Open Access journal on the assessment, management and implications of concussions
Concussion is a new open access journal from The Drake Foundation, published by Future Science Group, that publishes original research, reviews and commentaries addressing the assessment, management, and short- and long-term implications of concussion.
Concussion is a subset of traumatic brain injury that occurs after a blow or other injury to the head. It has been defined by the Concussion in Sport Group as “a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by biomechanical forces”.
Exciting developments in the field of biomarker research are shedding new light on how to gauge the severity of concussion immediately after injury, as well as indicating future prognosis. The ongoing and future development of tools and point-of-care tests based on this research will help to ensure appropriate management from the moment of injury and into the long term.
The Journal highlights significant advances in basic, translational and clinical research, and places them in context for the future.
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All articles are subject to independent review by a minimum of three independent experts. Unsolicited article proposals are welcomed and authors are required to comply fully with the journal’s Disclosure & Conflict of Interest Policy as well as major publishing guidelines, including ICMJE and GPP2.
Indexed in: Not presently indexed - just launched.
ISSN: Online only
Current Volume: Volume 2 (2017)
Issues per Year: Rolling publication
Average Abstract Views: 247 (June 2015 - May 2016); NB. Full-text views 864/month (June 2015 - May 2016)
Open Access Option: Full open access journal
Average Lead Time to Online Publication: 14 - 16 weeks
Rapid Publication Option: Yes