Thieme Launches Major New Monthly Publication: "Journal of Neurological Surgery"

New York, NY, February 12, 2012 --( Thieme is pleased to announce the publication of the first issue of “Journal of Neurological Surgery” (JNLS), a key new monthly publication for those working in neurosurgery, skull base surgery and related disciplines. The first major neurosurgery journal with a truly international and interdisciplinary editorial structure, it currently serves as the official organ of nine national and international neurosurgery and skull base societies.

JNLS combines the renowned expertise of “Central European Neurosurgery,” “Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery” and “Skull Base” – three complementary journals with a long-standing history within the field. JNLS is a peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, review articles, and technical notes covering all aspects of neurological surgery. Its focus includes microsurgery and the latest minimally invasive techniques, such as stereotactic-guided surgery, endoscopy, and endovascular procedures. Divided into two parts, JNLS-A and JNLS-B, the journal is published alternately with six issues each. JNLS-A covers purely neurosurgical topics and JNLS-B is devoted to the techniques and procedures of skull base surgery.

“Neurological surgery is such a rapidly developing field. I am delighted to see a journal that speaks to us and moves with the times, recognizing the complementary elements of this discipline. JNLS is at the forefront in its approach providing a full 360-degree overview of the latest clinical and experimental findings and the new technologies and surgical innovations.” Veit Rohde (Goettingen, Germany), Editor in Chief, JNLS-A.

Michael Gleeson (London, UK), Co-Editor in Chief, JNLS-B adds “Journal of Neurological Surgery definitely highlights the complementary nature of the field without failing the individual specialties of neurological surgery. It brings together all the different multi-disciplinary perspectives from surgeons specializing in surgical procedures of the skull base.”

“Journal of Neurological Surgery provides a basis for true collaboration throughout the discipline, fostering and propelling progress and innovation worldwide.” Dennis Kraus (New York, USA), Co-Editor in Chief JNLS-B

In addition to the twelve issues of JNLS-A and JNLS-B, print subscribers receive two archival print issues of “Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports,” encompassing case reports published on an open-access, author-fee based model.

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Notes to editors:

About “Central European Neursosurgery/Zentralblatt für Neurochirurgie”

“Central European Neurosurgery/Zentrablatt für Neurochirurgie” first appeared in 1936 and is one of the oldest neurosurgical journals to have been continuously published. Addressing German-speaking neurosurgeons for decades it gradually developed from dual language abstracts to a full-English publication; thereby expanding its readership throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

About “Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery”

“Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery,” was founded by Professor Axel Perneczky in 1993, who envisaged a journal for neurosurgeons focusing on groundbreaking endoscopic and microsurgical techniques and their associated technologies. His ambitions for the journal have been more than fulfilled: minimally invasive neurosurgery is now mainstream. Although the journal was established with a firm European basis, over the years, the core of the readership/authorship of this journal has increasingly come from Asia.

About “Skull Base”

“Skull Base,” an interdisciplinary approach was founded by Professor Ugo Fisch in 1991 following the 6th International Symposium on Neurological Surgery of the Ear and Skull Base held in Zürich. The journal serves the specialties that collaborate to improve outcomes for patients with skull base diseases, which are otorhinolaryngology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, head & neck, plastics and maxillo-facial surgery. From its inception, Skull Base, an interdisciplinary approach has been edited by a pair of surgeons, one representing Europe and the other the USA. In this way the principal drivers of the specialty are recognized and it has proved a fruitful and enjoyable partnership.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit­­

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