Editor-in-Chief: Douglas Kondziolka, MD, MSc

ISSN: 0148-396X

Frequency: 12 issues per year

Ranking: Surgery 26 out of 211

Clinical Neurology 52 out of 212

Impact Factor: 5.315

5-Year Impact Factor: 5.716

Neurosurgery, the Official Journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons is the most complete window on the contemporary field of neurosurgery.

The most cited pure neurosurgery journal is Neurosurgery 1).

Members of the Congress and non-member subscribers receive 3000 pages per year packed with the very latest science, technology, and medicine, not to mention full-text online access to the world's most complete, up-to-the-minute neurosurgery resource. For professionals aware of the rapid pace of developments in the field, Neurosurgery is nothing short of indispensable.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Since 1977, Neurosurgery has kept the members and readers at the leading edge of neurosurgical knowledge, covering the very latest developments in science, technology, and medicine. Using rigorous editorial and peer review processes to evaluate manuscripts for novelty, importance, and scientific rigor, the journal has grown its readership and earned a worldwide reputation for reliable coverage delivered with a fresh and dynamic outlook.

Neurosurgery’s impact on the specialty is clear and its 4.605 Impact Factor is one of the highest in the field. But even beyond the citations and research that have grown out of the journal's valuable content, the CNS has worked to ensure that this content is accessible and readily applicable to an individual's practice. The Essential Reviews for the Neurosurgeon collection, curated by Editorial Board Section Editors and or Guest Editors, provides timely, high-quality reviews of the very latest in neuroradiology, spinal surgery, radiation oncology, and biostatistics & methodology. The Neurosurgery and Operative Neurosurgery Speaks! audio abstracts make the publications’ valuable content accessible to a broader international audience. CNS Spotlight highlights one Neurosurgery article monthly and enhances the text with relevant content from the CNS web of knowledge, curated by a dedicated panel of CNS volunteers. CNS Spotlight complements the CNS’ robust digital and online educational platform with Spotlight integrating valuable journal content from the CNS’ on-demand educational offerings including SANS, Webinars, Case of the Month, NEXUS, and Guidelines 2).

Category: Surgery

Rank: 15/139

ISSN: 0148-396X

Indexing Sources

Current Contents/Clinical Medicine

Current Contents/Life Sciences

Current Contents/Science Citation Index

Index Medicus/Medline

Discussion about a new specialist journal began in 1973 at a Southern Neurosurgical Society meeting, held in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the next 3 years negotiations took place to either purchase an existing journal or start a new one. In July 1976, during a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the decision to begin a new publication was made at the recommendation of the Congress' Publication Committee.

President Robert G. Ojemann made the announcement of its launch at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons on October 27, 1976 and the inaugural issue of Neurosurgery was published in July 1977 as a bimonthly publication. The journal shifted to monthly publication in 1979.

Madhugiri VS, Sasidharan GM, Subeikshanan V, Dutt A, Ambekar S, Strom SF. An analysis of the citation climate in neurosurgical literature and description of an interfield citation metric. Neurosurgery. 2015 May;76(5):505-13. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000656. PubMed PMID: 25635885.
Shupak R, Rao G, Kalkanis SN. The CNS Mission and NEUROSURGERY® Publications. Neurosurgery. 2019 Oct 1;85(4):439-440. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyz317. PubMed PMID: 31529125.
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