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Topic: Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy & OPLL 


Dear Colleagues:

We are very pleased to announce that Neurospine has an upcoming special issue focusing on cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossification of longitudinal ligament (OPLL). This project will be a collaborative effort between the WFNS spine committee and Neurospine. The lead guest editors for this issue include Prof. Mehmet Zileli (Turkey, WFNS), Prof. Se-Hoon Kim (Korea, WFNS, Neurospine), and Prof. K. Daniel Riew (USA, Neurospine). The target date for publication of “CSM and OPLL” special issue is in September 2019.


Neurospine ( is the official journal of ASIA SPINE, Korean spinal Neurosurgery Society, Taiwan Neurosurgical Spine Society and Neurospinal Society of Japan. We are also close partners with APCSS, Spineweek, as well as WHO emergency and essential surgical care. Neurospine has over 14,000 international readers, reviewers and editors. World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) is a professional, scientific, non-governmental organization comprising of 130 member societies, consisting of five Continental Associations, 119 National Neurosurgical Societies and six Affiliate Societies, representing over 30,000 neurosurgeons worldwide, founded in 1955.

The editorial team members for this special issue are comprised of expert, world-leading cervical spine surgeons, who will ensure that articles published in this special issue will provide balanced views and evidence-based knowledge to our readers.

Lead Guest Editors:

Se-Hoon Kim
(Korea Univ., Korea)
K. Daniel Riew
(Columbia Univ., USA)
Mehmet Zileli
(Ege Univ., Turkey)



Guest Editors:

Daniel Hoh
(Univ. Florida, USA)
James Harrop
(Thomas Jefferson Univ., USA)
Ki Jeong Kim
(Seoul National Univ., Korea)
Nobuyuki Shimokawa
(Tsukazaki Hospital, Japan)
Michael Fehlings
(Univ. of Toronto, Canada)
Jau-Ching Wu
(National Yang Ming Univ., Taiwan)
Jutty Parthiban
(Kovai Medical Center, India)
Jae Keun Oh
(Hallym Univ., Korea)
Executive Editor
Lee Tan
Executive Editor

Special Issue Reviewers:
    • Ricardo Fontes (Rush Univ., USA)
    • Manish Kasliwal (Case Western Reserve Univ., USA)
    • Ho Jin Lee (Catholic Univ., Korea)
    • Hani Malone (Scripps Medical Center, USA)
    • Lionel Metz (UCSF, USA)
    • Bong Ju Moon (Chonnam National Univ., Korea)
    • Hong Joo Moon (Korea Univ., Korea)
    • Young-Min Oh (Chonbuk National Univ., Korea)
    • Dongwuk Son (Pusan National Univ., Korea)
    • Alexander Tuchman (Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA)


The online manuscript submission portal will be open on for our special issue on Neurospine homepage ( We invite and welcome you to submit high-quality articles on CSM and OPLL for the up-coming special issue.

Potential topics on CSM and OPLL for the up-coming issue include, but are not limited to:
    • Pathophysiology
    • Natural History
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment
    • Clinical Outcome
    • Complications
    • Basic research
    • Meta-analysis and Systematic Review


Submission Deadline June 30. 2019
Publication Date Sep. 2019
Submission website


Articles are published upon acceptance, regardless of the publication date of the special issue.


We look forward to receiving high-quality, original work that will advance our knowledge on CSM and OPLL, provide valuable insights for our readers, and ultimately improve patient outcome. We want to thank you in advance for helping us to make this upcoming issue a success.


Best Regards,

Yoon Ha, MD, PhD
Editor in Chief, Neurospine

Shih-Huang Tai, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

Makoto Taniguchi, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

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