Editorial Policy

Focus and Scope

"Neurology Letters" is an international, Open Access, peer-reviewed, continuously published journal dedicated to improving the quality of care and increasing the knowledge in the field of neurology by publishing high-quality articles concerning clinical neuroscience and related disciplines. All accepted articles will be published immediately in order to increase their visibility and possibility of citation. The journal publishes articles on neurology, neurointerventional surgery, neuroscience, neurology nursing, health policy and ethics, and other related topics. The journal supports the following types of articles:

  • Original Communications
  • Review Articles
  • Case-report
  • Letter to the editor
  • Publication Frequency

All accepted articles will be published continuously from the beginning of 2021 in order to increase their visibility and possibility of citation. Compared to the conventional periodical publication format, in continuous publication, articles will receive a page number and are published continuously immediately after acceptance and proofreading. Therefore, the time interval between acceptance and publication is completely eliminated.

Open Access Policy

Since making research freely available supports a greater global exchange of knowledge, "Neurology Letters" provides immediate open access to its content without receiving article processing charges (APC) from the author(s). The costs for maintaining a publication infrastructure, managing the journal, and processing the manuscripts (copyediting, layout editing, XML generation, etc.) are supported by Iran University of Medical Sciences.


Editorial Independence

The editor-in-chief makes the final decision regarding the publication or rejection of the submitted articles without interference of its owner (Neurology Department of Iran University of Medical Sciences) or economic interests.

Plagiarism policy

When an author tries to present the work of someone else as his or her own, it is called plagiarism. In addition, when an author uses a considerable portion of his or her own previously published work in a new one without properly citing the reference, it is called a duplicate publication sometimes also referred to as self-plagiarism. This may range from publishing the same article in another journal to 'salami-slicing', which is data segmentation, to adding little new data to the previous article.

The editorial team/reviewers of "Neurology Letters" will check the submitted manuscripts for plagiarism twice (once after submission and once before publication) using available plagiarism detection software such as iThenticate. If suspected plagiarism is found in an article either before (by reviewers or editorial team) or after (by readers) publication, Neurology Letters will act according to COPE’s code of conduct and flowcharts

Article Withdrawal

Author(s) should note that they can withdraw their articles before being sent for peer review or when they are returned to them for making changes (minor or major revisions required), and not when they are under peer review. Unless that round of peer review (and not the total duration) for the article has exceeded the maximum duration of the peer review process stated on the website (6 weeks).

Articles can only be withdrawn before their acceptance, except in cases that contain errors or have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like.

Articles that include errors, or are duplicates of or very similar to other published article(s) or are determined to violate the journals’ publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors, may be withdrawn.

For this purpose, a withdrawal letter must be emailed to the editorial office indicating the decision to withdraw and explaining the reason for withdrawal signed the corresponding author and the submitting individuals’ signature.