EURORAD - RADIOLOGICAL CASE DATABASE
The largest peer-reviewed teaching database of radiology on the internet offers ESR members access to a wealth of medical information and imaging data, whose accuracy and quality have been validated by some of the most experienced radiologists in Europe. EURORAD contains case reports for medical students (simple cases), residents in radiology (everyday cases) and senior radiologists (complex cases). For easy retrieval of required cases, the website offers a new powerful search engine as well as multi-lingual navigation. EURORAD allows you to download, save, and print the cases as PDF document, or e-mail them via the web-based e-mail client. All EURORAD cases are registered with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), which makes all cases citable.
For further information please visit the EURORAD website at: www.eurorad.org
EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY - THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF ESR
The activities of European Radiology, official organ of the ESR as well as of several European Societies of radiological subspecialities, were highly satisfactory during 2007.
Since its foundation by Prof. J. Lissner in 1991, European Radiology has grown rapidly and considerably. Our journal has become highly regarded in the imaging field, thanks to the enormous commitment of outgoing Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Albert L. Baert, and it is hoped that this fantastic progress will continue.
The clearest indicator of European Radiology's growth is the ISI Impact Factor 2006, released in June 2007, which now places the journal 22nd out of 85 titles in the overall imaging field, with an IF of 2.554, meaning a further increase since 2005 (2.437/rank 24 out of 84) and making it the second highest ranked truly general radiological journal
Manuscript submission also reached new heights during 2007, with 391 of 1,231 submitted manuscripts published over a total of 3,262 pages. With further reduction of the peer-review time period, and of the interval between manuscript acceptance and online publication, this means European Radiology now presents important radiological findings to the reader faster than ever. All of these encouraging developments will give the new editorial team plenty to consider, as they attempt to maintain the high level of quality that European Radiology is now renowned for.
Last year also marked a revolutionary change in the circulation rate, as all ESR members (around 30,000!) can now gain electronic access to European Radiology as part of their basic membership fee. Such instantaneous access to the journal is a real benefit, but a full subscription to the paper copy can also be included in the ESR membership for a modest additional sum.
The following European societies of sub-disciplines have chosen European Radiology as their official organ:
European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)
European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR)
European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)
European Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ESHNR)
European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)
European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)
European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR)
The EuroPACS Association
In addition, EFOMP, representing the European physicists involved in medical imaging, also reports in our journal.
For further information please visit the Springer website: European Radiology (springer website)