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The International Child Neurology Association has started a peer-reviewed child neurology journal, the Journal of International Child Neurology Association (JICNA). The Journal website at is up and running, and journal has already been receiving submissions. We would like to thank the brave authors who have submitted their initial papers to JICNA. The papers will be deposited on the web, and is currently indexed in CrossRef, Google Scholar and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

All manuscripts submitted to JICNA will undergo full peer review and fast publication. JICNA implements a continuous publication workflow, from 2013 where full citation details are provided for all published articles from the first date of publications whilst maintaining the archives in a number of issues per volume. Under the current licence scholars, scientists, government officials, and the general public can view, download, print and redistribute any article without a subscription. At present JICNA does not charge any article processing and publication fees.

In addition the content in JICNA will also be integrated into ICNApedia ( the Child Neurology Knowledge Environment published by the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA).  This would allow readers to access the interesting and useful material on this platform. We aim to get the Journal indexed in Medline within the year and also deposit in other repositories including PubMed Central. In addition there are robust arrangements in place to ensure permanent preservation of, and access to, all content published. But to achieve these goals, the journal needs to be in existence for more than a year and published at least thirty peer-reviewed papers.

JICNA will only flourish if it receives papers to publish, and is read and referenced by child neurologists all over the world. We have started and now we look to the ICNA membership to contribute to this journal, and be involved in a new and exciting publication in child neurology helping to disseminate current research as widely as possible. Please start submitting your papers to JICNA via the website:

You will need to register as an author, and follow the author guidelines for submission. If you having any difficulties please contact either of us directly. We look forward to receiving your manuscripts.


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Author Biography

Charles R.J.C Newton, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, University of Oxford & KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya

Editor of Journal of the Internatiuonal Child Neurology Assocaition
How to Cite
Newton, C. R., & Hameed, B. A. (2015). Launching the Journal of International Child Neurology Association (JICNA). Journal of the International Child Neurology Association, 1(1).