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As a researcher, publishing your work is an important step in enhancing your academic career and ensuring your work has a wider impact. At BMJ, we are with you at every step of your publication journey and at any stage of your career. We can help you to optimise the presentation and impact of your work, and to disseminate your findings to the people who need to read it.

Publishing in one of our fully open access or transformative journals complies with policies set by funders (including Plan S), institutions and governments. Your institution may be part of an open access agreement with BMJ, which can help authors meet the cost of publishing (i.e. Article Processing Charge).

Options to publish your research open access with BMJ:

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Explore our journals in neurology





Acceptance rate: 37%

Time to first decision*: 5 days

Citescore: 2.0

Journal Impact Factor: 2.7


*without review

Acceptance rate: 12%

Time to first decision*: 4 days

Citescore: 10.2

Journal Impact Factor: 5.9

JIF rank (Clinical Neurology): 29/212

Acceptance rate: 9%

Time to first decision*: 4 days

Citescore: 15.9

Journal Impact Factor: 11.1

JIF rank (Clinical Neurology): 10/212


Acceptance rate: 24%

Time to first decision: 24 days

Citescore: 10.7

Journal Impact Factor: 4.9

JIF rank (Neuroimaging): 4/14






Acceptance rate: 36%

Time to first decision*:  4 days

Citescore: 4.4

Journal Impact Factor:  2.9

JIF Rank (Medical, General & Internal): 77/167 

*without review

Acceptance rate: 15%

Time to first decision*: 3 days


Acceptance rate: 10%

Time to first decision: 56 days

Citescore: 15.3

Journal Impact Factor: 107.7

JIF Rank (Medical, General & Internal): 4/169




Take a look at how research in this field can inspire real change

By sharing some of our impact stories in neurology, we aim to highlight the real world relevance and impact of research published with us. If you’d like your research to drive positive change then do consider publishing open access in a BMJ journal. 

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Reasons to publish your neurology research with us

Our open access content received on average 7 times more views than other content

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