ISSN 2300-0147


WELCOME TO Journal of Epileptology


Dear Readers and Authors,

In my capacity as Editor-in-Chief, I am pleased to announce that as of 2015 the Journal of Epileptology will become available at in addition to www.
     De Gruyter Open provides, among others services, allocation of DOI, distribution of papers to worldwide libraries and integration with library catalog systems, increasing citations as a result of greater visibility, and indexing publications by approximaterly 150 different abstracting databases. De Gruyter Open is a leading publisher of Open Access academic content and is home to more than 350 scholary journals.
    Papers published in Journal of Epileptology will occur, for a time being, in following bases indexation of articles:
    Celdes,  CNPIEC,  EBSCO Discovery Service,  Google Scholar, J-Gate, Primo Central (ExLibris), ReadCube, Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest),  TDOne (TDNet),  WorldCat (OCLC); application to other medical services of abstracting & indexing will proceed: CAB Abstracts, CAB Global Health, CSA Biological Science Database, EBSCO-Biomedical Reference Collection, EBSCO i ProQest, including SCOPUS, PubMed/Medline and other publishing services Elsevier-Embase (for medical journals).
      In addition, archiving of issues published in 2013 and 2014 will occur and thus all issues published in the current form of the Journal will become available on-line. However, issues published under the journal’s earlier name of Epileptologia during 1993 to 2012 will not be available on De Gruyter Open website; nevertheless continuation of volume numeration will occur.
     Under this open access model, content of the Journal primarily online is free to the readers, and the printed form can be subscribed. The reviewing process, electronic and paper form as well as style of references will remaine unchanged.
     It is well recognized that reference linking is the most significant benefit of electronic publishing for academic readers. Therefore, the Editor asks authors to make the references complete, correct and properly structured according to Instructions for Authors (
     We hope that by having a high quality scientific peer review process, the Journal of Epileptology will widen its readership within the international community of readers and authors that have an interest in various aspects of epilepsy.
     In short, we will offer an open free access, a fast publication process and a friendly academic attitude. We invite all involved in the field of epilepsy (research or clinical practice) to visit our website: www.

Jerzy Majkowski M.D., Ph.D.

Volume 23(2) 2015

Review article
Athanasios Covanis
2015; 23(2): 111-121
Manuscript ID: 895629

Review article
Tobias Knieß, Hermann Stefan, Peter Brodisch
2015; 23(2): 101-110
Manuscript ID: 894576

Athanasios Covanis
2015; 23(2): 95-95
Manuscript ID: 896808

Original article
Agata Michalska, Janusz Wendorff
2015; 23(2): 89-100
Manuscript ID: 893216

Elena Belousova
2015; 23(2): 89-90
Manuscript ID: 896640

2015; 23(2): 87-88
Manuscript ID: 895965