AUTHOR GUIDELINES

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.

EDITORIAL POLICIES

  1. A submission is received with the understanding that it is not under consideration by any other journal and that no part of the submission has appeared previously. This restriction does not apply to previous publication in the form of abstracts, government or industrial reports, or press reports from scientific meetings. Where questions exist, authors should submit copies of material that has appeared or has been submitted elsewhere. Statements or opinions expressed in the articles and communications appearing in the Journal are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Editor or publisher. The Editor and publisher disclaim any responsibility or liability for such material. Neither the Editor nor the publisher guarantees, warrants, or endorses any product or service advertised in this publication, nor do they guarantee any claim made by the manufacturer of such product or service.
  2. Transfer of copyright to the American Society of Neuroimaging is a condition of publication. A copy of the form can be found here.
  3. Potential financial interest in any submission must be disclosed to the Editor in the covering letter. Funding sources supporting the work should be cited. Authors must disclose commercial considerations, such as an equity interest, parent rights, or corporate affiliations including consultantships, for any product or process mentioned in the submission. This information will be acknowledged at the time of publication in a format agreeable to both the Editor and the author.
  4. Manuscripts deriving from abstracts on the program of an annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroimaging shall be offered first to the Journal of Neuroimaging.

The Resident and Fellow Section will consider for publication:

  1. Topic Review Series

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.  

  1. Case Report

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:  

  • Imaging-Pathological correlates: The goal is to correlate imaging findings with the clinical and pathological data
  • Misdiagnosed: A case that was misdiagnosed because of conflicting clinical and/or imaging data. The author is expected to discuss the diagnostic error and provide recommendation to colleagues when tackling similar challenging cases. The aim is to share the experience to avoid repeating the same mistake.
  1. Endovascular Technical Notes

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

  1. Quiz image

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.

MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION

General:

  1. Manuscripts should emphasize clarity and brevity.
  2. Authors are responsible for linguistic and grammatical editing of manuscripts before submission to the journal. Manuscripts improperly prepared or edited will be returned to the authors without review by the editors.
  3. Drugs and Trade Names: For drugs, chemicals or generic names are used. Trade names, if also given, follow in parentheses, capitalized.

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:

  1. Title not to exceed 30 wordsFull names and highest degrees of all authors. Authors should be limited to those individuals who contributed in an important manner to the study design, data collection and analysis, or writing of the paper.
  2. Department and Institution where work was performed clearly noting the affiliations of the individual authors.
  3. Funding sources. All funding sources supporting the work should be properly acknowledged. Authors are expected to disclose any commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.
  4. Corresponding author contact information. Name, address, telephone, fax, and e-mail address of the author to whom correspondence regarding the manuscript should be directed.
  5. Running Title. A shortened version of the title that is 8 words or less to be used in the page header upon publication

References:

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.

Submit a Manuscript