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ISSN: 1443-9646   EISSN: 1839-5252

Frequency: Continuous publication

2022 Impact Factor: 0.8

Clarivate have just released the 2023 Impact Factors for indexed journals, the 2022 Impact Factor for Brain Impairment is 0.8. Our congratulations go to our co-editors Professors Jenny Fleming and Grahame Simpson for keeping the IF stable as well as our special issue editors, authors, reviewers and readers!

5-year impact factor: 1.5

Brain Impairment is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal covering the full range of conditions that affect brain function. Brain Impairment publishes Original Articles, Reviews, Brief Reports, and Clinical Practice: Current Opinion and Research Protocols. In addition, the journal publishes the abstracts from the annual ASSBI international scientific conference.

The journal addresses topics related to the aetiology, epidemiology, treatment and outcomes of brain impairment with a particular focus on the implications for functional status, participation, rehabilitation and quality of life. Disciplines reflect a broad multidisciplinary scope and include neuroscience, neurology, neuropsychology, psychiatry, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, social work, and nursing.

Submissions are welcome across the full range of conditions that affect brain function (stroke, tumour, progressive neurological illnesses, dementia, traumatic brain injury, etc.) throughout the lifespan.  

The journal publishes Original Articles, Reviews, Brief Reports, Clinical Practice:Current Opinion and Research Protocols. In addition, the journal publishes the abstracts from the annual ASSBI international scientific conference.

In 2017, the journal launched the Douglas and Tate prize, an annual award for the best research article published in Brain Impairment in the previous 12 months which is supported by a cash prize from CSIRO Publishing.


Access to Brain Impairment is available FREE to financial ASSBI members.


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Additional note: Brain Impairment is moving to CSIRO Publishing. Journal content will soon be available on the new Journal site.

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Research and Editing Consultant Program - INS

The Research and Editing Consulting Program (RECP) is designed to provide research design and statistical advice to colleagues who are planning research projects or want to develop international collaborations. In addition, the Program offers English language editing to colleagues for whom English is not their first language who wish to publish their research in English language journals. Members of the neuropsychology professional community are eligible to become consultants. To request RECP services, at least one author must be a member of a neuropsychological society and/or the manuscript must be under consideration for a journal in the field of neuropsychology.  If you would like to be put in touch with a consultant who can assist with research design, statistical advice or English language editing, or if you are willing to act as a consultant, please contact Dr. Mary Beth Spitznagel at

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