Journal of Neurosurgery

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Journal of Neurosurgery  
J. Neurosurg.
Discipline Neurosurgery
Language English
Edited by James Rutka
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
Delayed, after 12 months
ISSN 0022-3085 (print)
1933-0693 (web)
OCLC no. 682133081

The Journal of Neurosurgery is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of neurosurgery. It is published by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the editor-in-chief is James Rutka. It was established in 1944, with Louise Eisenhardt as founding editor. Originally published bimonthly, it switched to a monthly schedule in 1962. All content is freely available online after 12 months, until it is 10 years old.


The following persons have been editors-in-chief of the journal:

  • James Rutka (2013–present)
  • John A. Jane (1992–2013)
  • Thoralf Sundt, Jr. (1989–1992)
  • William Collins Jr. (1985–1989)
  • Henry Schwartz (1975–1985)
  • Henry Heyl (1965–1975)
  • Louise Eisenhardt (1944–1965)


Further reading[edit]

  • Jane Sr JA. "History of the Journal of Neurosurgery," in History of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Virginia Beach, VA: The Donning Company Publishers, 2007, pp 58–63 ISBN 978-1-57864-403-2
  • Rutka JT. Editorial. Leading transition while maintaining tradition. J Neurosurg 2013, June 4

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