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Mission

Pediatric Neurology Briefs is a peer-reviewed, Open Access (OA), continuing education service designed to expedite and facilitate the review of current scientific research and advances in child neurology and related subjects. The editors provide detailed monthly summaries of published articles, followed by commentaries based on their experience and corroborated by appropriate supplementary citations. 

Pediatric Neurology Briefs provides pediatric neurologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators and other health professionals with a detailed reference guide to the diagnosis, etiology, pathology, treatment and prognosis of nervous diseases of infants, children and adolescents. Content is intended to be accessible to readers in any medical discipline.


Journal History

Pediatric Neurology Briefs, a monthly review of the current literature, has been published without interruption for more than 25 years. The journal was originally launched in London, England, in 1987 while the founding editor was on sabbatical as honorary consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The editorial department is now based in Chicago, Illinois. 

Beginning in 2012, Pediatric Neurology Briefs is a Publishing Partner with both the World Health Organization's HINARI Program and EIFL. These services provide equitable online access to the major journals in biomedical sciences for eligible not-for-profit health institutions and libraries. PNB is now available through HINARI and EIFL in more than 100 developing countries, benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

In 2015, Pediatric Neurology Briefs was relaunched as an open access (OA) journal with an expanded editorial board.


Journals Reviewed

The specialty of Pediatric Neurology bridges not only pediatrics and neurology but also neuropsychology, neurophysiology and epilepsy, neurosurgery and other related disciplines. Journals of various specialties are researched monthly for the selection of articles included in Pediatric Neurology Briefs.

Pediatric Neurology Briefs has reviewed and referenced over 200 journals since inception. 

An edited selection of journals reviewed or referenced in the 2011 issues of PNB are listed below in order of frequency. 

  • Neurology
  • Annals of Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Epilepsia
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Brain
  • Brain & Development
  • Archives of Neurology (JAMA Neurology)
  • Epilepsy and Behavior
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
  • BioMed Neurology
  • Child’s Nervous System
  • Neurosurgery
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Archives of General Psychiatry
  • Headache
  • Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
  • Lancet
  • Lancet Neurology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Acta Ophthalmology
  • American Journal of Diseases of Children
  • American Journal of Epidemiology
  • American Journal of Medical Genetics
  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • American Journal of Roentgenology
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
  • Clinical Electroencephalography
  • Current Opinions Neurology
  • Current Treatment Options Neurology
  • Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
  • Epilepsy Research
  • European Journal of Pediatrics
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Journal of Child Neurology
  • Journal of Headache Pain
  • Journal of Medical Genetics
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • Neurobiological Disorders
  • Neurological Research
  • Neuropsychiatric Genetics
  • Pediatric Blood & Cancer
  • Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Spinal Cord
  • Stroke

Subject Areas

Pediatric Neurology Briefs covers a comprehensive group of subject areas related to progress in pediatric neurology. An edited selection of these topics is provided below. 

  • Seizure Disorders
  • Febrile Seizures
  • Paroxysmal Disorders
  • Antiepileptic Medications
  • Headache Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Learning And Cognitive Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes
  • Cerebellar Ataxias
  • Infectious / Autoimmune Disorders
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Heredo-Degenerative Disorders
  • Vascular Disorders
  • CNS Malformations
  • CNS Neoplasms
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Mental Retardation Syndromes
  • Prenatal Disorders
  • Perinatal Disorders
  • Neonatal Disorders
  • Traumatic Disorders
  • Nutritional Disorders
  • Electroencephalography
  • Neuroimaging

 


Publication Frequency

PNB is published with one issue per month.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, Pediatric NeurologyBriefs Publishers, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Pediatric Neurology Briefs is indexed by the following services:

PubMed, Pubmed Central (PMC), EBSCOHost, Google Scholar, Academic Search, NLM, ScienceCentral, HINARIEIFLPaperity, WorldCat and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

PNB is listed with SHERPA RoMEO and CrossRef.Crossref logo

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by email or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.

We encourage research librarians to list this journal among their library's electronic journal holdings. Librarians, please find full indexing information here.

A digital repository at the editors' home academic institution (DigitalHub) will retain archive copies of article JATS 1.0 XML and PDF files for preservation.  In addition, the journal full text is archived at Pubmed Central and ScienceCentral.

PNB uses Open Journal Systems publishing platform which is able to utilize the LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration. LOCKSS system has permission to collect, preserve, and serve this Archival Unit (Publisher Manifest).

PNB is available for harvesting via OAI-PMH and is a registered data provider with the Open Archives Initiative, WorldCat Digital Gateway, and BASE.


History

Pediatric Neurology Briefs, a monthly review of the current literature, has been published without interruption for more than 25 years. The journal was originally launched in London, England, in 1987 while the founding editor was on sabbatical as honorary consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The editorial department is now based in Chicago, Illinois. 

Beginning in 2012, Pediatric Neurology Briefs is a Publishing Partner with both the World Health Organization's HINARI Program and EIFL. These services provide equitable online access to the major journals in biomedical sciences for eligible not-for-profit health institutions and libraries. PNB is now available through HINARI and EIFL in more than 100 developing countries, benefiting many thousands of health workers and researchers, and in turn, contributing to improve world health.

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