Times are changing

As you read this we will be nearing the end of a decade. Hard to believe that the 20-teens are almost over; they have ushered in tremendous change — including here at Applied Radiology. Under the outstanding tenure of our former Editor-in-Chief, Applied Radiology grew into one of the most widely read radiology publications worldwide.

But we cannot rest on these laurels, and we must continue to change with the times.

To that end, in 2020 we will be introducing electronic, ahead-of-print publishing. This will dramatically decrease the time from manuscript acceptance to publication, as articles and cases will be assigned a digital object identifier (DOI) number once a portable document format (PDF) of their final, accepted publication can be created. For those not familiar with DOI numbers, they are used to permanently and uniquely identify each publication and its content.

Electronic publishing ahead-of-print means our review-to-publication time will fall dramatically, in some instances by as many as 18 months! For authors, this means manuscripts or cases will be citable on their curricula vitae as soon as the DOI number is created. For readers, it means faster access to the hottest topics and most up-to-date practical reviews.

The Applied Radiology that you know and love will continue to present you with all this, plus Technology Trends, Wet Read, and updates on all that matters in the field of radiology – including new features on the exciting and rapidly changing impact of artificial intelligence on our field. We are simply working to streamline the process and expedite the release of this great material.

More exciting things to look forward to in this new decade include updates to improve functionality and ease-of-use of our website, Appliedradiology.com, and an expanded and reorganized, invigorated and engaged editorial board to help guide us all into the future. Stay tuned for details!

If you are lucky enough to be coming to the RSNA Annual Meeting this year, please stop by our booth in the Technical Exhibits Hall, South 1700. I look forward to meeting you.

I wish the best of health and happiness to you and yours in this holiday season and in the New Year (and decade) ahead.

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Times are changing.  Appl Radiol. 

By Erin Simon Schwartz, MD, FACR| November 15, 2019
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Erin Simon Schwartz, MD, FACR

Erin Simon Schwartz, MD, FACR

Dr. Schwartz is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Radiology. She is the Chief of the Division of Neuroradiology and holds the Robert A Zimmerman Chair in Pediatric Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also an Associate Professor of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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