70th Anniversary of Acta Neurochirurgica

This year Acta Neurochirurgica celebrates its 70th Anniversary since its launch. Since 1950, the journal has experienced many changes; becoming the official journal of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) in 1971, changing from multilingual European to exclusively English in 1978 and publishing the first open access articles in 2008. Yet, it has retained its success factors: focus on clinical neurosurgery, global advancement and editorial boards comprising leading international neurosurgeons. As reflected by the highlighted articles lists, Acta Neurochirurgica values during 70 years were: critical analysis, technical advances and lateral thinking. In the near future Acta Neurochirurgica will be implementing adherence to DORA principles.

We thank all authors, reviewers, and board members and now look forward to the next decades at the journal, and hope you will join us as we continue our contribution to the success of neurosurgery and serve the patients and society.

Acta Neurochirugica's Milestones:

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Please enjoy access to the Top Ranked Articles for free for the remainder of 2020:

Top 5 most accessed articles:

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Intraoperative 3D contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS): a prospective study of 50 patients with brain tumours by F. Arlt et al.

2016

14,805

Epidemiology of traumatic brain injury in Europe by W. Peters et al.

2015

9,117

Consensus statement from the International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury by  P.J. Hutchinson et al.

2019

8,191

Pulsed radiofrequency treatment in interventional pain management: mechanisms and potential indications - a review by N.H.L. Chua et al.

2011

6,390

Traumatic brain injuries in illustrated literature: experience from a series of over 700 head injuries in the Asterix comic books by M.A. Kamp et al.

2011

5,850

(Data above correct as of 29 Apr 2020)
 

Top 5 most cited articles:

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A systematic review of brain injury epidemiology in Europe by F. Tagliaferri et al.

2006

748

Plate and screw fixation for atlanto-axial subluxation by A. Goel and V. Laheri

1994

623

Assessment and prognosis of coma after head injury by G. Teasdale and B. Jennett

1976

547

EBIC-Guidelines for management of severe head injury in adults by A.I.R. Maas et al.

1997

446

Cerebral vasospasm diagnosis by means of angiography and blood velocity measurements by K.-F. Lindegaard et al.

1989

349

(Data above correct as of 29 Apr 2020)
 

Top 5 articles with the highest attention on Social Media:

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Intraoperative portable CT-scanner based spinal navigation - a feasibility and safety study by P. Barsa et al.

2014

309

Traumatic brain injuries in illustrated literature: experience from a series of over 700 head injuries in the Asterix comic books by M.A. Kamp et al.

2011

307

European courses of neurosurgery and other training and postgraduate education activities of the European association of neurosurgical societies by B. Guidetti

1987

154

Roald Dahl’s contribution to neurosurgery: the Wade-Dahl-Till shunt by D.R. Buis and E.S. Mandl

2011

115

Consensus statement from the International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury by  P.J. Hutchinson et al.

2019

87

(Data above correct as of 29 Apr 2020)
 

Top 5 articles recommended by the Editor-in-Chief:

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Long-term outcomes after supratotal resection of diffuse low-grade gliomas: a consecutive series with 11-year follow-up by H. Duffau

2016

Protocol for motor and language mapping by navigated TMS in patients and healthy volunteers; workshop report by S.M. Krieg et al.

2017

Clinical and radiological outcome after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with stand-alone empty polyethereth by E. Shiban et al.

2016

European consensus conference on unruptured brain AVMs treatment (Supported by EANS, ESMINT, EGKS, and SINCH) by M. Cenzato et al.

2017

Univariate comparison of performance of different cerebrovascular reactivity indices for outcome association in adult TBI: a CENTER-TBI study by F. A. Zeiler et al.

2019

(Data above correct as of 29 Apr 2020)