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Journal of Child Neurology

Journal of Child Neurology


eISSN: 17088283 | ISSN: 08830738 | Current volume: 39 | Current issue: 3-4 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.

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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.

Editor-in-Chief
Marc C. Patterson, MD, FRACP Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Deputy Editor
Alison Christy, MD, PhD Providence Health and Services, Portland, OR, USA
Senior Associate Editor
John Bodensteiner, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Associate Editor - Behavioral Neurology
Autumn Ivy, MD, PhD Children’s Hospital of California, University of California - Irvine, CA, USA
Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA
Associate Editor - Biostatistics
Yinding Wang Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Associate Editor - Book Reviews
Margie Ream, MD, PhD Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
Associate Editors - Fetal/Neonatal Neuroscience
Sonika Agarwal, MBBS, MD, DNB, MNAMS Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Tally Lerman-Sagie, MD Wolfson Medical Centre, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Associate Editor - Emergency Neurology and Neuro Critical Care
Associate Editor – Epilepsy
Angela Curcio, MD Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Aliya Frederick, MD, PhD University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Inna Hughes, MD, PhD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
Laura Kirkpatrick, MD UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Douglas Nordli, MD Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Phillip L. Pearl Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Associate Editor – Headache
Joanne Kacperski, MD, FAHS Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Jeffrey Strelzik, MD George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
Associate Editor- International
Aviva Fattal-Valevski, MD, MHA Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Associate Editor - Infections of the Nervous System
Daniel Bonthius, MD, PhD University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Associate Editor - Leukodystrophy
Denia Ramirez-Montealegre University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, USA
Associate Editor - Medical Education and Humanities
Ronald Seese Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH, USA
Associate Editor – MS and demyelinating disorders:
Jan-Mendelt Tillema, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Associate Editor for Neurobiology of Disease Symposia
Bernard Maria, MD, MBA Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Associate Editor – Neurogenetics
Andrea Gropman, MD Children's National Medical Center, Children's Research Institute, Washington DC, USA
Associate Editor - Neurohistory
Lawrence A. Zeidman, MD University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Associate Editor – Neuroimaging
Harry T. Chugani, MD New York University, NY, USA
Associate Editor - Neuroimmunology
Geetanjali Rathore Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Associate Editor - Neuromuscular Disorders
Michele Yang, MD Children's Hospital Colorado, USA
Associate Editor - Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Timothy R. Gershon University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Associate Editor – Sleep
Suresh Kotagal Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Associate Editor - Special Issues
James W. Wheless, MD The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Associate Editor - Stroke and Vascular Neurology
Catherine Amlie-Lefond, MD University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Jenny Wilson Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA
Founding Editor
Editorial Board
Pasquale J. Accardo, MD Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA
Guillermo Agosta, MD Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gulay Alper, MD Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Banu Anlar, MD Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Shawn C. Aylward, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
Nigel Bamford Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Ian J. Butler, MD UTHealth McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
Keith Coffman, MD Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, USA
Abigail Collins, MD Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
Anne Comi, MD Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA
Shlomi Constantini, MD, MSc Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Patricia K. Crumrine, MD Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Emily de los Reyes, MD The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
Aron J. Diament, MD University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Michael M. Dowling, MD, PhD UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Michael Duchowny, MD Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL, USA
Kevin C. Ess, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
Jason Fangusaro, MD Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Donna M. Ferriero, MD University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Francis M. Filloux, MD University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Laura Flores-Sarnat, MD University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, USA
Stephen Fulton, MD University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Thomas J. Geller, MD St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Amy C. Goldstein, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Meredith Golomb, MD Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA
William Graf, MD Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Lorie Hamiwka, MD Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA
Kenton R. Holden, MD Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood, SC, USA
Mackenzie Howard, PhD University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Keith Hyland, PhD Horizon Molecular Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Rebecca Ichord, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Christine Imms, MD Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia
Yuwu Jiang, MD, PhD Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China
Sergiusz Jóžwiak, MD Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Stanley D. Johnsen, MD St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Lori Jordan, MD Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Makiko Kaga, MD National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan
Angelina M. Kakooza, MMed Makerere University College, Kampala, Uganda
Edward M. Kaye, MD Stoke Therapeutics, Bedford, MA, USA
Gesina Keating, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Marjolijh Ketelaar, PhD University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Mary Kay Koenig, MD University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
Alfried Kohlschütter, MD University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Mark S. Korson, MD Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Barry E. Kosofsky, MD, PhD Cornell University, New York, NY, USA
Eric Heath Kossoff, MD Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
Michael Kruer, MD Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Paul D. Larsen, MD University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, USA
Mark Libenson, MD Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Taryn Liu, MD Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, USA
Kenneth J. Mack, MD, PhD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Annette Majnemer, OT, PhD McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Macpherson Mallewa, MBBS, PhD, MRCP Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi
Elysa Marco, MD University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Bernard Maria, MD, MBA Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Harold Marks, MD Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Hugh McMillan, MD, DSc University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Douglas C. Miller, MD, PhD University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Steven Miller  
Jonathan Mink, MD, PhD University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
Mark Mintz, MD The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health, Voorhees, NJ, USA
Wendy G. Mitchell, MD Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Leslie A. Morrison, MD University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Kathryn North, MD, FRACP Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
Hope O'Brien, MD, FAHS Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Hema Patel, MD Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN, USA
Kristina E. Patrick, PhD, ABPP, BCBA University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Milivoj Velickovic Perat, MD University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Danielle Pier, MD MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston, MA, USA
Sigita Plioplys, MD Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
Deborah L. Renaud Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Wammanda D. Robinson, FWACP Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Michael Rotstein Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Pauline Samia, MPhil Aga Khan University-Nairobi, Kenya
Harvey B. Sarnat, MD Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada
G. Bradley Schaefer, MD University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, USA
L. Gail Scher, MBBCh, MMed, FCPaeds (SA) Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa
Nina Felice Schor, MD, PhD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
Namrata Shah, MD The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Renée Shellhaas University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Michael Shevell, MD McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Pratibha Singhi, MD Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chandigarh, India
Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA
John Slopis, MD The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Steven P. Sparagana, MD Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX, USA
Kyle Steinman, MD, MAS Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA
Ann H. Tilton, MD Children's Hospital New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
Alcy R. Torres, MD Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Nerija Viaciene-Magistris, MD Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
Nathan Watemberg, MD Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Mary Anne Whelan, MD, PhD The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York, NY, USA
Jo Madeleine Wilmshurst, MB, BS, MRCP, FCP University of Cape Town, South Africa
Elaine C. Wirrell, MD Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Max Wiznitzer, MD Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
Gordon Worley, MD Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Joanna Wrede, MD Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA
Yvonne Wu, MD, MPH University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Director, Residents and Fellows Board
Sonika Agarwal, MBBS, MD, DNB, MNAMS Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Editorial Board – Resident/Fellow Section
Richard B. Carozza, MD Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Eva Catenaccio, MD Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
Hsiao-Tuan Chao, MD, PhD Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Angela Curcio, MD Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Louis Dang, MD, PhD University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Danielle de Campo, MD Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
Radhika Dhamija, MBBS Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Eleni Drakou, MD Isabelle Rapin Division of Child Neurology, Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center
Wendy Edlund, MD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA
Kathryn Elkins, MD Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Whitney Fitts, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Aliya Frederick, MD, PhD University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
Daniel Freedman, MD Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
Dawn Gano, MD University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
Katie Ihnen, MD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Bianca C. Kapoor-Heaphy, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Dennis Keselman, MD Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Evan Lewis, MD SickKids Hospital - Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Grant L. Lin, MD, PhD Stanford University, Department of Neurology
Nehali Mehta, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Maksim Parfyonov British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ashmitha Raja Wakeforest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Praveen K. Ramani UAMS College of Medicine, Arkansas Children's Hospital
Praveen Kumar Ramani, MD UAMS College of Medicine, Arkansas Children's Hospital
Ronald R. Seese, MD, PhD Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH, USA
David Stark, MD Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Sara Trowbridge, MD Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Michelle Tutmaher, MD Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
Marissa Vawter, MD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Jo Jo Yang, MD Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Alex Zygmunt, MD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA
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