The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

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September 2023 - Volume 211 - Issue 9

  • John A. Talbott, MD
  • 0022-3018
  • 1539-736X
  • 12 issues / year
  • Clinical Neurology 181/212, Psychiatry 134/155
  • 1.899

​​​JAT photo 2.jpgDo you ever wonder how editors decide to review articles, and among those that are acceptable for print decide which ones to actually print? Me too.


To begin with, many articles submitted just don't fit the journal's purposes, such as one on children for a geriatric journal.   Others don't fit the journal's requirements, such as length or format.  But for a journal like ours, which is for clinicians across the globe, it's a tricky situation. I try to put myself in the readers position, wondering if the information in the article will help me clinically.  I also try to determine if the information imparted would help me in a teaching situation.  Finally, I look at the possibility that even an unusual topic might spur the reader to think outside the box of their clinical or research situation. 


John A. Talbott, M.D.
The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

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