Aims and scope

JNNP’s ambition is to publish the most ground-breaking and cutting-edge research from around the world. Encompassing the entire genre of neurological sciences, our focus is on the common disorders (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathy, subarachnoid haemorrhage and neuropsychiatry), but with a keen interest in the Gordian knots that present themselves in the field, such as ALS. With early online publication, regular podcasts and an immense archive collection (with the longest half-life of any journal in clinical neuroscience), JNNP is a trail-blazer and not a follower. Subscribers to JNNP also have access to Practical Neurology and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.


JNNP is owned by BMJ.


Practical Neurology
Practical Neurology is a bi-monthly educational supplement, free to JNNP subscribers. Each issue of Practical Neurology publishes reviews and essays from eminent neurologists from around the world, as well as educational material to test your knowledge. Papers are rigorously edited to present the working neurologist with accessible, engaging, up-to-date information.

Journal statistics

Acceptance rate

5% for original research submitted in 2016

Time from submission to first decision

14 days

Time from acceptance to publication

18 days (online)
8 months (print)


18 times per year (including PN)

Impact factor


Indexed by

Index Medicus (Medline), ISI Current Contents (Web of Science), Excerpta Medica (Embase)

Launch date




ISSN of JNNP Online


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