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SAGE Neurology & Neuroscience News

Welcome to SAGE Neurology and Neuroscience News. This month’s newsletter will provide a special focus on the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting in November, as well as research from the leading journals in neurology and neuroscience, including new special issues and noteworthy articles. Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

November is also free access month! Register for free access to all neurology and neuroscience journals during November. 

  Follow @SAGENeurology for SfN conference updates and the latest research and industry news.

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Cephalalgia Reports

Cephalalgia Reports is a fully open access journal from the International Headache Society. Authors benefit from:

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Journal of Experimental Neurscience

Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that focuses on nervous system structure and function, from molecular to behavioral levels of inquiry, has a new site!

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Special Issues


Sports Health

In the July/August 2017 issue, Sports Health focused on the topic of Neural Function. Be sure to read the five featured articles and the editorial from Editor-in-Chief Edward Wojtys, MD.

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Multiple Sclerosis Journal

Just published – a special issue on ‘Advancing Trial Design in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis,’ guest edited by Robert J Fox and Jerermy Chataway.

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British Journal of Occupational Therapy

The first issue of a double special issue on neurological conditions from BJOT. The issue has been guest edited by Marcia Finlayson from Queen’s University, Canada. The issue spans across a wider range of neurological conditions including MS, Stroke, non traumatic spinal cord injury and brain tumours. 

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Journal of Attention Disorders

The June 2017 special issue “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo,” from Guest Editor Stephen P. Becker, includes most-read articles “‘For Some Reason I Find it Hard to Work Quickly’: Introduction to the Special Issue on Sluggish Cognitive Tempo” and “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo: Sociodemographic, Behavioral, and Clinical Characteristics in a Population of Catalan School Children.”

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Global Spine Journal

Now Published: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

“We hope these guidelines will promote shared decision making among physicians, patients and their families, standardize care worldwide and encourage future research to address existing knowledge gaps…” – Michael Fehlings, Toronto Western Hospital, Chairperson of the AOSpine Knowledge Forum SCI

AOSpine North America and International, in collaboration with the Cervical Spine Research Society and the American Association/Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, sought to develop clinical practice guidelines to outline how to best manage patients with tSCI and DCM and address existing areas of controversy.This guideline project was an international effort that engaged neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists, primary care physicians and other specialists that may encounter patients with DCM or tSCI.

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Multiple Sclerosis Journal – Experimental, Translational and Clinical

Find out more about the challenges and opportunities in MS in Latin America with this unique special issue from MSJ-ETC.

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Journal News 


Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

We welcome Dr. James M. Ellison as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, beginning in 2018.

Dr. Ellison is the Swank Foundation Endowed Chair in Memory Care and Geriatrics at Christiana Care Health System and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine. He also operates a private practice in Belmont, MA.

We would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Alan M. Mellow for all his work in developing the journal over the last 15 years. 

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Journal of Biological Rhythms

Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young were named the 2017 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.” Rosbash and Young are on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Biological Rhythms, as well as members of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms.

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Noteworthy Articles 


Comparison of Concussion Rates Between NCAA Division I and Division III Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Players by John M. Rosene, Bryan Raksnis, Bryan Raksnis, Brie Silva, Tyler Woefel, Paul S. Visich, Thomas P. Dompier, and Zachary Y. Kerr


Effects of Exercise on Sport Concussion Assessment Tool–Third Edition Performance in Professional Athletes by Jin H. Lee, David R. Howell, William P. Meehan, Grant L. Iverson, and Andrew J. Gardner


Strategies for dementia prevention: latest evidence and implications by Gopalkumar Rakesh, Steven T. Szabo, George S. Alexopoulos, and Anthony S. Zannas


Differential diagnosis of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders by Sung-Min Kim, Seong-Joon Kim, Haeng Jin Lee, Hiroshi Kuroda, Jacqueline Palace, and Kazuo Fujihara


Cochlear Nerve Aplasia and Hypoplasia: Predictors of Cochlear Implant Success by Kevin A. Peng, Edward C. Kuan, Suzannah Hagan, Eric P. Wilkinson, and Mia E. Miller


Calls for Papers 


Psychological Science

Submit your paper in neuroscience to Psychological Science.

Psychological Science, the flagship journal of the Association for Psychological Science, is the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology and is truly a leader in the field. The journal publishes cutting-edge research articles, short reports, and research reports spanning the entire spectrum of the science of psychology. This journal is the source for the latest findings in cognitive, social, developmental, and health psychology, as well as behavioral neuroscience and biopsychology. Psychological Science routinely features studies employing novel research methodologies and the newest, most innovative techniques of analysis.

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Brain & Neuroscience Advances

The official journal of the British Neuroscience Association, Brain and Neuroscience Advances is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the dissemination of research from all areas of neuroscience. Brain and Neuroscience Advances publishes high quality basic, translational and clinical articles from all neuroscience disciplines; including molecular, cellular, systems, behavioural and cognitive investigations.

Papers are subjected to rigorous single-blind peer review by an expert international Editorial Board and external reviewers.

Brain and Neuroscience Advances is offering a special introductory article processing charge (APC) of £600, discounted from the full rate of £1,200 for a limited time.

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Journal of Concussion

Journal of Concussion

Journal of Concussion is a peer reviewed, open access journal devoted to taking a multi-disciplinary, broad-based approach to head injury and its care. It provides a unique forum for dissemination of high quality content applicable to researchers, clinicians and allied health practitioners, patients, scientists and athletes.

As a special introductory benefit, the regular Article Processing Charge (APC) will be reduced by 50% for a limited time.

Papers are subjected to rigorous single-blind peer review and are selected on the basis of whether the research is sound and deserves publication.

Submissions will be handled simply and efficiently online through SAGE Track, powered by ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM

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Clinical EEG and Neuroscience

Clinical EEG and Neuroscience conveys clinically relevant research and development in electroencephalography and neuroscience. Original articles on any aspect of clinical EEG or related work in allied fields are invited for publication.

The primary goal of ECNS is to further the clinical practice of classic electroencephalography (EEG), quantitative EEG (QEEG), evoked potentials, magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), polysomnography (sleep EEG), and EEG neurofeedback from professional, scientific, and economic standpoints. The dynamic nature of this society is attested to by the increasing numbers of presentations at meetings that employ newer methods of assessing brain function, e.g., SPECT, PET, functional MRI.

The ECNS is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to disseminating knowledge regarding the latest scientific advances in the above mentioned fields of electrophysiology as they relate to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of neurobehavioral disorders including, but not limited to, head injury, epilepsy, pain syndromes, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, metabolic and degenerative disorders, thought disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality and substance dependence disorders. 

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Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders

Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders is seeking high-quality articles to be considered for the new Special Collection, titled Immunology of Stroke: From Animal Models to Clinical Trials. This collection summarises the pathophysiological role of the immune system in stroke, and highlights novel translational approaches. Submit your research by 30 March 2018 to be considered.

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Upcoming Conferences 

American Society of Neurorehabilitation

The American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) is excited to be bringing our 2017 Annual Meeting to SfN as a two day satellite meeting.  This two day meeting is focused on advances in the basic and clinical science of neurorehabilitation, providing opportunities to share knowledge, experience, and developments in the field.

November 9-10, 2017
Baltimore, MD, USA



E-Mail Is an Effective Tool for Rapid Feedback in Acute Stroke

Dr. Brian J. Scott has a conversation with guest speaker, Dr. Sara K. Rostanski, where she discusses email as a potential mechanism that hospitals can utilize to improve door-to-needle time.



New two-part epilepsy podcast from Journal of Child Neurology & Child Neurology Open

Dr. Alison Christy interviews Dr. Zachary Grinspan about his recent article “Increasing Ketamine Use for Refractory Status Epilepticus in US Pediatric Hospitals,” as well as Dr. Phillip Pearl about his career track, epilepsy research and his career as a jazz musician. 



Global Spine Journal Podcasts

Have you heard? Global Spine Journal (GSJ) podcasts are available on the SAGE Platform. Listen to the latest podcasts from GSJ covering emerging research and clinical developments in spine care and spine surgery from GSJ. A peer-reviewed, open access journal, devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, GSJ is indexed in PubMedCentral, SCOPUS, and Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).


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