An Official publication of The Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AsianCNS)

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Asian Journal of Neurosurgery, a publication of Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AsianCNS), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

About the Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons

The Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (ACNS) was established in 1990s and is striving to improve standards of Neurosurgery in Asia by organizing biennial conferences, holding education workshops throughout the continent, allocating fellowships and grants, distributing neurosurgery handbooks, and publishing peer reviewed papers. The Asian Journal of Neurosurgery as the official journal of the ACNS attempts to provide young neurosurgeons with open access updated material on every aspect of modern neurosurgery and is considered the cornerstone of our educational projects. For further information about the ACNS and its latest activities you may visit our website at

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:
Baidu Scholar, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, National Science Library, ProQuest, TDNet, Wanfang Data

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:
PubMed Central

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Journal/Association are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow 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 publically 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 Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Ahead of Print policy

Articles published online under the Ahead of Print model are considered published and can be cited and quoted using the DOI as the reference source. Wolters Kluwer Medknow has a policy that changes will not be made after publication of an article without following accepted procedures for making corrections to the scientific record.


While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • "Pop-up" and "banner" ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
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Scope of the journal

We intend to encourage and assist neurosurgeons in under-developed countries especially those from Asia to publish their experience after peer-reviewing and receiving constructive feedback from our reviewers. Meanwhile, in each issue of the journal there are publications from developed (American and European) countries in the best interest of our readers. With this dual policy, we aim to bring the work of Asian neurosurgeons to the international attention while keeping an acceptable level of quality.

The journal publishes on different topics of neurosurgery including but not limited to neuro-oncology, neuro-pathology, surgical neuro-anatomy, neurovascular surgery, skull base surgery, functional neurosurgery, neuro-critical care, spinal cord and peripheral nerve diseases, neuro-traumatology, neuro-interventional radiology, neuro radiotherapy, pediatric neurosurgery, and epilepsy surgery. We publish various formats of articles such as original paper, case report, review, and letter to the editor to expose our readers to a great wealth of neurosurgical sciences. Original investigations with clinical interest and implications are given preference.

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