We interviewed the Publication Manager and Karger’s Liaison for Researcher Engagement and Recognition, Teresa Mathews, PhD to provide an overview of how we are expanding our Latest in Sleep Research Collection and how you can contribute to the call for papers. Here you can learn more about contributing to our cutting-edge collection of scientific discoveries on sleep.

Sleep disorders are significant for all neurologists and currently a prominent subject in research circles and conferences. Progress in understanding the influence of sleep on health and disease, diagnostics and treatment is widespread and comes from a broad range of medical fields. You can explore how diverse this subject is in our multi-journal collection “Latest in Sleep Research”.

Our internationally recognized and peer-reviewed collection spans topics from sleep quality to sleep disorders, covering a variety of sleep-related conditions and inquiries into the role sleep plays in our overall health. At Karger, we make navigating this complex subject effective and easy while maintaining the full scope and integrity of researchers’ insights.

The intricate connection between sleep and brain pathologies, including neuroepidemiological aspects around the topic, is commonly overlooked. Aiming to bridge this gap, the Karger journal Neuroepidemiology, with the support of the internationally recognized experts Dr. Elisa Baldin (IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna) and Dr. Ambra Stefani (Medical University of Innsbruck) launched a call for papers on the “Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology”.

Can you provide a brief introduction to the Neuroepidemiology journal?

Neuroepidemiology is the only internationally recognized peer-reviewed periodical dedicated to descriptive, analytical, and experimental studies in the epidemiology of neurological diseases. The journal is led by Prof. Valery L. Feigin (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand) since 2007, and it celebrated 40 years in 2022.

What motivated the launch of the call for papers titled ‘Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology’? How did the collaboration with Prof. Elisa Baldin and Prof. Ambra Stefani start?

Last year, I attended the EAN (European Academy of Neurology) congress in Vienna and had the opportunity to listen to Prof. Elisa Baldin’s talk on Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology.
Dr. Elisa Baldin joined Neuroepidemiology’s Board in September 2020, and has right from the start been a very engaged member. I was inspired by Dr. Baldin’s talk and after discussing with Prof. Feigin, we approached her about highlighting this important topic in the journal via a call for papers for a dedicated article collection entitled Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology.

What types of articles and topics is Neuroepidemiology looking to add to the collection?

We are accepting reviews, systematic reviews, brief reports, and research articles with a focus on Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology.

Why should one contribute to the Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology Article collection in Neuroepidemiology?

Our Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology collection is an opportunity to highlight an author’s expertise in this field. Contributing to a collection increases the visibility of an author’s work as the papers are showcased in a special landing page side by side to the works of further experts. Article collections are included in special campaigns and distributed to a larger audience via target mailings and social media communications.

How will submissions be evaluated and reviewed?

All manuscripts submitted to this call are to be peer reviewed. After the checks performed by the editorial office, the manuscripts are checked by the Editor-in-Chief for the manuscript scope. Then, the manuscripts are assigned to one of the guest editors who will handle the peer review by inviting independent reviewers with relevant expertise to evaluate the manuscripts and writing recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief regarding the suitability for publication of the manuscripts. Only manuscripts that are successful in the peer review will be published in the journal.

What can authors do to ensure their submissions are considered?

Authors wanting to submit should carefully read the call for papers’ instructions. We kindly request that the authors use the respective article templates to optimize the chances of success at the editorial office checks and to allow manuscripts to be sent to peer-review as quickly as possible.

Important: Authors should mention the call for papers in their cover letter and choose the call for paper Epidemiology of Sleep Disorders in Neurology during the submission. Otherwise, the probability that the submission is included in the collection’s landing page is very low.

Why choose a Karger journal and what sets us apart?

Connecting people and science since 1890, Karger is a pioneer in peer-reviewed publishing in health sciences and has built a reputable portfolio of more than 100 medical journals and 9,000 books. Today, Karger is a leader in providing health sciences publishing and engagement that spans the entire cycle of knowledge. Karger provides reliable and tailored approaches, bringing health sciences to life. With its broad range of products and services, Karger helps authors to publish research papers, and supports organizations to disseminate their scientific findings to a wide audience, engaging with the research community.
Neuroepidemiology is a hybrid journal, meaning one can choose to either publish under the subscription model or choose to publish their paper with an Open Access license via Karger Publisher’s Author’s Choice™ service.
Corresponding authors, can check their eligibility to publish Open Access articles at no or reduced cost if they are associated with or employed by one of these universities.

What’s the deadline and where can one submit?

The call for papers has been extended and authors should submit their work by December 20th, 2023, through this Call for Papers page.

The first papers for this collection have been already published.

 

MORE ABOUT TERESA MATHEWS, PHD

Teresa is a Publication Manager with the Editorial Development team and manages several journals, mostly from Karger’s Neurology and Neurosciences portfolio. She is also Karger’s Liaison for Researcher Engagement and Recognition, and co-leader of the internal task force dedicated to value outstanding published research, the work of reviewers and the leadership of the Karger editors. Outside of work she enjoys reading and learning how to play the piano.

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