The Journal of Neurological and Orthopaedic Medicine and Surgery is a peer reviewed journal.

Manuscript and all figures must be submitted via email in a formatted PDF document as well as the original Microsoft Word document to the Executive Director for review by the Editorial Board:

Nick Rebel            nick@aanos.org 

Papers must be in English. Submissions must include the following information and/or use the guidelines below:

  1. The title of the paper should provide sufficient information to allow readers to judge the relevance of a paper to their interest (not to exceed 75 characters).
  2. Full names including academic degrees, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the corresponding author and co-authors.
  3. Cover Letter/Email stating that the manuscript has not been previously published in whole or in part or submitted elsewhere for review along with authorization to publish. Also include any sources of outside financial support that may have funded research.
  4. All Figures and Tables should also be submitted as separate files. Low-resolution figures (maximum 150 dpi) in TIFF, JPG, or GIF format ONLY for new submissions. Tables should also be submitted in ONE separate Microsoft Word file. Figures and Tables should only be embedded in the PDF manuscript file.
  5. All revisions submitted must include a cover letter/email (Revision Note) in which you detail changes made to the manuscript. Please include detailed responses to all the comments made by the reviewer(s) and the Editor. Should you disagree with any comment(s), please provide an explanation. All changes should be highlighted in RED font. Do not use track changes options.
  6. All revisions must be approved by the Editorial Board prior to publication.

Manuscript Preparation:

The manuscript must be submitted in electronic format using Microsoft Word in .doc  or  .docx format. The form and contents of the manuscript should be carefully checked, and it should be submitted in its final form to exclude the need of extensive corrections (correctness of spelling, grammar, and typing is the responsibility of the author). The editors reserve the right to edit accepted manuscripts for spelling and grammar.

Any questions regarding formatting which are not fully covered by these instructions should be referred to “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals” (International Committed on Medical Journal Editors, Annals o f Internal Medicine 1988: 108:258-65). Follow the instructions section set forth here exactly; if, for example, the reference section is incorrectly styled, the value of the electronic submission will be reduced.

Arrangement of Text Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 150 words and should describe briefly and in complete sentences the purpose of the investigations, the methods utilized, the results obtained and the authors principal conclusions.

Key Words: Up to five significant words from the document should be chosen for use in indexing the article’s content.

Introduction: State briefly the nature and purpose of the article and refer to any relevant literature, concentrating on any recent important work done by others. The repetition of information in the Introduction and Discussion sections is undesirable.

Materials and Methods: Include details of clinical and technical procedures.

Results: Results should be clearly and concisely presented, without comment, in text, tables, and figures, avoiding redundant methods of presentation as much as possible.

Discussion: Explain your results and define their significance for clinical practice. Unsubstantiated speculations and plans for future study are not appropriate.

References: Cite only essential references that are also referred to in the text. References should be listed in the sequence that they appear in the body of the text identified by bracketed numbers. References to articles in journals should be given as follows: names of all authors (with initials), title of paper with only initial letter of initial word capitalized, abbreviated journal name using Index Medicus form followed by volume number and the first and last page o f the article. Journal title abbreviations should be taken from the first section of Index Medicus, which appears in each cumulated volume under the heading “Subject Index”. Titles should be cited as they existed at the time of publication. For example: Morton SH, Schoenfeld K. Total body trace elements and lean body mass in young adults. Calcium Res 1989;35:355-369. Books referenced should appear as follows: author’s last name with initials, title of the book, city of publication, publisher, year of publication, and page numbers. For example: Jones F, Williams PK. Practical hematology. New York: JONOMS, Las Vegas, NV 1996; 102-106.

Special Concerns Tables: Tables should have a title and an explanatory footnote explaining any abbreviations used. Tables should be typed on separate sheets and designated by Arabic numerals.

Abbreviations: All abbreviations should be spelled out when first used in the text, e.g., sinus pericranii (SP).

Footnotes: Footnotes should be placed at the foot of the page on which they appear and should be numbered consecutively throughout the article.

Experimental subjects: For clinical studies, patients should be described in detail (i.e., age, race, and sex). In experiments involving possible discomfort to the patient(s), it should be stated that informed consent was obtained from the subject(s). Safeguards for the protection of the rights of minors and mentally defective subjects should be stated. In the text, tables, and figures of the manuscript, patients should be identified by number of serial letter rather than by initials or names. Photographs of patient’s faces should be included only if scientifically relevant and the identity of the patient should be concealed by masking. Authors should obtain written consent from patients for use of such photographs.

Copyright Submission of a manuscript implies that the work has not been previously published, nor is it under consideration for publication elsewhere. Also, any co-authors must approve the article for publication; if the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author(s) agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher. This journal publishes original articles, case reports, topical reviews of the literature, “how-to” articles, and mini-reviews in neurological and orthopedic medicine and surgery, emphasizing pain and pain management. Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher; that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without the consent of the copyright holders; and that written permission of the copyright holder is obtained by the authors for material used from other copyrighted sources.

All articles published in this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article (e.g., as offprint), as well as all translation rights. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on microfilm, in electronic databases, video disks, etc., without first obtaining written permission from the publisher. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks, etc., in this publication, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations. While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate at the date of its going to press, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein.