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Insights into Imaging is a journal of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) with an Impact Factor 2021 of 5.036. 

Insights into Imaging accepts original articles, educational and critical review articles as well as position and recommendation papers from leading societies and institutions. Through critical thinking and re-thinking, the authors should provide an insight into how radiology is currently practised and analyse whether it needs to be re-shaped.
 

Featured Article: Clinical indications and acquisition protocol for the use of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in head and neck cancer squamous cell carcinoma: recommendations from an expert panel

This study aimed to provide evidence-based recommendations for the use of perfusion-weighted MRI (PWI) sequence in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), with regards to clinical indications and acquisition parameters. An international panel of independent experts in the field reached a wider consensus and resulted in recommendations that will be updated every two years based on the availability of relevant evidence on the matter.

ESR Journal Family uses single-blinded peer review from January 2023 onwards

Since their inception, the ESR journals have used double-blinded peer review, where reviewers were blinded to the authors’ identities and vice versa.
As of January 9, 2023, all three journals begin implementing a single-blinded peer review process, where manuscripts sent to reviewers will no longer be anonymized or blinded, but reviewers’ names will continue to be unknown to authors.

There are several reasons for this decision taken by the Editors-in-Chief. First, in light of the rapid development of pre-print archives, anonymity of authors is fading by the authors’ own decision. Second, the journals’ experience so far showed that many manuscripts cannot be fully anonymized. Having reviewers that are experts in their field also means they are often still able to, at least, presume the identity of the authors. Third, reviewers are blinded to important references from the authors, limiting the possibility to assess comprehensive literature search and correctness of citations. Finally, with the single-blindness, the check for anonymity will be skipped and the time from manuscript submission to availability to the Editors could be shortened.

The Editors-in-Chief would like to take this opportunity to thank all reviewers and authors for their great work and support of the ESR Journals.
 

Prof. Yves Menu, Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology
Prof. Luis Marti-Bonmati, Editor-in-Chief of Insights into Imaging
Prof. Francesco Sardanelli, Editor-in-Chief of European Radiology Experimental

  1. Authors: Francesco Agnello, Domenico Albano, Giuseppe Micci, Giuseppe Di Buono, Antonino Agrusa, Giuseppe Salvaggio, Salvatore Pardo, Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta, Massimo Midiri, Roberto Lagalla and Massimo Galia

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Aims and Scope

Insights into Imaging is a peer-reviewed, online gold open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen.

Owned by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), Insights into Imaging specializes on critical reviews, guidelines and policy statements, and is dedicated to education and strategies in radiology. It continuously updates scientific and best-practice knowledge in radiology through the publication of original articles and state of the art reviews, opinions, along with recommendations and statements from the leading radiological societies in Europe.

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About the Editor

Luis Martí-Bonmatí

Professor Luis Martí Bonmatí is the Chairman of Radiology and Director of the Medical Imaging Department at La Fe University and Polytechnic Hospital, and also Chief of Radiology at Quirónsalud Hospital, Valencia, Spain. He leads the Research Group on Biomedical Imaging (GIBI230) within La Fe Health Research Institute. Professor Martí Bonmatí is a long-time member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and has served as chairperson of the ESR Research Committee from 2010–2013. Furthermore, he has served as president of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) and of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR). He is an established and well-known scientific author with a large number of publications, being involved in several funded research projects and research infrastructures. He also belongs to the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine.

Professor Martí Bonmatí took over as Editor in Chief of Insights into Imaging in January 2018 from Professor Robert Hermans. 

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