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Aims & Scope

Journal of Neurotrauma is the flagship, peer-reviewed publication for reporting on the latest advances in both the clinical and laboratory investigation of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. The Journal focuses on the basic pathobiology of injury to the central nervous system, while considering preclinical and clinical trials targeted at improving both the early management and long-term care and recovery of traumatically injured patients. This is the essential journal publishing cutting-edge basic and translational research in traumatically injured human and animal studies, with emphasis on neurodegenerative disease research linked to CNS trauma.

Journal of Neurotrauma coverage includes:

  • Neuronal injury from a cellular to molecular perspective
  • Neurochemical alterations and behavioral abnormalities
  • Electrophysiological change
  • Stem cell biology and transplantation
  • Neurorehabilitation

Journal of Neurotrauma is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief David L. Brody, MD, PhD, Bethesda, MD; Deputy Editor W. Dalton Dietrich, III, PhD, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Neuroscientists, neuroimaging specialists, neurologists, neurobiologists, neuropathologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, bioengineers, and rehabilitation specialists, among others. 

Journal of Neurotrauma provides “Instant Online” publication 72 hours after acceptance.


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index® (SCI)
  • Scopus
  • Current Contents®/Life Sciences
  • Biological Abstracts
  • BIOSIS Citation Index™
  • Neuroscience Citation Index®
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Prous Science Integrity®
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • ProQuest databases
  • PsycINFO
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

Society Affiliations

The Official Journal of:

National Neurotrauma Society
National Neurotrauma Society

European Neurotrauma Organization
European Neurotrauma Organization

The International Neurotrauma Society
The International Neurotrauma Society

National Neurotrauma Society members:

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