Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases

Impact Factor


9, 6 issues

Latest issue

10:1 online 03 January 2022

Next issue

10:2 scheduled for March 2023

Back volumes

From volume 1, 2014

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ISSN online


Aims & Scope

The Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases aims to facilitate progress in understanding the molecular genetics/correlates, pathogenesis, pharmacology, diagnosis and treatment of acquired and genetic neuromuscular diseases (including muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, spinal muscular atrophy, neuropathies, myopathies, myotonias and myositis). The journal publishes research reports, reviews, short communications, letters-to-the-editor, and will consider research that has negative findings. The journal is dedicated to providing an open forum for original research in basic science, translational and clinical research that will improve our fundamental understanding and lead to effective treatments of neuromuscular diseases.

Editorial Board


Carsten G. Bönnemann, MD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke/NIH, Neuromuscular and Neurogenetic , Disorders of Childhood Section, Bethesda

Hanns Lochmüller, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Associate Editors for Reviews

Gisèle Bonne, PhD
Sorbonne Université, Inserm, Center of Research in Myology, Paris

Shin'ichi Takeda, MD, PhD
National Institute of Neuroscience, Translational Medical Center, Tokyo

Associate Editors

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, PhD
LUMC, Department of Human Genetics, Leiden
The Netherlands

Jeff Chamberlain, PhD
University of Washington, Department of Neurology, Medicine and Biochemistry, Seattle

Giacomo Comi, MD
University of Milan, Department of Neurology, Milan

Salvatore DiMauro, MD
Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Neurology, New York

James Dowling, MD, PhD
Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Department of Molecular Genetics, Toronto

Tom Gillingwater, PhD, FAS, FRMS, MloD
Centre for Intergrative Physiology, Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Matthew Harms
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY

Eric P. Hoffman, PhD
Children’s National Medical Center, Research Center for Genetic Medicine, Washington

Jyoti K. Jaiswal
Children’s National Hospital and George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC

Nicolas Lévy, MD, PhD
Aix Marseille University-Inserm, Medical Genetics and Functional Genomics, Marseille

Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD
Northwestern University, Center for Genetic Medicine, Chicago

Frederick W. Miller, MD, PhD
Environmental Autoimmunity Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, NC

Markus A. Ruegg, PhD
University of Basel, Biozentrum, Basel

Stephan Züchner, MD, PhD
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, Miami

Social Media Editor

Grace McMacken, MD
Neurology Registrar, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
United Kingdom

Editorial Board

Valérie Allamand, PhD
Sorbonne Universités UPMC - Inserm UMRS 974, Institut de Myologie, Paris

Zohar Argov, MD
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Jerusalem

Guillaume Bassez, MD, PhD
University of Paris, Department of Neurology, Paris

David Beeson, PhD
University of Oxford, Department of Medicine, Oxford
United Kingdom

Alan Beggs, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital, Department of Medicine Research, Boston

Leonard van den Berg, PhD
UMC Utrecht, Department of Neurology, Utrecht
The Netherlands

Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD
Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Cell Biology Section, Bethesda
Bernard Brais, MD, PhD
CHUM Research Centre – Hopital Notre-Dame, Department of Neurology, Montreal

Thomas Braun, MD, Dr. rer. nat.
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Department of Cardiac Development and Remodelling, Bad Nauheim

Ari Breiner
The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Steven Burden, PhD
New York University Medical Center, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, New York, USA

Kate Bushby, MD
Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Gillian Butler-Browne, PhD
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Craig Campbell
University of Western Ontario, Department of Pediatrics, Clinical Neurological Sciences and Epidemiology, London, ON

Kevin Campbell, PhD
University of Iowa, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Iowa City

Pierre Carlier, MD, PhD
CEA, Institut des Sciences du Vivant Frédéric Joliot, SHFJ, Orsay

Patrick Chinnery, PhD
University of Cambridge, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Stefania Corti, MD, PhD
University of Milan, DEPT Neurosciences Section, Milan

Giulio Cossu, MD
University of Manchester, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, Manchester
United Kingdom

Marinos Dalakas, MD, FAAN
University of Athens Medical School, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Neuromuscular Diseases, Athens

Kay Davies, CBE, DBE, F.MedSci., FRS
University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford
United Kingdom

John W. Day, MD, PhD
Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford

Annamaria De Luca, PhD
University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Department of Pharmacology, Bari

Claude Desnuelle, MD, PhD
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice, Department of Neurology, Nice

George Dickson, PhD
Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Biomedical Sciences, London
United Kingdom

Pieter van Doorn, MD, PhD
Erasmus MC, Center for Lysosomal and Metabolic Diseases, Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Madeleine Durbeej, PhD
Lund University, Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund

James M. Ervasti, PhD
University of Minnesota, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Minneapolis

Karyn A. Esser, PhD
University of Florida, Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, Gainesville

Bruno Eymard, MD, PhD
Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Department of Neurology, Paris

Justin Fallon, PhD
Brown University, Department of Neuroscience, Providence
Alessandra Ferlini, MD, PhD
University of Ferrara, Department of Medical Science, Ferrara

Richard Finkel, MD
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Devision of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Orlando
Kenneth Fischbeck, MD
NIH, Neurogenetics Branch, Bethesda

Kevin M. Flanigan, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Department of Neurology, Columbus
Bertrand Fontaine, MD, PhD
CRICM, Department of Neurology, Paris

A. Reghan Foley,
Neuromuscular and Neurogenetic Disorders of Childhood Section, NINDS, NIH, Bethesda, USA

Stanley C. Froehner, PhD
University of Washington, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Seattle

Luis Garcia, PhD
University of Versailles Saint-Quentin, Department of Inflammation & Therapeutiques, Montigny-le-Bretonneux

Sweta Girgenrath, PhD
Boston University, Department of Health Sciences, Boston

Hans Goebel, MD
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Neuropathology, Berlin
Nathalie Goemans, MD
UZ Leuven, Department of Paediatrics and Child Neurology, Leuven

Svetlana Gorokhova, MD, PhD
Aix Marseille University, Marseille Medical Genetics Institute, Marseille, France

Robert C. Griggs, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Rochester
Miranda D. Grounds, PhD
The University of Western Australia, Department of Anatomy and Human Biology, Crawley

Denis C. Guttridge, PhD
The Ohio State University, Department of Regenerative Medicine, Columbus

Mike Hanna, MD
UCL Institute of Neurology, Institute of Neurology, London
United Kingdom

Stephen Hauschka, PhD
University of Washington, Department of Biochemistry, Seattle

Michio Hirano, MD
Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, New York

Rita Horvath, PhD
Newcastle University, Department of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Johnny Huard, PhD
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pittsburgh

Heinz Jungbluth, MD, PhD
King's College London, Clinical Neuroscience Division, IoP, London
United Kingdom

Nagaraju Kanneboyina, DVM, PhD
Children's National Medical Center, Department of Genetic Medicine Research, Washington

Petra Kaufmann, MD
NIH/NINDS, Office of Rare Diseases Research and Division of Clinical Innovation, Bethesda

Qing Ke, PhD
Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Institute of Neuroscience, Hangzhou

Tejvir S. Khurana, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, Philadelphia

Janbernd Kirschner, MD
Universitats Klinikum Freiburg, Department of Pediatric Neurology and Muscle Disorders, Freiburg

Lawrence Korngut
University of Calgary, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Calgary, AB

Dimitri Kullmann, MD, PhD
UCL, Institute of Neurology, London
United Kingdom

Siegfried Labeit, MD
Universitätsklinikum Mannheim, Department of Biomedicine, Mannheim

Jocelyn Laporte, PhD
IGBMC, Department of Translational Medicine and Neurogenetics, Illkirch

Lars Larsson, MD, PhD
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology (FYFA), C3, Stockholm

Tom Lloyd, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Baltimore

Andrew Mammen, MD, PhD
NIH, Muscle Disease Unit, Bethesda

Jerry R. Mendell, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Neurology, Columbus

Giovanni Meola, MD
University of Milan, Department of Neurology, Milan

Stella Mitrani-Rosenbaum, PhD
Hadassah Medical Center, Genetic Therapy Institute, Jerusalem

Payam Mohassel, MD
Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Marina Mora, PhD
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Division of Neurology IV, Milan

Tahseen Mozaffar
University of California, School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

Vincenzo Nigro, PhD
University of Naples, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and General Pathology, Naples

Ichizo Nishino, MD, PhD
National Institute of Neuroscience, Department of Neuromuscular Research, Tokyo

Kathryn North, PhD
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne

Kinji Ohno, MD, PhD
Nagoya University School, Department of Neurogenetics and Bioinformatics, Nagoya

Eric Olson, PhD
Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Molecular Biology, Dallas

Bradley B. Olwin
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Davide Pareyson, MD
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Department of Neurology, Milan

Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford

Gina Ravenscroft, PhD
The University of Western Australia, Centre for Medical Research, Crawley

Mary Reilly, MD
UCL, Institute of Neurology, London
United Kingdom
Isabelle Richard, PhD
Généthon – CNRS UMR8115, "Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies" lab, Evry

Lisa G. Rider, MD
NIEHS/NIH, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, USA

Richard Roxburgh, PhD, FRACP
Centre for Brain Research, University of Auckland
New Zealand

Vittorio Sartorelli, MD
NIH, Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation, Bethesda

Ulrike Schara
Neuropediatrics, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Essen

Jens Schmidt, MD
University Medical Center Göttingen, Department of Neuromuscular Diseases, Göttingen

Benedikt Schoser, MD
Friedrich-Baur-Institut, Department of Neurology, Munich

Duygu Selcen, MD
Mayo Clinic, Children's Center, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Neurology, Jacksonville

Jan Senderek, MD
Friedrich-Baur-Institut, Department for Neuromuscular Diseases, Munich

Michael E. Shy, MD
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology, Iowa City

Werner Stenzel, MD
Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Department of Neuropathology, Berlin

Volker Straub, MD, PhD
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Maurice Swanson, PhD
University of Florida, Department of Molecular Genetics Microbiology, Gainesville

Lee Sweeney, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physiology, Pennsylvania

Kathryn J. Swoboda, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Salt Lake City

Rabi N. Tawil, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Rochester

Charles A. Thornton, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Rochester

Vincent Timmerman, PhD
University of Antwerp, Department of Molecular Genetics, Antwerp

Haluk Topaloglu, MD
Hacettepe University, Department of Pediatrics, Neurology, Ankara
Antonio Toscano, MD
University of Messina, Department of Neurology, Messina

Doug Turnbull, MD
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Wellcome Trust Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Bjarne Udd, MD, PhD
Tampere University and University Hospital, Neuromuscular Center, Tampere

Jan Verschuuren, MD
LUMC, Department of Neurology, Leiden
The Netherlands

Angela Vincent, MBBS, (Hon PhD Bergen), FRCPath, FMedSci, FRS
University of Oxford, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford
United Kingdom

John Vissing, MD
University of Copenhagen, Department of Neurology, Copenhagen
Dominic Wells, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, FHEA, FSB
The Royal Veterinary College, Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, London
United Kingdom

Hugh Willison, PhD
University of Glasgow, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Glasgow
United Kingdom

Steve Wilton, PhD
The University of Western Australia, Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders, Perth

Peter Zammit, PhD
King’s College London, Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics, London
United Kingdom

Massimo Zeviani, MD, PhD
The Foundation “Carlo Besta” Institute of Neurology – IRCCS, Mitochondrial Biology Unit, Milan

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Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1250 / US$ 1450 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 1850 / US$ 2080 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.

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Peer Review Policy

The Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases operates a rigorous, timely, blinded peer review process (with an option for double-blind if requested) by experts in the field. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.

Manuscripts submitted to the journal will be assessed for suitability for publication in the journal by the Editors-in-Chief. Manuscripts that are deemed unsuitable may be rejected without peer review by the Editors-in-Chief and/or the Associate Editors, and the author will be informed as soon as possible. Manuscripts that are deemed suitable for peer review are forwarded to an Associate Editor with expertise in that area who then recruits appropriate anonymous referees (a minimum of two) for confidential review. Referee reports are then assessed by the Associate Editor, who makes a decision which is then subject to approval by the Editors-in-Chief. Once approved this decision is then conveyed to the author along with the referees’ anonymized reports.

The initial decision will be one of the following: rejection, acceptance without revision, or potentially acceptable after minor or major revisions. Revised manuscripts will be appraised by the Associate Editor, who may seek the opinion of referees (prior or new) before making a decision, which again is subject to approval of the Editors-in-Chief. Once approved, this decision is then conveyed to the author along with the anonymized referees’ reports. Once accepted, manuscripts are normally published on-line without delay and appear in the next available print issue (published quarterly).

The Editors-in-Chief have ultimate responsibility for what is published in the journal. Authors may appeal decisions by contacting the Editors-in-Chief (at Authors will be informed in writing of the result of their appeal.

Journal Impact Factor – In June 2022, the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases (JND) received its very first Impact Factor with an impressive value of 4.693 (Source: Clarivate, 2022). A huge thank you to all editors, reviewers, and all of the authors who have contributed their research! (we shared the news on social here)

Social Media & New Sign Ups – JND is on Facebook and Twitter, with social media editor Dr. Grace McMacken at the helm. Be sure to follow us and be part of the conversation! If you are not already signed up to the JND newsletter, you can do so via this link We send mailings with details of for new JND issues, plus other related news. You can read the latest newsletter here.

Science Citation Index-Expanded – As of June 2021, JND is covered in the Science Citation Index-Expanded category in the Web of Science, which will provide greater discoverability for JND articles leading to measurable citations and the journal’s first impact factor in 2022.

Partnership with TNMD – As of December 2017, a new partnership was announced between JND and TREAT-NMD (, a network for the neuromuscular field. The partnership ensures both teams will work together to give a platform to the latest developments in neuromuscular diseases research. TREAT-NMD members are eligible to receive a 20% discount to an individual yearly subscription to JND, as well as a 10% discount on the optional open access fee for accepted papers. For more details, contact the editorial office (email: 

JND accepted for inclusion in PubMed (MEDLINE) – As of November 2016, the JND was selected for inclusion in MEDLINE, the largest component of PubMed. MEDLINE is searchable for free using PubMed at Citations and abstracts for articles published in the journal going back to Vol.1, Iss.1 are available in the PubMed database.

Why publish in JND? – Low open access fee: JND offers an optional open access fee of $1450/EUR1250. JND is fully compliant to funding agencies’ mandates, and open access articles are automatically uploaded to PubMed Central. JND offers rigorous peer review and has a rapid handling turn-around time of 35 days from receipt to to first decision. The Editors do their best to get you the result to your article’s review as soon as possible. If your article is accepted it will be in our online contents and visible in PubMed within 3 weeks, and published in an issue at a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 4 months.

Latest Articles

Discover the contents of the latest journal issue:

Gene Therapy for Neuromuscular Diseases: Health Economic Challenges and Future Perspectives
Erik Landfeldt

Characterizing the Occurrence of Key Clinical Milestones in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in the United States Using Real-World Data
Alexa C. Klimchak, Shelagh M. Szabo, Christina Qian, Susan Iannaccone, Evan Popoff, Katherine L. Gooch

The Relation Between Nutritional Intake and Body Weight in 4–18 Year Old Patients with DMD: What could possibly be done to prevent weight gain?
Daphne Bot, Carmen A.W. Dietvorst, Menno van der Holst, Erik H. Niks

Motor Responses in Pediatric Pompe Disease in the ADVANCE Participant Cohort
Priya S. Kishnani, Tina Duong, Kristina An Haack, Meredith C. Foster, James B. Gibson, Catherine Wilson, Si Houn Hahn, Richard Hillman, David Kronn, Nancy D. Leslie, Loren D.M. Peña, Susan E. Sparks, David W. Stockton, Pranoot Tanpaiboon, John W. Day,

Multiple Case Study of Changes in Participation of Adults with Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1: Importance of Redesigning Accomplishment and Resilience
Cynthia Gagnon, Kateri Raymond, Mélanie Levasseur

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