The Residents and Fellows Section of the Journal of Neuroimaging is an online open access educational resource for trainees in neurology, neurosurgery, pathology, and radiology, as well as other practitioners with academic interest or pursuing a career in neuroimaging.
All articles will appear online. Articles published in the Resident and Fellow section will not have an impact factor, because it will not be listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). These articles will have an educational value because they will be available on the Web and will be picked up by search engines such as Google. They will also be mentioned in the printed issue of the Journal of Neuroimaging, so that anyone reading the Journal may know that your paper is available.
The editorial board will select articles for the print version of the Journal (citable in Medline) based on quality and scientific value. These selected articles will go through the same peer review process as any other paper submitted to the Journal of Neuroimaging.
The Resident and Fellow Section will consider for publication:
The articles in this category will cover the basic sciences such as anatomy and physics as well as the relevant clinical knowledge necessary for practice. Topic review articles will cover different neuroimaging modalities such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, carotid ultrasound, transcranial doppler ultrasound and functional neuroimaging. Topic review articles can also focus on neuroimaging characteristics of various neuropathologic entities such as vascular disorders, demyelinating disorders, tumors, neurodegenerative disorders and trauma. Word count limit: 6,000 words.
Cases should not be too unusual to be practically useful. The author is expected to discuss briefly a differential diagnosis based on the clinical and imaging data. Teaching points are expected at the end of the case. Word count limit: 1,000 words. Two subcategories of case reports have been defined:
These brief reports may discuss basic knowledge regarding patient selection, relevant anatomy, common procedures, devices, and complications. Manufacturers can also provide material for publication with appropriate disclosure and comment from the editor
An image or a group of images will be provided with a brief clinical vignette. Correct answer to be revealed in the same manuscript, with the appropriate explanation.
Abbreviations: Abbreviated terms are spelled out at first use and followed with the abbreviation in parentheses. Avoid overuse of contrived abbreviations. If the manuscript contains many new or special abbreviations, a separate page, listing spelled-out abbreviations and definitions, should be included for clarity. For commonly accepted abbreviations, see Council of Biology Editors Style Manual, Committee on Form and Style of the Council of Biology Editors.
Electronic File Formats: Manuscript text must be saved in Word (.doc), or Rich Text Format (.rft). Do not submit text that is already in PDF format.
Attention Mac users: Do not use the Fast Save option. PLEASE ADD THE FILE EXTENSION (for example ".doc" or ".rtf") to your filename.
Manuscript Components and Layout:
Title Page (required) MUST CONTAIN the following information:
Arrange in order of citation and cite each reference by a number between brackets that follows the author's name or is at an appropriate place in a sentence, such as after a comma o a period closing a sentence. Accuracy and completeness of references are the author's responsibility. References follow the American Medical Association Manual of Style, including names and initials of all authors, Index Medicus abbreviations for journal titles, volume, inclusive page numbers, and year: Journal: Mazze RI, Cousins MJ, Kosek JC. Strain differences in metabolism and susceptibility to the nephrotoxic effects of methoxyflurane in rates. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1973;184:481-488. Book: Baston HC. An Introduction to Statistics in the Medical Services. Minneapolis, Minn: Burgess; 1956:110-114. Chapter: Cohen PJ, Marshall BE. Effects of halothane on respiratory control in rat liver mitochondria. In: Fink BR, ed. Toxicity of Anesthetics. Baltimore, Md: Williams & Wilkins; 1968:24-36.
For any reference cited as 'submitted for publication' or 'in press,' a copy of the article must accompany the author's manuscript. Unpublished data and personal communications should be given in parentheses within the text, not as references.
Tables: Type tables double-spaced on pages separate from the text. Number the pages consecutively with the text and provide a table number and title for each. Hold length to one standard-sized manuscript page if possible. If table continues past one page, repeat all heads and stub (left-hand) column. Tables should be numbered in order of citation in the text. Do not use photocopy reduction. Data in tables should not duplicate material in text or illustrations.
Figures and Illustrations: Figures should be submitted in lower resolution formats, such as Jpeg (.jpg), GIF (.gif), Powerpoint (.ppt), or web pages (.html/.htm). Minimum print quality required is 300x300 dpi.
Color figures that will enhance the article are welcome and, unlike in the print edition, are free of charge.
Photographs of recognizable persons should be accompanied by a signed release from the patient or legal guardian authorizing publication. Masking eyes to hide identity is not sufficient.
Figure Legends: Type double-spaced on pages separate from the text. Provide one legend for each figure, and number legends in sequence. Number legend pages consecutively with text. For photomicrographs, indicate the stain and magnification or provide an internal scale marker. Explain all symbols in the legend. Place descriptive matter in the legend whenever possible, not on the graphs and drawings.
Credits and Permissions: In addition to the notice of informed consent and releases to publish photographs of recognizable persons, submit written permission to use the non-original material (quotations exceeding 100 words, any table or illustration) from both author and publisher of the original. No article will be accepted as a submission to the Journal without all required permissions. Credit the source in the text as a footnote or in a legend.
Proofs: Authors will be asked to review proofs of their articles online and are responsible for the final content of articles, including copy editing changes.
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