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Introducing new journal Spinal Cord Series and Cases

11 May 2015

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS) today announce a new quarterly, online-only
journal, Spinal Cord Series and Cases.

Spinal Cord Series and Cases is an international quarterly, subscription-based journal publishing original, cutting-edge research articles and case reports that address all aspects of spinal anatomy, physiology and lesions (injury and disease). It accepts contributions on clinical observations and small sample spinal cord lesion management outcomes. More information is available at nature.com/scsandc.

As an official journal of the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS), Spinal Cord Series and Cases builds upon the success of
its respected sister journal, Spinal Cord (2013 Impact Factor 1.699).*

Spinal Cord Series and Cases will provide a multi-disciplinary forum for basic science, clinical and applied studies, psychology
and epidemiology of spinal disorders, and is committed to rapid publication. Utilising Nature Publishing Group's online
submission system, Spinal Cord Series and Cases aims to publish content within 25 days from acceptance into production. All
published content will be free to access online throughout 2015.

The editorial team is led by Jean Jacques Wyndaele, MD, DSci, PhD. He has been the Editor in Chief of Spinal Cord Series for
the past five years and the ISCOS President for the last year.

Nature Publishing Group works with more than 45 societies and organizations worldwide to provide publishing services. Spinal
Cord Series and Cases joins over 60 journals in NPG's academic, society and partner journals programme. Access Spinal Cord
Series and Cases at nature.com/scsandc.


* 2013 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, August 2014)

About the International Spinal Cord Society

The International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS) is an international impartial, non-political and non-profit making association
whose purpose is to study all problems relating to traumatic and non-traumatic lesions of the spinal cord. This includes causes,
prevention, basic and clinical research, medical and surgical management, clinical practice, education, rehabilitation and social
reintegration. For more information on ISCOS, visit its website, http://www.iscos.org.uk/.

About Nature Publishing Group (NPG)

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is a publisher of high impact scientific information in print and online. NPG publishes journals,
online databases and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences.

Focusing on the needs of scientists, Nature (founded in 1869) is the leading weekly, international scientific journal. NPG
publishes a range of Nature research journals and Nature Reviews journals, and a range of prestigious academic and partner journals including society-owned publications. Online, nature.com provides over 8 million visitors per month with access to NPG publications and services, including news and comment from Nature, and the leading scientific jobs board Naturejobs.

Scientific American is at the heart of NPG's consumer media division, meeting the needs of the general public. Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the oldest continuously published magazine in the US and the leading authoritative publication for science in the general media. Together with scientificamerican.com and 14 local language editions around the world it reaches over 5 million consumers and scientists. Other titles include Scientific American Mind and Spektrum der Wissenschaft in Germany. 

Throughout all its businesses NPG is dedicated to serving the scientific community and the wider scientifically interested general public. Part of Macmillan Science and Education, NPG is a global company with principal offices in London, New York and
Tokyo, and offices in cities worldwide including Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo,
Cairo, Dubai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Melbourne, Osaka, Seoul, Barcelona, Madrid, Basingstoke, Heidelberg,
Munich and Paris. For more information, please go to www.nature.com.