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Indian Academy of Neurology
Indian Academy of Neurology is the main national body for neurologists in India. The membership comprises of neurologists and allied specialists like neuropathologists, electrophysiologists and neuroradiologists. The academy promotes neurosciences in India and conducts various teaching courses and conferences. Subsections of the academy are dedicated to more focussed areas like stroke, epilepsy, headache, demyelinating disorders, neuromuscular disorders, to name a few. Academy also provides scholarships and assistance to young and upcoming students of neurology.

Annals of Indian academy of neurology
Annals of Indian academy of neurology is the official journal of Indian Academy of Neurology as founded soon after the formation of the Indian Academy of Neurology. This single official journal of the Indian Academy of Neurology forms a forum for neuroscientists to write about their research and provides educational materials and contemporary reviews on various subjects in neurology.

Scope of the Journal
The journal has a clinical foundation and has been utilized most by clinical neurologists for improving the practice of neurology. While the focus is on neurology in India, the journal publishes manuscripts of high value from all parts of the world. Journal publishes reviews of various types, original articles, short communications, interesting images and case reports. The journal respects the scientific submission of its authors and believes in following an expeditious double-blind peer review process and endeavors to complete the review process within scheduled time frame. A significant effort from the author and the journal perhaps enables to strike an equilibrium to meet the professional expectations of the peers in the world of scientific publication. AIAN believes in safeguarding the privacy rights of human subjects. In order to comply with it, the journal instructs all authors when uploading the manuscript to also add the ethical clearance (human/animals)/ informed consent of subject in the manuscript. This applies to the study/case report that involves animal/human subjects/human specimens e.g. extracted tooth part/soft tissue for biopsy/in vitro analysis.

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Impact Factor as reported in the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters, 2017): 0.95

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  Editorial Board - 2018
Dr. Prof. Vinay Goyal
#706, Department of Neurology,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi, India, 110029.
Office: +91-11-26594210
Fax: +91-11-26588663
Assistant Editors 
Tarun Nagpal, Jabalpur, India
Rakesh K Singh. Mumbai, India
Editorial Board Members
Professor and Head, Neurology, Amrita Institute of medical sciences, Kochi, India
Martin Brodie
Director, Epilepsy Unit, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Louis R. Caplan
Ex Professor of Neurology, Harward medical school, Boston, USA
Shyamal Kumar Das
Professor and Head, Departmetn of Neurology, Bangur Insititute of Neurosciences, Kolkata, India
R. K. Garg
Professor and Head, of Neurology, Chatrapati Shauji Maharaj university, Lucknow, India
D. C. Jain
Head, Dept of Neurology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital & Addl. Director General Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi, India
Rajendra Kale
Editor in chief, Journal of Canadian Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
S. M. Katrak
Director of Neurosciences, Jaslok Hospital and research center, Mumbai, India
Kottil Ram Mohan
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA
S. Mohandas
Ex Professor and Head, department of neurology, Nizam Institute of medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
M. M. Mehndiratta
President, Asian Oceanian Association of Neurology  
Director, Janakpuri superspecialty hospital, New Delhi, India
Shri Mishra 
Director, Neuromuscular program, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Ichizo Nishino 
Director, Department of Neuromuscular Research, National institute of Neuroscience, Tokyo, Japan
V. Natarajan
Consultant Neurologist, Chennai, India
Sushil Razdan
Consultant Neurologist, Jammu, India
Pravina Shah
Professor and Head, Department of Neurology, Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai, India
S. K. Shankar
Ex Professor and Head, Department of Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India
C. T. Tan
Editor in Chief, Neurology Asia, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia
Philip D. Thompson
Head of Neurology, University of Adelaide, Australia
Chetan Trivedi
Consultant Neurologist, Baroda, India
M. Veerendrakumar
Professor of Neurology, National Institute of mental health and neurosciences, Bengaluru, India
G. M. Wali
Professor of Neurology, Jawaharlal Nehru medical college, Belagavi, India
Past Editors
Dr. M. Gourie Devi (1997-2002)
Dr. D. Nagaraja (2003-2005)
Dr. Sanjeev Thomas (2006-2011)
Indian Academy of Neurology
P Satishchandra (Bangalore)
MM Mehndiratta (New Delhi)
K. Radhakrishnan (Trivandrum)
Ashok Panagaria (Jaypur)
Sanjeev V. Thomas (Trivandrum)
Pramod Pal (Bangalore)
Vinay Goyal (New Delhi)
R. Lakshmi Narasimhan (Chennai)
Apoorva Pauranik (Indore)
Vinod Puri (New Delhi)
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