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July 6, 1994


Author Affiliations

University of Southern California Los Angeles

JAMA. 1994;272(1):76-77. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520010094045

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The stated function of this new journal is to provide "a forum for the publication of all topics related to epilepsy and seizure disorders." These include "the differential diagnosis, natural history and epidemiology of seizures, and the investigation and practical management of epilepsy." Also specifically invited are articles on patient counseling and other psychosocial aspects of the disease. The strong patient-care emphasis of the journal is in keeping with its sponsorship by the British Epilepsy Association, described as "a national charity... to improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy."

A typical quarterly issue includes a review article, two or three brief case studies, two or three articles on psychosocial and health care planning issues, and six or seven full-length research studies. Authors are, in approximately equal numbers, from the United Kingdom, continental Europe, North America, Australia, and Japan. The review articles focus on important issues in clinical

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