About the Journal

Thank you for considering the Archives of Pediatric Neurosurgery (APN) for the publication of your research or case report. As healthcare professionals, authors, and publishers ourselves, the APN team believe in the value of case reports and we know how hard they can be to write and publish. Our aim is make this process as easy for you as possible. If you are not sure if your case is suitable, if you experience any problems with the publication process, or if you have any other questions please feel free to contact the APN team at any stage (email: secretaria@sbnped.com.br).

When writing your case report please consider that the mission for APN “…is to use clinical case reports to disseminate the best clinical practice, to examine important common as well as uncommon clinical scenarios, and to illustrate and inform the use of important clinical guidelines and systematic reviews.”

Archives of Pediatric Neurosurgery is a free of charge for processing as well articles submission.

After acceptance of the article, a contribution of US$7.00 is required for generate a permanent Digital object identifier (DOI

All clinical cases should be reported in a way that provide evidence that adequate steps have been taken to minimize harm, to avoid coercion or exploitation, to protect confidentiality, to minimize the risk of physical and psychological damage, and to respect autonomy.

Authors should kindly note that submission implies that the content has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere except as a brief abstract in the proceedings of a scientific meeting or symposium.

Once the submission materials have been prepared in accordance with the Author Guidelines, manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the on-line platform (www.sbnped.com.br)

Our aim is to directly improve pediatric neurosurgery health increasing clinical understanding through case reports and clinical research.

We welcome papers from all areas in Pediatric Neurosurgery:

  1. Any clinical case or procedure which illustrates an important best practice teaching message
  2. Any clinical case or procedure which illustrates the appropriate use of an important clinical guideline or systematic review.

As well as:


  • The management of novel or very uncommon diseases
  • A common disease presenting in an uncommon way
  • An uncommon disease masquerading as something more common
  • Cases which expand understanding of disease pathogenesis
  • Cases where the teaching point is based on an error
  • Cases which allow us to re-think established medical lore
  • Unreported adverse effects of interventions (drug, procedural, or other).