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Specifics of this article type:
Opinion papers are short articles of contemporary interest. It can be a Letter to the Editor or a commentary to a published article (in Insights into Imaging or another journal).

Max. 1,000 words (main text document excl. references and legends). No figures/tables (upon approval by the Editor, one original figure may be allowed).

Submission documents:


  • Cover letter (following the instructions)
  • Title page
  • Main text document (title, keywords, main text, references)
  • Declarations (using the template)


  • Figure (upon approval by the Editor)
  • Graphical abstract (using the template)

    Detailed instructions and templates can be found here

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 4.1
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 5.9
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.142
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.240

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 11
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 108

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 4,033,130
    Altmetric mentions: 2,514