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
Frequency Bi-monthly
Launch date 2001
Digital Archive LOCKSS
Indexed by MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 1474-7758
Online ISSN 1474-7766

Journal statistics (2018)

Acceptance Rate 51%
Time from Submission to First Decision 16 days
Time from Acceptance to Publication 22 days (online)
4 months (print)

Contact Information

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