JNS: Case Lessons Information For Authors

Overview, Aim, and Scope

This rapid-publication, open-access, online-only journal aims to provide a high-profile platform for clinical research observations, neurosurgical case reports, and limited case series. These papers can serve to expose readers to new diseases, surprising complications, or novel treatments. When added together, these reports contribute to the neurosurgical literature by incrementally building new information, creating a database of sound clinical observations, and experiences that when pooled can provide a higher level of evidence.

JNS: Case Lessons is currently in the application process for PubMed and Scopus indexing.

Online ISSN: 2694-1902

For assistance with submission or have any questions, please contact Sam Geouge (434-270-1063).


Any manuscript that does not meet formatting requirements will be returned for correction before peer review.

Please note that all submissions are screened through iThenticate Plagiarism Prevention software.

Instructions & Forms 

Peer Review Process

Peer review is single-blind and simultaneous. Reviews are performed by members of the journal’s Editorial Boardwith a small group of ad hoc reviewers providing input on an as-needed basis. The Associate Editor reviews all manuscript submissions. In conjunction with the Associate Editor, the Editor-in-Chief reviews all manuscripts and reviewers’ comments before making a final decision. Papers that have been rejected from JNS: Case Lessons will not be considered for publication in any other JNSPG journal.

In accordance with ICMJE recommendations the journal requires editorial board members to recuse themselves from the review process if they hold conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts related to any articles under their direct consideration. For more information, please visit the ICMJE’s position on the reporting of conflicts of interest.

Manuscript Content and Formatting

The Case Lessons format is focused, concise, data driven, and strictly structured (please use our Manuscript Template). Submissions should focus on the lesson that the observation or experience provides to the reader. As a part of manuscript submission, authors are required to complete and upload the New Submission Checklist. The Revision Checklist must be completed and uploaded when submitting revisions.

For specific information regarding requirements for your manuscript type, please refer to the Case Lessons entry on the Manuscript Limits Policy.

When preparing their manuscript, authors should follow reporting requirements specific to their subject matter. These guidelines can be accessed via the EQUATOR Network website. At the time of submission, authors must submit the appropriate checklist with their paper.

Open Access/Fees

JNS: Case Lessons is an open-access journal. The cost to publish in JNS: Case Lessons is $1,100 ($900 if the corresponding author is an AANS member). Payment will be billed post-acceptance and must be received before the publication process can begin.

Other possible fees:

Supplemental Data Publication Fee: $100
Errata Processing Fee: $100 per affected page