Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy – Author Services

On the submission of your article to the open access peer-reviewed Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy, it will be evaluated by the Editorial Director for its aims and scope. If the article meets the objectives of the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy, it will be formatted into the journal’s template. The Editorial Director will rectify any minor errors found at this stage before presenting the article to the Editorial Board Members. The peer-review of the article involves at least two experts in the relevant field. The final paper will be published online in Html, Audiobook and PDF formats. The peer-review process will be completed within 28 days. Once the article is formally published, there will be an opportunity to transform it into a blog article which will be posted on the Open Medscience platform. Further promotion of the article will be done through various social media platforms.

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Aims and Scope

Aim: Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy publishes original research articles, letters, case reports, perspectives, commentaries, mini-reviews and full-length reviews.  In addition to guest edited issues on all aspects of nuclear medicine, radionuclide therapy, molecular imaging, radiology and radiotherapy including basic research.

Scope: The journal covers the subjects: Accelerators * Brachytherapy * Cancer Therapy * Clinical Trials * Computed Tomography (CT) * Cyclotron Technology * Diagnostic Imaging * Dosimetry * Drug Delivery Systems * Echocardiography * High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) * Hybrid Imaging Systems * Image Guided Surgery * Imaging Agents * Isotope Production * Magnetic Resonance Imaging * Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) * Mammography * Medical Devices * Medical Health Physics * Medical Isotopes * Medical Sensors * Neuroradiology * Nuclear Cardiology * Nuclear Reactors * Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) * Positron Emission Tomography (PET) * Proton Beam Radiotherapy * Radiation and Detection * Radiation Regulatory Issues * Radiobiology * Radioligands * Radiolabelling * Radiation Protection * Radiation Safety * Radiation Therapy * Radio-Guided Surgery (RGS) * Radioimmunology * Radionuclide Imaging * Radiopharmaceuticals * Radiotherapeutics * Radiography * Radiotherapy physics * Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Imaging * Scintigraphy * Surgical Methods * Targeted Therapies * Tumour Imaging * Ultrasound (US) Imaging * X-rays.

Readership: Radiologists, Medical Physicists, Radiochemists, Molecular Imaging Scientists, Pharmacologists, Biotechnologists, Medicinal Chemists, Physicians, Nuclear Medicine Specialists and Technologists, Radiopharmacists, Oncologists, Neurologists, Cardiologists and Radiotherapists etc.[/fruitful_tab]

Editorial Guidelines

The Editorial Policy outlined below (manuscript template provided), refers to the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy which publishes articles in the field of nuclear medicine and medical imaging, according to its aims and scope.  All manuscripts, figures and tables, must be original and written in the English language.  In the preparation of the manuscript, the authors must follow the style set out in the AMA guidelines.

Furthermore, the manuscripts should include a cover letter which must be submitted online in Microsoft Word Document (.doc) format, by one of the authors to the editorial office by email.

The cover letter should include a statement that the manuscript has been approved by all authors and disclose any conflicts of interest, which may be financial. The cover letter should include all relevant information to assist the Editorial Director f in the review process of the manuscript.

Manuscript Layout

The left and right margins of the manuscript must be a minimum of 3 cm and the font size no less than 10 point. The general format of the manuscript should consist of a title page, abstract, text, acknowledgements, references, figure legends, and tables.  All pages should be numbered consecutively starting with the abstract.

Title 

The title of the manuscript should be concise, containing fewer than 200 characters.  Avoid the use of non-standard abbreviations.

Title Page

The title page should include the article title, author(s) full name(s), affiliation, correspondence and email address.

Abstract

The abstract should not exceed 300 words. It must include key points regarding the objectives of the study, methods used, results, and the principal conclusions. The use of the appropriate sub-headings, methods, results and conclusion are encouraged.

Keywords

It is important to provide 3 to 10 keywords in alphabetical order.

Text

All procedures must be fully described allowing other investigators to reproduce the findings. All brand names and trademarks must be fully acknowledged in the text. The use of generic names should be used instead of brand and trademark. The manuscript should be divided into the following sections:

Introduction: This section should be brief and focused and should include the reasons for the investigation.

Material & Methods: This section should include statements regarding the protection of human subjects and animals in research. When reporting experiments to be involving human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975 and its revised formats.

For research involving animals, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the standards set out forth in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. The standard statement to be used: “The study has been approved by the institutional review board (or equivalent), and all subjects signed a written informed consent form (or the need for written inform consent was waived).”

The clinical registration number should be included and can be found on the clinical trials database.

First-in-humans studies using novel radiopharmaceuticals should report the mean, standard deviation and range of the administered drug and its associated activity including pharmacological effects.

Results: The text of this section should be focused and concise with limited replication of results from the tables and figures.

Discussion: This section should summarise the knowledge gained from the interpretation of the results.

Conclusion: This section should be concise and balanced.

References

References must be cited in the AMA style and indicated using square brackets in the manuscript text and presented in sequential numerical order.  The journal names must be abbreviated according to the database available at PubMed.gov. For journal articles, include the year in the citation but not the month or day. The author is responsible for the accuracy of all references and must verify them. If there are more than 6 authors, the references should just include the names of the first 3 authors followed by “et al.” In the absence of the author, the title of the article should be used instead.  All reference titles should be in the correct sentence case.

Examples of reference articles:

[1]        Thie JA. Understanding the standardized uptake value, its methods, and implications for usage. J Nucl Med. 2004;45:1431-1434.

[2]        Poline JB, Mazoyer BM. Analysis of individual positron emission tomography activation maps by detection of high signal-to-noise-ratio pixel clusters. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 1993;13:425-437.

[3]        Bullock A, Clark A, Grady S, et al. Neurosteroids modulate nicotine receptor function in mouse striatal and thalamic synaptosomes. J Neurochem. 1997;68:2412-2423.

[4]        Cosgrove KP, Mazure CM, Staley JK. Evolving knowledge of sex differences in brain structure, function, and chemistry. Biol Psychiatry. June 1, 2007 [Epub ahead of print].

[5]        Corbett J, Ficaro EP. Attenuation correction: a better cardiac SPECT. ACC Curr J Rev. 2000;9(suppl 1):25S-31S.

[6]        Dupuis J, Gaulard P, Itti E, et al. Early response evaluation with 18FDG-PET scanning, but not phenotypic profile, are predictive of outcome in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma [abstract], Blood. 2005;106:1914.

[7]        Lin C. Optimization of SUV (Standardized Uptake Value) Measurement for the Evaluation of the Therapeutic Response in Aggressive Lymphoma [MSc thesis]. Creteil, France: Paris XII University; 2006.

[8]        Schroeder W. The Visualization Toolkit: An Object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Kitware, Inc. 2003.

[9]        United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 24: National Formulary 19, Greenwood Village, CO: Micromedex; 2001.

[10]      Jolliffe I. Principal Components Analysis. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag; 2002.

[11]      Snyder AZ. Difference images vs ratio image error function forms in PET-PET realignment In: Myers R, Cunningham V, Bailey D, Jones T, eds. Quantification of Brain Function Using PET. San Diego, CA: Academic Press; 1996:131-137.

[12]      Staley J, Cosgrove K, Epperson N, et al. Imaging sex differences in beta2-nicotine acetylcholine receptor expression in non smokers using [I-123]5-IA SPECT. Paper presented at: 2005 meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco; March 22, 2005; Prague, Czech Republic.

[13]      Blinder S, Celler A, Wells G, et al. Experimental verification of 3D detector response compensation using OSEM reconstruction method. Conference Proceedings IEEE NSS/MIC [on CD-ROM], 2001.

[14]      Harrison R. SimSET home page. Available at: http://depts.washington.edu/~som~set/html/simset_main.html. Accessed January 5, 2005.

Units of Measurement

All recorded measurements should be in SI units. The use of Becquerels, as opposed to Curies should be reported.

Abbreviations

With the exception of unit of measurement the journal strongly discourages the use of abbreviations.  If abbreviations are to be used in the manuscript, they should be defined in the text when first used, or a list of abbreviations can be inserted at the end of the article.

Tables

Tables should be placed at the end of the manuscript and not submitted in separate files. When possible tables are to be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Tables should be self-explanatory and supplement, not duplicate the text.  Each table must be properly cited in numerical order in the text.  The table is to be accompanied with a caption and short column headings.

Figures

The submitted figures should complement the text and scientific content and be of high quality: since imaging results are of major value to Nuclear Medicine.  The author will be required to replace poor quality figures.  Each submitted figure should have a number and be cited in the text, in numerical order.  The figures submitted should be the size they will appear when published so that no reduction needs to take place. Figures are to be submitted in the following formats: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, and PNG and must be submitted as a separate file.

Conflict of Interest

Financial contributions to the work being reported should be clearly acknowledged, as should any potential conflict of interest.

Acknowledgements

Individuals whom the authors wish to thank are to be listed in the acknowledgements.

Disclaimer

The published article may contain images, figures and table formats which may have been from other published sources. In these cases, the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy including the Blog published by Open Medscience Limited does not hold the copyright for the published material.  Therefore, all authors must seek permission to re-license the published content from the original copyright holder to ascertain whether this material can be used in other media formats.

Resources

Forms:

JDIT – Article Template

JDIT – Peer Review Form

Useful Links:

PubMed Search

Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD)

ClinicalTrials.gov is a database

MedPix is a free open-access online database of medical images

Article Processing Charges

Open Medscience imposes an Article Processing Charge (APC) on accepting the article for publication. These charges include the costs of transforming a manuscript into the online published article.

Article TypeCost
Research Article£250
Mini-Review£300
Full-Review£350
Letter£150
Commentary£200
Perspective£200
Case Report£250
Case Study£250
Blog Article£300

J. Diagn. Imaging Ther.

ISSN: 2057-3782 (Online)

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