Journal Selection Primer for Neuroradiology Researchers

Cem Bilgin, Sherief Ghozy, Ramanathan Kadirvel, Waleed Brinjikji, David F. Kallmes, Michelle V. Silvera, Vance T. Lehman

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Junior Neuroradiology investigators face a rapidly expanding universe of potential journals for manuscript submission. Each journal possesses many unique features, including scope/breadth of research focus, willingness to accept specific types of articles (for example, Review Articles, or Case Reports), status of indexing on major academic indices, scholarly relevance (usually defined as Impact Factor) and access type (Open Access, subscription, or Hybrid Access). An uninformed choice of target journal can burden not only Editors and Reviewers but also increase the effort and frustration level of relatively inexperienced investigators and ultimately result in a worthy manuscript not getting published. In order to assist Junior Neuroradiology investigators in optimizing journal selection for manuscript submission, we provide a Primer that includes background information on all the journal features listed previously. We also provide detailed tabular data for all Radiology, Neuroradiology, and associated Neuroscience Clinical Journals that follow proper academic standards as a quick and useful reference guide for optimal journal selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)552-562
Number of pages11
JournalAcademic radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2023


  • Fellow education
  • Hybrid journal
  • Index factor
  • Neuroradiology
  • Open access
  • Predatory journal
  • Research
  • Resident education
  • Scholarly activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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