About ACNR

ACNR (Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation) is a peer reviewed open access neurology journal, based in the UK and with international readership. We aim to keep busy practicing neurologists and rehabilitation specialists up-to-date with the latest advances in their fields, including areas of neurology and neuroscience outside their main area of sub-specialty interest.

The major content of ACNR is short reviews commissioned independently from leading UK and international experts. There is a focus on emerging knowledge about clinical neuroscience, neurology, rehabilitation and therapeutics, as well as evidence-based analysis of neurological practice – often in areas where definitive evidence and consensus is lacking.

ACNR prioritises review articles, but will consider original research articles where appropriate. Please contact the Publisher Rachael Hansford with any pre-submission enquiries.

The print version is distributed four times a year to 3,350 UK readers, including all of the UK’s Consultant Neurologists, plus Consultant Rehabilitation Specialists, Trainees, Neuroscientists and Allied Health professionals. Our email newsletter, with links to all the open access content online, has 2,500 subscribers world-wide. 

We also have an additional 350 neurology specialist email subscribers in Australia and New Zealand, and commission articles from the region via our Editor in Australia, Todd Hardy.

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International Standard Serial Numbers

  • ISSN 1473-9348
    Advances in clinical neuroscience & rehabilitation (Print)
  • ISSN 2397-267X
    Advances in clinical neuroscience & rehabilitation (Online)

Metadata indexing

ACNR is a member of Crossref and is indexed by the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Open Access Statement

ACNR is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. ACNR is indexed in the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).


ACNR was launched in 2001 as an open access neurology journal by Rachael Hansford under the name of Whitehouse Publishing, with the support of Roger Barker, Alasdair Coles and Stephen Kirker.

With a background in medical publishing, Rachael was inspired to launch a neurology journal because of her brother’s significant brain injuries. This personal commitment over nearly two decades, combined with the dedication of the specialists who have given so freely of their time and expertise, has helped ACNR to become one of the best read publications in the neurology field in the UK.