Traumatic injuries to the nervous system are a dominating cause of death in young individuals. Survivors may suffer from permanent disability and pain. The costs for the society are enormous. The mission of Neurotrauma is to facilitate research that can improve the treatment and outcome of neurotrauma.
Neurotrauma is a specialty section of Neurology that aims to publish significant clinical and basic research findings on all of aspects of traumatic injuries to the nervous system. Thus, we will welcome papers on 1) traumatic brain injuries (TBI); 2) spinal cord injury; and 3) peripheral nerve injury. Papers may concern a wide spectrum of aspects of neurotrauma, such as the critical care of TBI, molecular insights on important differences in injury mechanisms between the central and peripheral nervous systems, the interface between mild TBI and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), work on biomarkers for injury, the relation between genetics and outcome of trauma, or the relation between inflammation and cellular repair. Other important areas will be injury mechanisms that, for a long time, may have escaped general attention, such as blast induced TBI or sports neurology/concussions. We will also welcome reports on new experimental methods, such as relevant well-controlled trauma models that can be used to increase knowledge about trauma mechanisms and treatment, or to generate injury criteria of relevance for protection in road traffic accidents. Studies that create translational effects between basic and clinical research, or between neuroscience and biomechanics, will be highly appreciated.
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Neurotrauma welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Clinical Trial, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Neurotrauma, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Neurotrauma will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Neurology.