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Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS

Managing Editor

Brandon J. Fiedor

Journal Editor

Rachel J. Lowery

Editorial Board

About the journal

Operative Neurosurgery is the world's most up-to-the-minute practical neurosurgery resource for cutting-edge material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room. …

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Official Journal of the CNS

Operative Neurosurgery is an official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Click here to learn more about the CNS.


An official publication of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Neurosurgery publishes research on clinical and experimental neurosurgery covering the very latest developments in science, technology, and medicine.

Neurosurgery Report

Visit NEUROSURGERY Report for daily updates on journal articles, supplemental digital content, news, and upcoming events provided by the NEUROSURGERY Editorial Office.

CNS Annual Meeting

The CNS Annual Meeting is the premier forum for learning about cutting-edge procedures, approaches, and technologies in the field. This year's theme, "Transformation & Celebration," challenges the traditional ways of thinking and celebrates the many accomplishments of neurosurgeons from around the world.

CNS Joint Section Meetings

CNS' sections and affiliated organizations offer a number of educational opportunities for members throughout the year. These meetings and symposia span many neurosurgical subspecialties and topics. 

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How to Submit

Operative Neurosurgery (ONS) is a bi-monthly stand-alone publication that complements the clinical and research studies published in Neurosurgery by featuring technical material that highlights operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. ONS is the practical resource for cutting-edge material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room.

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COPE Member

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Click here to learn more.

NPRC Member

This journal is a member of the NPRC, an alliance of neuroscience journals that share manuscript reviews with other NPRC members at the author's request.

The NPRC system facilitates fast-track review and publication of neuroscience research, and reduces the burden on peer reviewers.

Equator Network

All authors should consult the EQUATOR Network website, which maintains a useful, up-to-date list of guidelines as they are published, with links to articles and checklists.

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