Journal of Neurosurgery Information for Authors

Founded in 1944, the AANS's flagship journal is recognized throughout the world by neurosurgeons and related medical speciamitssts for its authoritative and cutting-edge articles. JNS's the most referenced journal specific to neurosurgery in publication, according to Clarivate's Journal Citation Reports™. The Editors and editorial boards encourage submission of clinical and laboratory studies, 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. Submission requirements may be found here.

  • Journal of Neurosurgery Impact Factor (2021): 5.408
  • Print ISSN: 0022-3085
  • Online ISSN: 1933-0693

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

All manuscripts are assigned to an editor for initial review and triage. Manuscripts that are immediately deemed inappropriate for the journal are rapidly rejected with comments from the assigned Editor.

ll remaining manuscripts are sent out for peer review. Peer Review for JNS is single-blind and reviews are performed consecutively. We limit requesting reviews from only our dedicated Editorial Board or from a small group of specialized ad hoc reviewers, who have been personally vetted by the Editor-in-Chief (EIC). The EIC reviews all manuscripts and reviewers’ comments before making a final decision.

Manuscript Content and Formatting

To ensure that submissions are correctly formatted, we encourage all authors to use our Manuscript Template. 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 our Manuscript Limits Policy.

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

Open Access/Fees

The JNSPG now offers an open access option Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) for accepted manuscripts in our print journals for a fee of $3000. (This option is available for manuscripts following acceptance and has no bearing on publication decisions on other manuscripts submitted by you or your co-authors.)

The JNSPG does not charge a submission or publication fees for the Journal of Neurosurgary; however, there are enhancements that do carry a charge including:

  • Color figures in print: $500 per figure
  • Color cover (if chosen by the Editor-in-Chief): $700
  • Supplemental Data Publication Fee: $100
  • Errata Processing Fee: $100 per affected page

Indexing

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