Aims and scope

Stroke and Vascular Neurology (SVN) is the official journal of the Chinese Stroke Association. Supported by a team of renowned Editors, and fully Open Access, the journal encourages debate on controversial techniques, issues on health policy and social medicine.

SVN will appeal to clinical stroke neurologists, neurosurgeons and basic neuroscientists. It will consider submissions of clinical and translational original research, short reports, editorials, and reviews to improve patient care.

Editorial Policy

Stroke and Vascular Neurology is an online-only, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that aims to operate a fast submission and review process with continuous publication online, to ensure timely, up-to-date research is available worldwide. The Journal adheres to a rigorous and transparent peer-review process and all papers will be considered on the basis of ethical and methodological soundness rather than their novelty, significance, or relevance to any particular group.

Submissions should be made through the Journal’s online submission system. All submissions are subject to peer review. Articles should not have been published elsewhere or be under consideration by any other journal when submitted to Stroke and Vascular Neurology. This includes other journals published by BMJ.

Stroke and Vascular Neurology operates a single blind peer review, information on which can be found here. Peer review is managed by the editorial team rather than BMJ or the Chinese Stroke Association to ensure absolute editorial freedom of the journal.

Authors retain copyright of their work and articles are published under a Creative Commons licence.

General information about BMJ’s Open Access programme, including copyright policies and institutional memberships, is available via our author website.

Chinese Stroke Association

Chinese Stroke Association (CSA) is an academic nonprofit professional organisation dedicated to stroke prevention, therapy, rehabilitation, research, quality of care and education. CSA represents all who are involved in this area of work. CSA held its inaugural national congress in Beijing on January 18, 2015, marking the establishment of the one and only national organization in the field of cerebrovascular disease. The mission of CSA is to unite and organize the professionals and volunteers of academic, scientific and public sectors to work together to promote the scientific research and reduce stroke incidence, disability and mortality. CSA will also promote and facilitate international collaboration and establishment of the Chinese model of multidisciplinary approach for prevention and control of stroke.

Chinese Stroke Association
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Journal statistics

Acceptance Rate 83% (2016)
Time to Acceptance to Publication 15 days (2016)
Frequency Quarterly
Launch date 2016
ISSN (online) 2059-8696


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