For Authors

Less is More! Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group limits for the lengths of manuscripts and the number of supporting elements (tables, figures, videos, and references) went into effect January 1, 2018. View the Manuscript Limits Policy.

The Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Neurosurgical Focus 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. 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 are 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 in Neurosurgical Focus, occasional reviews. Letters to the Editor commenting on articles recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, and Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics are welcome.

Book reviews and editorials are solicited by the Editors; unsolicited book reviews and editorials will be returned without consideration.

All submitted manuscripts undergo vigorous peer review by experts in the field.

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
http://jns.msubmit.net

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

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

Neurosurgical Focus
http://focus.msubmit.net

The Instructions for Authors and other pertinent author forms can be found on the submission websites in the Instructions and Forms section.

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

Journal of Neurosurgery
Becca White
beccawhite@thejns.org
434-282-7256

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics

Samantha Geouge
samanthageouge@thejns.org
434-270-1063

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