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Critical Review


Specifics of this article type:
Critical reviews should provide an overview on emerging techniques or state-of-the-art topics with an up-to-date and innovative approach. They should serve the radiological and scientific community and allow its members to have access to the best evidence-based knowledge and to foresee the impact of new approaches within the healthcare cycle. They might find common concepts from reviewed material, test a hypothesis based on published evidence, or analyse systematic discrepancies to consolidate what has been achieved.

The abstract of a review article is not required to be structured, but should summarise the main issues of the article.

Max. 5,000 words (main text document excl. references and legends), 5 tables and 12 figures.

Submission documents:


  • Cover letter (following the instructions)
  • Title page
  • Main text document (title, abstract, key points, keywords, abbreviations, introduction, methods, results, discussion, references, optional: figure/table legends)
  • Declarations (using the template)
  • Graphical abstract (using the template)


  • Figures Tables (in editable format)
  • Electronic Supplementary Material (in editable format)

Detailed instructions and templates can be found here

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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)

    2023 Speed
    11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    108 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    2,514 Altmetric mentions