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 John T. Povlishock, PhD, Commonwealth Center for the Study of Brain Injury, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus; 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.

Society Affiliations

The Official Journal of the National Neurotrauma Society and the International Neurotrauma Society.

National Neurotrauma Society members: Access your subscription through the Members Area of the NNS website.

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE;

PubMed;

PubMed Central;

Current Contents®/Life Sciences;

Science Citation Index Expanded;

Science Citation Index®;

Biological Abstracts;

BIOSIS Previews;

Neuroscience Citation Index®;

Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition;

Prous Science Integrity®;

EMBASE/Excerpta Medica;

Scopus;

ProQuest databases;

PsycINFO;

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.