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Epilepsy Currents

Epilepsy Currents

Published in Association with American Epilepsy Society
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eISSN: 15357511 | ISSN: 15357597 | Current volume: 20 | Current issue: 5 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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  • 2019 Impact Factor: 3.345*
  • Indexed In: PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science, and Current Contents/Clinical Medicine.
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Epilepsy Currents is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focuses on the basic science and clinical research dedicated to the treatment of epilepsy. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is published in affiliation with the American Epilepsy Society.

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The journal abides by the uniform conflict of interest disclosure policy of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.

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Epilepsy Currents is an open access, bi-monthly current-awareness journal providing reviews, commentaries and abstracts from the world’s literature on the research and treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy Currents surveys and comments on all important research and developments in a format that is easy to read and reference. Each issue is divided into two main sections: Basic Science and Clinical Science. An outstanding Editorial Board reviews the literature and assigns topics and articles to world experts for comment. In addition, the Editors commission authoritative review articles on important subjects.

Senior Editors
David Spencer, MD, FAES, Chief Editor, Clinical Research Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Lara E. Jehi, MD, Associate Editor, Clinical Science Cleveland Clinic, USA
Michael Wong, MD, PhD, Senior Editor, Basic Science Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Steve C. Danzer, PhD, Associate Editor, Basic Science Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
Contributing Editors - Basic Science
Omar J. Ahmed, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Mark Beenhakker, PhD University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
Amy L. Brewster, PhD Purdue University, USA
Gordon F. Buchanan, MD, PhD University of Iowa, USA
Gemma L. Carvill, PhD Northwestern University, USA
Catherine A. Christian, PhD University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
Chris G. Dulla, PhD Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Tore Eid, MD, PhD Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Laura Ewell, PhD Universität Bonn, Germany
Patrick Forcelli, PhD Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA
Martin J. Gallagher, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Ethan M. Goldberg, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Alicia M. Goldman, MD, PhD Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Christina Gross, PhD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Robert F. Hunt, PhD UC Irvine, USA
Molly Huntsman, PhD University of Colorado Denver, USA
Nigel C. Jones, PhD Monash University, Australia
Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD University of Minnesota, USA
Kyle P. Lillis, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Judy S. Liu, MD, PhD Brown University, USA
Farah D. Lubin, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Jamie L. Maguire, PhD Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Liset Menendez de la Prida, PhD Instituto Cajal, CSIC, Spain
Nigel P. Pedersen, MD Emory University, USA
Avtar Roopra, PhD University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
Viji Santhakumar, PhD Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, USA
Carl E. Stafstrom, MD, PhD Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
Jacy Wagnon, PhD The Ohio State University, USA
Yu Wang, MD, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Matthew Weston, PhD University of Vermont College of Medicine, USA
Contributing Editors - Clinical
William B. Barr, PhD NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, USA
Adriana C. Bermeo-Ovalle. MD, FAES Rush University Medical Center, USA
Angela K. Birnbaum, PhD, FAES University of Minnesota, USA
Thomas P. Bleck, MD, FAES Rush Medical College, USA
Katrina Boyer, PhD Boston Children's Hospital, USA
Dario J. Englot, MD, PhD , FAES Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
R. Edward Faught, MD, FAES Emory University, USA
Nicolas Gaspard, MD, PhD Hôpital Erasme, Belgium
Jean Gotman, PhD Montreal Neurological Hospital, Canada
Robert E. Gross, MD, PhD Emory University School of Medicine, USA
Aatif M. Husain, MD Duke University Medical Center, USA
David King-Stephens, MD Yale University, USA
Prakash Kotagal, MD Cleveland Clinic, USA
Jong Woo Lee, MD, PhD Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Roy C. Martin, PhD University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA
Heather C. Mefford, MD, PhD University of Washington, USA
Katherine Nickels, MD, FAES Mayo Clinic, USA
Katherine Noe, MD, PhD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
M. Scott Perry, MD Cook Children's Healthcare System, USA
Mark S. Quigg, MD University of Virginia, USA
Jay A. Salpekar, MD, FAES Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA
Ingrid E. Scheffer, MBBS, PhD, FAES University of Melbourne - Austin Health
Jerry J. Shih, MD UC San Diego Health, USA
Jerzy P. Szaflarski, MD, PhD, FAES University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Paul C. Van Ness, MD, FAES Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Naymee J. Velez-Ruiz, MD University of Miami Hospital, USA
David G. Vossler, MD, FAES UW Medicine | Valley Medical Center, USA
Founding Editors - Basic Science
Robert L. Macdonald, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Michael A. Rogawski, MD, PhD University of California Davis, USA
Founding Editors - Clinical Science
Susan S. Spencer, MD Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Gregory K. Bergey, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
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