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.

Practical Neurology Index

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.

Journal Statistics 2016

Acceptance Rate 58%
Time to Submission to First Decision 17 days
Time to Acceptance to Publication 21 days (online)
4 months (print)
Frequency Bi-monthly
Indexed by Index Medicus (Medline), Excerpta Medica (Embase)
Launch date 2001
ISSN 1474-7758
ISSN (online) 1474-7766

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