All materials submitted to Applied Radiology must be original work, and may not have been published elsewhere. Submissions should be review articles geared to the general radiologist and should reﬂect practical everyday clinical applications, rather than research activity. Articles may pertain to clinical management, applications of a particular imaging modality, imaging of speciﬁc anatomic or disease states, as well as administration, ﬁscal, technical, and/or medicolegal issues. Scientiﬁc articles are not published in Applied Radiology.
Articles should be sent to:
Stuart E. Mirvis, MD, FACR
Editor-in-Chief, Applied Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging Department
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1595
Article Submission Requirements
The cover page should include the full title of the article as well as the following information:
All authors should be listed, including full names, degrees, and current afﬁliations (department, institution/company, city, and state). for the corresponding author, provide full contact information: mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address.
Conﬂict of interest/author disclaimer
Any actual, potential, or apparent conﬂicts of interest must be stated on the cover page. All sources of ﬁnancial support for the study presented or any author relationships with manufacturers of any products mentioned in the article must be stated.
If any part or portion of the article has been published or presented in another form previously (eg, published as an abstract or presented at a meeting), the original presentation must be identiﬁed with a complete citation.
Articles should run approximately 1,500 to 2,500 words in length. Four or five key words reflecting the article topic should be placed at the bottom of the title page. Manuscripts should be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The title page, body of the manuscript, figure legends and references should be in separate files. Images may be sent on a CD-ROM to the address above (see below for image preparation) or may be sent as a zipped file with the text files. In some cases large image files cannot be sent via typical e-mail systems and may require use of a file transfer service such as YouSendIt.com.
As appropriate, information in the article should be referenced to the literature. Accuracy of all reference material is the responsibility of the authors. Reference citations in the text must be numbered sequentially in order of ﬁrst appearance in the text. Do not list the references alphabetically. Reference numbers may be cited repeatedly in the text; however, all references must be cited at least once. Personal communications, articles not yet accepted for publication, and unpublished data should be cited parenthetically in text, not in the numbered reference list. References cited in tables or ﬁgures must be numbered according to the citation of the table or ﬁgure in the text.
Each journal reference must include: names of all authors (if there are more than 4 authors, list 3 authors and then add “et al”), complete article title, name of journal, volume number, issue number (only if pages are not numbered sequentially throughout the volume), full inclusive page range, and an indication if it is a letter, editorial, or abstract. Use the reference style of Applied Radiology (examples below; for further examples, consult the AMA Manual of Style). Use the journal title abbreviations used by the National Library of Medicine in Index Medicus and on Medline. If in doubt of the proper abbreviation, include the full journal title. Cutting and pasting reference information from on-line sources is likely to result in incorrect and varying formatting and style. Please check that references are formatted as described above.
Journal article reference listing example
- Sanders BM, West KW, Gingalewski C, et al. Inflammatory pseudotumor of the alimentary tract: clinical and surgical experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2001;36:169-173.
- Veyrac C, Couture A, Saguintaah M, Baud C. MRI of fetal GI tract abnormalities. Abdom Imaging. 2004; 29:411-420.
Book chapter reference listing example
- Crues JV, Maji SA, Shellock FG. Knee. In: Stark DD, Bradley WG, eds. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby; 1999:811-871.
Articles should include no more than 20 individual images. All ﬁgures must be cited in text, numbered in order of ﬁrst appearance in the article (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.). Please annotate images appropriately to point out key areas and cite annotations of the figures (arrow, circle, etc.) in the legend.
Submit images in TIFF or JPEG at high resolution (300 dpi resolution is ideal). The ﬁle must be named by ﬁgure number and must consist of no more than 6 characters before the “.tif” or “.jpg” ending (eg, “FIG1A.tif” or with author initials added, “JRH1A.tif”). If you are sending images on a CD-ROM, it should be labeled with your name and article title. Do not supply images taken from Web sites or embedded in a Word or PowerPoint document. This will not provide publication-quality images. For any additional questions regarding electronic submissions, contact the Administrative Editor, Linda Cohen Mirvis by e-mail: email@example.com.
A legend must be submitted for each ﬁgure. The legend should describe the appearance/relevance of the ﬁgure clearly, without unnecessary duplication of article text. Also, each legend must identify each image included in the ﬁgure (ﬁgure 1A, 1B, etc.) as well as any abbreviations, arrows, or other markers included in the image.
All tables must be cited in text, numbered in order of ﬁrst appearance in the article (Table 1, Table 2, etc.). All tables should be submitted in a separate file from the rest of the manuscript. Indicate appropriate table title and deﬁne all abbreviations, symbols, and footnotes used.
Permission to Reprint
If any images, graphs, tables, etc., in the submitted article are to be reprinted from another source, written permission must be obtained from the original publisher. Such permission must be requested before submission to Applied Radiology, and must be received before the article can be published. Proper credit, as required by the owner of the copyright, must be indicated in the ﬁgure legend or table footnote. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact Cristen Bolan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whenever an author has used speciﬁc products (scanner, contrast media, etc.) to collect data or produce images used in the article, this must be indicated. The author must provide the brand name of the product, the name of the manufacturing company, and the company’s location. We request that the author also create a list of products (including the manufacturing companies and company locations) and include this list at the beginning or end of the manuscript ﬁle.
Once an article is accepted for publication, all authors must sign the Copyright Assignment form. Accepted manuscripts become the property of the Anderson Publishing, Ltd., publisher of Applied Radiology. The assignment of rights to Anderson Publishing includes, but is not limited to, rights to edit, publish, reproduce, distribute copies, and publish in electronic form or other media. Authors retain the right to revise, adapt, prepare derivative works, present orally, or distribute the article, provided notice of copyright is given.
Copies of published articles will be sent to the corresponding author. Additional reprints may be ordered from the editorial ofﬁce.
For general guidelines regarding journal articles, please also refer to The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors “Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts (URM) Submitted to Biomedical Journals,” which is available online at www.icmje.org. If you have any additional questions about manuscript submission or procedures, you may email Linda Cohen Mirvis at email@example.com.