Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences

official publication of the CNSF national specialty societies

The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences (CJNS) is the official publication of the six Member Societies of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF); The Canadian Neurological Society (CNS), Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS), Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists (CSCN), Canadian Association of Child Neurology (CACN), Canadian Society of Neuroradiology (CSNR) and the Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC).

The CJNS journal is a widely circulated, internationally recognized medical journal publishing peer-reviewed articles in all disciplines of the neurosciences. The CJNS journal is published in January, March, May, July, September, and November in an online format through Cambridge University Press – Cambridge Core.

The first Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences was published in 1974 in Winnipeg. In 1981, the CJNS journal became
the official publication of the member societies of the CNSF.


Today, the CJNS journal continues to encourage the publication of papers from all branches of the neurosciences. Journal policy is based on the firm belief that specialists working on the nervous system share many common interests and have important ideas to communicate to each other.

The CJNS journal publishes original work in both the clinical and basic neurosciences. The circulation is currently 9,500 and consists of society members, non-members and institutions in Canada, the United States and abroad.

CNSF Members have exclusive access to the most current year of publication. All other articles are open access.

The CJNS welcomes your submissions of scholarly papers

Why submit to Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences?

  • Indexed in SCI (Clarivate), Scopus, Medline/PubMed, and Google Scholar.
  • Authors may choose to publish their articles open access.
  • CNSF Members receive GOLD open access at half price.
  • Full author support from submission through to publication.
  • Fast peer review times - average time to first decision is less than 20 days in 2022.
CJNS Open Access and Transformative Agreement

CJNS is a hybrid journal, meaning it offers authors the option to publish open access for a fee (article processing charge, or APC). CNSF membership offers a 50% discount on Cambridge’s standard APC of US$ 3255 (US$ 1628). CJNS is also a part of Cambridge’s robust Transformative Agreement program, meaning eligible authors will be able to publish open access at no additional charge to them. Please visit our online tool to check if your institution is part of a Transformative Agreement: Open access waivers and discounts (

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Benefit of CNSF Membership

CNSF Members receive an online subscription to the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences with exclusive access to the most 'Current Publication' of each issue.

Members submitting an article to the CJNS have the added benefit to receive GOLD open access at half price.

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