The Editors and Editorial Board of JNPT are pleased to bring you this Special Conference Issue for CSM 2014 in Las Vegas. As always the Neurology Section Programming Committee and the Research Committee have put together an amazing schedule of plenary sessions, platform, and poster sessions. We extend the readers of JNPT a heartfelt invitation to attend our annual Chat With the Editorial Board. This session is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about an intriguing article you might have in mind for submission, to hear how you can become one of JNPT's outstanding reviewers, or to learn about the many different types of manuscripts that JNPT welcomes.
Readers may have noticed the announcement in the December 2013 issue, indicating that beginning in 2014 the JNPT publication cycle will be on a new schedule. Readers can expect to receive their journal issues in January, April, July, and October. Accordingly, beyond the content that is included in every issue (ie, Editorial, Articles, President's Perspective), the scheduled content that is included in the issues will also shift slightly to accommodate the change, and the new dates when content can be expected is listed below in the Table 1. This new schedule is intended to make research content available for citation earlier in the year. We also expect that the new publication schedule will better synchronize the JNPT calendar with Neurology Section calendar, so that readers receive information on a schedule that is as timely as possible. As always, readers are encouraged to visit the JNPT Web site regularly for the most up-to-date information.
If you have visited the Web site lately, you know that the Special Topic Issue for 2014 will be an update on motor learning. With the many recent developments in this area, the issue is shaping up to be an exciting one. We hope that you will enjoy it and perhaps even find some of the content controversial. The Editors and Editorial Board Members hope that the issue will stimulate some interesting discussions, and perhaps even some Letters to the Editor. We are always on the lookout for thought-provoking topics for the annual Special Issue, and so please drop me a note if you have an idea that you would like to discuss.
On behalf of the Editors and Editorial Board of JNPT, we wish you a wonderful 2014.