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The Journal will accept original and innovative submissions in English from members of the Asian Journal of Neurosurgery on the understanding that the work is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

The Journal publishes reviews (comprehensive and short), original research papers and technical notes. Manuscripts will be reviewed by members of the editorial board, whose opinions will form the basis of the final decision by the editor. It is recommended that an English check of the manuscript by a competent and knowledgeable native speaker be completed before submission. Failure to follow them may result in papers being delayed or rejected.

The journal follows a single-blind review process.


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Original Research papers should contain unpublished results of original research, which must be presented in sufficient detail to ensure the reproducibility of the described experiments and should present new experimental studies in elaborate form that constitute a significant contribution to knowledge.

Technical notes should contain new, important information which has not been published and for which urgent publication is desirable. An explanatory statement is required for urgent publication. In general, a technical note should not exceed 4 printed pages. Please also indicate in the cover letter the reason why the manuscript should be treated as a technical note.

Review articles are concise and critical surveys of novel accomplishments in the author's research field and should bring up the most important current topics or present interpretative and critical accounts, but not simple compilation, on subjects of general interest. The work need not be complete; however, supporting experimental data must be described. They should be around 15 pages.

Article processing charge:

The journal charges following fee on acceptance

Case Report, Letter To Editor: US $ 75 (for overseas authors), INR 5000 (for authors from India)

Original Article, Review Article: US $ 200 (for overseas authors), INR 13000 (for authors from India)

(As mandated by the Indian Government and based on the GST Law and procedures, Wolters Kluwer India Private Ltd, would be charging GST @18% on fees collected from Indian authors with effect from 1st July 2017. The said tax will be in addition to the prices maintained on the website to be collected from the authors and will be paid to the Indian Government..)

The journal does not charge for submission and reviewing of an article

 Publication is subjected to payment of APC

 Authors are allowed to withdraw their paper if not agree to pay.



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All contributions must be submitted online from

Manuscripts are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained the necessary authority for publication. Manuscripts with multi-authors imply the consent of each of the authors. The publisher will presume that the corresponding author has specifically obtained the approval of all other co-authors to submit the article to AJNS. Submission of an article to AJNS is understood to imply that it has not been either published or not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts should be neatly typed, 1.5 lines-spaced throughout, including tables, on pages of uniform size with at least 2.54 cm margins on all sides. On acceptance authors are asked to fill the copyright transfer form that is available on journal’s web site.

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File Formats: Submit word files with tables electronically embedded within the text of the document with at least 2.54 cm margins on all sides. Photos and graphs should be uploaded in images option.

Top of paper, Times New Roman; Fonts all caps, bold, 14 points.

Author Names: Last name, followed full first name, corresponding author of the manuscript must be marked with an asterisk and should be listed first, font: bold, 12 points.

Institution Name: Institution addresses 12 points.

E-mail: Email of corresponding author, 10 points.

First page file should contain Manuscript Title, Authors detail, Affiliation, Email, Address for correspondence and Acknowledgements (if applicable).

Article file should contain Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion or Results and Discussion, References; Tables should be appropriately included in the text.

References:The references should be listed on a separate sheet and should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are cited in the text. Cite in the text by the appropriate arabic number e.g. 1, 2, 3 and the numbers should be superscripted within square brackets i.e. [ ]


   Examples Top

Journals:Bhusan SY, Sambhaji SP, Anant RP, Kakasaheb RM. New drug delivery system for elderly. Indian Drugs 2000;37:312-8. 

Books: Lachman L, Lieberman HA, Kanig JL. The theory and practice of industrial pharmacy. 3rd ed. Mumbai: Varghese Publishing House; 1987. p. 182-184..

Corresponding author is expected to be a subscriber of the journal when there are three authors. In case of more than three authors all are expected to be subscriber. No gratis reprints will be provided.

Download a PowerPoint presentation on common reference styles and using the reference checking facility on the manuscript submission site. 


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Identifying information should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, sonograms, CT scans, etc., and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian, wherever applicable) gives informed consent for publication. Authors should remove patients' names from figures unless they have obtained informed consent from the patients. The journal abides by ICMJE guidelines:

1)     Authors, not the journals nor the publisher, need to obtain the patient consent form before the publication and have the form properly archived. The consent forms are not to be uploaded with the cover letter or sent through email to editorial or publisher offices.

2)    If the manuscript contains patient images that preclude anonymity, or a description that has obvious indication to the identity of the patient, a statement about obtaining informed patient consent should be indicated in the manuscript.

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These ready to use templates are made to help the contributors write as per the requirements of the Journal.

Save the templates on your computer and use them with a word processor program. 
Click open the file and save as the manuscript file.

In the program keep 'Document Map' and 'Comments' on from 'View' menu to navigate through the file. 

Download Template for Original Articles/ABSTRACT Reports. (.DOT file)

Download Template for Case Reports.  (.DOT file)

Download Template for Review Articles.  (.DOT file)

Download Template for Letter to the Editor.  (.DOT file)


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