For Authors

JNSPG journals are devoted to the publication of original works relating primarily to neurosurgery, including studies in clinical neurophysiology, organic neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, pathology, and molecular biology. Letters to the editor commenting on recently published articles are welcome. Book reviews and editorials are solicited by the editors; unsolicited book reviews and editorials will be returned without consideration.

Journal of Neurosurgery
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
The editors and editorial boards encourage submission of clinical and laboratory studies. Other manuscripts accepted for review include technical notes on instruments or equipment that is innovative or useful to clinicians and researchers in the field of neuroscience, as well as reviews, papers on historical persons or events related to neurosurgery, and letters to the editor.

JNS: Case Lessons
This is an open access, peer-reviewed publication of clinical research observations, providing a home and high-profile platform for neurosurgical case reports and limited case series. The Case Lessons format is structured and focused. A swift decision and short time to online publication are virtually guaranteed, and the cost to publish is significantly below industry standards.

Neurosurgical Focus
Neurosurgical Focus: Video
The Editors and Editorial Boards encourage submissions that are relevant to the selected topics: clinical and laboratory studies, technical notes on instruments or equipment that is innovative or useful to clinicians and researchers in the field of neuroscience, papers describing unusual cases, manuscripts on historical persons or events related to neurosurgery, and occasional reviews. Neurosurgical Video is a video-based journal. Please see author instructions for requirements.

All submitted manuscripts undergo vigorous peer review by experts in the field. Authors should review all pertinent information on the author tab of the submission site for the relevant journal to ensure submissions are properly formatted and all requirements are met.

Submission Requirements

Manuscripts and Letters to the Editor must be submitted online through our electronic manuscript submission websites. The websites are accessible 24 hours a day. Please note that we do not accept hard copies of manuscripts or figures.

Journal of Neurosurgery: https://jns.msubmit.net/

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine: https://jnsspine.msubmit.net/

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics: https://jnspeds.msubmit.net/

Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons: https://caselessons.msubmit.net/

Neurosurgical Focus: https://focus.msubmit.net/

Neurosurgical Focus: Video: https://focusvideo.msubmit.net/


FAQs regarding COVID-19 and JNSPG Publishing Processes

Q: Will JNSPG be processing manuscripts and publishing on the usual schedule?

A: YES! The entire JNSPG staff is working remotely, and production through peer review and publication is continuing on as usual. The COVID-19 pandemic impacts us all, and we are offering all possible support to our customers and employees. We ask for your understanding that this unprecedented situation might lead to some delays in the publication process.

Q: As an author, could I receive extensions on deadlines if needed?

YES, please directly contact the staff member you are currently working with (peer review or editing/production as appropriate).

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the appropriate staff member for your journal listed below.


If you experience difficulty with any part of the submission process, please contact the appropriate Peer Review Manager:

Journal of Neurosurgery
Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Journal of Neurosurgery: Case Lessons
Samantha Geouge
samanthageouge@thejns.org
434-270-1063

Neurosurgical Focus
Neurosurgical Focus: Video
Margie Shreve
margieshreve@thejns.org
434-924-9753