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​​​​​​​​​​​​Neurosurgery Practice Instructions for Authors

​​​PLEASE READ: The Neurosurgery Publications Instructions for Authors, containing full policies and procedures for authors, can be found here. Authors should review this section thoroughly before deciding which Journal is most appropriate for their submission.​

Below please find the aim and scope of as well as submission requirements for ​Neurosurgery Practice​ specifically. Article types are described. Links to manuscript templates describing technical requirements can be accessed by clicking the Article Type name. Additionally a formatting chart listing the requirements for all Article Types (including required article structure, word limits, and additional requirements​)​ can be found ​here​.

Aim and Scope of Neurosurgery Practice
Submission Preparation: Neurosurgery Practice Article Types
Full-Length Article Types
Digital Archiving
Contact Us

Aim and Scope of Neurosurgery​​ Practice

Neurosurgery Practice publishes scientific articles, both clinical and experimental, from across the neurosurgical subspecialties including but not limited to vascular, spine, and tumor. Neurosurgery Practice features clinical research, reviews, case instructions, and other information of interest to neurosurgeons. Neurosurgery Practice is an online-only, fully Open Access publication with content publishing under either the Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-NC-ND or CC-BY license.​ 

Submissio​n Preparation: Neurosurgery Practice Article Types

NOTE: All submissions undergo a “Technical Check" to confirm their adherence to Journal standards. If your submission is not formatted correctly, it will be returned for corrections, delaying peer review. Please format your submission correctly to ensure timely processing. Additional submission preparation information is available in the Neurosurgery Publications Instructions for Authors.​​

Article Publication

Neurosurgery Practice follows a continuous publication model with issues closed on a quarterly basis. Published articles will first appear on the Latest Articles page of the Neurosurgery Practice site. Once a quarterly issue closes all articles published during that time will be assigned to the issue. Articles will publish online as soon as possible unless otherwise held for specific issue placement or embargo.


These article types cover a range of topics from neurosurgery. The information and data presented in these studies should be based on original research.

These articles represent a substantial body of laboratory or clinical work. The objective should be well defined, the methodology should be well described, and the evidence presented should be original and the discussion should be based on the data. Ethical standards must be met for both human and cadaveric subjects, with the approval of institutional research board (IRB) and appropriate consents. These articles should follow standard study designs and protocols as outlined by the Research Reporting​ Guidelines. For observational epidemiological studies and diagnostic accuracy, see Research Reporting ​Guidelines for further requirements.

Abstract: 300 words

Manuscript: 2750 words


Review articles are balanced accounts of all aspects of a particular subject including the pros and cons of any contentious or uncertain aspect. The Journal publishes 2 types of reviews:

  • Qualitative Reviews are based on previous literature, are often narrative, and provide current guidance on the latest neurosurgery practices.
  • Quantitative Reviews involve data analysis and predictions, can include control groups, and present discussions on certain neurosurgery techniques, tools/equipment, and implementation.

For systematic reviews and meta-analyses, see Research Reporting Guidelines for information regarding PRISMA and MOOSE.

Abstract: 300 words

Manuscript: 3000 words

Case Instruction

Case Instructions must present an unusual clinical development or a new insight into a well-recognized clinical scenario and provide evidence of how the case contributes to understanding of the condition/treatment. Case Instructions that do not satisfy these requirements will not be considered. See Research Reporting Guidelines for information regarding CARE.

Please be aware that Neurosurgery Practice accepts a very small percentage of submitted Case Instructions. Consequently, review times are extended.

Abstract: 250 words

Manuscript: 1200 words

Legacy-Institutions and People​ submissions should be focused on notable people, institutions, or organizations.

Special Article submissions may address an important topic in neurosurgery or related disciplines, ethics, health policy, and the law.

Abstract: 250 words

Manuscript: 2200 words


Editorials are invited essays written and submitted by a member of the Editorial Board that represents the Journal's position on a particular topic.

Manuscript: 2500 words

Guest Editorial

Guest Editorials are invited essays written and submitted by a member of the neurosurgery community to express their views on an issue timely to the neurosurgery community.

Manuscript: 2500 words

The Editor's Message

The Editor's Message is an article type reserved specifically for communications from the Editor-in-Chief to the Journal readership. The Editor-in-Chief may use this as a venue to provide updates on the Journal and its features or to communicate his or her views on a subject timely to the neurosurgery community.

​Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS. Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publicly accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website. ​CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.


Neurosurgery Practice welcomes paid print and digital advertising from relevant institutions, organizations, and corporations. Advertisements are managed by the publisher Wolters Kluwer. Please click here to learn more about WK's Advertising and Corporate Services. Neurosurgery Practice's specific media kit can be found here. Advertisement design and copy are subject to the approval of the Neurosurgery Publications Editor-in-Chief and Director of Publications.

Contact Us

All queries may be directed to the Neurosurgery Publications Editorial Office:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 847.240.2500

Mail: Neurosurgery Publications​ Editorial Office, 10 N. Martingale Road, Suite 190, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173​​​​​​