AANS Neurosurgeon : Features


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The official socioeconomic publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the AANS Neurosurgeon features information and analysis for contemporary neurosurgical practice. The AANS Neurosurgeon focuses on issues related to legislation, workforce and practice management as they affect the specialty of neurosurgery.

Michael Schulder, MD, editor
Frederick A. Boop, MD, associate editor
Manda J. Seaver, staff editor

Deborah L. Benzil, MD
William E. Bingaman, MD
Richard W. Byrne, MD

Lawrence S. Chin, MD
William T. Couldwell, MD
R. Webster Crowley, MD
Todd C. Hankinson, MD

Joseph A. Hlavin, PA-C
Andrew H. Jea, MD

Rajiv Midha, MD
Greg J. Przybylski, MD
Gail L. Rosseau, MD
Mitesh V. Shah, MD
Shelly D. Timmons, MD
Alex B. Valadka, MD
Monica C. Wehby, MD

Readers are invited to contribute information to several areas of the AANS Neurosurgeon. Instructions and forms for all types of submissions to the AANS Neurosurgeon are located in the Resources area of the Article Submission Portal.

Open, Online Article Submissions
Objective, nonpromotional articles that are in accordance with the instructions to authors, are original, and have not been published previously may be considered for publication. The AANS reserves the right to edit articles for compliance with publication standards and available space and to publish them in the vehicle it deems most appropriate. Articles accepted for publication become the property of the AANS unless another written arrangement has been agreed upon between the author(s) and the AANS.

Peer-Reviewed Research
The AANS Neurosurgeon seeks submissions of rigorously researched, hypothesis-driven articles concerning socioeconomic topics related to neurosurgery. These papers undergo rigorous peer review, led by the peer-review editor, Deborah L. Benzil, MD. Papers must comport with the pertinent instructions for authors.

Inside Neurosurgeon
The AANS Neurosurgeon invites submissions of news briefs and bylined articles covering the news and views of organizations related to neurosurgery. Submissions must comport with the pertinent instructions for authors.

Send letters commenting on articles you have read in these pages or on a topic related to the practice of neurosurgery to aansneurosurgeon@aans.org. Include your full name, city and state, as well as disclosure of any conflicts of interest that might have bearing on the letter's content. Correspondence selected for publication may be edited for length, style and clarity. Authorization to publish the correspondence in the AANS Neurosurgeon is assumed.

The AANS Neurosurgeon®, ISSN 1934-645X (print) and ISSN 1934-6468 (online), is published four times annually by the AANS, 5550 Meadowbrook Drive, Rolling Meadows, Ill., 60008, and it is distributed without charge to the neurosurgical community. Unless specifically stated otherwise, the opinions expressed and statements made in this publication are the authors' and do not imply endorsement by the AANS.

©2010 by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a 501(c)(6) organization, all rights reserved. Contents may not be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any means without prior written permission of the publisher.