From manuscript submission to publication: a tour of the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group

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✓The author offers a “soup-to-nuts” description of day-to-day operations at the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group. The route a manuscript follows from submission to publication is outlined and placed within the context of a brief history of the Journal of Neurosurgery and its related journals.

Abbreviations used in this paper:AANS = American Association of Neurological Surgeons; JNS = Journal of Neurosurgery; JNSPG = Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group; NSF = Neurosurgical Focus.

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    Flow diagram of the peer-review process at JNS, JNS: Spine, and JNS: Pediatrics. Reprinted from Firlik KS, Firlick AD: J Neurosurg 90:364–370, 1999.

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    Photographs showing the web press at Dartmouth Printing Company.



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