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Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group

Our peer-reviewed, scholarly journals primarily publish original works in neurosurgery but also include studies in clinical neurophysiology, organic neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, radiology, pathology and molecular biology.

Founded in 1944, the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) is recognized by neurosurgeons and related clinicians and scientists worldwide for its authoritative and cutting-edge clinical articles, laboratory research papers, case reports, literature reviews, technical notes, neurosurgery-related historical pieces and more. Each successive editor-in-chief — from Louise Eisenhardt to the current editor, James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FAANS — has played a key role in shaping a publication that stands at the forefront of a constantly advancing specialty.

JNS is cited more often than any other journal dedicated to the field of neurosurgery.


Neurosurgical Focus


Free to the public since 1996, Neurosurgical Focus covers a different topic in depth each month, providing the reader with a state-of-the-art “textbook chapter” in the field of neurosurgery.

AANS Members Earn Up to 36 CME Each Year through Neurosurgical Focus

Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine


JNS: Spine specifically focuses on neurosurgical approaches to the treatment of diseases and disorders of the spine. A quarterly supplement to JNS when first introduced in 1999, this journal became independent in 2004 and has been published monthly since 2005. JNS: Spine is included in a subscription to JNS or can be purchased independently.

Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics


JNS: Pediatrics focuses on diseases and disorders of the central nervous system and spine in children. First introduced as a quarterly supplement to JNS in 2004, this journal has been published monthly since 2006 and became an independent journal in 2008. JNS: Pediatrics is included in a subscription to JNS.


AANS Member Subscriptions

Most AANS members receive print and/or online access to the scholarly journals as part of their membership, depending on member type Join The AANS. Members should contact the AANS with any questions about access to these journals.

Individual or Institutional Subscriptions

Institutional and individual non–AANS member subscriptions are available.

Single print copies of journal issues and copies of articles (in print or pdf form) are also available for purchase.


For information about how to submit a paper to one of the scholarly journals, please use the appropriate link below:

Journal of Neurosurgery
Neurosurgical Focus
JNS: Spine
JNS: Pediatrics

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Missing Journal issues

When requesting a replacement issue, a subscriber must verify the shipping address for the subscription. Upon receipt of a missing issue claim, the claim will be reviewed to ensure that the subscriber has allowed sufficient time for delivery of the issues, and that the claim has been made within the allowed time period. AANS and the JNS Publishing Group is not responsible for replacing issues free of charge when a subscriber fails to notify AANS of a change of address, nor will AANS replace issues claimed outside the claim time period. Claims for non-delivery of issues must be made within three (3) months of issue mail date. No more than one (1) bulk (one month, all 3 journals) shipment will be fulfilled during the issue year. OR No more than three (3) single issue claims will be fulfilled free of charge within the issue year.

If a subscriber has recurrent problems with delivery of print issues, it is assumed that problems exist with the local mail delivery service or internal mail distribution, which is out of the control of AANS. In these cases, we require subscribers to convert their delivery to a courier service at an additional fee. For further information on this service, please contact the JNS subscription office by email at