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The Official Journal of The Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment

Brain Impairment is the official journal of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI). It is a peer-reviewed journal that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of ASSBI. Online access for ASSBI members is part of the membership package.

Clarivate have just released the 2019 Impact Factors for indexed journals, the 2019 Impact Factor for Brain Impairment is 1.356. 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!

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, epilepsy, 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 CUP. 


    Prof Jennifer Fleming, The University of Queensland, Australia

    Prof Grahame Simpson, Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Australia

Associate Editors:  A/Prof Petrea Cornwell and Dr Cynthia Honan
Social Media Editors: Dr Nicholas Behn, Dr Liss Brunner and Ms Louisa Selvadurai

Editorial Manager: Ms Margaret Eagers

    Chair of Editorial Board: Professor Leanne Togher

    Editorial Board: Click here

ISSN: 1443-9646   EISSN: 1839-5252

Frequency: 3 Issue(s) per year

Impact Factor:

2015 2-year impact factor 0.565

2015 5-year impact factor – 1.130


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