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  About the Journal

Neurological Sciences and Neurophysiology is the double-blind, peer-reviewed, open access, online only, international publication organ of Turkish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG. The journal is a quarterly publication, published in March, June, September and December and the publication language of the journal is English.

Neurological Sciences and Neurophysiology aims to contribute to the international literature by publishing original clinical and experimental research articles, review articles, and letters to the editor on all fields of neurological sciences and especially in neurophysiology. The journal is directed at an audience of physicians and scientists of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurophysiology, Neuropathology, Neuropsychology, Neuroradiology and Neuroscience.

Our journal was started in 1984 as the journal of Ege Neurology Assocation by Prof. Dr. Erdem Tunçbay, a neurosurgeon at the Ege University Faculty of Medicine. Prof. Dr. Nezih Oktar took over as the Editor in Chief in 1996 and with his lead the journal ceased print and became an online-only publication in the same year with the name of Journal of Neurological Sciences-Turkish. In 2015 Prof. Dr. Gülden Akdal, became the editor-in-chief. The journal was accepted for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded in 2008. Since 2016 our journal is the official journal of the Turkish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG and EMG (https://www.tkneed.org/en/)  and to reflect this new partnership, we have changed its title to Neurological Sciences and Neurophysiology.

The editorial and publication processes of the journal are shaped in accordance with the guidelines of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), Council of Science Editors (CSE), Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), European Association of Science Editors (EASE), and National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The journal is in conformity with the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing (doaj.org/ bestpractice).

Neurological Sciences and Neurophysiology is currently indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded, TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Index, DOAJ, EMBASE and EBSCO.

Processing and publication are free of charge with the journal. No fees are requested from the authors at any point throughout the evaluation and publication process. All manuscripts must be submitted via the online submission system, which is available at www. nsnjournal.org. The journal guidelines, technical information, and the required forms are available on the journal’s web page.

All expenses of the journal are covered by the Turkish Society of Clinical Neurophysiology EEG-EMG. Potential advertisers should contact the Editorial Office. Advertisement images are published only upon the Editor in Chief’s approval. Statements or opinions expressed in the manuscripts published in the journal reflect the views of the author(s) and not the opinions of the Turkish Society of Clinical  Neurophysiology EEG-EMG, editors, editorial board, and/or publisher; the editors, editorial board, and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such materials.

Neurological Sciences and Neurophysiology is an open access publication and the journal’s publication model is based on Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) declaration. Journal’s archive is available online, free of charge at www.nsnjournal.org. Neurological Sciences and Neurophysiology’s content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, Netherlands ISSN center , ProQuest, TdNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
DOAJ, Science Citation Index Expanded, Web of Science

Impact Factor as reported in the 2019 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2020): 0.091

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.Medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.

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While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

  Scope of the journal

Neurological Sciences and Neurophysiology is a peer-reviewed open-access, international journal which is dedicated to publishing reports on clinical neurophysiology, electrodiagnosis, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders, movement disorders, dementia, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation, epidemiology and genetics. Research articles which bring new knowledge on a broad spectrum of neurological diseases and basic neuroscience and case reports with an educational value will be welcomed.

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