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Epilepsy Currents

Epilepsy Currents

Published in Association with American Epilepsy Society
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eISSN: 15357511 | ISSN: 15357597 | Current volume: 21 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Journal Highlights

  • 2019 Impact Factor: 3.345*
  • Indexed In: PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded of the Web of Science, and Current Contents/Clinical Medicine.
  • American Epilepsy Society (AES) members receive print copies of the journal as part of their membership. To learn more about becoming a member, visit
  • Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.
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Epilepsy Currents is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focuses on the basic science and clinical research dedicated to the treatment of epilepsy. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is published in affiliation with the American Epilepsy Society.

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The journal abides by the uniform conflict of interest disclosure policy of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted.

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There is no article processing charge (APC) for authors invited to submit their manuscript.

All articles are published under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND license. All content published in Epilepsy Currents is available at and PubMed Central.


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Epilepsy Currents is an open access, bi-monthly current-awareness journal providing reviews, commentaries and abstracts from the world’s literature on the research and treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy Currents surveys and comments on all important research and developments in a format that is easy to read and reference. Each issue is divided into two main sections: Basic Science and Clinical Science. An outstanding Editorial Board reviews the literature and assigns topics and articles to world experts for comment. In addition, the Editors commission authoritative review articles on important subjects.

Senior Editors
David Spencer, MD, FAES, Chief Editor, Clinical Research Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Lara E. Jehi, MD, Associate Editor, Clinical Science Cleveland Clinic, USA
Michael Wong, MD, PhD, Senior Editor, Basic Science Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Steve C. Danzer, PhD, Associate Editor, Basic Science Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
Contributing Editors - Basic Science
Omar J. Ahmed, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Mark Beenhakker, PhD University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA
Angelique Bordey, PhD Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Amy L. Brewster, PhD Purdue University, USA
Gordon F. Buchanan, MD, PhD University of Iowa, USA
Gemma L. Carvill, PhD Northwestern University, USA
Chris G. Dulla, PhD Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Tore Eid, MD, PhD Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Laura Ewell, PhD Universität Bonn, Germany
Sara Eyal, PhD Hebrew University School of Pharmacy, Israel
Patrick Forcelli, PhD Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA
Martin J. Gallagher, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
Ethan M. Goldberg, MD, PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Alicia M. Goldman, MD, PhD Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Christina Gross, PhD Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Robert F. Hunt, PhD UC Irvine, USA
Nigel C. Jones, PhD Monash University, Australia
Shilpa D. Kadam, PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Kyle P. Lillis, PhD Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Judy S. Liu, MD, PhD Brown University, USA
Farah D. Lubin, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Liset Menendez de la Prida, PhD Instituto Cajal, CSIC, Spain
Manoj K. Patel, PhD University of Virginia, USA
Avtar Roopra, PhD University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA
Tristan Shuman, PhD Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Carl E. Stafstrom, MD, PhD Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
Jacy Wagnon, PhD The Ohio State University, USA
Yu Wang, MD, PhD University of Michigan, USA
Matthew Weston, PhD University of Vermont College of Medicine, USA
Contributing Editors - Clinical Research
Christopher Todd Anderson, MD Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Helen Barkan, MD, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Danielle Becker, MD, MS, FAES Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA
Adriana C. Bermeo-Ovalle. MD, FAES Rush University Medical Center, USA
Angela K. Birnbaum, PhD, FAES University of Minnesota, USA
Mackenzie Cervenka, MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Catherine A. Christian-Hinman, PhD University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
Dario J. Englot, MD, PhD, FAES Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA
R. Edward Faught, MD, FAES Emory University, USA
Nicolas Gaspard, MD, PhD Hôpital Erasme, Belgium
Elizabeth Gerard Northwestern University, USA
Jean Gotman, PhD Montreal Neurological Hospital, Canada
Aatif M. Husain, MD Duke University Medical Center, USA
Charuta Joshi, MBBS Children's Hospital Colorado, USA
Ioannis Karakis, MD, PhD, MSc Emory University, USA
David King-Stephens, MD Yale University, USA
Prakash Kotagal, MD Cleveland Clinic, USA
Jong Woo Lee, MD, PhD Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Carrie R. McDonald, PhD University of California San Diego, USA
John J. Millichap, MD Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, USA
Tracey A. Milligan, MD Brigham and Women's Hospital, USA
Katherine Nickels, MD, FAES Mayo Clinic, USA
Katherine Noe, MD, PhD Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA
Vineet Punia, MD, MS Cleveland Clinic, USA
Jay A. Salpekar, MD, FAES Kennedy Krieger Institute, USA
Ingrid E. Scheffer, MBBS, PhD, FAES University of Melbourne - Austin Health
Jason M Schwalb, MD, FAANS, FACS Henry Ford Medical Group, USA
Jerry J. Shih, MD UC San Diego Health, USA
Erik K. St. Louis, MD Mayo Clinic, USA
Claude Steriade, MDCM New York University, USA
Jerzy P. Szaflarski, MD, PhD, FAES University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Samuel Waller Terman, MD, MS University of Michigan, USA
Paul C. Van Ness, MD, FAES Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Naymee J. Velez-Ruiz, MD University of Miami Hospital, USA
David G. Vossler, MD, FAES University of Washington, USA
Peter Widdess-Walsh, MD Beaumont Hospital Epilepsy Programme, Ireland
Founding Editors - Basic Science
Robert L. Macdonald, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, USA
Michael A. Rogawski, MD, PhD University of California Davis, USA
Founding Editors - Clinical Research
Susan S. Spencer, MD Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Gregory K. Bergey, MD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
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