Time to first decision with review:
28 days*
Time from acceptance to publication:
28 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
Total content views:
1 million

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

Editorial Board

For information about the Practical Neurology editorial team please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Journal information

Publication Model
Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Launch date
Digital Archives
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN
Online ISSN

Journal Statistics 2023

Acceptance rate: 44%
Speed Time to first decision with review: 28 days (median) Time to first decision without review: 3 days (median) Time from acceptance to publication: 28 days (median)
Impact Impact Factor category: Clinical Neurology Impact Factor (JCR): 3.5 Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.51 Eigenfactor Score: 0.00255 Citescore: 4.0 Citescore rank: 176/373 SciMago Journal Rank: 0.647
Reach Total content view: 1 million Total Altmetric mentions: 839
The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure. How we get these metrics

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