Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


The CNS Now Has Its Own Clinical Journal:
The Annals of the Child Neurology Society (ACNS)

The Annals of the Child Neurology Society (ACNS) is now open for business, and we already have several excellent articles in the production queue. Based on the high quality of these first articles, ACNS should be a smashing success! 

Submission Process

We have made the submission process as easy as possible. The Scholar One manuscript portal is straightforward. Although ACNS mirrors the format of Annals of Neurology, our flexible format policy allows you to use whatever manuscript format you like. As long as all the needed information is present, we can take care of the formatting. 

  • Wiley requires that at least one author include an ORCID account number. 
  • We are asking authors to suggest potential social media feeds, but this isn’t mandatory. 
  • To reach the manuscript submission portal and the author guidelines, click the “Contribute” tab on the ACNS website ( You may also submit a manuscript directly at

Fees & Discounts

The website also contains the publication fee schedule. As a reminder:

  • CNS members receive a 20% discount on the publication fees for research and review articles. 
  • The CNS will pay the publication fee for articles whose first author is a junior CNS member and for any article arising from a CNS award presentation. 
  • Wiley also has a program that heavily discounts the fee for authors in resource poor countries. 

If you want to discuss the suitability of a manuscript topic prior to submission, please contact me (, the appropriate associate editor, or the journal’s managing editor Christina Roth ( For those of you who are Twitter buffs, please follow @AnnalsCNS. The number of tweets will increase as more articles appear. 

The CNS now has its own clinical journal, and with our determined efforts, ACNS will become a valuable resource for child neurologists everywhere.