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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 in 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.

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 for Hybrid, Molecular and Translational Imaging (ESHIMT)

European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR)

European Society of Neurology (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?


High visibility

Insights into Imaging's open access policy allows maximum visibility of articles published in the journal as they are available to a wide, global audience. 

Speed of publication

Insights into Imaging offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review. All articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF. Lastly, the article will then be available through Insights into Imaging and SpringerOpen.


Online publication in Insights into Imaging gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).

Promotion and press coverage

Articles published in Insights into Imaging are included in article alerts and regular email updates. 
In addition, articles published in Insights into Imaging may be promoted by press releases to the general or scientific press and through social media. These activities increase the exposure and number of accesses for articles published in Insights into Imaging


Authors of articles published in Insights into Imaging retain the copyright of their articles and are free to reproduce and disseminate their work (for further details, see the copyright and license agreement).

For further information about the advantages of publishing in a journal from SpringerOpen, please click here.

Open access

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.

Article processing charges (APCs)

Open access publishing is not without costs. Insights into Imaging therefore, levies an article-processing charge of £1480.00/$2170.00/€1745.00 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.

Indexing services

All articles published in Insights into Imaging are included in:​​​​​​​

  • Academic OneFile
  • CNKI
  • DOAJ
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • EBSCO Academic Search
  • EBSCO STM Source
  • EBSCO TOC Premier
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • INIS Atomindex
  • OCLC
  • ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Collection
  • ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database
  • ProQuest Pharma Collection
  • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • ProQuest Technology Collection
  • PubMed Central
  • SCImago
  • Summon by ProQuest

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 policy

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 double-blind peer-review system; the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors, and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

The benefit of double-blind peer review is that it allows reviewers to judge the manuscript based on content alone, and they are not unconsciously biased by knowledge of who the authors are.

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.

Editorial policies

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.

Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Appeals and complaints

If you wish to appeal a rejection or make a complaint you should, in the first instance, contact the Editor who will provide details of the journal's complaints procedure.

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