Top cited articles

The quality and impact of our journals are dependent on many different measures. We’ve provided here some of those metrics for Stroke and Vascular Neurology, to reflect the latest 2019 data, that remain important to our authors. We’ve also listed our top most cited articles from each of the last two years, free to read.


Basement membrane and blood-brain barrier
July 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000198

Tissue window, not the time window, will guide acute stroke treatment
March 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000211

Iron toxicity, lipid peroxidation and ferroptosis after intracerebral haemorrhage
July 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000205

Microglial activation after ischaemic stroke
July 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000196

Poststroke seizure: optimising its management
March 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000175

Role of the glymphatic system in ageing and diabetes mellitus impaired cognitive function
July 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000203

Safety of tirofiban and dual antiplatelet therapy in treating intracranial aneurysms
March 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000192

Flow diversion covering the M1 origin as a last resort
September 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000204

Targeting NAMPT as a therapeutic strategy against stroke
July 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000199

Stereotactic aspiration for hypertensive intracerebral haemorrhage in a Chinese population: a retrospective cohort study
March 2019 10.1136/svn-2018-000200


Stroke-induced immunosuppression and poststroke infection
March 2018 10.1136/svn-2017-000123

Efficacy and safety of intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator in mild ischaemic stroke: a meta-analysis
March 2018 10.1136/svn-2017-000106

How to identify which patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis could benefit from endarterectomy or stenting
June 2018 10.1136/svn-2017-000129

B vitamins for stroke prevention
June 2018 10.1136/svn-2018-000156

Dual versus mono antiplatelet therapy for acute non-cardioembolic ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack: a systematic review and meta-analysis
June 2018 10.1136/svn-2018-000168

Guidelines for evaluation and management of cerebral collateral circulation in ischaemic stroke 2017
September 2018 10.1136/svn-2017-000135

Cardioembolic stroke: everything has changed
June 2018 10.1136/svn-2018-000143

Prestroke selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use and functional outcomes after ischaemic stroke
March 2018 10.1136/svn-2017-000119

Current status of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator dosage for acute ischaemic stroke: an updated systematic review
March 2018 10.1136/svn-2017-000112

Patent foramen ovale and cryptogenic stroke: diagnosis and updates in secondary stroke prevention
June 2018 10.1136/svn-2018-000173

Journal Metrics:

Days to first decision: 26
Days from acceptance to publication: 21

Impact Factor (JCR): 4.765
SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.809
Eigenfactor: 0.002
Citescore: 5.9

2019 total Content accesses: 368,200
Total Altmetric mentions: 105