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Aims and scope

Chinese Neurosurgical Journal is an open access, peer review journal publishing work in all areas of neurosurgery, including new trends in neurology and neuroscience, with a focus on clinical practice and techniques.

Jizong Zhao, Editor-in-Chief

Jizong Zhao M.D. is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, and Chairman of the National Clinical Research Center for Diseases of the Nervous System. Dr Zhao is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Nominating Committee and the Cerebrovascular Diseases & Therapy Committee of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), and a member of the Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical Society (WEDNS) Board of Directors. Dr Zhao’s research mainly focuses on cerebrovascular disease and brain tumors.

Call for papers

Submit your article to win the International Travel Awards to attend the 17th Annual Meeting of Chinese Neurosurgical Society
Deadline: June 15, 2018

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Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Chinese Neurosurgical Journal are currently covered by the Chinese Neurosurgical Society, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

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Official journal of

  • Chinese Medical Association
  • Chinese Neurosurgical Society

2017 Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    105 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    84 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    208 days from submission to acceptance
    23 days from acceptance to publication