Annals of Neurology

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Edited By: Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD

Impact Factor: 9.638

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 6/193 (Clinical Neurology); 13/256 (Neurosciences)

Online ISSN: 1531-8249


An official journal of the American Neurological Association and the Child Neurology Society

Aims and Scope

Annals of Neurology publishes articles of broad interest with potential for high impact in understanding the mechanisms and treatment of diseases of the human nervous system. All areas of clinical and basic neuroscience, including new technologies, cellular and molecular neurobiology, population sciences, and studies of behavior, addiction, and psychiatric diseases are of interest to the journal. Topics covered include:

• ALS • Ataxia • Atrophy • Autism • Basic Neuroscience • Brain Development and Child Neurology • Demyelinating Diseases • Epilepsy • Genetics • Lysosomal Storage Disease • Mitochondrial Dysfunction • Molecular Medicine • Movement Disorders • Multiple Sclerosis • Myopathy • Neurodegenerative Diseases (including Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neuron Disease, and Dementia) • Neuroimmunology • Pain • Sleep Disorders • Seizures • Stroke • Translational Research, and more…

Three new sections, NerveCenter, Discoveries in Neuroscience, and Open Forum and one new feature, Medical Hypotheses debuted in Annals of Neurology in 2006.

NerveCenter is a lively and topical forum covering a wide variety of timely and important issues in the clinical neurosciences of interest to the clinical and academic audiences of Annals. Topics featured include: • NIH or government news • Changes in academic neurology around the country • New medically important discoveries • Biographies • Interviews • Coverage of educational issues

Discoveries in Neuroscience highlights recent and important discoveries in basic neuroscience, and the implications of these findings for the Annals readership. The section will provide a brief synopsis of important publications selected by the editors from the general neuroscience literature. Advances in the understanding of genes, molecules, pathways, and systems that control fundamental nervous system functions will be highlighted, with an emphasis on those that are particularly significant, novel, or relevant to human disease.

Open Forum provides a home for letters that respond to published articles in Annals (or elsewhere).

Medical Hypotheses, the new feature, provides a forum for novel hypotheses. The editors encourage authors who wish to submit reviews or hypotheses to contact the editorial office in advance of submission.

Reviews, currently published as Neurological Progress, have been extremely well received by the readership in the past. The editors plan to increase the number of Neurological Progress articles by striving for at least one overview article of this type each month.


Alzheimer Disease Ataxia Atrophy Behavior Degenerative Diseases Dementia Demyelinating Diseases Dystrophy Epilepsy Movement Disorders Myelin Myopathy Sclerosis Seizures Stroke

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