About Us

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG) is the scholarly journals publication arm of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the practice of neurosurgery worldwide. Since 1944, the Journal of Neurosurgery has been recognized worldwide for its authoritative articles on clinical and laboratory research, and innovative surgical techniques and instruments, as well as its rigorous focus on the highest-quality presentation of scientific and medical advances.

The JNSPG journals primarily publish original works in neurosurgery but also include studies in clinical neurophysiology, organic neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, pathology, and molecular biology.

Our 2022 Impact Factors are as follows:

  • Journal of Neurosurgery: 4.1
  • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine: 2.8
  • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics: 1.9
  • Neurosurgical Focus: 4.1

International Standard Serial Numbers for the JNSPG Journals:

Journal of Neurosurgery

  • Print ISSN: 0022-3085
  • Online ISSN: 1933-0693

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine

  • Print ISSN: 1547-5654
  • Online ISSN: 1547-5646

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics

  • Print ISSN: 1933-0707
  • Online ISSN: 1933-0715

Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons

  • Online ISSN: 2694-1902

Neurosurgical Focus

  • Online ISSN: 1092-0684

Neurosurgical Focus: Video

  • Online ISSN: 2643-5217

Descriptions of the six JNSPG journals:

Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS): Founded in 1944, the AANS’s flagship journal is recognized throughout the world by neurosurgeons and related medical specialists for its authoritative and cutting-edge clinical and laboratory research articles, case reports, technical notes, review articles, and more. JNS is the most referenced journal specific to neurosurgery in publication, according to Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports™.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine (JNS: Spine): First published in 1999 as a quarterly supplement to the Journal of Neurosurgery, JNS: Spine quickly grew in volume and frequency, and became an independent monthly journal in 2004. JNS: Spine provides the latest techniques and research findings in the rapidly advancing area of spine surgery.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics (JNS: Peds): In 2004 this journal first appeared as a supplement to the Journal of Neurosurgery. In 2008 JNS: Peds became an independent monthly journal, and has become the foremost journal in its subspecialty, offering comprehensive coverage of pediatric neurosurgery and related fields.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons: This rapid-publication, open-access, online-only journal offers reports of single cases and small case series, with a focus on the lesson that the observation or experience provides to the reader. Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons commenced publication in January 2021.

Neurosurgical Focus (Focus): This well-respected, freely accessible, online-only journal has been publishing important findings in neurosurgery since 1996. Each monthly issue covers a different topic in the field, and submissions are reviewed by experts on each topic. Continuing medical education credits are offered for many articles.

Neurosurgical Focus: Video: This open-access, online-only journal presents high-definition videos of neurosurgery-related procedures, creating a unique educational experience that makes viewers feel present in the operating room. The video journal was first published in 2012 as a twice-yearly video supplement to Neurosurgical Focus. In July 2019 it became an independent quarterly journal under its new name, Neurosurgical Focus: Video.


Journal of Neurosurgery articles are indexed in:

  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Web of Science
  • Science Citation Index
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Current Contents - Clinical Medicine
  • Current Contents - Life Sciences
  • BIOSIS Previews

Neurosurgical Focus, JNS: Peds, and JNS: Spine articles are indexed in:

  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • Web of Science
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Current Contents - Clinical Medicine

Indexing for our newest journals, Neurosurgical Focus: Video and the Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons will come in the near future.

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