JNS: Pediatrics Information for Authors

In 2004 Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics (JNS: Peds) first appeared as a supplement to the Journal of Neurosurgery. In 2008 JNS: Peds became an independent monthly journal and has become the foremost journal in its subspecialty, offering comprehensive coverage of pediatric neurosurgery and related fields.

  • Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics Impact Factor (2023): 2.1
  • Print ISSN: 1933-0707
  • Online ISSN: 1933-0715

For questions or assistance with submission, please email the JNSPG Peer Review Team.

Any manuscript that does not meet formatting requirements will be returned for correction before it is considered for 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 Associate Editor for initial review and triage. Manuscripts that are immediately deemed inappropriate for the journal are rapidly rejected with comments from the assigned Associate Editor.

All remaining manuscripts are sent out for peer review. Peer review for JNS: Peds is single-blind, and reviews are performed consecutively. Papers are assigned to a minimum of 3 reviewers. Reviews are performed by members of the journal’s Editorial Board with a small group of ad hoc reviewers providing input on an as-needed basis. The Deputy Editor reviews all manuscript submissions. The EIC and/or Deputy Editor reviews all manuscripts and reviewer comments before making final decisions regarding publication. Papers that have been rejected from JNS: Peds will ONLY be considered for publication in JNS: Case Lessons or Neurosurgical Focus.

In accordance with International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (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

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 to the submission site. The Revision Checklist must be completed and uploaded when submitting revisions.

For specific information regarding requirements for your manuscript type, please refer to your Manuscript Types and 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.

Manuscripts posted to a preprint server must adhere to our Preprint Policy.

Open Access/Fees

The JNSPG now offers an open access license for a fee of $3000 (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0]; see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) for accepted manuscripts. This option is available for manuscripts following acceptance and has no bearing on publication decisions.

The JNSPG does not charge submission or publication fees for JNS: Peds; however, there are enhancements that do carry a charge including:

  • Color figures in print: $600 per figure
  • Color cover (if chosen by the Editor-in-Chief): $800
  • Supplemental data publication fee: $125
  • Errata processing fee: $100 per affected page

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics 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