TOHM is a rigorously peer-reviewed academic journal for the publication of scientific and research findings and innovations about tremor and hyperkinetic disorders. A primary focus of the journal is tremor. Hence, articles that elucidate some aspect of tremor are preferred, but articles that contribute to the understanding of other forms of hyperkinesias (myoclonus, dystonia, tics and stereotypies, chorea, ataxia, dyskinesias, restless legs, etc.) are also a focus of the journal.
What sets TOHM apart from other journals?
- In contrast to journals already being published in this area, whose primary focus is on disorders of hypokinesia (i.e., mainly Parkinson's disease), TOHM is devoted exclusively to and gives a home to papers on tremor and the other hyperkinetic movement disorders
- Authors have fewer page restrictions (e.g., full-length articles may be up to 5,000 words)
- Rapid turnaround time: the current turnaround time from submission to first decision is 22 days (3.25 weeks)
- Rapid submission-to-publication times
- Rolling submission and publication
- Through open access to its content, greater visibility, more citations, higher impact on the field
Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology at Columbia University, Elan D. Louis, M.D., M.S., is TOHM's founding editor-in-chief and past or current member of other editorial boards such as Neuroepidemiology and Movement Disorders. His interests are in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system, with a particular emphasis on tremor disorders. Dr. Louis has written over 300 peer-reviewed articles and has been invited to author editorials and reviews for journals such as Annals of Neurology, Movement Disorders, New England Journal of Medicine, and the Lancet.
Elan D. Louis, M.D., M.S., Columbia University (United States)
ASSOCIATE EDITOR, REVIEWS AND VIEWPOINTS
Ruth Walker, M.D., Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine (United States)
Alberto Albanese, M.D., Istituto Nazionale Neurologicao, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore "Carlo Besta" (Italy)
Julian Benito-Leon, M.D., Ph.D., Hospital "12 de Octubre" (Spain)
Susan Bressman, M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine (United States)
Francisco Cardoso, M.D., Medical School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
John Caviness, M.D., Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (United States)
William Dauer, M.D., University of Michigan (United States)
Okan Doğu, M.D., Mersin University (Turkey)
Alexandre Gironell, M.D., Ph.D., Sant Pau Hospital (Spain)
Peter Hedera, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University (United States)
Mark Hallett, M.D., National Institutes of Health (United States)
Joseph Jankovic, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine (United States)
Felix Javier Jiménez, M.D., Universidad de Alcala (Spain)
Roger Kurlan, M.D., Atlantic Health Neuroscience Institute (United States)
Mark LeDoux, M.D., Ph.D., University of Tennessee (United States)
Elizabeth McCusker, M.D., Westmead Hospital (Australia)
Michael Okun, M.D., University of Florida (United States)
William Ondo, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine (United States)
Seth Pullman, M.D., Columbia University (United States)
E. K. Tan, M.D., Singapore General Hospital (Singapore)
Marie Vidailhet, M.D., Hospital de la Salpêtrière (France)
Anne Young, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
Theresa Zesiewicz; M.D., University of South Florida (United States)
All articles are peer-reviewed by members of the TOHM Editorial Board. TOHM uses an iterative online publishing process and therefore does not have fixed deadlines for submission or publication.
Upon publication, all NIH-funded articles will be submitted to PubMed Central (PMC) on behalf of the author in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. We intend eventually for all TOHM articles to be included in PMC, and are in the process of being approved as publishers by PMC, which will permit us to deposit all TOHM articles directly into PMC without the need for author involvement. All articles published in PMC are indexed in PubMed.
The journal is freely available online and does not accept funds from advertisers. Therefore, full-length articles carry a $750 article-processing fee, while brief reports, case reports, and letters that report new observations carry a $350 fee. Other categories of articles (i.e. Reviews, Viewpoints) do not carry a charge.
Full author guidelines can be found here on the TOHM Web site. Submissions to the journal are also through that site. Further information can be obtained from Elan D. Louis M.D., M.S., Editor-in-Chief, at email@example.com.
From the Editor
Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements (TOHM) was conceived as a journal that would publish clinical and scientific papers on tremor and hyperkinetic movements. In contrast to current publications, whose primary focus is on disorders of hypokinesia (i.e., mainly Parkinson’s disease), TOHM shifts focus, emphasizing the non-Parkinsonian movement disorders, giving center stage to clinical observations and research in this area. In doing so, the journal aims to provide an international platform for experts and specialists in the field of hyperkinetic movements.
The journal was launched only a few months ago, and the response from the field in terms of feedback and submissions has been decided and swift, and the journal has begun to receive a steady and growing flow of high-quality submissions. We are now pleased to be able to publish online the first wave of accepted papers, and more will follow. The advantage of our online format is the ability to publish papers as accepted on a rolling basis, the rapid submission-to-publication times, and fewer word length constraints and page restrictions. These all provide prospective authors with the ability to elaborate on their research ideas and disseminate their research in a rapid, real-time manner. We welcome you to TOHM.