Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

This journal is dedicated to provide open-access, high-quality, peer-reviewed Radiology case reports and educational review articles. We encourage everybody to submit interesting Radiology cases or Radiology teaching related articles. Medical/surgical articles with emphasis on diagnostic imaging are also welcome. Blinded review of cases allows a fair and unbiased publication of Radiology case reports.

The "Journal of Radiology Case Reports" is a PubMed/Medline indexed new kind of journals for Radiology case reports. The peer review and editorial process conforms to international standards of peer reviewed scientific journals. However there are significant differences: This journal is dedicated solely to Radiology case reports. Case reports are usually "neglected" by large or traditional journals, mainly due to competition with "higher value" articles (review, original research etc.) for valuable space in the hardcopy version of the journal. As a consequence, it becomes increasingly difficult to publish interesting casuistics in a peer-reviewed environment. This was one reason why this online journal was born - to give the opportunity to publish Radiology case reports.

Interactivity is unique and allows to view the cases as seen on workstations - with scroll functions and ability to "window and level", magnify and other features.
Traditionally, case reports provide only selected images which demonstrate the pathology (or only pertinent findings). This has not only a limited learning value, because the user only receives selected information and cannot "find out" the answer him/herself. But, what is more important is, that this kind of provided information does not resemble the "real life" at the radiologist's workstation. When we open a study, the pathology does not jump immediately in our eyes on the first image. We have to scroll through the stack of images and have to find the pathology ourselves. Furthermore, scolling through the stack of images helps to obtain an overview of the entire environment.

Review process is blinded and exceptional by providing peer-review by at least 3 reviewers. The review process can take up to 6-12 weeks, depending on the amount of new submissions, which has increased significantly in the last years.

As in traditional journals, the published articles are fully citable in this journal. Each article receives a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - these days every modern journal assigns its articles a DOI for easier referencing. The JRCR is also Medline/PubMed indexed. The articles are available in multiple formats (Abstract, HTML, PDF, Interactive)

What kind of articles are suited for this journal?
Any kind of medical imaging related articles (case report, case series, review, original research, tutorial) are welcomed, which:

  • report and explain unusual or unexpected findings.
  • promote knowledge about known and new disease processes.
  • expand or refresh knowledge about anatomy in imaging.
  • help, better understand technical aspects of medical imaging.
  • new scientific data on a smaller scale (studies on small populations, few patients) which could e.g. help, contributing to larger meta-analysis studies.
  • other uptodate knowledge in medical imaging.

 

Section Policies

General Radiology

Editors
  • Roland Talanow, EduRad
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Neuroradiology

Editors
  • Laurence Eckel, Mayo Clinic
  • Osama Gomaa, University of Miami
  • Allison Grayev, University of Wisconsin
  • Ulf Jensen-Kondering, Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology, Campus Kiel, University of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Majid Khan, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Manoj Kumar, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Augusto Mamere, Barretos Cancer Hospital
  • John Morgan, Yale University, School of Medicine
  • Chetan Shah, Mayo Clinic and University of Florida
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Pediatric Radiology

Editors
  • Arie Franco, Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Shilpa Hegde, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Sanjay Prabhu, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Chetan Shah, Mayo Clinic and University of Florida
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Musculoskeletal Radiology

Editors
  • Patricia Afonso, University Nova de Lisboa
  • Sayed Ali, Temple University Hospital
  • James Evans, Radiology Associates of Oklahoma
  • Stephen Hatem, The Cleveland Clinic
  • Apostolos Karantanas, University of Crete
  • George Paraskevas, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Sanjay Patel, Royal Derby Hospital
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Genitourinary Radiology

Editors
  • Arnold Friedman, University of Arizona
  • Robert Marks, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Haytham Shebel, Urology and Nephrology Center Mansoura University
  • Rafel Tappouni, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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Gastrointestinal Radiology

Editors
  • Rahat Brar, Fortis Hospital
  • Arnold Friedman, University of Arizona
  • Robert Marks, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Stefano Palmucci, University Hospital "Policlinico-Vittorio Emanuele"
  • Miguel Ramalho, Hospital Garcia de Orta
  • Rafel Tappouni, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Thomas Vogl, University of Frankfurt/Main
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Obstetric & Gynecologic Radiology

Editors
  • Bernadette Beranger
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Interventional Radiology

Editors
  • Ahmed Abdel Aal, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Mohammad al-Shatouri, Suez Canal University Hospital
  • Paresh Desai, Goa Medical College
  • Osama Gomaa, University of Miami
  • Matthew Tam, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Thomas Vogl, University of Frankfurt/Main
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Thoracic Radiology

Editors
  • Hans-Holger Jend, Klinikum Bremen-Ost
  • Abhishek Mahajan, Indian Medical Council
  • Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Cleveland Clinic
  • Xavier Montet, Geneva University Hospital and Geneva Medical School
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Breast Imaging

Editors
  • Jeon-Hor Chen, University of California Irvine
  • Fernando Collado-Mesa, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Laurie Fajardo, University of Iowa
  • Markus Holzhauer, Windsong Radiology
  • Gopal Vijayaraghavan, University of Massachusetts, School of Medicine
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Cardiac Imaging

Editors
  • Osama Gomaa, University of Miami
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Emergency Radiology

Editors
  • Stephen Hatem, The Cleveland Clinic
  • Sridhar Shankar, University of Tennessee
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Nuclear Medicine / Molecular Imaging

Editors
  • Mohab Alexander, NHB
  • Humayun Bashir, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
  • Bohdan Bybel, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg
  • Gang Cheng, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
  • Arie Franco, Georgia Health Sciences University
  • Osama Gomaa, University of Miami
  • Gaurav Malhotra, Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre
  • Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland
  • Kamal Singh, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB
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Protocols & Contrast Media

Editors
  • Frederik Giesel, University Hospital Heidelberg
  • Chetan Shah, Mayo Clinic and University of Florida
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Technical/IT & Innovative

Editors
  • Frederik Giesel, University Hospital Heidelberg
  • Elizabeth Krupinski, University of Arizona
  • Eliot Siegel, University of Maryland
  • Roland Talanow, EduRad
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Miscellaneous

Editors
  • Roland Talanow, EduRad
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Editorial

Editors
  • Roland Talanow, EduRad
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Letter to the Editor / Opinion

Editors
  • Roland Talanow, EduRad
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Interesting Image

Editors
  • Roland Talanow, EduRad
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Signs in Radiology

Editors
  • Roland Talanow, EduRad
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Peer Review Process

Three independent reviewers are asked to judge the submission based on the journal criteria. The review process is double blinded and - due to the increasing amount of submissions - might take up to two months. Selection of reviewers is based on their field of expertise and review interests.

A Word document template provides some rough reviewing guidelines at the following URL:
http://www.radiologycases.com/Template_Reviewer_Case_Report.doc

Reviewers may dowload this document and fill out the appropriate sections.


Awards
As an appreciation of their valuable time and work, we honor our reviewers in the end of the year issue of this journal as well as in the "Hall of Fame" on the journal website.


Reviewer evaluation
To ensure also a high quality review, reviewers are rated on a 5 point scale and reviewers with an average of 3.5 or more points will be honored as mentioned above.

One point is assigned for each of the following:
  • The reviewer responded to the review invitation within the requested time frame.
  • The reviewer reviewed the manuscript within the requested time frame.
  • The review addressed all aspects which were asked for in the reviewer guidelines (e.g. English, author guidelines, image modalities)
  • Reviewer gave suggestions to improve the revised version
  • The review was written in a friendly and encouraging way

Each reviewer is evaluated based on these factors. The overall score will determine if this person will be eligible for future reviews or deleted from the reviewer database.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research and education freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

This work is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

Furthermore, The Journal of Radiology Case Reports is indexed in PubMed/Medline. More...

 

Journal of Radiology Case Reports - a peer-reviewed radiology case report journal

Interactive, high quality, educational, open-access and peer-reviewed radiology case reports and review articles. Indexed in PubMed/Medline.