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JNSJournal of Neurosurgery
Founded in 1944, the Journal of Neurosurgery is recognized by neurosurgeons and related medical specialists worldwide for its authoritative and cutting-edge clinical articles, laboratory research papers, case reports, literature reviews, technical notes, book reviews, and more. Each successive editor-in-chief — from Louise Eisenhardt, MD, to the current editor, John A. Jane Sr., MD, PhD, FAANS(L) — has played a key role in shaping a publication that stays at the forefront of a constantly advancing specialty. Each manuscript is reviewed by at least three editorial board members as well as by the editor-in-chief and, occasionally, one or more expert reviewers. The Journal of Neurosurgery is cited more often than any other journal dedicated to the field of neurosurgery.

Recent articles in the Journal of Neurosurgery include neurosurgical complications of direct thrombin inhibitors, nerve transfers for the restoration of hand function following cervical spinal cord injury, high-definition fiber tracking to assess neurological deficit following traumatic brain injury, the spectrum of clinical characteristics seen in concussion in college athletes wearing helmets, prognostic factors for diffuse brainstem gliomas, surgical results of the Carotid Occlusion Surgery Study, operative techniques and outcomes in patients harboring giant anterior clinoidal meningiomas, radiosurgery for melanoma brain metastases in the ipilimumab era, and neurosurgical resident work hours.

JNS: SpineJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
A quarterly supplement when first introduced in 1999, the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine is now published monthly. This journal is included in a subscription to JNS, and it can also be purchased independently. Recent articles have addressed neuroprotective dietary supplements for chronic spine injury, complications after two-level axial lumbar interbody fusion, perioperative and delayed complications with surgical treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy, the anatomical feasibility of performing intercostal and ilioinguinal nerve–pelvic nerve transfer, factors influencing health care costs in patients undergoing revision lumbar fusion procedures, and public opinion on physician–industry conflicts of interest.

JNS: PedsJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
First published in 2004 as a quarterly supplement, this journal is now published monthly and is included in a subscription to JNS. Recent articles have addressed the fetal and postnatal morphological development of the brain sulci, transcardiac cerebral angiography in a pediatric case, hospital care of childhood traumatic head injury in the United States, clinical and radiological profiles and outcomes in children with intracranial aneurysms, vagus nerve stimulation for partial and generalized epilepsy from infancy to adolescence, second impact syndrome, protective headgear used by children and adolescents during competitive sports, and very early use of cranial reduction and fixation with shunting for extreme macrocephaly due to hydrocephalus.

FocusNeurosurgical Focus
Covering a different topic in depth each month, this online journal has been offered free to the public since its inception in 1996. Each peer-reviewed issue constitutes a state-of-the-art "textbook chapter" in the field of neurosurgery. Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are offered as well. Examples of recent topics include the science of neurosurgery in addressing the challenges of modern health care, the most recent findings on concussion and subconcussion, current concepts in epilepsy management, risk prevention and surgical checklists, management strategies for intracerebral hematomas, focused ultrasound surgery, history of skull-base surgery, and comparative effectiveness research in neurosurgery. Periodic video supplements, consisting solely of articles displayed in video form, are published.


Recent supplements to JNS Publishing Group journals include the following:

Journal of Neurosurgery
Proceedings of the 16th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife® Society, Vol. 117: December 2012

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
NACTN/AOSNA Focus Issue in Spinal Cord Injury, Vol. 17: September 2012

Neurosurgical Focus
Video Atlas of Operative Neurosurgery: Surgical Approaches to the Anterior Skull Base, Vol. 32: January 2012
Video Atlas of Operative Neurosurgery: Neoplastic and Vascular Spinal Lesions, Vol. 33: July 2012
Video Atlas of Operative Neurosurgery: Intraventricular Lesions: Microscopic and Endoscopic Approaches, Vol. 34: January 2013

Publish-Before-Print Articles, Topic Collections, Podcasts
Publish-Before-Print Articles, Topic Collections, Podcasts, and access to all contents of the journals can be found by clicking on the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group home page: http://thejns.org/

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