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.
|Publication Model||Subscription; with hybrid open access option|
|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|
Journal statistics (2018)
|Time from Submission to First Decision||16 days|
|Time from Acceptance to Publication||22 days (online)
4 months (print)
Rights and permissions
Members of the Association of British Neurologists (ABN) receive copies of PN as a benefit of membership.
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The EQUATOR Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve the value of medical research literature by promoting accurate, transparent reporting of research studies. The BMJ Group is a sponsor of its activities.