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The Clinical Neuropsychologist

The official journal of The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Publisher: Routledge

ISSN: 1385-4046 (Print), 1744-4144 (Online)

Volume: 25

Publication Frequency: 8 issues per year

TCN Online Supplement Aims and Scope

Editorship Announcement - Dr. Yana Suchy

Aim & Scope

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5-Year Impact Factor 2.097
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The Clinical Neuropsychologist (TCN) serves as the premier forum for (1) state-of-the-art clinically-relevant scientific research, (2) in-depth professional discussions of matters germane to evidence-based practice, and (3) clinical case studies in neuropsychology. Of particular interest are papers that can make definitive statements about a given topic (thereby having implications for the standards of clinical practice) and those with the potential to expand today’s clinical frontiers (e.g., introduction of a disorder that is typically not under the purview of clinical neuropsychology, yet presents with neurocognitive sequelae; introduction of new assessment or intervention tools). Research on all age groups, and on both clinical and normal populations, is considered.

1. Scientific research. TCN publishes research that is of interest to practicing clinicians, with the over-arching goal of contributing to advances in evidence-based practice. Original empirical research, meta-analyses/systematic reviews, and critical integrative reviews of clinically-relevant topics are considered. Of particular interest are studies pertaining to the following:
  • neuropsychological, behavioral, and psychiatric manifestations of neurodevelopmental, neurodegenerative, and neuropsychiatric conditions, and acquired brain disorders
  • brain-behavior relationships, especially if pertaining to performance on clinical neuropsychological measures, or if pertaining to a specific disorder
  • psychometrics and/or norms of clinical instruments
  • forensic applications
  • professional issues (e.g., credentialing, education and training, and ethics) and practice-related surveys

2. Professional discussions. TCN publishes both invited and unsolicited papers that contribute to the journal’s over-arching goal of establishing (and raising) standards of practice. These include the following:

  • practice guidelines, consensus statements, and position papers that guide clinicians and clinical educators
  • invited opinions, commentaries, or discussions
  • book reviews (solicited by the Book Review section editor)

3. Case studies. The Grand Rounds in Clinical Neuropsychology section of the journal is devoted to single case study presentations of interesting, timely, important, or unusual cases. Cases should be instructive and focus on the contributions that competent neuropsychological assessment make in terms of (a) elucidating brain-behavior relationships, (b) determining the functional status of patients, and (c) instructing intervention, treatment, rehabilitation, education, etc. Essential elements of a case study submission include the following:

  • a well-documented history of the patient
  • medical/neurologic/psychiatric findings, and neuroimaging (preferred, but not required )
  • detailed results of neuropsychological evaluation
  • discussion of differential diagnosis and relevent treatment/management considerations


An additional online forum, in the form of an annual online supplement, aims to provide an outlet for narrow interest sound practice research that may only be of benefit to clinicians whose services are provided in the context of other languages or cultures. For more information on the online supplement and the types of articles considered, please read the TCN:OS Aims & Scope document here (PDF).

As a service to readers, select articles in each issue are available for CE credits, which are provided under the auspices of AACN via its website.

Peer Review: All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, are then peer reviewed by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is single blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.


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