About Practical Neurology

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 is co-owned by BMJ and the Association of British Neurologists.

Journal Statistics

Acceptance rate 51% for all papers submitted in 2015
Time from submission to first decision 19 days
Time from acceptance to publication
22 days (online)
1 month (print)
Frequency Bimonthly.
Indexed By Index Medicus (Medline), Excerpta Medica (Embase)
Launch date 2001
Lead times Time from submission to first decision (all papers): 11 days
ISSN of PN 1474-7758
ISSN of PN Online 1474-7766

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