01. Mission and Scope

The Brazilian Journal of Neurosurgery – JBNc (ISSN print 0103-5118, ISSN online 2446-6786) is an online journal published by the Academia Brasileira de Neurocirurgia. The journal is fully open access, peer reviewed and accepts submissions written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Accepted contributions are published in a quarterly issue-based model with four issues per year, and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. JBNc does not charge submission or publication fees.

JBNc’s mission is to contribute to the development and progress of Neurosurgery and related sciences by publishing high quality research in the field and promoting knowledge exchange among its peers. The journal publishes original articles, reviews, case reports, short notes, and clinical images in the field of Neurosurgery including all sub-specialties. The journal’s target audiences are academics (professors, researchers, graduate students), neurosurgeons, and other health professionals.


02. History

  • 2024
    • Revision of website and editorial policies
    • Copyright policy was altered to retain authors rights. Previously, the copyright was transferred to the journal.
    • License altered to CC BY 4.0. Previously, no open license format was used.
  • 2021
    Stops publishing the print editions.
  • 2015
    Started to publish online with ISSN issued (2446-6786).
  • 1989
    The "Jornal Brasileiro de Neurocirurgia" launched in print format (ISSN 0103-5118).
  • 1988
    “Seara Médica Neurocirúrgica” is closed in preparation for the new title.
  • 1972
    The journal started being published as “Seara Médica Neurocirúrgica” (ISSN 0037-0169) in a total of 15 volumes (numbers 1-4).


Authors of published contributions retain full copyright to their work without restrictions, granting JBNc the right of first publication, while agreeing to release it under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. The CC BY 4.0 license grants permission to third parties to distribute, modify, adapt, and create derivative works based on the published material, even for commercial purposes, on the condition that proper attribution is given to the original published work, authors and journal.

Authors are allowed to enter into separate non-exclusive agreements for distribution of their article, such as publishing it in an institutional repository or as a book chapter, always making sure to properly acknowledge the initial publication in JBNc.


04. Revenue sources

📃 Publisher
JBNc is fully supported by the Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery (Academia Brasileira de Neurocirurgia - ABNc).

📃 Sponsorship and advertisements
JBNc receives revenue as described in our sponsorship and advertisement policies.

📃 Article processing charges
JBNc does not charge authors submission, publishing or any other fees.


05. Indexing sources and metrics


06. About the publisher

The Academia Brasileira de Neurocirurgia - ABNc was founded on October 18, 1974, and has as its patrons Professors Dr. José Ribe Portugal and Elyseu Paglioli, pioneers of Neurosurgery in Brazil.

ABNc mission is to:

I. To contribute to the development and progress of Neurosurgery and related sciences, as well as general interest topics, preferably linked to the profession, medical education, and research;
II. To present suggestions, request action, and collaborate with the competent official authorities, for the benefit of Public Health;
III. To respond to the inquiries of the constituted authorities;
IV. To sponsor and collaborate in the realization of scientific meetings of the specialty in the form of congresses, conferences, continuing education courses, etc.;
V. To promote interchange with the different Neurosurgery centers in Brazil and the world;
VI. To represent Brazil at foreign Neurosurgery organizations.

The ABNc recognizes the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies as the highest association body of World Neurosurgery, considering and respecting its criteria for legislation and organization.

Academia Brasileira de Neurocirurgia

💻 Website: https://www.abnc.org.br/
📌 Address: Rua da Quitanda 159, 10th floor. Centro, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil. ZIP code: 20091-0053
📱 Phone: +55 21 9 8485-0849
📧 E-mail: abnc@abnc.org.br


07. Sponsorship and advertisement policies

🤝 Sponsorship and advertisement policies
Our policies strictly follow the ICMJE advertising and sponsorship recommendations to ensure that advertisements align with the journal's standards and values.

📈 Sponsorship tiers    
JBNC incorporates a structured sponsorship program, which includes Gold and Single Issue sponsorship tiers, managed and approved by the Executive Editor (see our contact page).

  • Gold Sponsorship: This tier offers four insertions per volume (one per issue), a banner on the JBNC website, and four marketing emails sent to our affiliates. Gold sponsors also benefit from having their logo displayed on the JBNC website (www.jbnc.org.br) for the duration of the contract and the option to send customized marketing emails to JBNC members for each contracted edition.
  • Single Issue Sponsorship: Includes one insertion in a single issue, offering flexibility for short-term advertising needs.

📑 Advertisement types and policies

🖈 Permitted advertisements
We accept advertisements related to the medical and scientific community, educational resources, and professional development opportunities. Advertisements must be relevant and beneficial to our readership, comprising healthcare professionals and researchers.
🖈 Prohibited advertisements
We do not accept advertisements promoting tobacco, alcohol, or any products or services that are contrary to public health or ethical standards.
🖈 Content and placement
Advertisements can vary in size from a quarter page to a full page, all located on internal pages. No cover or back cover advertisements are allowed. The placement of advertisements within each publication is at the discretion of the Executive Editor.

📑 Contract and approval process
The sponsorship plan is ratified in assemblies by the Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery and implemented in JBNC. Sponsorship suggestions are proposed by ABNC members, and contracts are established based on the chosen sponsorship plan.

📑 Ethical considerations
JBNC maintains the right to refuse any advertisement that conflicts with our ethical standards or compromises the integrity of our publication.
Through these policies, JBNC aims to foster a responsible and relevant advertising environment, contributing to the professional growth and knowledge of our readership while upholding our ethical standards.


JBNC  Brazilian Journal of Neurosurgery

  •   ISSN (print version): 0103-5118
  •   e-ISSN (online version): 2446-6786


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