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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, USA

eISSN: 17088283 | ISSN: 08830738 | Current volume: 32 | Current issue: 11 Frequency: Monthly

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, USA
Senior Associate Editor
John Bodensteiner, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Associate Editor - Behavioral Neurology
Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS Seattle, Washington, USA
Associate Editor - Biostatistics
Yinding Wang Atlanta, GA, USA
Associate Editor - Book Reviews
Shawn C. Aylward, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
Associate Editors - Fetal/Neonatal Neuroscience
Tally Lerman-Sagie, MD Tel-Aviv, Israel
Associate Editor – Epilepsy
Douglas Nordli, MD Los Angeles, CA, USA
Phillip L. Pearl Washington, D.C., USA
Associate Editor – Headache
Joanne Kacperski, MD, FAHS Cincinnati, OH, USA
Associate Editors - International
Associate Editor - Infections of the Nervous System
Daniel Bonthius, MD, PhD Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Associate Editor – MS and demyelinating disorders:
Jan-Mendelt Tillema, MD Rochester, MN, USA
Associate Editor for Neurobiology of Disease Symposia
Bernard Maria, MD, MBA Augusta, Georgia
Associate Editor - Neurohistory
Lawrence A. Zeidman, MD Chicago, Illinois, USA
Associate Editor – Neuroimaging
Harry T. Chugani, MD Wilmington, DE, USA
Associate Editor – Neurogenetics
Andrea Gropman, MD Washington, D.C., USA
Associate Editor - Neuromuscular Disorders
Anne M. Connolly, MD St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Associate Editor – Sleep
Suresh Kotagal Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Associate Editor - Special Issues
James W. Wheless, MD Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Associate Editor - Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Catherine Amlie-Lefond, MD Seattle, Washington, USA
Founding Editor
Editorial Board
Pasquale J. Accardo, MD Richmond, Virginia, USA
Guillermo Agosta, MD Buenos Aires, Argentina
Leland E. Albright, MD Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Gulay Alper, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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
Keith Coffman, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Abigail Collins, MD Aurora, Colorado, USA
Anne Comi, MD Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Shlomi Constantini, MD, MSc Tel-Aviv, Israel
Patricia K. Crumrine, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Paolo Curatolo, MD Rome, Italy
Emily de los Reyes, MD Columbus, Ohio, USA
Aron J. Diament, MD São Paulo, Brazil
Michael M. Dowling, MD, PhD Dallas, Texas
Michael Duchowny, MD Miami, Florida, USA
Kevin C. Ess, MD, PhD Nashville, Tennessee
Jason Fangusaro, MD Chicago, Illinois, USA
Donna M. Ferriero, MD San Francisco, California, USA
Francis M. Filloux, MD Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Laura Flores-Sarnat, MD Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Stephen Fulton, MD Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Thomas J. Geller, MD St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Amy C. Goldstein, MD Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Meredith Golomb, MD Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
William Graf, MD New Haven, Conencticut, USA
David Griesemer, MD Levine Children's Hospital, USA
Lorie Hamiwka, MD Columbus, Ohio, USA
Kenton R. Holden, MD Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Mackenzie Howard, PhD Austin, Texas, USA
Keith Hyland, PhD Atlanta, Georgia
Rebecca Ichord, MD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Christine Imms, MD Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Yuwu Jiang, MD, PhD Beijing, China
Sergiusz Jóžwiak, MD Warsaw, Poland
Stanley D. Johnsen, MD Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Lori Jordan, MD Nashville, Tennessee
Makiko Kaga, MD Kohnodai, Ichikawa, Japan
Angelina M. Kakooza, MMed Kampala, Uganda
Edward M. Kaye, MD Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Gesina Keating, MD Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Marjolijh Ketelaar, PhD Utrecht, Netherlands
Yasmin Khakoo, MD New York, New York, USA
Mary Kay Koenig, MD Houston, Texas
Alfried Kohlschütter, MD Hamburg, Germany
Mark S. Korson, MD Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Barry E. Kosofsky, MD, PhD New York, New York, USA
Eric Heath Kossoff, MD Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Michael Kruer Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Paul D. Larsen, MD Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Mark Libenson, MD Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Warren Lo, MD Columbus, Ohio, USA
Kenneth J. Mack, MD, PhD Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Annette Majnemer, OT, PhD Montréal, Québec, Canada
Macpherson Mallewa, MBBS, PhD, MRCP Blantyre, Malawi
Elysa Marco, MD San Francisco, California, USA
Bernard Maria, MD, MBA Augusta, Georgia
Harold Marks, MD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Hugh McMillan, MD, DSc Ottawa, Canada
Douglas C. Miller, MD, PhD Columbia, Missouri, USA
Steven P. Miller, MD Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD Rochester, New York, USA
Mark Mintz, MD Voorhees, New Jersey, USA
Wendy G. Mitchell, MD University of York, UK
Leslie A. Morrison, MD Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Kathryn North, MD, FRACP Melbourne, Australia
Hope O'Brien, MD, FAHS Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Hema Patel, MD Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
John M. Pellock, MD Richmond, Virginia, USA
Milivoj Velickovic Perat, MD Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sigita Plioplys, MD Chicago, Illinois, USA
Deborah L. Renaud Rochester, Minnesota, USA
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, USA
L. Gail Scher, MBBCh, MMed, FCPaeds (SA) Johannesburg, South Africa
Nina Felice Schor, MD, PhD Rochester, New York, USA
Namrata Shah, MD Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Renée Shellhaas Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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, USA
Alcy R. Torres, MD Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nerija Viaciene-Magistris, MD Kaunas, Lithuania
Nathan Watemberg, MD Tel-Aviv, Israel
Mary Anne Whelan, MD, PhD Cooperstown, New York, USA
Jo Madeleine Wilmshurst, MB, BS, MRCP, FCP Cape Town, South Africa
Elaine C. Wirrell, MD Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Max Wiznitzer, MD Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Gordon Worley, MD Durham, North Carolina
Joanna Wrede, MD Seattle, Washington, USA
Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH San Francisco, California, USA
Director, Residents and Fellows Board
Alison Christy, MD, PhD Portland, Oregon, USA
Editorial Board – Resident/Fellow Section
Hsiao-Tuan Chao, MD, PhD Houston, Texas
Louis Dang, MD, PhD Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Radhika Dhamija, MBBS Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Dawn Gano, MD San Francisco, California, USA
Evan Lewis, MD Ontario, Canada
Danielle Pier, MD Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Ronald R. Seese, MD, PhD Pittsburgh, PA, USA
David Stark, MD New York, New York, USA
Marissa Vawter, MD Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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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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