Category Archives: Editorial Issues
We at AJNR were pleased by the response the announcement for our Editorial Fellowship elicited. From 10 applicants, Dr. Falgun Chokshi from Emory University in Atlanta was selected to serve as the first editorial fellow. Falgun did his residency in Radiology at the University of Miami, followed by a Neuroradiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Currently, he is Assistant Professor and directs Neuroradiology Services at the Emory Hospital Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia. Falgun has been very involved with ASNR, particularly with the Young Physicians Committee, which he will head starting next year, and he is currently listed on AJNR’s masthead as … Continue reading >>
I am happy to announce that as of this week, AJNR has joined the online media community at Twitter. For those of you not familiar with this forum, Twitter allows users to create a customized content stream by “following” particular institutions and individuals. The result…fast, easy access to the latest news and opinions on specific topics of interest. AJNR is now part of an active gathering of journals and organizations tweeting about neurology, neurosurgery, and neuroscience.
Our goals for the AJNR on Twitter include……..
- providing updates and links to AJNR content including new issues, AJNR Blog posts, Cases of … Continue reading >>
Attached is our December UNC Neuroradiology-Neuropathology conference as a PowerPoint file. As always, you may use it for education purposes but please always credit its source.
Starting January 2013 exciting things will be happening with AJNR. We will have a new cover and interior design; an editorial will explain why these changes were made. AJNR’s website will be re-designed to match the Journal’s layout but will retain all of its activities and simplicity. Other activities such as this blog and the Special Collections will also receive a cosmetic facelift so that all our line of products will be easily recognizable.… Continue reading >>
Gray Matter Pathology in MS: A 3-Year Longitudinal Study in a Pediatric Population • M. Calabrese, D. Seppi, C. Romualdi, F. Rinaldi, S. Alessio, P. Perini, and P. Gallo
Gray matter lesions are common in adult patients with MS. These authors assessed 92 children within 12 months of onset and every 3 years thereafter for this type of lesion. They found that cortical lesions and diffuse gray matter atrophy were associated with the biologic onset of MS and preceded linearly and independently of white matter lesions. The findings support the concept that MS should be considered as a … Continue reading >>
ASNR and AJNR are pleased to join efforts with other imaging-related journals and their scientific societies that have training programs on editorial aspects for trainees or junior staff (3-5 years after training) such as Radiology (Olmsted fellowship), AJR (Figley and Rogers fellowships [USA and international respectively), and Radiologia (from Spain).
- Increase interest in “editorial” and publication-related activities in younger individuals.
- Increase understanding and participation in the AJNR review process.
- Incorporate into AJNR’s Editorial Board younger individuals who have previous experience in the review and publication process.
- Fill a specific need in Neuroradiology not offered by other similar fellowships.
I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Gordon Potts, one of ASNR founding members, during our recent meeting in NYC during which we celebrated the society’s 50th anniversary. He recently sent me this letter which I would like share with our readership.
First, let me say how much I enjoyed the 50th anniversary event. What a wonderful welcome you all gave me! I am glad that Janet was sitting next to you at the banquet because it was hard for me to move around and meet all my old and new friends there.
You may be aware … Continue reading >>
Editorial by W. Hendee, M.A. Bernstein, D. Levine
A research-focused scientific journal serves two main purposes. The first is to provide a forum for investigators to publish their own research findings. The second is to disseminate these findings to enhance further research investigations, and to aid others who wish to apply the findings for the benefit of society. These purposes motivate scientific journals in general and Medical Physics in particular, where the audience for the latter is principally medical physicists worldwide who are engaged in research or in the application of research results to improve patient care.
Every journal is … Continue reading >>
Dr. Josep Puig Alcantara received the 2011 Founders Award for Diagnostic Neuroradiology at this year’s meeting of the European Society of Neuroradiology for two publications that appeared in AJNR:
J. Puig, S. Pedraza, G. Blasco, J. Daunis-i-Estadella, F. Prados, S. Remollo, A.
Prats-Galino, G. Soria, I. Boada, M. Castellanos, and J. Serena.
Acute Damage to the Posterior Limb of the Internal Capsule on Diffusion Tensor Tractography as an Early Imaging Predictor of Motor Outcome after
Stroke. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, May 2011; 32: 857 – 86
J. Puig, S. Pedraza, G. Blasco, J. Daunis-i-Estadella, A. Prats, F. … Continue reading >>
Now well into the second year of the podcast from the AJNR, I think it’s an interesting time, and perhaps an important time, to survey listeners. What I would like within the next few weeks is for podcast listeners to post comments to this thread.
What do you like about the podcast? What don’t you like? How can we improve or add new and interesting content that would make these podcasts more useful to you?
Thanks to all of our listeners for their support, as well as their feedback.… Continue reading >>
We are proud to announce that our IF continues to grow. Other journals such as Radiology and Stroke had a lower IF this time compared to last year. In order to increase AJNR’s IF even more we need to eliminate Case Reports. Looking at ones that we published last year it is important for our contributors to realize that they basically received no citations in the literature. As of Friday, July 1st, 2011, we will no longer accept this type of articles for review. All Case Reports will be automatically returned to their corresponding authors. We encourage all such … Continue reading >>