Child's Nervous System
The official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) was founded in 1972 as Child's Brain. As of 1 January 1985, the Society changed publishers. The new official journal, Child's Nervous System has been expanded to encompass all aspects of the pediatric neurosciences: development and growth, degenerative disorders, hereditary diseases, neurology, neurosurgery, neurooncology, neurophysiology, and trauma. Original manuscripts are given priority for publication; the same applies to brief communications. Individual case reports are welcome but, if accepted for publication, the "lag-time" before appearance in print may well exceed 7 months from the time the final manuscript is received by the appropriate geographic editor until publication. However, faster publication is possible for individual case reports that might generate discussion (Case for discussion) or might provide an update on the status quo for a rare subject (Case-based update). A given issue may contain a special review article by an authority in the field, assigned and submitted critiques of current and previously published papers, book reviews, and letters to the Editor. Suggestions regarding ways to improve Child's Nervous System are both solicited and welcome.
Authors are encouraged to submit electronic multimedia files (animations, movies, audio, etc.) and other supplementary files to be published online along with their article. This feature can add dimension to the author's article, as certain information cannot be printed or is more convenient in electronic form.
Manuscripts submitted for publication must contain a statement to the effect that all human studies have been reviewed by the appropriate ethics committee and have therefore been performed in accordance with the ethical standards laid down in an appropriate version of the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki. It should also be stated clearly in the text that all persons gave their informed consent prior to their inclusion in the study. Details that might disclose the identity of the subjects under study should be omitted. Reports of animal experiments must state that the "Principles of laboratory animal care" (NIH publication No. 86-23, revised 1985) were followed, as well as specific national laws (e.g. the current version of the German Law on the Protection of Animals) where applicable. The editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements. The author will be held responsible for false statements or for failure to fulfill the above-mentioned requirements.
Letter to the Editor
Implementing a digital real-time Hydrocephalus and Shunt Registry to evaluate contemporary pattern of care and surgical outcome in pediatric hydrocephalus
Monitoring intraventricular vancomycin for ventriculostomy access device infection in preterm infants
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