Surgical Neurology International® (SNI) is an open access, Internet-only journal that publishes the latest developments in the field of neurosurgery and related clinical and basic neurosciences. SNI® will also discuss timely and controversial clinical, social, ethical, and political subjects related to the neurosciences of its readers worldwide. SNI® is an independent publication that is not affiliated with any society or organization. The journal welcomes papers and opinions from neurosurgeons and clinical and basic neuroscientists everywhere. Articles submitted to SNI must undergo a double-blind peer review process. SNI publishes on a continuous basis, currently averaging 25 articles per month. Its papers can be downloaded for free by anyone.

Mission Statement

SNI is a peer-reviewed, international medical journal dedicated to neuroscience and neurosurgery, and all aspects related to these disciplines. SNI is an independent journal not affiliated with any medical society or organization. SNI is free to neuroscientists as well as to the general public, in the interest of medical education and the advancement of science; as such, its articles can be downloaded by anyone. The highest goal of SNI is to arrive at truth by the scientific method, with integrity in its published scientific research, and by the defense of the interests of patients worldwide. In SNI, the patient-doctor relationship is paramount; patients come first, ahead of third-party payers, ahead of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, and ahead of any interests of the State.

Unlike other consensual medical journals that refrain from discussing controversial issues, SNI will encourage debate in our editorials, commentaries, and letters to the editors. We want all sides of the issues to be heard. This includes discussions in bioethics, neuroethics, medical ethics, socio-economics, health care policy, and medical politics. Our editorials will challenge dogmatism and orthodoxy when the need arises with logical reasoning, valid data, and the scientific method (when applicable) in the pursuit of free inquiry, the free exchange of ideas, and the quest for scientific truth.

Surgical Neurology International will also strive to counteract medical misinformation, correct errors of fact and logic in the medical literature -- particularly in neurosurgical practice and in neuroscience research -- impacting current socioeconomic issues affecting health care policy. Nevertheless, science for SNI comes first, and scientific research papers and original clinical articles will be the journal's main content.

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Medknow are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We closely follow the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit www.medknow.com/EthicalGuidelines.asp

Advertisements

While advertisements are crucial to this journal to be able to keep all content free for everyone, ethical considerations are in place to ensure the integrity of the journal and its content:

  • “Pop-up” and “banner” ads appear on a random, rotating basis. The advertiser has no control or input over the pages where their ads appear.
  • The Editorial Board has full and final approval over the content of all advertisements.
  • Advertisers will never be shown any manuscripts or other content prior to publication.

Abstracting and Indexing Information:

The journal is indexed with Caspur, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), DOAJ, EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Expanded Academic ASAP, Genamics JournalSeek, Google Scholar, Health & Wellness Research Center, Health Reference Center Academic, Hinari, Index Copernicus, National Science Library, OpenJGate, PrimoCentral, ProQuest, PubMed, Pubmed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOLOAR, SCOPUS, SIIC databases, Summon by Serial Solutions and Ulrich's International Periodical Directory

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Digital Archiving

Wolters Kluwer Medknow provides for long-term digital preservation through two primary partnerships, Portico and CLOCKSS.

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

CLOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from Wolters Kluwer Medknow and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware.

Medknow Publications

Medknow, part of Wolters Kluwer Health, is one of the largest open access publishers worldwide with more than 300+ medical journals in its portfolio. Students, researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals worldwide access Medknow journals to help them fuel new discoveries and improve patient care.

Founded in 1997, Medknow is a well-respected medical publisher that fully supports many of the popular open access models through its peer-review management system. Medknow pioneers in the ‘fee-less-free’ model and provides immediate free access to the electronic editions of the journals without charging the author or author’s institution for submission, processing or publication of the articles. Medknow’s open access policy has resulted in more than a half a million article downloads monthly for all of its journals.

Wolters Kluwer Health (Philadelphia, PA) is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health’s customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ovid®, UpToDate®, Medi-Span®, Facts & Comparisons®, Pharmacy OneSource®, Lexicomp® and ProVation® Medical. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with annual revenues (2011) of €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion), approximately 19,000 employees worldwide and operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

Medknow Specialties:
Online and Print Scholarly Publishing, Peer-Review System, Specialized in Medical Research, Largest Open Access Publisher

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