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Aims and scope

Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery (EJNS), the official publication of the Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons, is a peer-reviewed, open access online journal publishing articles in the field of the neurosciences. The journal explores theories and techniques related to the neurosciences and practice of contemporary neurosurgery. 

The broad scope of the journal can be extended to those interested in topics from the spine to skull base conditions, rhinology and craniofacial conditions, as well as pediatric oncology, neuro-radiology and traumatology. 

The journal welcomes submissions from authors with diverse clinical and scientific interests provided that the article has a relevance to the neurosciences and practice of contemporary neurosurgery, in its widest sense.  

The ultimate aim of the journal, is the regional and international coverage and exchange of knowledge in the African continent as well as internationally, exposing the available experience and vast service being delivered to standardise the practice of neurosurgery, improve the level of performance and enhance scientific research in the field.

Open access


All articles published by the Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.

As authors of articles published in the Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery​​​​​​​ you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.

For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.

Article-processing charges

The Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery is supported through an agreement between Springer Nature and the Specialized Presidential Council for Education and Scientific Research (Government of Egypt), therefore author-payable article-processing charges do not apply.

Indexing Services

The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. We are working closely with relevant indexing services including PubMed Central and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Peer-review policy

Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous. Publication of research articles by Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field. Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.

Citing articles in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery

Articles in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.

Article citations follow this format:

 

Authors: Title. Egypt J Neurosurg [year], [volume number]:[article number].

 

e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Diagn Pathol 2009, 1:115.

 

1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.

Editorial policies


All manuscripts submitted to Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.

Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints


If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.

Why publish your article in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery?


High visibility

Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery and SpringerOpen.

Flexibility

Online publication in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery

Copyright

Authors of articles published in Egyptian Journal of Neurosurgery retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

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