The Congress of Neurological Surgeons produces a collection of world-class publications, covering the latest advances in neurosurgical research and technology, as well as critical information on practice management topics, socioeconomic developments and more.  All members receive complimentary subscriptions to the following four CNS publications:


The official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Neurosurgery is the leading publication in the field by 5-year impact factor. It features over 2,000 print pages per year packed with the very latest science, technology, and medicine in the subspecialty. In addition, subscribers receive full-text online access to the world's most complete, up-to-the-minute neurosurgery resource. For professionals aware of the rapid pace of developments in the field, Neurosurgery® is nothing short of indispensable.

Operative Neurosurgery

A monthly publication, Operative Neurosurgery features technical material that highlights operative procedures, anatomy, instrumentation, devices, and technology. ONS is the practical resource for cutting-edge  material that connects the surgeon directly to the operating room.

Congress Quarterly

The official newsmagazine of the CNS, Congress Quarterly (cnsq) is written by members, for members. Each issue explores a new topic critical to the core being of the neurosurgeon—from the liability crisis and regulatory issues to practice management topics and other issues that are reshaping neurosurgery.

Clinical Neurosurgery
Published once per year, Clinical Neurosurgery is the official register of the CNS Annual Meeting. It stands as a record of the previous year’s honored guest lectures and presidential address alongside a preview of the coming year's abstracts.

See also the Abstracts and Posters and the Archives for additional information about past Annual Meetings.

CNS Annual Report

Continued growth in educational programming, along with the ongoing efforts of the CNS Guidelines Committee and the Neurosurgery editorial board, contributed to the advancement of our specialty and our members’ ability to improve patient care. Read more about these and other accomplishments in the 2018 CNS Annual Report.