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Epilepsia Open

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Editors-in-Chief Aristea Galanopoulou, Dieter Schmidt, and Xuefeng Wang

Online ISSN: 2470-9239

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Epilepsia Open is the open access journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).

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To make original epilepsy research on all aspects of epilepsy widely available through open access publication. More specifically, Epilepsia Open will fill a need in comprehensive epilepsy research by also including early, preliminary studies that may provide new directions for clinical and laboratory research as well as well performed negative and failure to confirm studies.


  • Clinical, basic and translational research
  • Clinical and preclinical trials including pilot trials that may provide new insights or directions
  • Well performed clinical trials or animal studies that are negative or fail to confirm previous studies
  • Original imaging and pathology research
  • Innovative epidemiology studies
  • Societal and public health impact studies
  • Clinical implications of basic science in epilepsy


  • Original research
  • Review articles
  • Editorials and Opinions
  • Reports from Regional and Topic Specific ILAE Task Forces
  • Controversy
  • Concepts and Hypotheses in Epilepsy
  • Preliminary reports

Articles published open access upon acceptance. Manuscripts will be subject to external peer review. Manuscript publication is subject to an author's publication charge. Waivers and discounts are available in special circumstances. Reviews require editorial approval before submission.

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Read the ILAE Epigraph Newsletter is the place to visit to connect with other epilepsy professionals, learn about conferences and other educational events and resources, and understand the league initiatives.

ILAE Events

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Regional chair election results
The Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the election of regional commission chairs for the 2017-21 term.

Slide presentations now available for new ILAE definition and classification
Robert Fisher, Stanford University, USA, has prepared two slide presentations to support the Definition of Epilepsy (2014) and the 2017 Classification of Seizure Types:

Free Access Update:
For ILAE members in Developing Countries.
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12th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress

21-24 June 2018
Bali, Indonesia

12th Asian and Oceanian Epilepsy Congress

13th European Congress on Epileptology
26 - 30 August 2018
Vienna, Austria

10th Latin American Congress on Epilepsy
29 September - 2 October 2018
San José, Costa Rica

33rd International Epilepsy Congress
22 - 26 June 2019
Bangkok, Thailand

More Publications from ILAE

The International League Against Epilepsy disseminates research findings and breakthroughs in the cure for epilepsy and related seizure disorders through its official publications and ILAE chapter publications endorsed by the League. Each journal features original peer-reviewed articles that communicate the latest in epilepsy research.

In addition to Epilepsia Open, ILAE publishes:

Epilepsia     Epileptic Disorders

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