Journal of Child Neurology

Journal of Child Neurology

2016 Impact Factor: 1.378
2016 Ranking: 155/194 in Clinical Neurology | 74/121 in Pediatrics
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed: MEDLINE

Marc C. Patterson, MD, FRACP Rochester, Minnesota

eISSN: 17088283 | ISSN: 08830738 | Current volume: 32 | Current issue: 7 Frequency: 14 Times/YearTimes/Year

Each monthly issue of Journal of Child Neurology (JCN) embraces interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed clinical and investigative studies from a wide-variety of neuroscience disciplines, including child neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neuroradiology, child and adolescent psychiatry, pediatric neuropsychology, developmental and behavioral pediatrics, and developmental neurobiology. Articles in JCN cover topics ranging from assessment of new and changing therapies and procedures; diagnosis, evaluation, and management of neurologic, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders; pathophysiology of central nervous system diseases; and neuroradiologic and imaging evaluations. Focusing on the special needs of neurologic patients from birth to age 18 years, JCN offers highly-cited cutting-edge original articles and case reports (brief communications) written by leading international specialists. Each issue highlights the topics useful in everyday clinical practice, such as:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, and Autism
  • Brain Development and Malformations
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy and Febrile Seizures
  • Genetic and Metabolic Disorders
  • Headache
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neonatal Seizures
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Stroke in Children
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Tumors

Each year, Journal of Child Neurology offers a special issue featuring state-of-the-art review articles from the NIH-funded “Neurobiology of Disease in Children” symposium at the Child Neurology Society annual meeting and access to these articles is free online during the following year. Previous topics include: Childhood Ataxia (2012), Cerebrovascular Disease (2011), Muscular Dystrophy (2010), Injury to the Preterm Brain and Cerebral Palsy (2009), Central Nervous Systems Tumors (2008), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (2007), Tourette Syndrome (2006), Rett's Syndrome (2005), Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (2004), Leukodystrophies (2003), and Neurofibromatosis (2002). Additionally, JCN frequently publishes special supplement issues on important topics in epilepsy and other areas.

Subscribe today to the premier journal for clinically based information on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of children and adolescents with neurologic disorders.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) 

Journal of Child Neurology (JCN) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed biomedical journal publishing articles in the fields of child neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric neuroradiology, child psychiatry, pediatric neuropsychology, developmental and behavior pediatrics, pediatric neuroscience, and developmental neurobiology.

Marc C. Patterson, MD, FRACP Rochester, Minnesota
Senior Associate Editor
John Bodensteiner, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Associate Editor - Book Reviews
Shawn C. Aylward, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Associate Editor - Behavioral Neurology
Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS Seattle, Washington, USA
Associate Editors - Fetal/Neonatal Neuroscience
Tally Lerman-Sagie, MD Tel-Aviv, Israel
Associate Editor – Epilepsy
Douglas Nordli, MD Chicago, Illinois, USA
Phillip L. Pearl Washington, D.C.
Associate Editor – Headache
Hope O'Brien, MD, FAHS Cincinnati, Ohio
Associate Editor - International
Associate Editor - Infections of the Nervous System
Daniel Bonthius, MD, PhD Iowa City, Iowa
Associate Editor – MS and demyelinating disorders:
Jan-Mendelt Tillema, MD Rochester, MN, USA
Associate Editor - Neurohistory
Lawrence A. Zeidman, MD Chicago, Illinois
Associate Editor – Neuroimaging
Harry T. Chugani, MD Wilmington, DE
Associate Editor – Neurogenetics
Andrea Gropman, MD Washington, D.C.
Associate Editor - Neuromuscular Disorders
Anne M. Connolly, MD St. Louis, Missouri
Associate Editor – Sleep
Suresh Kotagal Rochester, Minnesota
Associate Editor - Special Issues
James W. Wheless, MD Memphis, Tennessee
Associate Editor - Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Catherine Amlie-Lefond, MD Seattle, Washington
Founding Editor
Editorial Board
Pasquale J. Accardo, MD Richmond, Virginia
Guillermo Agosta, MD Buenos Aires, Argentina
Leland E. Albright, MD Madison, Wisconsin
Gulay Alper, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Banu Anlar, MD Ankara, Turkey
Ian J. Butler, MD Houston, Texas
Carol S. Camfield, MD Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Peter Camfield, MD, FRCPC Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Anne Comi, MD Baltimore, Maryland
Shlomi Constantini, MD, MSc Tel-Aviv, Israel
Patricia K. Crumrine, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Paolo Curatolo, MD Rome, Italy
Emily de los Reyes, MD Columbus, Ohio
Aron J. Diament, MD São Paulo, Brazil
Michael M. Dowling, MD, PhD Dallas, Texas
Michael Duchowny, MD Miami, Florida
Kevin C. Ess, MD, PhD Nashville, Tennessee
Jason Fangusaro, MD Chicago, Illinois
Donna M. Ferriero, MD San Francisco, California
Francis M. Filloux, MD Salt Lake City, Utah
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Meredith Golomb, MD Indianapolis, Indiana
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Lorie Hamiwka, MD Columbus, Ohio
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Mackenzie Howard, PhD Austin, Texas
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Yuwu Jiang, MD, PhD Beijing, China
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Makiko Kaga, MD Kohnodai, Ichikawa, Japan
Angelina M. Kakooza, MMed Kampala, Uganda
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Marjolijh Ketelaar, PhD Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Michael Kruer Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Paul D. Larsen, MD Omaha, Nebraska
Mark Libenson, MD Boston, Massachusetts
Warren Lo, MD Columbus, Ohio
Kenneth J. Mack, MD, PhD Rochester, Minnesota
Annette Majnemer, OT, PhD Montréal, Québec, Canada
Macpherson Mallewa, MBBS, PhD, MRCP Blantyre, Malawi
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Bernard Maria, MD, MBA Augusta, Georgia
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Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD Rochester, New York
Mark Mintz, MD Voorhees, New Jersey
Wendy G. Mitchell, MD University of York, UK
Leslie A. Morrison, MD Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kathryn North, MD, FRACP Melbourne, Australia
Hema Patel, MD Indianapolis, Indiana
John M. Pellock, MD Richmond, Virginia
Milivoj Velickovic Perat, MD Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sigita Plioplys, MD Chicago, Illinois
Deborah L. Renaud Rochester, Minnesota
Wammanda D. Robinson, FWACP Zaria, Nigeria
Michael Rotstein Tel-Aviv, Israel
Pauline Samia, MPhil Nairobi, Kenya
Harvey B. Sarnat, MD Calgary, Alberta, Canada
G. Bradley Schaefer, MD Little Rock, Arkansas
L. Gail Scher, MBBCh, MMed, FCPaeds (SA) Johannesburg, South Africa
Nina Felice Schor, MD, PhD Rochester, New York
Namrata Shah, MD Memphis, Tennessee
Renée Shellhaas Ann Arbor, Michigan
Michael Shevell, MD Montréal, Québec, Canada
Pratibha Singhi, MD Chandigarh, India
John Slopis, MD Houston, Texas
Steven P. Sparagana, MD Dallas, Texas
Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS Seattle, Washington, USA
Ann H. Tilton, MD New Orleans, Louisiana
Alcy R. Torres, MD Boston, Massachusetts
Nerija Viaciene-Magistris, MD Kaunas, Lithuania
Nathan Watemberg, MD Tel-Aviv, Israel
Mary Anne Whelan, MD, PhD Cooperstown, New York
Jo Madeleine Wilmshurst, MB, BS, MRCP, FCP Cape Town, South Africa
Elaine C. Wirrell, MD Rochester, Minnesota
Max Wiznitzer, MD Cleveland, Ohio
Gordon Worley, MD Durham, North Carolina
Joanna Wrede, MD Seattle, Washington
Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH San Francisco, California
Editorial Board – Resident/Fellow Section
Hsiao-Tuan Chao, MD, PhD Houston, Texas
Alison Christy, MD, PhD Portland, Oregon
Louis Dang, MD, PhD Ann Arbor, Michigan
Radhika Dhamija, MBBS Phoenix, Arizona
Dawn Gano, MD San Francisco, California
Evan Lewis, MD Ontario, Canada
Danielle Pier, MD Boston, Massachusetts
David Stark, MD New York, New York
Marissa Vawter, MD Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Aims and Scopes

    Journal of Child Neurology (JCN) embraces peer-reviewed clinical and investigative studies from a wide-variety of neuroscience disciplines. Focusing on the needs of neurologic patients from birth to age 18 years, JCN covers topics ranging from assessment of new and changing therapies and procedures; diagnosis, evaluation, and management of neurologic, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders; and pathophysiology of central nervous system diseases.

    This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    This journal recommends that authors follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals formulated by the International Committee on Medical Journal Editors (ICJME).

    Please read the guidelines below then visit the JCN submission site to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scopes of JCN will be reviewed.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and ahs not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

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    All submissions (including invited material) are subjected to peer-review. Authors are invited to submit original material of all types for consideration. All material must be submitted online at the SAGETRACK ScholarOne website New authors should use the ‘‘Create Account: New users click here’’ button at the submission website. After entering the website, go to the ‘‘Corresponding Author Center’’ to submit manuscripts, using the ‘‘Click here to submit a new manuscript’’ button. Manuscript text and tables must be prepared and submitted only in Microsoft Office Word (MSWord) document format (saved as ‘‘.doc’’ or ‘‘.docx’’ files). Files to be uploaded should be complete final versions of text of the article (including abstract and keywords), tables, and figures (photographs, art work, or line drawings); do not insert existing figures into the MSWord document file. At the completion of the upload of each file, a confirmation window will appear asking for a description of the file (for the main document, use language such as ‘‘article text’’ or ‘‘main document’’; for figures, indicate a figure number, such as ‘‘Figure 1’’; and for other supporting materials, indicate clearly what the file is). After completion of the upload of all materials, authors must confirm the proper order of the submitted materials and that the PDF version created by the website accurately reflects all the submitted materials.

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