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The rise of the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery (JNIS) from a fledging journal to a leading periodical has occurred almost simultaneously with the development of endovascular treatment of emergent large vessel occlusion. A PubMed search of “stroke” and “thrombectomy” yields 35 papers published in 2008, the time at which JNIS was just launching its first issues and did not yet have an impact factor. In contrast, in 2017 its impact factor has reached an impressive 3.551, and a PubMed search of “stroke” and “thrombectomy” yielded 692 published papers.
Early JNIS publications were some of the first to quantify national case volumes1 …
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