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In this environment of information overload, establishing a journal that represents the most current advances in a fast growing field can be quite difficult. Clinicians and researchers have a veritable plethora of options, as demonstrated by the rise in national and international journals available in print or electronic version. The decision to submit a manuscript to a specific journal is met usually with two simple questions of ‘Is it indexed?’ and ‘What is the impact factor?’ Although very valid questions, one might suggest that the TRUE reason for publication is to inform as many of your colleagues as possible about what you deem to be important in an honest, concise, and effective format, thereby contributing to the repository of knowledge such that it moves the field forward.
In 2009, the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) launched its flagship journal. SNIS chose the BMJ Group as its publisher, which meant that the journal had a readymade audience beyond SNIS membership as it is packaged as part of the subscription to Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. It also provided a streamlined author submission system and a sophisticated online publication platform. The response and subsequent development has been exceptional. Three short years later, JNIS has evolved from a semi-annual publication in its first year to a quarterly in its second year. In January of 2012, JNIS moved to its current bimonthly publication schedule. JNIS is also the official journal of the Society of Vascular Interventional Neurology as well as the Neurointerventional Section of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Neuroradiology.
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