The Journal of Epileptology – published since 2013 - is an international, open access peer reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles of clinical and experimental epilepsy.
The following categories of epilepsy related topics are accepted for publications: medical hypotheses, basic research, clinical research, reviews and special reports, product investigation, diagnostic and medical technology, case reports, letters to Editor, reports from international and local activities.
The aim of the journal is to widen the international community of readers, research and clinicians interested in various aspects of epilepsy and disseminate interdisciplinary knowledge in all fields related to epilepsy.
The Journal of Epileptology is owned by the Foundation of Epileptology which was established in 1993 by Professor Jerzy Majkowski. The Foundation of Epileptology is the first non-governmental organization in Poland whose priority is to improve the quality of life of persons with epilepsy by improving the diagnostic and therapeutic skills of doctors and by shaping a positive attitude to epilepsy among the public. The Foundation, led by this idea, brings together physicians, psychologists, scientists and academics, social activists and other people who wish to contribute to the development of epileptology and thus provide medical assistance to persons with epilepsy.
The Foundation of Epileptology was established in 1993 by Professor Jerzy Majkowski who also founded the Department of Neurology and Epileptology at the Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education (CMKP) in 1988. The Foundation of Epileptology is the first non-governmental organisation in Poland to have as its priority the improvement of quality of life of epileptic patients by means of furthering doctors' diagnostic and therapeutic mastery and developing a positive approach to epilepsy among the general public. The Foundation, led by this idea, attracts physicians, psychologists, researchers and academics, social activists and other persons who wish to contribute to the development of epileptology and thereby bring medical assistance to people suffering from epilepsy. The Foundation of Epileptology was registered in the Foundation Register of the District Court for the Municipality of Warsaw on 16 March 1993 and thereby acquired legal status. The Founder appointed the Foundation Council and the Foundation Executive Committee.
The Foundation of Epileptology co-operates with the Polish Society of Epileptology, the Warsaw-based Society for Victims of Epilepsy and their Friends "Calm Head" (Spokojna Głowa) and other domestic and foreign organisations with similar goals. The Foundation of Epileptology is a member of the European Epilepsy Academy (EUREPA) and Professor Majkowski is co-organiser and member of the first Executive Committee and is now a member of the EUREPA Research Advisory Committee. The Executive Committee of the Polish Society of Epileptology shares its headquarters with the Epilepsy Foundationv
The archiving of issues published from 2013 to 2017 will occur, and thus all issues published in the current form of the Journal will become available on-line. However, the issues published quarterly under the journal’s earlier name of Epileptologia during 1993 to 2012 will be successively attached and published on journal’s website www.journal-epileptology.com.
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Beata Majkowska-Zwolińska - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Epilepsy, Foundation of Epileptology, Warsaw, Poland
† Jerzy Majkowski - Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Epilepsy, Foundation of Epileptology, Warsaw, Poland
Walter Fröscher - Lake Constance Epilepsy Center/Epilepsiezentrum Bodensee, Centre of Psychiatry Südwürttemberg, Ravensburg-Weissenau, Germany
Sunao Kaneko - Dep. of Neuropsychiatry, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
George Kostopoulos - University of Patras Medical School, Dep. of Physiology, Patras, Greece
Salvatore Striano - Epilepsy Center, dep. Of Neurological Science, Federico II University, Napoli, Italy
Jerzy P. Szaflarski - UAB Epilepsy Center,Dep. of Neurology, Birmingham, USA
Philip N. Patsalos - University College London, Dep. of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy, London, UK
Albert Aldenkamp - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Attila Balogh - Regional and Capital Center of Epilepsy,St. Stephen Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
Gerhard Bauer - Dep. of Neurology, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
Elena Belousova - Dep. of Psychoneurology and Epileptology,Research and Clinical Institute for Pediatrics,Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia
Krzysztof A. Bujarski - Dep. of Neurology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth, USA
Athanasios Covanis - Athens, Greece
Stanisław J. Czuczwar - Dep. of Pathophysiology,Medical University Lublin, Poland
Kamil Detyniecki - Dep. of Neurology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA
Ding Ding - Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Institute of Neurology,Fudan University, Hua Shan Hospital, Shanghai, China
Salvatore Grosso - Dep. of Molecular and Developmental Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Peter Halász - National Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Budapest, Hungary
Joanna Jędrzejczak - Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland
Sergiusz Jóźwiak - Dep. of Child Neurology, Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland
Vladimir Kalinin - Dep. of Brain Organic Disorders and Epilepsy, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry, Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation, Russian Federation
Günter Krämer - Swiss Epilepsy Center, Zurich, Switzerland
Władysław Lasoń - Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Pharmacology, Krakow, Poland
Sinclair Liu - Canton Sanjiu Brain Hospital Epilepsy Center and Research Institute, Jinan University School of Medicine, Beijing, China
Marco Mula - Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre, St George’s University Hospital London, London, UK
Motohiro Okada - Dep. of Neuropsychiatry, Division of Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Mie University, Tsu, Japan
Sung Pa Park - Dep. of Neurology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea
José Pimentel - Epilepsy Unit, Dep. of Neurosciences, Hospital de Santa Maria (CHLN), Faculty of Medicine, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal
Bruce K. Schefft - University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Friedhelm C. Schmitt - Dep. of Neurology, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany
Graeme J. Sills, BSc PhD - School of Life Sciences, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK
Matti Slillanpää - Deps. of Child Neurology and Public Health, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Luigi W. Specchio - Epilepsy Center, Clinic of Nervous System Diseases, University of Foggia, Riuniti Hospital, Foggia, Italy
Hermann Stefan - Dep. of Neurology,University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Yukitoshi Takahashi - Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, Shizuoka, Japan
Dorota Talarska - Dep. of Preventive Medicine, University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
Marc S. Testa - Division of Neuropsychology, The Sandra andMalcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute, Baltimore, USA
Carmen Uhlmann - Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy I, Ulm University, Centres for Psychiatry Suedwuettemberg, Ravensburg-Weissenau, Germany
Walter van Emde Boas - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Pavel Vlasov - Dep. of Nervous Diseases, Moscow State Medical and Dental University, Moscow, Russia
Janusz Wendorff - Dep. of Neurology, Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital – Research Institute, Łódź, Poland
Heinz G. Wieser - Dep. of Neurology, University Hospital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Kazuichi Yagi - National Epilepsy Center, Shizuoka Institute of Epilepsy and Neurological Disorders, Shizuoka, Japan
Naz S. Yeni - Dep. of Neurology, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
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Journal of Epileptology is an international, peer-reviewed scientific journal that publish articles in all areas of experimental and clinical epilepsy. Journal of Epileptology is issued on line in electronic form at www.journal-epileptology.com, a primary version, and in paper copies 2 times per year.
The Journal of Epileptology editors endorse the principles embodied in the Declaration of Helsinki and expect that all investigations involving humans will have been performed in accordance with these principles. For animal experimentation reported in the journal, it is expected that investigators will have observed the Interdisciplinary Principles and Guidelines for the Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education issued by the New York Academy of Sciences Ad hoc Committee on Animal Research. All human and animal studies must have been approved by the investigator’s institutional bioethic review board.
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