Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

14 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

23 days*

Impact Factor (JCR)




2020 total content views


Aims and scope

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry (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 the flagship of BMJ’s neurology and neuroscience portfolio and has an open access companion journal, BMJ Neurology Open.

For information about the Editor-in-Chief and editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Plan S compliance

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal. Transformative Journals are one of the compliance routes offered by cOAlition S funders, such as Wellcome, WHO and UKRI. Find out more about Transformative Journals and Plan S compliance on our Author Hub.


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 information

Ownership JNNP is owned by BMJ
Publication Model Subscription; with hybrid open access option
Frequency  12 issues per year
Launch date  1920
Digital Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection: Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Extended; BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents: Clinical Medicine, Life Sciences, MEDLINE (Index Medicus), PubMed Central (BMJ Open Access Special Collection), Scopus, Embase (Excerpta Medica), CINAHL, Google Scholar
Peer Review Model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Print ISSN 0022-3050
Online ISSN 1468-330X

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 10%

Time to first decision: 14days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 23 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Clinical Neurology
Impact factor (JCR): 10.283
Impact Factor rank: 11/208
5 year Impact Factor: 10.116
Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 2.60
Eigenfactor Score: 0.02634
Citescore: 13.5
Citescore rank: 11/343
Scimago Journal rank (SJR): 3.391

2020 total content views: 2.36m
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 10,505

The impact that academic research has cannot be defined by one single metric. In 2013, BMJ signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We did this to show our support for using multiple measures and metrics to portray journals’ impact; moving away from the Impact Factor as a single measure.

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