Movement Disorders Journal

About the Movement Disorders Journal


Movement  Disorders, the official Journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, is a highly read and referenced journal covering all topics of the field - both clinical and basic science. Subscribers receive supplements on special topics in addition to the monthly issues of the journal.

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is pleased to announce that the Movement Disorders impact factor has increased to 6.01, now ranking 14 out of 192 Clinical Neurology titles, according to the 2015 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports© rankings.

The impact factor of an academic journal is a performance measure based on the yearly average number of citations to recently published articles during the previous two years. This latest statistic marks the eighth consecutive year that the impact factor for the journal has increased. Furthermore, it shows nearly a 6% increase, rising from 5.68 in 2014. The continued increase in impact factor reflects the number of citations resulting from the high quality research being published in Movement Disorders.

The latest impact factor is extremely significant, primarily because an impact factor over 6 now makes Movement Disorders a highly competitive publication among all neurology titles. It also will expand interest and quality of the articles submitted for publication. There are few basic neuroscience journals with an impact factor between 6 and 10, which likely will make Movement Disorders more attractive for articles on experimental topics in the field.

MDS would like to acknowledge the entire Movement Disorders editorial team, including Editor-in-Chief, José A. Obeso, Deputy Editor, A. Jon Stoessl, Assistant Editor, Maria Stamelou, Managing Editor, Julie Nash, as well as all Associate Editors and Members of the International Editorial Board. Without their efforts and contributions, this great achievement would not be possible..

The average length of time from acceptance to launch on the Journal website (official publication date) is approximately 4 weeks.

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