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About the International Journal of MS Care


The International Journal of MS Care (IJMSC) (ISSN 1537-2073) is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). It was also adopted as the official publication of two sister organizations: the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) and the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT). Established in 1998 as a quarterly publication, IJMSC is now published six times annually—bimonthly in January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, and November/December—by the Delaware Media Group.

IJMSC is an international publication focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS) and related autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system. The primary goal of IJMSC is to publish original articles covering various clinical aspects of MS, particularly those relevant to the multidisciplinary management of the disease and its consequences. Topics include neurologic, nursing, rehabilitative, psychological, and psychosocial care and quality-of-life issues of people with MS and reflect the diversity of the journal's readership. Categories of manuscripts considered include original research, clinically relevant reviews of the literature, short reports, case reports, consensus statements, controversies, book reviews, and letters to the editor. The mission of the journal is to promote multidisciplinary cooperation and communication among the global network of MS health care professionals, with the goal of maximizing the quality of life of people affected by MS.

With submissions on the rise every year, IJMSC displays its global reach with one-half of the papers submitted in 2019 coming from countries outside North America. IJMSC has an efficient peer-review process, with at least two reviewers assigned to each manuscript using the single-blind model. Including “desk rejections,” average time from submission to first decision is 30 days.

Consider IJMSC when deciding where to submit your next manuscript!

Subscriptions: Print subscriptions to IJMSC are available. Please direct subscription inquiries to: Joseph J. D’Onofrio, Delaware Media Group, PO Box 937, Glen Rock, NJ 07452, USA; fax 201-612-8282; e-mail jdonofrio@delmedgroup.com. Please send notice of change of address or cancellations to: Ryan Francia. Email: rfrancia@mscare.org

Advertising: Matters regarding commercial advertising should be directed to: Joseph J. D'Onofrio, Delaware Media Group, PO Box 937, Glen Rock, NJ 07452, USA; fax 201-612-8282; e-mail jdonofrio@delmedgroup.com. IJMSC does not accept classified advertising. Acceptance and publication of an advertisement does not imply endorsement or approval of the company, product, or service by IJMSC or the CMSC.

Indexing and Abstracting: IJMSC is indexed in the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source (EBSCO Publishing), and Scopus. All articles are archived in PubMed Central, with citations and abstracts retrievable in PubMed.

Editorial Content and Submission Procedure: Statements and opinions in this publication are solely those of the authors and contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial Board, the CMSC, the publisher, or sponsors. Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be submitted using the online submission system located at http://ijmsc.msubmit.net. Editorial copy must conform to the guidelines contained in the IJMSC Information for Authors. General correspondence may be sent to the Editorial Office by e-mail at IJMSC@mscare.org or by mail or fax to Charlene Belsole, Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research, U10, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44119, USA; fax 216-445-0331.

Peer Review: Submissions are sent for peer review to content experts in the particular area of the submitted manuscript. No less than two reviewers are assigned to each manuscript using the single-blind model. Members of the Editorial Board may participate in the peer-review process. Conflict-of-interest disclosures of the Editorial Board members are on file in the Editorial Office.

IJMSC Website: IJMSC is available online here. The website includes current and past issues, published supplements, information for authors and reviewers, and a listing of Editorial Board members. The full text is searchable by keyword, and the cited references include hyperlinks to abstracts or full text of many other online journals. Each issue is placed online within a few days of the print issue being mailed to subscribers.

Copyright and Permissions: Articles appearing in IJMSC are copyrighted by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). They may not be published elsewhere, in whole or in part, without written permission of the publisher. Permission requests to reproduce material from IJMSC should be sent to the Editorial Office by e-mail at IJMSC@mscare.org or by mail or fax to Charlene Belsole, Mellen Center for MS Treatment and Research, U10, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44119, USA; fax 216-445-0331. Letters requesting permission should include the issue and page number on which the material appears and the name of the publication in which the material will be reproduced.

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