Clinical Neurophysiology Journal

Clinical Neurophysiology is the official journal of IFCN and its member Societies. It has been adopted as the official journal of the Czech Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, the Brazilian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology, and the International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology.

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All studies published in Clinical Neurophysiology must stand on their own and make a substantial contribution to the literature. The journal does not afford a high priority to “pilot” or “preliminary” studies or to negative studies that do not advance knowledge.

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Scope of the Journal

  • Clinical Neurophysiology is dedicated to publishing scholarly reports on the pathophysiology underlying diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system of humans. Reports on clinical trials that use neurophysiological measures as endpoints are encouraged, as are manuscripts on integrated neuroimaging of peripheral and central nervous function including, but not limited to, functional MRI, brain mapping, MEG, EEG, PET, ultrasound, and other neuroimaging modalities. Studies on normal human neurophysiology are welcome, if they link to disease or clinical applications. Studies on animals and technical reports must have clear applicability to human disease. Case reports may be considered (exclusively as Letters-to-the-Editor), if implying substantial advancement of knowledge. 

  • Clinical Neurophysiology covers epilepsy, developmental clinical neurophysiology, psychophysiology and psychopathology, motor control and movement disorders, somatosensory disorders including pain, motor neuron diseases, neuromuscular diseases, neuropathies, sleep and disorders of consciousness, auditory and vestibular disorders, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, other dementias, other psychiatric disorders, autonomic disorders, neural plasticity and recovery, intraoperative and ICU monitoring, and therapeutic clinical neurophysiology including non-invasive and invasive brain stimulation. However the journal is not a methodological journal, and studies reporting normative data collected with routine neurophysiological procedures are of low priority.

  • Reviews of topical areas from recognized experts are normally invited by the Editor-in-Chief, on the recommendations of the Associate Editors and Editorial Board, and are subject to full peer review, but individual authors may also provide proposals for authoritative reviews to the Editor-in-Chief (please send to

  • The Senior Editors now will consider Case Reports only as Letters. They will however be fully peer-reviewed, as will letters commenting on published papers.


Journal Metrics

  • JCR Impact Factor: 3.675
  • Ranking of IF in Clinical Neurology: 53th of 197
  • Total Citations: 19.574
  • Total Articles: 265
  • Eigenfactor Score: 0.021
  • Immediacy Index: 0.992
    5 yrs- impact factor: 3.743
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As explained in Wikipedia: “The Eigenfactor approach is thought to be more robust than the impact factor metric, which purely counts incoming citations without considering the significance of those citations . . . journals are rated according to the number of incoming citations, with citations from highly-ranked journals weighted to make a larger contribution to the eigenfactor than those from poorly-ranked journals.”

Editorial Board


Professor Ulf Ziemann

Prof. Ulf Ziemann (Tübingen, Germany)

Editor-in-Chief, CLINPH

Professor Ulf Ziemann is Director of the Department Neurology & Stroke and Co-Director of the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in the University of Tübingen in Germany. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, Deputy Editor of Brain Stimulation, and Associate Editor of The Journal of Neuroscience. He has received the following awards: Richard-Jung Prize of the German Society of Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Neuroimaging (DGKN), National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, US) Merit Award, and NIH Fellowship Award for Research Excellence. His research expertise includes human motor cortex, excitability, plasticity, motor learning, TMS, brain state–dependent stimulation, neuropharmacology, and TMS-EEG.

Current Associate Editors

  • Robert J. Barry (Wollongong, Australia)
  • John-Stuart Brittain (Oxford, UK)
  • James G. Colebatch (Sydney, Australia)
  • Zafiris J. Daskalakis (Toronto, Canada)
  • Olivia Gosseries (Liége, Belgium)
  • Christian Grefkes (Germany)
  • Lisa Hobson-Webb (Durham, USA)
  • Ron Lesser (Baltimore, USA)
  • David MacDonald (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Andrea Truini (Rome, Italy)
  • Yoshikazu Ugawa (Fukushima, Japan)

Current Management Board

Members of the Executive Committee, IFCN

Current Editorial Board

M. Abe Sendai, Japan
B. Abou-Khalil Nashville, USA
M. Alegre Pamplona, Spain
E. Asano Detroit, USA
M. Ballegaard Copenhagen, Denmark
M. Bareš Brno, Czech Republic
L. Bateman New York, USA
U. Baumgaertner Mannheim, Germany
A. Bendixen Chemnitz, Germany
S. Biswas London, UK
J. Bragatti Porto Alegre, Brazil
L. Chen Sydney, Australia
C. Chu Boston, USA
V. Deletis New York, USA
S. Dimitriadis Cardiff, UK
X. Du Catonsville, USA
I. Fernandez-Conejero Barcelona, Spain
S. Finnigan Brisbane, Australia

S. Franceschetti Milan, Italy
A. Grimm Tübingen, Germany
A.G. Guggisberg Geneva, Switzerland
C. Hawco Toronto, Canada
S. Hoppenbrouwers Amsterdam, NL
R. Ishii Osaka, Japan
J. Jacobs Freiburg, Germany
M. Kinoshita Kyoto, Japan
M. Knikou Staten Island, USA
J. Kraus Prague, Czech Republic
T. Lett Berlin, Germany
S. Lewis Sydney, Australia
W. Lievens, Mongomery, USA
D. Mathersul Palo Alto, USA
R. Matsumoto Kyoto, Japan
T. Murakami Fukushima, Japan
T. Murofushi Kawaskai, Japan
M. Nakamura Yokohama, Japan

N. Nakasato Sendai, Japan
S. Nandedkar Hopewell Junction, USA
N. Noda Toronto, Canada
H. Nodera Tokushima, Japan
S. Olbrich Leipzig, Germany
M. Ozgoren Izmir, Turkey
G. Pellegrino Venice, Italy
T. Rajji Toronto, Canada
S. Rampp Erlagen, Germany
S. Rosengren Sydney, Australia
N. Simon Dee Why, Australia
M. Stecker Mineola, USA
A. Suppa Rome, Italy
A. Szelényi Munich, Germany
M. Takemi Kanagawa, Japan
L. Tomasevic Copenhagen, Denmark
M. Valeriani Rome, Italy
R. Zomorrodi Toronto, Canada