In 2022, the mission of Pediatric Neurology Briefs (PNB) remains the same: “PNB is a continuing education service designed to expedite and facilitate the review of current scientific research and advances in child neurology and related subjects.” The Editors of PNB select source articles using criteria that include recent publication in a peer-reviewed journal and a topic of clinical value to practicing pediatric neurologists. Contributing Editors provide detailed summaries of published articles, followed by commentaries based on their experience and corroborated by appropriate supplementary citations.
PNB has been published since 1987 and consists of 35 volumes with greater than 3700 articles and includes over 10,000 citations referencing the works of approximately 28,000 scholarly authors. PNB was relaunched as an open-access, peer-reviewed journal with an expanded editorial board in January 2015. Also, in 2015, PNB launched a new website and content management system capable of organizing peer reviews and improving indexing, DOI assignment, and online full-text article view. Before the internet, the Editor periodically compiled and published the PNB articles in book form with an index, according to subject heading and chronological order [1 - 3]. In 2016, digitization of the 30 years of back issues was completed. There are now over 3700 full-text open-access articles available on the journal website.
In 2018, the publishing model of PNB evolved even further. The canonical version of the article was published online as soon as it was accepted and typeset. The published articles are collected into online volumes, and an annual collection for print will be available at the end of every year.
Due to the immense personal and professional demands of the global COVID-19 pandemic, PNB published fewer manuscripts this year. Medical professionals had less free time for writing and reviewing. In addition, the digitization and typesetting services used by the journal had service interruptions. The Editors would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the 2021 Contributing Editors for their effort and expertise. Drs Lam and Frankel published a Commentary regarding the seizure outcomes following epilepsy surgery in the pediatric population .
In 2022, the Editor, Dr. John J. Millichap, is thankful for the assistance from the Associate Editors, Dr. Andrea Pardo and Dr. Stephen Nelson. The volunteer editorial team is dedicated to increasing the publication frequency and will rely on the interest and efforts of our authors and reviewers. Topic experts interested in contributing to PNB as authors or reviewers may contact the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author has declared that no competing interests exist.