- We are an official journal of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), and dedicated to critical thinking in radiology.
- The journal has an Impact Factor since 2019.
- The journal encompasses educational and critical reviews, plus radiological guidelines and statements from leading European societies.
- As an open access publication, our articles are freely accessible worldwide, ensuring the widest possible dissemination for your work, with over 3.5 million downloads per year.
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 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.
Insights into Imaging is the official journal of the following organisations:
European Society of Cardiovascular Radiology (ESCR)
European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)
European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR)
European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR)
European Society of Oncologic Imaging (ESOI)
European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)
European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)
European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR)
European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)
European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII)
Why publish your article in Insights into Imaging?
All articles published by the Insights into Imaging are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found here.
As authors of articles published in the Insights into Imaging you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the SpringerOpen copyright and license agreement.
For those of you who are US government employees or are prevented from being copyright holders for similar reasons, SpringerOpen can accommodate non-standard copyright lines. Please contact us if further information is needed.
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Article processing charges (APCs)
Open access publishing is not without costs. Insights into Imaging therefore, levies an article-processing charge of £2190.00/$3090.00/€2590.00 for each article accepted for publication, plus VAT or local taxes, where applicable.
If the corresponding author's institution participates in our open access membership program, some or all of the publication cost may be covered (more details available on the membership page). We routinely waive charges for authors from low-income countries. For other countries, article-processing charge waivers or discounts are granted on a case-by-case basis to authors with insufficient funds. Authors can request a waiver or discount during the submission process. For further details, see our article processing charge page.
SpringerOpen provides a free open access funding support service to help authors discover and apply for article processing charge funding. Visit our OA funding and policy support page to view our list of research funders and institutions that provide funding for APCs, and to learn more about our email support service.
All articles published in Insights into Imaging are included in:
- UGC-CARE List (India)
- TD Net Discovery Service
- Semantic Scholar
- Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch)
- ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
- ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
- ProQuest Technology Collection
- ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
- ProQuest Pharma Collection
- ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
- ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
- ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
- ProQuest Central
- ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
- OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
- Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
- Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
- INIS Atomindex
- Google Scholar
- EBSCO STM Source
- EBSCO Discovery Service
- EBSCO Academic Search
- Current Contents/Clinical Medicine
- Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - GoOA
- BFI List
The full text of all articles is deposited in digital archives around the world to guarantee long-term digital preservation. You can also access all articles published by SpringerOpen on SpringerLink. We are working closely with relevant indexing services including Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) to ensure that articles published in Insights into Imaging will be available in their databases when appropriate.
Peer-review is the system used to assess the quality of a manuscript before it is published. Independent researchers in the relevant research area assess submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether the manuscript should be published in their journal. You can read more about the peer-review process here.
Insights into Imaging operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to authors are anonymous Publication of research articles by Insights into Imaging is dependent primarily on their scientific validity and coherence as judged by our external expert editors and/or peer reviewers, who will also assess whether the writing is comprehensible and whether the work represents a useful contribution to the field.
Submitted manuscripts will generally be reviewed by two to three experts who will be asked to evaluate whether the manuscript is scientifically sound and coherent, whether it duplicates already published work, and whether or not the manuscript is sufficiently clear for publication. Reviewers will also be asked to indicate how interesting and significant the research is. The Editors will reach a decision based on these reports and, where necessary, they will consult with members of the Editorial Board.
Citing articles in Insights into Imaging
Articles in Insights into Imaging should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. Insights Imaging [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. Insights Imaging 2009, 1:115.
1:115 refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
All manuscripts submitted to Insights into Imaging should adhere to SpringerOpen's editorial policies.
Once your article is accepted, it will be processed by production and published shortly afterwards. In some cases, articles may be held for a short period of time prior to publication. If you have any concerns or particular requirements please contact the Journal.
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Official journal of
Insights into Imaging is the official journal of the European Society of Radiology (ESR)
Annual Journal Metrics
2022 Citation Impact
4.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
6.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
2.200 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
1.079 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)
18 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
108 days submission to accept (Median)
- ISSN: 1869-4101 (electronic)