Aims and scope

Stroke and Vascular Neurology 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.

Stroke and Vascular Neurology 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.


Stroke and Vascular Neurology is published by BMJ on behalf of the 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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Editorial board

For information about the Stroke and Vascular Neurology editorial team, please refer to the Editorial Board page.

Journal information

Publication Model Open access
Frequency Quarterly
Launch date 2016
Digital archive LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection, PubMed Central, Scopus, DOAJ, Google Scholar
Peer review model Single blind; the names of reviewers are hidden from the author
Online ISSN 2059-8696

Journal statistics (2019)

Acceptance Rate 52%
Time from submission to first decision 26 days
Time from acceptance to publication (online) 21 days


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