Submissions

Follow the instructions below to submit a manuscript to the Journal of Global Radiology. Submissions must comply with the journal's Author Guidelines. To begin the submission process, register an account (or login if you have an existing account).


About

Journal of Global Radiology (JGR) is a peer-reviewed, open access, specialized journal of radiology that documents and studies issues surrounding global access to and delivery of medical imaging services, with a focus on low-income or resource-poor regions. JGR explores the practical and technological challenges involved in expanding global access to radiology services, and their intersection with issues of medical education, economic and infrastructural development, public health and health policy.

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Global Radiology (JGR) explores issues surrounding global access to and delivery of medical imaging services, particularly in developing and resource-poor regions. The journal publishes peer-reviewed research, editorials, and other content pertaining to obstacles and solutions to delivering radiology services in these regions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: implementation strategies, technological applications, public health and health policy, medical education, and training. JGR's mission is to provide a forum for global radiology that achieves the following core objectives:

  • Advocacy: Promoting awareness of and participation in radiology outreach programs and other efforts to improve access to needed diagnostic services.
  • Education: Deepening understandings of the complex challenges involved in providing radiology services.
  • Communication: Fostering the exchange of knowledge and information among leaders in the international radiology community.
  • Collaboration: Providing a platform for the publication of research findings obtained in developing countries through our Scholar Twinning Program.
  • Expansion: Exploring the contexts that inform and impact the provision of radiology services, and the perspectives of nonmedical professionals, including entrepreneurs, policy makers, government officials and hospital administrators.

Submission Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all the following items. Submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the cover letter to the editors).
  2. The authors have obtained permission to publish any material that is protected by copyright, including figures published elsewhere, pictures taken by professional photographers, methods and tools. Permission statements and owner details are documented in the manuscript.
  3. The manuscript, title page and cover letter are in Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  4. The manuscript, including the abstract, has been prepared for anonymous peer review by masking author names, affiliations, URLs, and self-citations.
  5. References follow the format guidelines specified in the Author Guidelines.
  6. Where available, DOIs and URLs for the references have been provided.
  7. The text is double-spaced; single column; uses a 12-point font; and pages are numbered.
  8. All tables and figures are numbered and also uploaded as separate files.
  9. The text adheres to all stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  10. A title page has been prepared and uploaded separately with author identification information.
  11. A cover letter has been prepared and uploaded separately to introduce the manuscript to the editors.

Copyright Notice

  • Authors of original work accepted for publication in this journal grant first publication rights to the journal but retain ownership of the copyright of their content and all other rights.
  • Works published in this journal will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Authors may request a different Creative Commons license during the submission process.
  • For attribution, the author(s), article title, publication source (the journal) and the DOI of the article must be cited. For example: Originally published in: Mendel JB. 2020. "COVID-19 Pandemic and Radiology: Facts, Resources, and Suggestions for Near-term Protocols. Journal of Global Radiology 6(1):1100. https://doi.org/10.7191/jgr.2020.1100
  • Authors retain the right to self-archive any version of their work (preprint, accepted manuscript, or final publisher version) on preprint servers, subject-specific repositories, institutional repositories, or their own website, as long as the work is properly cited and a link to the DOI of the published article is included.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining the rights to use 3rd party materials prior to submission.

Peer Review

JGR uses an anonymous peer review process where the identities of the authors and reviewers are hidden from each other. The editor(s) perform an initial review of all submissions and may reject submissions that are clearly outside the scope of the journal. Submissions within scope will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. On completion of this process, usually within 6-8 weeks, the editor(s) will notify authors of the decision and provide review guidance and additional editing if deemed necessary. Authors are encouraged to write in a style that is clear and concise, and use visuals and references as necessary to document statements.

See the Author Guidelines for more information about the peer review process and instructions for authors.


Licences

Journal of Global Radiology allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-SA 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-ND 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
  • CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes. NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.


Publication Fees

This journal provides immediate open access to its content. The editors believe making research freely available to the public best benefits research, scholars, education, and society. This journal does not charge subscription, submission, copyediting, or author fees.


Publication Cycle

The Journal of Global Radiology publishes articles as they become available for publication. Articles are collected together into an issue once or twice each year.

Sections

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed

Indexed


Book/Software Review/Video


Case Report


Education and Training


Global Vision Article


Letter to the Editor


Literature Review


Original Research


Pictorial Essay


Review or Invited Commentary


State of Radiology Country Report


Scholar Twinning Article