About Us

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG) is the scholarly journals publication arm of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 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 Journal of Neurosurgery is the most highly cited journal in neurosurgery, according to Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reportstm (JCR).

Our 2019 Impact Factors are as follows:

  • Journal of Neurosurgery: 3.968
  • Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine: 3.011
  • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics: 2.117
  • Neurosurgical Focus:: 3.642

International Standard Serial Numbers:

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

The JNSPG journals: Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Neurosurgical Focus primarily publish original works in neurosurgery but also include studies in clinical neurophysiology, organic neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, pathology, and molecular biology.

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

In 1999, we began publishing Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine as a quarterly supplement to the Journal, becoming a bi-monthly publication in 2002. In 2004 we added the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics as a quarterly supplement. Both JNS: Spine and JNS: Pediatrics began monthly publication in 2005.

Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in depth each month, and has been free to the public since 1996. Enhanced by color images and video clips, each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art "textbook chapter" in the field of neurosurgery. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are offered as well. Examples of the myriad topics addressed to date include treatment of spasticity, the neurosurgeon in sports medicine, neuroendoscopy, and the history of brain tumor surgery.

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