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Aims and scope

The journal was founded in 1972 as Child's Brain and in 1985 became known as Child's Nervous System. The journal has been expanded to encompass all aspects of pediatric neurosciences concerning the developmental and acquired abnormalities of the nervous system and its coverings, functional disorders, epilepsy, spasticity, basic and clinical neuro-oncology, rehabilitation and trauma. Global pediatric neurosurgery is an additional field of interest that will be considered for publication in the journal.

Each issue contains authoritative review articles, original articles, technical notes, commentaries on current and previously published papers, book reviews, and Letters to the Editor. Original manuscripts and Brief Communications are given priority for publication. Case reports are accepted, although preference is for those that might generate discussion or provide an update on rare subjects.

Authors are also 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 and is more accessible 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.