Acceptance rate


Time to first decision

21 days*

Time from acceptance to publication

24 days*

Impact Factor (JCR)




2020 total content views


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
Building 6, Zone 3, Advanced Business Park (ABP), 188 South 4th Ring West Road, Fengtai District, Beijing, China. 100070.

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 Archives Portico, LOCKSS
Indexed by Web of Science Core Collection, PubMed Central, Scopus, DOAJ, Google Scholar
Peer review model Double blind; both the reviewer and the author are anonymous to each other.
Print ISSN 2059-8688
Online ISSN 2059-8696

Journal Statistics (2020)

Acceptance rate: 25%

Time to first decision: 21 days (mean)
Time from acceptance to publication: 24 days (mean)

Impact Factor category: Clinical Neurology
Impact Factor (JCR): 4.081
Impact Factor rank: 68/208
5 year Impact Factor: 6.174
Journal Citation Indicator:0.90
Eigenfactor: 0.00239
Citescore: 8.0
Citescore rank: 42/343
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.829

2020 total content views: 216,898
2020 total Altmetric mentions: 484

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