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Cutting-Edge Concussion Journal

Thieme is pleased to announce the addition of an innovative concussion journal to its portfolio of expanding open access publications. Sports-related concussions are a major contributor to traumatic brain injuries, accounting for an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million injuries each year in the U.S. alone. “Current Research: Concussion provides an unparalleled opportunity to disseminate state-of-the-art research on a topic of great importance to everyone involved in sports, as well as medical practitioners and the general public”, says Daniel Schiff, MD, Senior Vice President, Thieme Publishers.

Since its launch in 2014, Current Research: Concussion has aimed to bridge the gap between concussion awareness and knowledge. Led by Editor-in-Chief Neilank K. Jha, MD, the editorial board is comprised of renowned experts on sports-related concussion, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and injury prevention. “Current Research: Concussion strives to provide a vehicle for researchers around the globe to share their work, and for practitioners to stay informed about the latest concussion management protocols. The ultimate objective is to make available robust clinical data for an evidence-based approach to concussion management”, states Dr. Jha. Therefore, a primary focus of the journal is the dissemination of large, multi-centered clinical trials targeted at determining the potential efficacy of concussion treatments and diagnostic tools.

Exciting new innovations are planned for the coming months and years, starting with the very first complete online publication. In the pipeline are articles on diagnostic and treatment advances as well as on changing concussion policies impacting the workplace and sports. Regular podcasts feature key members of the concussion community, providing new and expanded insights on articles published in every issue.

Current Research: Concussion joins a prestigious group of Thieme sports medicine journals, including International Journal of Sports Medicine, an acclaimed longstanding Thieme publication, as well as Sports Medicine International Open.

Relevant submission and publication information on Current Research: Concussion is available at Thieme Open ( The online platform provides a complete overview of the multiple open access publication options offered by the Thieme Group. All articles published in open access journals are freely available to readers via the Thieme Online Books & Journals Platform (


Reliability and Validity of a Mobile Device Application for Use in Sports-Related Concussion Balance Assessment: Curr Res Concussion 2017; 04(01): e1-e6 DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597914
Greetings from Editor-in-Chief: Curr Res Concussion 2017; 04(01): e7 DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1602585

About the Editor-in-Chief

Neilank K. Jha, MD, is chairman of KONKUSSION, and a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Mackenzie Health Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Jha has published numerous articles, papers, and book chapters, and presented abstracts at scientific meetings in Canada and the U.S.

Date posted:  Wednesday 27th September 2017

Thieme and Schattauer launch new open access journal TH Open

Thieme has joined forces with Schattauer Publishers to launch a new open access journal: TH Open. It will provide updates on the latest developments in vascular medicine, complementing Schattauer's established subscription title Thrombosis and Haemostasis. The new open access journal will follow the PWYW (pay what you want) pricing strategy, which leaves the decision of how much the publication of an article in the new English-language journal is worth up to the author. TH Open will be officially introduced at the ISTH 2017 Congress, the global meeting in thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology to be held in Berlin on July 8 - 13, 2017.

Vascular medicine research continuously develops new diagnostic tools and treatments for vascular diseases ranging from arteriosclerosis and thrombosis to strokes. "TH Open is a significant new opportunity for the rapid dissemination of knowledge in this crucial field, satisfying the growing demand for up-to-date articles and results," says Daniel Schiff, MD, Senior Vice President, Thieme Publishers. The open access journal will complement Schattauer's established journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis, which celebrates its 60-year anniversary in 2017.

Interested authors are welcome to submit original articles and clinical studies as well as review articles and case studies for online publication in TH Open. Submissions will be reviewed by internationally recognized experts, and authors will also benefit from the quality-driven editing and high visibility due to Thieme’s highly experienced and driven marketing teams.

All relevant submission and publication information for TH Open is available on Thieme Open at The online platform provides a complete overview of the multiple open access publication options offered by the Thieme Group. Authors can currently choose between 28 open access journals. All articles published in open access journals are freely available to readers via the Thieme Online Books & Journals Platform.

The first open access journal with PWYW pricing strategy, The Surgery Journal, was launched by Thieme in the summer of 2015. TH Open follows the same principle: once an article passes the peer review process, the author can decide which publication fee he or she is willing to pay. "The issue of value, and its perception in the Open Access world, is a very interesting question that we are continuing to study with TH Open, in collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich’s School of Management and Department of Economics," Daniel Schiff shares.

Date posted:  Monday 24th July 2017