Acceptance rate:
Time to first decision with review:
8 days*
Impact Factor (JCR):
Time from acceptance to publication:
27 days*
Total content views:

Aims and scope

BMJ Neurology Open is an online, peer-reviewed, open access journal, dedicated to publishing research in all areas of clinical neurology and neuroscience. This journal is particularly interested in addressing common diseases and their treatment, or illuminating mechanisms of disease or modes of action of treatments, whether related to their efficacy or their complications. BMJ Neurology Open is also interested in clinical neurology implementation studies which look at how neurological advances can be brought to the patients who need them.
BMJ Neurology Open is the open access companion journal to JNNP and co-owned by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN).

Editorial Board

For information about the BMJ Neurology Open Editor-in-Chief Prof Richard Gerraty and the rest of the editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.


BMJ Neurology Open is co-owned by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists and BMJ.

Journal information

Peer Review Model
Single anonymised; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN
Publication Model
Open access
Continuous online publication
Launch date
Indexed by
Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, DOAJ, Google Scholar, Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica)
Digital Archives

Journal Statistics 2022

Acceptance rate: 39%
Speed Time to first decision with review (median): 8 days Time to first decision without review (median): 5 days Time from acceptance to publication (median): 27 days
Impact Impact Factor category: Clinical Neurology Impact Factor (JCR): 2.7 5 year Impact Factor: 2.7 Journal Citation Indicator: 0.5 Eigenfactor: 0.00040 Citescore: 2.0 Citescore rank: 127/175 Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.688
Reach Total content views: 58,040 Total Altmetric mentions: 349
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