Journal of the Neurological Sciences

Published by Elsevier Science

Editor-in-Chief: John D. England, MD

Department of Neurology
LSUHSC School of Medicine
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New Orleans
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The Journal of the Neurological Sciences (JNS) is the official Journal of the World Federation of Neurology.

The JNS provides a medium for the prompt publication of original articles in neurology and neuroscience from around the world.  JNS places special emphasis on articles that:

  1. provide guidance to clinicians around the world (Best Practices, Global Neurology);
  2. report cutting-edge science related to neurology (Basic and Translational Sciences);
  3. educate readers about relevant and practical clinical outcomes in neurology (Outcomes Research); and
  4. summarise or editorialise the current state of the literature (Reviews, Commentaries, and Editorials).

JNS accepts most types of manuscripts for consideration including original research papers, short communications, reviews, book reviews, letters to the Editor, opinions and editorials.  Topics considered will be from neurology-related fields that are of interest to practicing physicians around the world.  Examples include neuromuscular diseases, demyelination, atrophies, dementia, neoplasms, infections, epilepsies, disturbances of consciousness, stroke and cerebral circulation, growth and development, plasticity and intermediary metabolism.

The fields covered may include:

  • neuroanatomy
  • neurochemistry
  • neuroendocrinology
  • neuroepidemiology
  • neurogenetics
  • neuroimmunology
  • neuroophthalmology
  • neuropathology
  • neuropharmacology
  • neurophysiology
  • neuropsychology
  • neuroradiology
  • neurosurgery
  • neurooncology
  • neurotoxicology
  • restorative neurology
  • tropical neurology


JNS Open Access

JNS Open Access Articles

In our ongoing attempt to enhance accessibility of JNS articles to members of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), we select "free-access" articles for open access.


Review Articles

Papadopoulou E, Pepe G, Konitsiotis S, Chondrogiorgi M, Grigoriadis N, Kimiskidis VK, Tsivgoulis G, Mitsikostas DD, Chroni E, Domouzoglou E, Tsaousis G. The evolution of comprehensive genetic analysis in neurology: Implications for precision medicine. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 5:120609.

Aronica E, Ciusani E, Coppola A, Costa C, Russo E, Salmaggi A, Perversi F, Maschio M. Epilepsy and brain tumors: Two sides of the same coin. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Feb 13:120584.

Saucier J, Al-Qadi M, Amor MB, Ishikawa K, Chamard-Witkowski L. Spinocerebellar ataxia type 31: A clinical and radiological literature review. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2022 Dec 16:120527.


Basic Research Papers

Tamborska AA, Wood GK, Westenberg E, Garcia-Azorin D, Webb G, Schiess N, Netravathi M, Baykan B, Dervaj R, Helbok R, Lant S. Global uncertainty in the diagnosis of neurological complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection by both neurologists and non-neurologists: An international inter-observer variability study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Apr 11:120646.

Mishima T, Chiu SW, Saiki H, Yamaguchi T, Shimo Y, Maeda T, Watanabe H, Kashihara K, Nomoto M, Hattori N, Tsuboi Y. Risk factors for developing dyskinesia among Parkinson's disease patients with wearing-off: J-FIRST. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 22:120619.

Kanzler CM, Lessard I, Gassert R, Brais B, Gagnon C, Lambercy O. Digital health metrics reveal upper limb impairment profiles in ARSACS. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 26:120621.

Babulal GM, Chen L, Carr DB, Johnson AM, Shimony JS, Doherty J, Murphy S, Walker A, Domash H, Hornbeck R, Keefe S. Cortical atrophy and leukoaraiosis, imaging markers of cerebrovascular small vessel disease, are associated with driving behavior changes among cognitively normal older adults. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 22:120616.

Qiao ML, Ma L, Wang CB, Fang LB, Fan ZX, Niu TT, Wang ZY, Lu JF, Yuan BY, Liu GZ. Clinical features, risk factors and survival in cardiac myxoma-related ischemic stroke: A multicenter case-control study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jan 15;444:120517.

Williams GP, Muskat K, Frazier A, Xu Y, Mateus J, Grifoni A, da Silva Antunes R, Weiskopf D, Amara AW, Standaert DG, Goldman JG. Unaltered T cell responses to common antigens in individuals with Parkinson's disease. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jan 15;444:120510.

Matsuoka K, Takado Y, Tagai K, Kubota M, Sano Y, Takahata K, Ono M, Seki C, Matsumoto H, Endo H, Shinotoh H. Two pathways differentially linking tau depositions, oxidative stress, and neuronal loss to apathetic phenotypes in progressive supranuclear palsy. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jan 15;444:120514.

O'Brien MR, McDermott C, Aoun S, Oliver D, Kirton JA. The diagnostic experience for people with MND and their caregivers in the UK. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jan 15;444:120483.

Nabatame S, Tanigawa J, Tominaga K, Kagitani-Shimono K, Yanagihara K, Imai K, Ando T, Tsuyusaki Y, Araya N, Matsufuji M, Natsume J. Association between cerebrospinal fluid parameters and developmental and neurological status in glucose transporter 1 deficiency syndrome. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 2:120597.

Tack RW, Lindgren A, Vergouwen MD, van der Zwan A, van der Schaaf I, Rinkel GJ. Lumbar puncture for treating acute hydrocephalus after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 15;446:120566.

Arshad Q, Cousins S, Golding JF, Bronstein AM. Factors influencing clinical outcome in vestibular neuritis–A focussed review and reanalysis of prospective data. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Feb 3:120579.

Cole RH, Elmalem MS, Petrochilos P. Prevalence of autistic traits in functional neurological disorder and relationship to alexithymia and psychiatric comorbidity. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 15;446:120585.

Nurminen P, Marjamaa J, Niemelä M, Sairanen T. Incidence and prevalence of Hemifacial Spasm in Finland's largest hospital district. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 15;446:120587.

Jiskoot LC, Russell LL, Peakman G, Convery RS, Greaves CV, Bocchetta M, Poos JM, Seelaar H, Giannini LA, van Swieten JC, van Minkelen R. The Benson Complex Figure Test detects deficits in visuoconstruction and visual memory in symptomatic familial frontotemporal dementia: A GENFI study. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Mar 15;446:120590.

Starmans NL, Leeuwis AE, Biessels GJ, Kappelle LJ, van der Flier WM, Tolboom N. Cerebral amyloid-β deposition in patients with heart disease or carotid occlusive disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jan 13:120551.

Sako W, Haji S, Abe T, Osaki Y, Matsumoto Y, Harada M, Izumi Y. M1/precuneus ratio as a surrogate marker of upper motor neuron sign in ALS. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Jan 7:120548.


Clinical Short Communications

Ting A, Story T, Lecomte C, Estrin A, Syed S, Lee E. A real-world analysis of factors associated with high healthcare resource utilization and costs in patients with myasthenia gravis receiving second-line treatment. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2023 Feb 15;445:120531.