Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

32 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

18 days*

2020 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 blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2632-6140
Publication Model Open access
Frequency Continuous online publication
Launch date 2019
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Emerging Sources Citation Index, PubMed Central, Embase (Excerpta Medica), DOAJ, Google Scholar, Scopus
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate:49%

Time to first decision: 32 days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 18 days (mean)

2020 total content views: 11,502
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 68

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