
    you would not want the world to see or that you would not want
    anyone to know came from you.
  • Note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules
    below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information
  • Please note that anything you post may be copied by others on
    the site and shared.
  • Post your message only to the most appropriate category. Do not
    post your message to multiple categories unless your message
    applies to the specific topic or purpose of those categories.
  • The SfN Guidelines for Responsible Conduct Regarding Scientific
    and the SfN Ethics Policy apply to all
    communications on SfN community platforms, including Neuronline,
    and are incorporated herein. Suspected violations of these rules,
    guidelines or policies should be brought to the immediate attention
    of SfN Staff.

We reserve the right to reject or remove any message that violates the
Community Guidelines or is deemed inappropriate. SfN will not
editorially control postings; however, SfN reserves the right to delete
any messages that, in the sole discretion of SfN, it deems to be
inappropriate. SfN also reserves the right to take immediate action in
response to complaints regarding misconduct.