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Journal introduction

Acta Epileptologica is now officially indexed in DOAJ, Scopus and ESCI. 

See the About page for a full list of indexing services that include Acta Epileptologica.

Aims and scope

Acta Epileptologica is dedicated to advancing people’s understanding of epilepsy by providing a forum to share the latest research. The main focus of the journal covers all aspects related to epilepsy, topics include but are not limited to basic research, practical management of epilepsy, neuroimaging, therapeutic trials, case report, social and psychological burden. In addition to the mechanisms of epileptogenesis, broader comorbidities of epilepsy, new treatments and their measures.

Call for papers

We invite you to submit an article to the following thematic series:

Precision Medicine and Epilepsy

Artificial Intelligence in Epilepsy: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

Thematic Series

Artificial Intelligence in Epilepsy: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
Edited by: Prof. Edward Meinert, Prof. Gavin Winston

Precision Medicine and Epilepsy
Edited by: Prof. Weiping Liao

Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy Therapy
Edited by: Prof. Jianxiang Liao

Virus and Epilepsy
Edited by: Prof. Xiaofeng Yang, Prof. Hui Ren, Prof. Jinmei Li

Article-processing charges

The publication costs for Acta Epileptologica are covered by West China Hospital, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

About the Editor

Shichuo LiProfessor Shichuo Li 

Professor Li is the Founding President of the China Association Against Epilepsy (CAAE). He is also Advisor for Public Health of ILAE Executive Committee and the Co-chairmen of the ILAE/IBE Global Outreach Taskforce.

Professor Li was formerly the Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), WHO Representative of South Pacific (1998-2003), the Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Health, China (1992-1997) and the Vice Director of the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau (1987-1992).

In the 1980s, Prof. Li worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at Bethesda, Maryland, USA as a visiting scientist for 2 years. Over the past years, besides all the administrative and International cooperation activities, Prof. Li has also dedicated himself to the epidemiology research of neurological diseases as well as the prevention and control of cerebrovascular diseases and epilepsy in the community.  His research has gained more than 10 Beijing municipal and National science development awards.

Professor Li has published extensively with more than 70 articles in China as well as internationally.  As a chief editor, he has also published a book entitled ‘Epidemiology of Nervous System Diseases” and a “Green Book of Prevention and Control of Epilepsy in China”.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 1.2
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 1.2
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.412
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.357

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 6
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 71

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 217,616
    Altmetric mentions: 24