NASS Insider

October 12, 2021

Q&A with North American Spine Society Journal (NASSJ) Editor-in-Chief

NASSJ - Grauer
Below is a question and answer session with Dr. Jonathan N. Grauer, the editor-in-chief of the North American Spine Society Journal (NASSJ). In this interview he outlines the benefits and details of sharing your work with this publication.

Q: How does NASSJ differ from other publications?

A: One of the things that really sets the journal apart, is its close relationship with The North American Spine Society. Authors can be confident in this journal that has the backing of the leading global spire care non-profit organization.

Also, by publishing in NASSJ, manuscripts become immediately available to a global readership. Further, colleagues can discuss your work online with the article commenting feature, creating a dialogue that supports better spine care. The journal has also been indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Q: What are the aims and scope of NASSJ?

A: NASSJ was created to be the open access companion title to The Spine Journal, with a mission to facilitate the dissemination of peer-reviewed knowledge about spine care, research, and education.

Q: What types of content get published most often?

A: Options to submit include: original basic science/translational research, systematic reviews, case reports, clinical studies and trials.

Q: Is the editorial board diverse?

A: We are proud to have a diverse editorial board that features 45 editors in 8 countries/regions, including members who previously served as NASS president.

Q: What can be expected in the submission and review process?

A: NASSJ is committed to high-quality, timely reviews of submitted manuscripts. The current time to first decision is approximately 3 weeks. Of note, an added benefit for NASS members is a 25% discount of the article processing charges.