Newswise — The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the nation’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, today released a list of the most-accessed articles of 2018 in its Annals of Neurology and Annals of Clinical & Translational Neurology (ACTN).  

The Annals of Neurology has an impact factor of 10.244, ranking it 5th out of 193 journals in clinical neurology.  The Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology is an online-only, open access journal with an impact factor 4.649. Both peer-reviewed publications are official journals of the ANA and the Child Neurology Society, and are published monthly by Wiley.

“Our goal at Annals of Neurology is to publish papers that professors of neurology will want to cite to their residents on morning rounds,” said Editor-in-Chief Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD. “This focuses the editors on both the scientific rigor of the papers, as well as the impact we expect them to have on the field of neurology.  The most accessed papers, cited below, are examples of this type of work.”

The most accessed articles in 2018 in the journals are:

Annals of Clinical & Translational Neurology (ACTN)

  1. A prospective open‐label trial of a CBD/THC cannabis oil in dravet syndrome
  2. Effect of smoking cessation on the risk of dementia: a longitudinal study
  3. Autoimmune postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
  4. Immunosuppressants and risk of Parkinson disease
  5. Translational potential of human brain organoids

Annals of Neurology

  1. Terminal spreading depolarization and electrical silence in death of human cerebral cortex
  2. Autoimmune encephalitis epidemiology and a comparison to infectious encephalitis
  3. Deep gray matter volume loss drives disability worsening in multiple sclerosis
  4. Central vein sign differentiates Multiple Sclerosis from central nervous system inflammatory vasculopathies
  5. Age of first exposure to tackle football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy

About the American Neurological Association (ANA)

From advances in stroke and dementia to movement disorders and epilepsy, the American Neurological Association has been the vanguard of research since 1875 as the premier professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to understanding and treating diseases of the nervous system. Its monthly Annals of Neurology is among the world’s most prestigious medical journals, and the ANA’s Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology is an online-only, open access journal providing rapid dissemination of high-quality, peer-reviewed research related to all areas of neurology. The acclaimed ANA Annual Meeting draws faculty and trainees from the top academic departments across the U.S. and abroad for groundbreaking research, networking, and career development. For more information, visit or @TheNewANA1

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Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology

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