Sándor Beniczky, Editor-in-Chief, Epileptic Disorders

Changes to Epileptic Disorders Editorial Leadership

7 September, 2020

Epileptic Disorders is pleased to announce that Alexis Arzimanoglou is now Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Elza Márcia Yacubian was named Deputy Editor. Sándor Beniczky remains Editor-in-Chief.

Alexis Arzimanoglou was one of the founders of Epileptic Disorders, and together with Jean Aicardi, he made tremendous contributions to building up the journal. In the first years, electronic manuscript management platforms were not available, and Alexis, singlehandedly managed manuscripts submitted by post, as letters and video tapes. Later on, CDs replaced tapes, and in 2006, Epileptic Disorders moved to an online platform.

Thanks to Alexis’ leadership and tenacity, Epileptic Disorders has become the official educational journal of the ILAE, focusing on the clinical practice, with electro-clinical features. Beginning September 1st, Alexis will serve as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the journal. We would like to thank him for his dedication in founding and developing the journal, as well as his decisive contribution to the educational programs of the League.

Elza Márcia Yacubian is a specialist in neurology, child neurology and neurophysiology in Brazil where she is Associate Professor of the Neurology Department of Universidade Federal de São Paulo. She is involved in the Latin American Summer School on Epilepsy (LASSE), and ALADE (Academia Latinoamericana de Epilepsia). Elza Márcia has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers on epilepsy, many based upon PhD and doctoral theses written under her mentorship. She was president of the Brazilian League Against Epilepsy 1994-1996 and of the Brazilian Epilepsy Association from 2004-2008.

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