Journal Information

Aims and Scope
Spinal Cord Series and Cases: Clinical Management in Spinal Cord Disorders is an international, online-only journal which publishes high quality case reports, small case series, pilot and retrospective studies, perspectives, Pulse survey articles, Point-counterpoint articles, correspondences and book reviews. It specialises in material that addresses all aspects of life for persons with spinal cord injuries or disorders including psychosocial, vocational, medical, social, environmental, wellness and of course spinal cord anatomy, physiology and lesions (injury and disease). The journal covers practical topics for practitioners who treat patients with spinal cord injuries and to highlight educational issues. It will also cover topics related to professional and personal providers of care for persons with SCIs.

The journal strongly supports the use of the International Data Sets, the International Standards to Document Remaining Autonomic Function after Spinal Cord Injury and the International Standards for the Neurologic Classification of SCI in submitted publications and also encourages papers that highlight the educational aspects of these documents.

Spinal Cord Series and Cases: Clinical Management in Spinal Cord Disorders follows a continuous publishing model, with available content published every week and is an official journal of the International Spinal Cord Society. Spinal Cord Series and Cases’ sister journal Spinal Cord is a specialised, international journal that has been publishing spinal cord related manuscripts since 1963. It appears monthly, online and in print, and accepts contributions on spinal cord anatomy, physiology, management of injury and disease, and the quality of life and life circumstances of people with a spinal cord injury. For more information, please see the aims and scope of Spinal Cord.

Spinal Cord Series and Cases covers a range of subject areas, to read content across the scope of the journal view the journal's subjects page here.

Continuous publication

Our publishing models  
Spinal Cord Series and Cases is a Transformative Journal (TJ). When research is accepted for publication, authors can choose to publish using either the traditional publishing route OR via immediate gold Open Access. 

Spinal Cord Series and Cases is actively committed to becoming a fully Open Access journal. We will increase the number of articles we publish OA, with the eventual goal of becoming a fully Open Access journal. A journal that commits to this process is known as a Transformative Journal. 

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Authors may need to take specific actions to achieve compliance with funder and institutional open access mandates. If your research is supported by a funder that requires immediate open access (e.g. according to Plan S principles) then you should select the gold OA route, and we will direct you to the compliant route where possible. For authors selecting the subscription publication route our standard licensing terms will need to be accepted including our self-archiving policies. Those standard licensing terms will supersede any other terms that the author or any third party may assert apply to any version of the manuscript.

Journal Metrics
Article metrics such as number of downloads, citations and online attention are available from each article page, and provide an overview of the attention received by a paper.

The 2020 peer review performance metrics for Spinal Cord Series and Cases: Clinical Management in Spinal Cord Disorders are shown below:

Average time to decision without external review - 4 days
Average time to decision following external review - 20 days
Average time from submission to acceptance - 87 days
Average time from acceptance to publication - 16 days
Article page views - 158,924
Altmetric mentions - 779

The 2020 journal citation metrics for Spinal Cord Series and Cases are as follows:

SNIP: 0.443
SJR: 0.239

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The ISSN (online) number for Spinal Cord Series and Cases is 2058-6124.


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