Aims and scope
The essential point of Practical Neurology is that it is practical in the sense of being useful for everyone who sees neurological patients and who wants to keep up to date, and safe, in managing them. In other words this is a journal for jobbing neurologists – which most of us are for at least part of our time – who plough through the tension headaches and funny turns week in and week out.
Index of Content
Practical Neurology has mapped its content onto the UK curriculum. This can be viewed via this link.
Practical Neurology is co-owned by BMJ and the Association of British Neurologists.
58% for all papers submitted in 2016
Time from submission to first decision
Time from Acceptance to Publication
21 days (online)
4 months (print)
Index Medicus (Medline), Excerpta Medica (Embase)
Time from submission to first decision (all papers): 11 days
ISSN of PN
ISSN of PN Online
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