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 Robert Chen (Toronto, Canada)
Editor-in-Chief, CLINPH

Dr. Robert Chen is currently Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist at the Krembil Brain Institute. His editorial experience includes the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences and Associate Editor for Movement Disorders. His clinical and research interests include the neuromodulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic and ultrasound stimulation, neurophysiology of movement disorders, mapping of brain connectivity using functional magnetic imaging and electroencephalography, electromyography and neurophysiological assessment of the respiratory system. He has published over 380 research papers with a Google Scholar H-index of 105. In 2022, he published a book on transcranial magnetic stimulation and edited two volumes of Handbook of Clinical Neurology on Respiratory Neurobiology.

Current Associate Editors

  • Robert J. Barry (Wollongong, Australia)
  • Vera Bril (Ontario, Canada)
  • James G. Colebatch (Sydney, Australia)
  • Zafiris J. Daskalakis (Toronto, Canada)
  • Olivia Gosseries (Liége, Belgium)
  • Christian Grefkes (Germany)
  • Aysegul Gunduz (Instanbul, Turkey)
  • Lisa Hobson-Webb (Durham, USA)
  • Ron Lesser (Baltimore, USA)
  • Yew Long ( Singapore)
  • David MacDonald (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
  • Gerd Tinkhauser (Bern, Switzerland)
  • Andrea Truini (Rome, Italy)
  • Yoshikazu Ugawa (Fukushima, Japan)

Social Media Editor

Eishi Asano (Michigan, USA)

Current Editorial Board

R. Agarwal, Canada
G. Alarcon, United Kingdom
M Alegre, Spain
R. Arya, USA
E. Bagheri
S. Beniczky, Denmark
S, Buswas, United Kingdom
J.D. Bland
M.B. Bromberg, USA
M. de Carvalho, Portugal
X. Du, USA
R. Emerson
I. F-C Fernandez-Conejero, Spain
Y. Goto, Japan
A. Grimm, Germany
I.H. Hadas
R. Holdefer, USA
S.S. Hoppenbrouwers, Netherlands

M. Hoshiyama, Japan
R. Ishii, Japan
G. Krauss, USA
J. Kremlacek, Czechia
S. Kumar, Canada
M. Leone
T.A. Lett, Germany
W. Lievens, USA
P. Lioumis, Finland
T. Maekawa, Japan
H. Matsumoto, Japan
M. Moldovan, Denmark
M. Nakamura, Japan
Y. Noda, Canada
H. Nodera, Japan
S. Olbrich, Switzerland
A. Pascual- Leone, USA

G. Pellegrino, Italy
M.J.A.M. van Putten, Netherlands
M.E. de Quesada
S. Russo
S.U. Schele
A.H.J Schulze-Bonhage
Y. Shirota, Japan
N. Simon, Australia
M. Sonoo, Japan
H. Tankisi, Denmark
L. Tomosevic, Denmark
C. Tscherpel, Germany
M.V. Simon, USA
M. Valeriani, Italy
Y. Wang, China
R. Zomorrodi, Canada