Spinal Cord Journal
SPINAL CORD, the Medical Journal of ISCoS
SPINAL CORD is the monthly medical journal of the International Spinal Cord Society.
It is obtainable by subscription from ISCoS for members of the society and from the publishers, Nature Publishing Group, for non-members.
Prof J J Wyndaele
The Editorial Secretary
The Editorial Office
Antwerp University Hospital
Tel: +32 3 821 3511
Fax: +32 3 821 4479
Authors of manuscripts, letters and other communications to the Editor wishing to have these published in SPINAL CORD should follow the guidelines set out on the inside back cover of the journal. They are not required to be members of ISCoS.
ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING OCTOBER 2013
Please join us for our 'How to get published' session at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the International Spinal Cord Society which will cover the whole process of publishing, from drafting a manuscript through to publication.
Our speakers include:
- Jean-Jacques Wyndaele, Editor, Spinal Cord and President Elect, ISCOS
- Fin Biering-Sørensen, Past President of ISCOS
- Rebecca Vickerstaff, Publishing Manager for Spinal Cord, Nature Publishing Group
Please join us on October 28th at 3:30pm in Hall B!
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Electronic Journal Press (EJP): providing a better service for authors and reviewers.
February 2005 saw the launch of Spinal Cord’s new online submission site – electronic Journal Press (EJP). This not only acts as a submission service, but as a secure integrated web submission, review and tracking system, and because it’s web-based it is accessible anywhere, anytime.
Authors from anywhere in the world are able quickly and easily to enter their contact details into an online form, and submit their manuscript files, either as separate text and graphics, or as an integrated file.
Author files will be automatically converted into a PDF (Portable Document Format) file, which can be approved by the author on screen prior to submission. Submissions will be promptly acknowledged by email.
It’s a protected, role-based system; all authors, reviewers, editorial board members and editorial staff use the same system online, but different logins have different viewing privileges.
Editors and referees will then view the PDF on the website - cutting out the time that manuscripts traditionally spend in the postal system.
Making use of online submission and electronic peer review will enable us to speed up the review process. It enables faster review times from submission to decision, providing a better and more efficient service to authors.
Instructions detailing how to use the system are available and if you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact Spinal Cord's Executive Editor.
The Spinal Cord Prize
The Spinal Cord Prize (formerly the Paraplegia Prize)
The purpose of this prize, which is awarded every two years, is to encourage younger members of the Society (under 40 years of age or within 5 years of post-PhD) to submit well presented papers on original work for publication in Spinal Cord and for submission at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
The Prize consists of:
- A Certificate
- Up to £1,500 or 2000 Euros towards expenses to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting with free registration, at the following ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting where he/she would present their paper at a Plenary Session.
Papers accepted for publication in the journal during the two years can be considered for the prize by an adjudication panel, if submitted to the Editor of Spinal Cord by a date which will be published in the journal.
The next closing date for the Spinal Cord Prize is 1st April 2014
Spinal Cord Prize 2014
The closing date for the next Spinal Cord Prize is 1 April 2014. If you or a member of your Team is under 40 years of age or within 5 years of post-PhD) at the time of submitting a manuscript to Spinal Cord and wish to be considered for the Prize, then please mark this clearly on your letter of submission.
The entries will be judged by a Panel consisting of the Editor of the Journal, the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Society and a representative of the Publishers.
Prof J J Wyndaele