Journal info (provided by editor)

Issues per year
12
Articles published last year
136
Manuscripts received last year
806
% accepted last year
18%
% immediately rejected last year
31%
Open access status
optional
Manuscript handling fee?
no
Kind of complaint procedure
Other
Two-year impact factor
9.73
Five-year impact factor
8.56

Aims and Scope

Acta Neuropathologica´s mission is to publish the best articles on pathology and pathogenesis of neurological disease. The journal focuses on structural and molecular neuropathology using human tissue, animal models and in vitro systems.

The editors feel that not only scientific excellence, but also efficiency of manuscript handling are key parameters of journal quality. Key figures of Acta Neuropathologica including very short turnaround times, i.e.a mean of 12 days between submission and first decision, and a mean of 10 days between acceptance and online publication.

SciRev ratings (provided by authors) (based on 3 reviews)

Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 0.7 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 0.8 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection n/a compare →
Characteristics of peer review process
Average number of review reports 2.7 compare →
Average number of review rounds 1.7 compare →
Quality of review reports 4.3 compare →
Difficulty of reviewer comments 3.0 compare →
Overall rating manuscript handling 4.7 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 4.9 weeks. Overall rating: 5 (excellent). Outcome: Accepted.