The Impact Factor for Child’s Nervous System (CNS) ranks it in third place in Neurosurgical Journals after the “big brothers” of Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurosurgery. This ranking should make pediatric neurosurgeons proud, as we represent a relatively small group in the significantly larger general neurosurgical community. Even more important is that such a position has been gained without compromising the journal’s mission, namely to represent all pediatric neurosurgeons in the world, from those operating in a technologically rich environment to those working in developing countries and thus to constitute a truly international forum for scientific discussion and debate. CNS encourages authors to submit in various formats which range from original papers, short communications, case-based updates to the traditional technical notes and case reports, providing all the authors with the most effective way to convey their message and share their experience. The Annual Issue which has been introduced in recent years has become an excellent medium for education aimed at offering an up to the minute update on a specific topic within pediatric neurosurgery.
Besides the transmission of the scientific knowledge, the journal serves its mission by reporting the abstracts of the most important congresses in pediatric neurosurgery and allied subspecialties, so providing a panorama of current progress within our specialty. The Raimondi Award is awarded to a selected paper published in CNS and written by a young surgeon in training and is considered an important contribution and a stimulus for the most able and ambitious of our young colleagues. Finally, the presentation of each edition of the journal is enhanced by a pictorial representation of an historical or contemporary aspect of pediatric neurosurgery upon the cover with an accompanying editorial which never fails to inform!
Our readers have contributed to the rapid development of Child’s Nervous System significantly by subscribing to it and by enthusiastically submitting scientific papers and letters to the Editor. Our publisher Springer has demonstrated a continuing interest and concrete assistance in journal’s development. The final result of these combined efforts is that the pediatric neurosurgery community can now speak with a single voice, the voice of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery as well as that of an ever increasing number of National Societies.
The unified voice of pediatric neurosurgeons throughout the world is heard through Child’s Nervous System.
Prof. Concezio Di Rocco
Editor of Child's Nervous System