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Cerebellum & Ataxias will cease to be published by BMC after 31 Dec 2021. It is no longer accepting submissions. Please consider to submit your manuscript to The Cerebellum or another journal at Springer Nature. Please visit the website for a complete list of our journals. BMC will continue to host an archive of all articles previously published in the journal and all articles published in Cerebellum & Ataxias will remain fully searchable via the BMC website.


Mario Manto, FNRS, Belgium


COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

Cerebellum & Ataxias is an open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to cerebellar research and cerebellar disorders, including scientific reports and clinical cases of the numerous forms of ataxias.


All articles published in Cerebellum & Ataxias are now included in PubMed and PubMed Central. The journal content is also included in SCOPUS.

Sister journal

Cerebellum & Ataxias is sister journal to The Cerebellum, the official publication of the Society for Research on the Cerebellum.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    69 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    51 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    53 days from submission to acceptance
    13 days from acceptance to publication

    15 Altmetric mentions