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About the journal

Brain provides researchers and clinicians with the finest original contributions in neurology. Leading studies in neurological science are balanced with practical clinical articles. Its citation rating is one of the highest for neurology journals, and it consistently publishes papers that become classics in the field. The Editorial Board reflects both the journal's truly international readership and wide coverage.

Brain is using the latest technology to speed up the publication process and add greater functionality to the published papers. Papers are now submitted online, and manuscripts are posted online weeks in advance of their appearance in the printed issue. This means you can read the best research without delay, and your papers can start being cited even more rapidly than before.

Impact factor and ranking

Year Impact Factor SI: Clinical Neurology SI: Neurosciences
2013 10.226 5 out of 194 12 out of 251
2012 9.915 5 out of 192 10 out of 251
2011 9.457 5 out of 191 11 out of 243
2010 9.230 3 out of 185 12 out of 237
2009 9.490 2 out of 167 10 out of 230
2008 9.603 3 out of 156 11 out of 219
2007 8.568 3 out of 146 12 out of 211
2006 7.617 3 out of 146 14 out of 199
2005   3 out of 148 13 out of 200
2004   2 out of 140 8 out of 198
2003   1 out of 135 11 out of 198

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.