WELCOME TO Journal of Epileptology
I am pleased to inform you that our Journal has undergone a number of changes and refinements. The first change is that of its title, from “Epileptologia” to its English language version:
Journal of Epileptology. This signals our intention about internationalising the Journal as discussed by the Associate Editors and Editorial Board members’ meeting last year in London.
The second important development is the change in the publishing model, from that based on the printed subscription to primarily, but not exclusively, an electronic open access model. This will result in much faster publication times than previously had occurred.
In consequence, from the beginning of January 2013 all communications between the Editorial Office and Authors and Reviewers will occur via personal accounts at the Journal’s website. With the Editorial Online Office, simplified v. 2.0. we and author(s) will be able to monitor (at any moment and anywhere in the World) the whole editorial process including manuscript traffic and peer-review processes. We aim at speeding up the editorial evaluation process – keeping up with the high scientific quality of the Journal.
We have also reshaped the Editorial Board (EB). During the last two years, the entire publication cycle online took, for 75% of papers, on average 40 days – from submitting a manuscript to our office, though to its acceptance, reviews, exchange of correspondence with author and proofreading. All the EB members are asked to share their academic knowledge and didactic attitude to submitted manuscripts – if needed. The Linguistic Editor is responsible for the high English style.
We hope that by having a high quality scientific peer review process, that 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 offer you 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. journal-epileptology.com
Prof. Jerzy Majkowski M.D., Ph.D.