Editorial Policy

The Editorial Policy outlined below (article template provided) refers to the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy (JDIT) according to its Aims and Scope.  All articles, figures and tables, must be original and written in the English language. In the preparation of the article, the authors must follow the style set out in the  AMA guidelines. Furthermore, the article 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 article 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 and the Editor-in-Chief in the review process of the article.

The Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy adopts the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.

Code of Conduct for Journal Editors

Article Layout

The left and right margins of the article must be a minimum of 3 cm and the font size no less than 10 point. The general format of the article should consist of 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 article 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 article should be divided into the following sections:

Introduction: This section should be concise and focused on the main reasons of 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 at www.clinicaltrials.gov

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 summarize 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 article 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:

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

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.

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.

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].

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 article, 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 article 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.

Errata

Open Medscience publishes corrections for errors, made by the journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy. This also includes scientific ‘minor’ errors made by authors which does not alter the entirety and conclusions of the published article.

JDIT articles may be withdrawn from publication by their authors or by the editorial director of Open Medscience. This may be due to substantial errors throughout the published article or conflicts in scientific data.

Articles may be withdrawn from publication due to scientific misconduct or elements of plagiarism. An errata will only be published at the discretion of the editorial board /editorial director and will appear as a formal notice in the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy.


Editorial guidelines for scientific posters and presentations

  1. Open Medscience Limited publishes scientific posters and presentation slides online at www.openmedscience.com covering nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging and therapy.
  2. Scientific posters and presentation slides may be written in the native language.
  3. The metadata associated with the scientific posters and presentation slides must be in the English language. Typical metadata includes the authors’ affiliation, keywords and abstract.
  4. Open Medscience Limited accepts scientific posters and presentation slides that relate to published and unpublished works.
  5. The authors must seek permission from other publishing platforms or the copyright holder to allow the same use of images, figures and tables which have appeared in other published works. These copyright requirements need to be checked by the authors/institutions before the scientific poster and/or presentation slides are submitted to Open Medscience Limited.
  6. No advertising content is allowed on the scientific posters and/or presentation slides.
  7. No posters of conference abstracts will be allowed.
  8. All scientific posters and presentations must be submitted in PDF, PPT and PPTX formats.
  9. All open access scientific posters and presentation slides published by Open Medscience Limited are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0). This license permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original author and source are cited.
  10. The copyright of the scientific posters and/or presentations is retained by the author(s) who are free to reproduce and distribute their work.
  11. All scientific posters and presentation slides published by Open Medscience Limited will receive a digital object identifier (DOI) for citation purposes.
  12. All scientific posters and presentation slides must conform to the aims and scope of the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy.
  13. All scientific posters and presentation slides will undergo an editorial review (not a formal peer-review) before publication by Open Medscience Limited. If editorial changes are required, the authors will be notified.
  14. Once the scientific posters and presentation slides have been assigned a DOI then, the content cannot be removed from the Open Medscience website.
  15. The authors and institutions have the obligation to ensure that all research and development involving humans and animals are carried out to the highest international ethical standards.
  16. The publication of the scientific content of the poster and/or presentation slides by Open Medscience Limited is not a reflection of the views regarding the editorial staff of Open Medscience Limited.
  17. If the research outlined in the scientific posters and presentation slides warrant misconduct, Open Medscience Limited will follow the guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
  18. Open Medscience Limited reserves the right to retract content that is found to be fraudulent or in serious breach of Open Medscience Limited terms and conditions.
  19. The evidence of plagiarism including the misrepresentation of data, figures and images associated with the published scientific posters or presentation slides will undergo an editorial evaluation at the discretion of Open Medscience Limited.