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Author Guidelines for Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy

The Editorial Policy outlined below (manuscript template provided) refers to the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy, which publishes articles in Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging according to its Aims and Scope.  All manuscripts, figures and tables must be original and written in English.  In preparing 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 all authors have approved the manuscript and disclose any conflicts of interest, which may be financial. The cover letter should include all relevant information to assist the Open Access Scientist and the Editor-in-Chief 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 points. 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.


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.


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


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



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 of the investigation.

Material & Methods: This section should include statements regarding protecting human subjects and animals in research. When reporting experiments 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 per the standards set out 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

First-in-human studies using novel radiopharmaceuticals should report the administered drug’s mean, standard deviation, range, and 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 interpreting the results.

Conclusion: This section should be concise and balanced.


References must be cited in the AMA style, 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 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 include the names of the first 3 authors followed by “et al.” Without the author, the article’s title 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. Analyse individual positron emission tomography activation maps by detecting 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, predicts outcome in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma [abstract] Blood. 2005;106:1914.

[7]        Lin C. Optimization of SUV (Standardized Uptake Value) Measurement for Evaluating 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: 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.


Except units 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 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 by a caption and short column headings.


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 numerically.  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 acknowledged, as should any potential conflict of interest.


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

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