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Explore our journals in neurology






Acceptance rate: 49%

Time to first decision: 32 days




Acceptance rate: 40%

Time to first decision: 59 days

Citescore: 3.7

Journal Impact Factor: 2.692

JIF Rank (Medical, General & Internal): 64/169

Acceptance rate: 25%

Time to first decision: 21 days

Citescore: 8.0

Journal Impact Factor: 4.081

JIF Rank (Clinical Neurology): 68/208

Acceptance rate: 10%

Time to first decision: 14 days

Citescore: 13.5

Journal Impact Factor: 10.283

JIF Rank (Clinical Neurology): 11/208

Acceptance rate: 39%

Time to first decision: 16 days

Citescore: 3.1


Neurology: 2021 open access highlights

Most read open access articles published in 2021:

Our open access content received 7 times more views than other content.


Top mentioned open access articles in the press last year:

Frailty, lifestyle, genetics and dementia risk



Higher blood high density lipoprotein and apolipoprotein A1 levels are associated with reduced risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis



Persistent neuromuscular junction transmission defects in adults with spinal muscular atrophy treated with nusinersen



COVID-19 lockdown impact on the physical activity of adults with progressive muscle diseases


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Introducing our latest open access journals

BMJ Medicine is a new international open access, multispecialty journal that seeks to promote multidisciplinary collaboration through encouraging scientific debate, and exchange of new knowledge and ideas to improve the health of patients and the public. Closely aligned with The BMJ, BMJ Medicine prioritises high impact research, specialist reviews, and diverse research methods papers with the potential to improve clinical practice, policy, and medical science.

BMJ Oncology is a new BMJ journal that will optimize cancer patient care and improve outcomes. An open access, online format supports the global reach and impact of BMJ Oncology content. The journal invites oncology experts to submit high-quality original research and review papers. Publishing consideration will be extended to papers that provide sound science across the broad spectrum of cancer research, investigation, treatment and practice.

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