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THE

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY

The Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG) continues

to publish 50 issues per year: 36 print, 12 electronic and two video

supplements. In 2015, we received over 5,000 submissions for all

four journals and the video supplements.

As associate editor, Douglas S. Kondziolka, MD, FAANS, has assisted

with manuscript triage, resulting in over 900 manuscripts that were

reviewed by us without full Editorial Board review. This represented

about 20 percent of all submissions to the print journals that

bypassed the Editorial Board. The response from authors has been quite positive.

Martin Weiss, MD, FAANS(L), has done an outstanding job during his 20-year term

as editor-in-chief of

Neurosurgical Focus

. I cannot thank him enough for what he has

accomplished in bringing

Focus

to the level it has reached. E. Sander Connolly Jr., MD,

FAANS, continues to oversee the Video Supplements and has done a great job soliciting

guest reviewers and interesting topics.

I would like to recognize these outstanding chairmen who have dedicated many hours

to reviewing manuscripts and have provided our authors with timely, thorough and

insightful reviews:

E. Sander Connolly, Jr., MD, FAANS; and Oren Sagher, MD, FAANS (

JNS

)

Paul M. Arnold, MD, FAANS; Charles G. Fisher, MD; and Mark N. Hadley, MD,

FAANS, [2nd term] (

JNS: Spine

)

Mark M. Souweidane, MD, FAANS (

JNS: Pediatrics

)

In my third year as editor-in-chief of the JNSPG, these are some of our accomplishments:

n

Initiated the linkage of the

Journal

to The Rhoton Collection

®

n

Established Broca’s Area, a site for opinion pieces in the

Journal

n

Developed the “level of evidence” commentary after select articles, in conjunction with

Michael Glantz, Penn State University, Hershey, Penn.

n

Appointment of

Neurosurgical Focus

new editor-in-chief, William T. Couldwell, MD, PhD,

FAANS, and the new associate editors, Jason P. Sheehan, MD, PhD, FAANS; and Aaron

A. Cohen-Gadol, MD, FAANS

n

Formal linkage of the

Journal

with Dr. Cohen-Gadol’s Neurosurgical Operative Atlas project

n

Creation of numerous icons to steer readers’ attention towards special areas of the

Journal

(e.g., levels of evidence, letters to the editor and video content)

James T. Rutka, MD, PhD

Editor-in-chief