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Out with a bang
  1. Felipe C Albuquerque
  1. Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ 85013-440, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Felipe C Albuquerque, Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ 85013-440, USA; Felipe.Albuquerque{at}

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No one could have predicted a year like 2020. At the time of writing this in mid-November, the virus has not relented. Our hospitals are overflowing and the holiday season is more of a time of worry than one of celebration. After a summer of racial turmoil, the USA endured its most contentious election in history. The promise of a vaccine and relative political stability provide some hope for the new year.

Despite these troubling events, the JNIS marched on in what was probably the best year in its history. Unfortunately, we were not able to celebrate this in person at our annual meeting. Of note, the journal received a record number of submissions in 2019 (more than 1000) and is on pace to surpass that number in 2020. Amazingly, submissions to the journal surged during the earliest days of the pandemic. While neurointerventionalists may not have been working as hard clinically, they were certainly working hard academically!

The JNIS impact factor rose to 4.46, …

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  • Contributors FCA is the sole writer of the Editor’s column.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.