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About the Editor

Professor 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”.

Journal Announcement

Acta Epileptologica is now officially indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and Scopus. 

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

Call for Papers

Artificial Intelligence and Epilepsy
Edited by: Prof. Bo Hong
Submission deadline:  August 31, 2022

More information can be found here.

Latest Thematic Series

Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy Therapy

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This cover designed for the Thematic Series "Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy Therapy" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of ketogenic diet therapy for epilepsy. The big letter KD in the center is the abbreviation for Ketogenic Diet. There are many kinds of ketogenic diet food on the KD. KD's reflection looks like 100 for 100th anniversary.

Virus and Epilepsy

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The cover's topic is selected for Thematic Series “Virus and Epilepsy” of Acta Epileptologica. There are four different kinds of viruses which try to invade the electrical neuron. The watercolor is used to show the colorful viruses and excited neuron.

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.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    50 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    53 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    134 days from submission to acceptance
    36 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    0.826 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    1.0 - CiteScore

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