Neurosurgical Focus: Video Information for Authors

Neurosurgical Focus: Video

Neurosurgical Focus: Video (Focus: Video): This open-access, online-only journal presents high-definition videos of neurosurgery-related procedures, creating a unique educational experience that makes viewers feel present in the operating room. The video journal was first published in 2012 as a twice-yearly video supplement to Neurosurgical Focus. In July 2019 it became an independent quarterly journal under its new name, 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.

  • Online ISSN: 2643-5217

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

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

All 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 along with the reviewers’ comments before making a final decision to accept the submission for publication.

Manuscript Content and Formatting

To ensure that submissions are correctly formatted, we encourage all authors to use our Manuscript Template. Piror to submitting your manuscript, authors are required to complete and upload to the submission site the New Submission Checklist. The Revision Checklist is required to be uploaded when uploading your revisions.

For specific information regarding requirements for your manuscript type, please refer to your Manuscript Limits Policy.

When preparing their manuscript, authors should follow reporting requirements specific to their subject matter. These requirement guidelines (and others) 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 for accepted manuscripts in our print journals for a fee of $3000.

The JNSPG does not charge a submission fee, nor do we charge authors to publish their manuscript; however, there are enhancements that can be associated with the publication that would result in extra charges.


Indexing for Neurosurgical Focus: Video will come in the near future.