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Peer-review policy

Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.

Fluids and Barriers of the CNS operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous.

Publication of research articles by Fluids and Barriers of the CNS is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    7.3 - 2-year Impact Factor
    7.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.772 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.657 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    7 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    97 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    728,618 downloads
    1,007 Altmetric mentions