Neurocritical Care Journal


  • It provides a comprehensive overview of current developments
  • It includes information about new therapeutic avenues and technological innovations
  • It is the official journal of the Neurocritical Care Society

Neurocritical Care is a peer reviewed scientific publication whose major goal is to disseminate new knowledge on all aspects of acute neurological care. It is directed towards neurosurgeons, neuro-intensivists, neurologists, anesthesiologists, emergency physicians, and critical care nurses treating patients with urgent neurologic disorders. These are conditions that may potentially evolve rapidly and could need immediate medical or surgical intervention. Neurocritical Care provides a comprehensive overview of current developments in intensive care neurology, neurosurgery and neuroanesthesia and includes information about new therapeutic avenues and technological innovations. Neurocritical Care is the official journal of the Neurocritical Care Society.

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The NCS Twitter Journal Club meets to discuss new articles from the NCC Journal with their authors on Twitter! Make sure to join us on the second Tuesday of even-numbered months at 3 PM (ET).  Not sure how to participate?  Head over to our Twitter Journal Club page for more details.

Instructions for Authors

All manuscripts should be submitted here

The publisher’s online manuscript system, Editorial Manager, manages the entire workflow of all manuscripts so careful attention to the submission process is critical. I appreciate that the process may be cumbersome and value your patience. In addition to submitting your manuscript to Editorial Manager, we ask that you complete a Conflict of Interest (COI) form (found here) and upload it to Editorial Manager. The form was developed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to standardize COI reporting. This is important to help keep manuscripts published in Neurocritical Care are free of bias or conflict of interest. More details are provided below. 

Editorial Manager supports a wide range of submission file formats: for manuscripts - Word, WordPerfect, RTF, TXT, and LaTex; for figures - TIFF, GIF, JPEG, EPS, PPT, and Postscript. PDF is not an acceptable file format. 

For Questions related to manuscript submission or preparation, please contact the Editorial Office of Neurocritical Care: Michael Diringer, MD at 

For Questions related to Neurocritical Care publication, please contact Springer Nature Publishing at: 

Download the full PDF of requirements here

Article Types Accepted

Article Requirements

Special Requirements for Submission Types

Specifications for Computer Graphics and Color Art


Disclosure of Potential Conflict of Interest (COI)

Criteria for Authorship

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

Statement of Human and Animal Rights

Reference Managers


English Language Support